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Sones Family Dental, LLC

21 Glen Ed Professional Park

Glen Carbon, IL 62034


21 Glen Ed Professional Park
Glen Carbon, IL 62034
United States

(618) 656-0608

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4 options for choosing a toothbrush

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1. Bristle firmness

Soft-bristle brushes are recommended by dentist. Unless your dentist suggest otherwise, look for the brushes labeled "soft" on the package.

2. Bristle shape

Look at the ends of the bristles on your toothbrush. Are they rounded or blunt? This small detail may seem obsolete, but it makes the world of difference to your gums. Pick a toothbrush that has rounded bristles- they are less likely to damage you gum tissue. 

3. Handle design

Comfort is key here. Choose a handle that feels good to you.  When picking a toothbrush for your child, however, remember that brushes with large handles are usually easier for children to hold on to.

4. Electric toothbrushes

Electronic toothbrushes work just as well as manual ones, just as long as they are used properly. These types of brushes could be particularly useful to people who have a hard time reaching all angles of their mouth or brushing for two minutes with a manual toothbrush.


Consider these options and consult with your dentist about which toothbrush is right for you. 

3 ways to have a good Thanksgiving

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1. Be you

On this holiday, so many people try to portray themselves as the person they think others want them to be. This leaves many people feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or not good enough. Just be yourself, and your family and friends will notice. The best way to be truly happy is to just be yourself! 

2. Focus on the good

Often times when we want things to be perfect, something goes wrong, leaving us to focus on the negative. Today is a day to give thanks, so try focusing on all the good things this holiday season.

3. Laugh and smile often

Holidays are a great time to get together with friends and family that you may not see all the time. Enjoy the time with loved ones, and soak up all the happiness this holiday has to offer.


Happy Thanksgiving from Sones Family Dental!

5 options for choosing a toothpaste

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1. Anti-cavity

Today, almost all toothpaste options contain fluoride- the anti-cavity substance. Fluoride helps to prevent decay and to strengthen tooth enamel.

2. Anti-gingivitis

Unsure if you suffer from gingivitis? If your gums suffer from redness and bleeding, then you may have it. Going to your dentist is the best way to diagnose and treat this mild form of gum disease. If you do suffer from it, or are trying to prevent yourself from having it, trying using this toothpaste. This toothpaste is made to help reduce the oral bacteria that causes it and to actively stop it at the source.

3. Desensitizing

Have you ever taken a sip of hot coffee or a bit of ice cream and automatically felt sharp, shooting pain in your teeth or gums? If you simply have sensitive teeth, and no underlying issue, this type of toothpaste may help. This toothpaste helps to reduce pain by blocking the tooth's pain signals to the nerves. In doing so, your teeth could become less bothered by extreme temperatures. 

4. Tartar-control

As the name suggests, this toothpaste aids in the prevention of tartar buildup- AKA hardened plaque. Even though a professional dental cleaning is the only way to remove all existing tartar and bacteria, this toothpaste is helpful in slowing the buildup of new tartar.

5. Whitening

Whitening toothpaste contains special chemicals made to remove surface stains on your teeth. 


No matter what toothpaste option you choose, be sure to consult with your dentist to check if it is the right fit for you.