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.

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.

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:

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.

Importance Of Following Treatment Directions

Do you have a procedure scheduled in our office in the near future? We offer a number of treatment options for our patients to restore their oral health as well as improve the function and appearance of their teeth. We know that, many times, patients have some nervous feelings about visiting our office for a procedure, and they are so focused on the treatment itself that they don’t really think about what needs to be done to prepare for treatment and the recovery after treatment is completed. While the procedure is extremely important and usually necessary, following our directions, before and after treatment, is imperative to ensure that results are as expected.

What’s That Smell? Is It My Breath?!

Are you concerned about how your breath smells and find yourself continuously keeping your distance when speaking with others? It is not uncommon to experience bad breath from time to time, especially after drinking a cup of coffee or eating a meal with lots of garlic. The problem is usually remedied after thoroughly brushing your teeth or even after eating a mint. The concern arises when you are continuously experiencing unexplained bad breath. This is an indication that something more serious may be occurring with your oral health. Interested in learning what bad breath means? Continue reading to find out more about the smell of your breath and what it can mean for your oral health.

Bad Habits That Negatively Affect Your Oral Health

We all know what we should be doing daily to ensure that we have a lifetime of healthy teeth, such as thoroughly brushing twice a day and using dental floss regularly. However, you may be surprised to learn that certain things you do without realizing it are causing harm to your oral health and may eventually lead to discomfort or a dental emergency. We want to share some bad dental habits to be aware of and change:

Just A Friendly Reminder…

When was the last time you visited our office for a hygiene examination and cleaning? If it has been longer than six months or a potentially shorter recommended timeframe, we recommend calling soon to schedule your next appointment. We know that life is busy, and it always seems like work, family commitments, and activities creep in and take up your time. We encourage our patients to make an effort to put their oral health first. Delaying oral care can not only create the need for dental treatments, but it can also cause complications with your overall health. Continue reading to learn more about the importance of routine dental examinations.

5 warning signs that you may have a serious oral health issue

Do you visit our office regularly for your hygiene examinations and cleanings? We recommend visiting our office every six months. During these visits our team will thoroughly clean your mouth, inspect for any signs of decay, and also check for other illnesses such as gum disease and oral cancer. Between dental appointments there are various warning signs you may notice in your mouth that are an indication you could have a serious issue that needs to be addressed as soon as possible. Read on to learn more about these warning signs and how to help avoid any dental issues in the future.