This past year has been difficult for all of us. We have been living in a way that is strange and uncomfortable, whether your job has switched to being fully virtual, your children are now learning virtually, or you have had to figure out a work-life balance while being stuck at home. No matter what your situation, we know it hasn’t been easy. People who have never experienced stress or anxiety are feeling it for the first time. Without even speaking to our patients, we can often tell their stress level just by looking in their mouths. Are you interested to see how we can tell if you are experiencing stress or anxious feelings? Continue reading to find out.
Helpful Tips For A Child’s Visit to the Dentist February is Children’s Dental Health Month, so we thought it was the perfect opportunity to share some helpful tips if your child is due for a cleaning. We understand that there are many adults who feel nervous when coming to the dentist. It’s no small wonder…
The start of a new year is the perfect opportunity to evaluate your oral health and move forward in a positive direction. If during your last examination you were warned about severe decay in a tooth, ignored the treatment plan, and then proceeded to overindulge in sweet treats over the past holiday season, not being very diligent about brushing and cleaning the tooth, there is a good chance that you might need that tooth extracted.
Do you remember back in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic when all dentists temporarily closed their doors? It’s not a fond memory for our staff either, but we have reopened our doors with a number of safety measures and precautions in place to ensure that both our patients and staff are as safe as possible during treatment. In addition to our current measures and precautions, we are happy to announce that we have added more safety to the dental care we are providing.
When was the last time that you paid a visit to our office? There are many patients who don’t believe regular dental appointments every six months are necessary unless they are experiencing a problem. We understand that the past few months have created some uneasiness and additional anxiety about the safety of visiting our office. Continue reading to find out why you should put your concerns aside and schedule your next appointment soon.
Have you been seeing a bit of blood in the sink when you brush your teeth? That bleeding can be one of the first warning signs of gum disease. When people think of keeping their teeth healthy, they sometimes neglect to consider the importance of gum health. The mild variety of deteriorating gum health is called gingivitis, which infects only your gums. If it is not treated, the infection can travel below the gumline and into your bone. Then, it becomes a more serious form of gum disease called periodontitis. In fact, both gingivitis and periodontitis can cause damage not just to your teeth and oral health, but also to your overall health by increasing your chances of major health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, and osteoporosis.
How much do you think Americans spend on candy each year for Halloween? If you guessed in the billions, you would be correct! Americans buy approximately $2.6 billion worth of candy each year for Halloween. With all of that candy, our trick-or-treaters are bound to experience some frightening tooth-related issues. Luckily, we are here with some tips to ensure that the candy ghouls don’t haunt your loved ones’ teeth this Halloween.
Toothaches can range from mild to severe, but no matter the degree of pain, they should not be ignored. Even a slight toothache may be a sign of a bigger problem or, if left untreated, can turn into one. It’s the persistent and increasing pain and discomfort that needs to be addressed.
Did you know that the average American has 3 fillings in their mouth? A dental filling is a simple procedure used to repair cavities or fractures in teeth. The most common purpose of a filling is to fix tooth decay that has grown into a painful cavity. Cavities are tiny holes but can cause problems if not treated with a filling. The cavity can become bigger and more painful.
Tooth decay is a common dental problem that occurs in children as well as adults. In fact, 92% of adults have dental cavities in their permanent teeth, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Even with brushing and flossing, other factors such as bacteria in the mouth, frequent snacking, and sugary drinks can lead to cavities. That’s why we recommend one treatment in particular for kids and adults to help protect your teeth from the bacteria that causes tooth decay. Read more to find out about this treatment.