How Food Habits Affect Oral Health

There is the popular saying, “You are what you eat”. While it typically refers to the food you consume and how it affects your body, many people forget the effect your food choices and habits can have on your oral health. Your mouth is the gateway to your body, and everything you consume has to pass through your mouth. Each time you eat, there are food particles and bacteria that linger in your mouth, eventually turning to plaque. Your food choices and habits can greatly impact the level of bacteria in your mouth, leading to an increased risk of decay and other issues.

Are You Nervous?

Do you experience nerves before you visit our office? If so, you are not alone. Many patients experience some form of anxiety or fear before they visit the dentist. Our concern is when your feelings are keeping you from receiving the dental care you need to ensure you have proper oral health. Delaying routine dental appointments and recommended treatments can lead to additional decay, the need for more treatments, and dental emergencies. We want to share some helpful tips to help you relax before your appointment and while you are in our office. Read on to learn more.

National Tooth Fairy Day

If you are thinking there are no special days to celebrate this August, we are here to tell you that you are wrong. While there are no major holidays this month, there is one special day that your children may be interested in learning more about — National Tooth Fairy Day! This special day is actually recognized twice a year, on August 22nd and February 28th. It is a day that celebrates young children losing their baby teeth and the special fairy who collects the teeth and leaves behind something special. Celebrating twice a year is significant because it’s a reminder that it is important for children to maintain routine oral hygiene examinations and cleanings with a dentist every six months.

Why Routine Care Is So Important

For many years, you have learned about the importance of maintaining a routine oral hygiene regimen. Many of our patients have been learning about proper brushing habits since their elementary school days. Even with all this oral hygiene education, we still see a number of patients who are not caring for their teeth properly. A lack of proper oral care can lead to regular dental decay as well as the development of conditions such as gum disease. Continue reading to learn more.

Are You A Candidate For Implants?

At Today’s Dental Comfort, we want every patient to love their smile. If you have recently experienced tooth loss or are dealing with severe decay and need a tooth replacement, you might be struggling with your feelings. When experiencing such high emotions, it can be difficult to make a decision on a tooth replacement option, but we are here to help. Our team will evaluate your situation and make a recommendation based on your needs, lifestyle and budget. One of our top recommendations is always dental implants due to the many benefits they offer to patients.

Aftercare Is Important!

Do you have an upcoming treatment appointment or do you need to schedule a treatment that we recommended during your last visit? From the time of our youth, we have learned about the importance of following directions. The same applies to directions that we give following the completion of treatment. Whether you have a treatment appointment scheduled relatively soon or you are expecting to need a treatment in the near future, we want to share the importance of following our post-treatment care instructions. Continue reading to learn about the complications you may experience if you don’t follow our instructions.

Can Medications Affect Oral Health?

When we are prescribed medication, many times, we are thinking about the relief it will bring or how it may improve or lengthen our lives. Most people do not immediately think about the effect it can have on their oral health. We want to raise awareness about the fact that many medications, prescribed and over-the-counter, can have lasting effects on your teeth and mouth that can seriously impact the future of your oral health. Here are some of the common side effects as well as some tips to help your oral health:

Get Your Invisalign® Questions Answered

Would you love to straighten your teeth but are not totally convinced about starting orthodontic care at this time in your life? We understand that embarking on the journey of orthodontic care is not only an investment financially, but also an investment of your time as well. Thanks to the advancements in technology and dental practices, we are able to offer an orthodontic option that is not only popular, but allows patients to straighten their teeth without many of the restrictions found with other options — Invisalign®. While you may have already heard of Invisalign, you probably have questions regarding treatment. Read on to learn some of the most popular questions and answers about Invisalign.

What To Know About Tooth Extractions

At Today’s Dental Comfort, we do everything we can to save your natural teeth. Unfortunately, however, that is not always possible. In these circumstances, we recommend a tooth extraction. A tooth extraction is the process of removing the entire tooth structure, including the root, from the mouth. A tooth extraction can bring forth a variety of emotions from patients. Aside from the common feelings of sadness and disappointment, many patients also feel uncertain and nervous about the process and the recovery.

Are You Missing Something?

Have you recently had a tooth extracted and are struggling to choose a tooth replacement option? We know that the entire process can be a bit overwhelming. Losing a tooth unexpectedly can be quite upsetting, and the process of choosing a tooth replacement option can be difficult as well. We want to help our patients make the best choice for their lifestyle. We offer a number of treatments that can restore your teeth and leave beautiful results. Continue reading to learn more about the tooth replacement options we offer.