Do you find yourself tensing from discomfort in your teeth after eating ice cream? You may also notice this reaction if you drink something hot, such as coffee, and then immediately eat something cold, such as cereal with milk. When this occurs, you are experiencing tooth sensitivity. It is not uncommon to experience sensitivity from time to time, especially following certain dental treatments; however, when sensitivity is recurring, you may have a problem with your oral health and need to visit our office. In the meantime, we want to share some tips to help lessen the effects of tooth sensitivity issues.
Have you noticed signs of pink or red when you floss or brush your teeth? If so, that is an indication you are experiencing bleeding gums. Almost everyone experiences bleeding gums from time to time, especially if food becomes trapped between the teeth or you brush and floss a little too vigorously. It is important to contact us at Today’s Dental Comfort if you notice your gums bleed frequently, as that can indicate an issue with your gums and overall oral health.
We can’t believe that the winter season is upon us, the colder weather has arrived, and the new year is just around the corner. We know that our patients are busy preparing for the upcoming holiday season, and we would hate for anyone to fall ill during this time of year. Unfortunately, during these winter months, illnesses can easily make their way through families.
We can’t believe that December is here and the holidays are right around the corner. Are you struggling to find gift ideas for your friends and family? We think that giving a gift that can help improve oral health is a wonderful idea. We have compiled a list of our top 3 favorite dental themed gifts. Continue reading to learn more about our dental gift recommendations.
For many years, the day after Thanksgiving has been a time when retailers expect to find people lined up outside the store to shop on Black Friday, one of the biggest shopping days of the holiday season. At Today’s Dental Comfort, we want to celebrate a lesser known holiday, National Flossing Day! While this day does not involve crowds of people lining up outside our office, it signifies something greater. Established in 2000, National Flossing Day was created to raise awareness about the importance of flossing to maintain healthy teeth and gums.
Would you believe that your tooth enamel is the strongest substance in your body? It makes sense that tooth enamel, the outer covering of your teeth, is the strongest substance in your body because it is used constantly. We eat numerous times a day, and our teeth are designed to withstand the abuse of chewing and biting. However, tooth enamel is not indestructible and can become damaged when not cared for properly.
Fall is an exciting time for many families. Not only have children returned to school and families begin adjusting to a busier routine, but fall sports and activities are also underway. Nothing can ruin a fun time or exciting plans like a dental emergency. It always seems like an emergency happens at the worst time. We want to provide you with some ways to determine what is a dental emergency and how to prevent emergencies from occurring. Read on to learn more.
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.
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.
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.