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The Importance of Saliva

When you think of your oral health, you may consider your teeth or your gum health. Brushing and flossing your teeth may be high on your list of priorities. While this is true, other vital parts of your oral health…


Common Dental Emergencies

Accidents happen every day. We can only hope that we are ready when they occur. Fortunately, if you have a dental emergency, your dentist will be able to assist you. It may not be necessary for you to take a…


How to Treat Gum Disease

Red, irritated, bleeding gums, and tooth loss are all ranging symptoms of gum disease. Gum disease is a common condition that affects thousands each year. In fact, nearly half of all adults over the age of 30 have some form…


Stress Can Diminish Your Smile

Restrictions and regulations regarding the COVID-19 pandemic are beginning to lift in many places. But a majority of people feel lingering and elevated stress in the wake of this global public health crisis. Stress can lead to many medical issues,…


Why Fix Your Missing Teeth?

If you have one or more missing teeth, you may wonder how important it is to get them fixed. They are just teeth. What’s the big deal? It will only affect the look of my smile, right? Surely, my other…


Why Should My Child Wear a Mouthguard?

Everyone loves to watch their children be active and play sports. Being active is great for their physical and mental health. But it does come with inherent risks that may lead to losing a tooth. Much like wearing shin guards,…


What Should I Do If My Tooth Gets Knocked Out?

Playing sports or other high-impact activities always carries the risk of potentially getting hurt and losing a tooth. In the event that you experience a trauma that causes you to lose a tooth, these are the steps you need to…


In House Dental Plan: Making Dental Care An Affordable Priority

Are you avoiding the dentist office due to a lack of dental insurance? Would you like to consider an affordable option for budgeting your routine dental care each year? Dr. Leah Butler, a family and restorative dentist in Strongsville, Ohio,…


Cosmetic Dentistry Q&A

Do you want to treat crooked or misaligned teeth? Are you looking for a way to makeover your smile? At Butler Family Dentistry, Dr. Leah Butler offers cosmetic solutions for patients who want to enhance the look and health of…


Dental Care & Diabetes

If you are diabetic, taking care of your oral health is important for many reasons. A healthy smile will not only support your self-confidence but also your ability to manage the disease and minimize certain complications. Poor oral health has…