When October rolls around each year, many children, and adults too, rejoice over the abundance of candy available. Did you know that Americans purchase over 2 billion dollars worth of candy each Halloween season? While we know that our patients young and old love a sweet treat now and again, an abundance of candy and sugary foods during this holiday can lead to decay, discomfort and added dental costs. We have created a list of interesting alternatives in lieu of consuming Halloween candy once the magical day comes to an end and the bag or pillow case is emptied:
Would you love to make a change to your smile but are unsure which treatment would be most beneficial to you? You are in luck because we offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures and treatments that can change any concern you have about your smile. Cosmetic dentistry is a collection of services used to improve teeth that are discolored, chipped, cracked, misaligned, misshapen, or have gaps between them. With the holidays around the corner, a treatment to improve your smile would be a perfect gift to yourself. Interested in knowing more about the cosmetic treatments we offer? Continue reading to learn more.
Dental accidents and emergencies can happen at any time. Even something as simple as a stumble or slight fall can cause damage to your teeth or mouth. Although not fun, emergencies are a part of life. A dental injury can be anything from something as minor as a slightly bitten tongue to something as severe as a knocked out tooth. The most important tip to remember when dealing with an emergency is to remain calm and not panic. We know that this is easier said than done, but when you are prepared with the knowledge of how to deal with different emergencies, it can allow you to act with a clear head. We want to share some important information to remember about dental emergencies.
Have you recently learned that you need a dental crown and are nervous about scheduling your appointment because you are unsure of the procedure? Dental crowns are nothing to fear and are a common treatment used to restore damaged teeth, as the final piece of a permanent restoration such as an implant, or to enhance the appearance of a tooth. Read on to learn more about this treatment and about the care following the procedure.
At Today’s Dental Comfort, we believe that regular dental visits are essential to the longevity of your oral health. Your oral health is our main concern and we want to ensure that your teeth stay healthy and function properly. When you visit our office for your hygiene examination and cleaning one component of the exam is dental X-rays. Dental X-rays are images of your teeth used to determine the levels of decay in the teeth, if decay is present between the teeth, and to assist during the process of placing dental implants and other needed procedures. Children also receive dental X-rays that are useful in identifying not only tooth decay, but to determine if there is enough room for the adult teeth to emerge. X-rays also help identify if wisdom teeth are present and if they are impacted.
Have you recently made the decision to start the process of dental implants? Maybe you are choosing dental implants after becoming tired of dealing with constant repairs to your existing teeth or hardware such as dentures. Whatever the reason for starting the process of dental implants, we are so happy that you have chosen a treatment that leaves you with beautiful, natural-looking results. We wanted to share some important information you should know about dental implants before starting the process. Continue reading to learn more.
Are you or a loved one expecting a new bundle of joy within the next few months? There are not many life events more exciting than adding a baby to the family. Pregnancy and preparing for a baby mean plenty of activity, such as multiple doctor visits, ultrasound appointments, completing a baby registry, and designing a nursery. All of this preparation for a baby can sometimes cause expectant mothers to put their own needs aside. Unfortunately, this can include dental care. Expectant mothers are safe to visit the dentist for their hygiene examinations. In fact, we recommend pregnant women be extra diligent with their oral care, as pregnancy can lead to gum disease and an increase in tooth decay.
Did you recently learn that your child needs a filling due to a pesky cavity? You might be surprised to learn that cavities in children are a common occurrence. Once a cavity is detected, we will recommend scheduling an appointment for a filling.
What comes to mind when you think of summer? We think of enjoying the long days with family, cookouts with friends, swimming, and most importantly, we think of fun and relaxation! During the fun and relaxing summer days, it is important to remember to maintain your oral health. We want to help you avoid a dental emergency that may occur if you are not careful this summer. We wanted to share some important reminders to keep you with perfect oral health this summer.
Think about your favorite superhero movie. Most likely, the hero of the movie ends up saving the world from destruction. The same is true for a root canal in the way that it saves your natural teeth from destruction. At times, tooth decay or a tooth infection is unavoidable. Whether it is caused from lack of oral care, age, side effects of medication, or a medical condition, we try our very best to always save your natural teeth. When a filling or other treatment is not able to solve the problem, we recommend a root canal.