Do you wake up in the morning and your mouth feels like it is sticky and dry? If so, you are experiencing dry mouth. This is a common condition that results in a lack of saliva in the mouth. It can become a problem because saliva is needed to help rinse away lingering food and bacteria. When bacteria linger on and between the teeth as well as along the gumline, it will lead to problems, such as gum disease and tooth decay.
We cannot believe that Halloween is right around the corner! It feels like we were just watching fireworks during the summer! We know that all around us are spooky decorations and scary movies! We wouldn’t want your oral health to give you a fright too. This time of year is well known for an abundance of sweets and sugary drinks. Unfortunately, they can quickly wreak havoc on your teeth and lead to a number of problems.
It’s hard to believe that it’s already the beginning of October! We don’t know how you feel, but it seems like this year has flown by. If it has been some time since you visited us for an oral hygiene examination or you need to schedule a recommended treatment, now is the perfect time. Dental insurance benefits only last for the calendar year and reset at the start of the new year. If you have not been in to see us in some time, now is the perfect time to schedule an appointment before the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and the end of the year is upon us. If you do not have insurance and have been hesitant to visit for that reason, we have a membership plan that may interest you. Read on to learn more.
At Today’s Dental Comfort, one of our top priorities is ensuring you have optimal oral health. When you visit our office, we do all we can to be sure that this occurs. Unfortunately, some patients make poor lifestyle choices, which can negatively impact their oral health. While these choices might not be affecting their oral health now, they will most certainly lead to problems in the future. Here are some choices you may want to stop making:
At Today’s Dental Comfort, our goal is to help our patients become educated about the best ways to improve their oral health. One way to help your oral health is to make sure you have a thorough oral hygiene routine. If you often feel your teeth seem fuzzy or slimy, there is a good chance you are not cleaning them properly. The fuzzy or slimy feeling you are experiencing is most likely plaque. Plaque is a sticky film that coats the teeth and is caused by bacteria from food and drink.
We recommend that our patients visit our office regularly for routine oral hygiene examinations and cleanings. During these appointments, we do a number of things to ensure you and your loved ones have optimal dental health. We thoroughly clean the teeth and look for problems in the mouth such as decay, gum disease, and oral cancer. One of the most common problems patients experience is decay. Depending on the level of decay, we may recommend a dental filling. Are you familiar with this common treatment? Read on to learn more about fillings.
At Today’s Dental Comfort, we carefully monitor our patient’s oral health from appointment to appointment and only recommend a dental treatment when we believe it is necessary. When we recommend a dental treatment, it is imperative that you schedule it as soon as possible. If you visit our office regularly, we are able to spot problem areas in the early stages, and when you get treatment quickly, we can fix the issue. When you do not get treatment in a timely manner, you are setting yourself up to experience problems.
There are many aspects of daily life that can be stressful. As children, we can’t wait to become adults and enjoy the freedoms we believe come with adulthood, such as no bedtime and the ability to eat whatever we want and play endless video games. Then, we grow up, and realize the sad truth, that being an adult means having way more responsibilities than we could have imagined. Jobs, finances, medical issues, family matters, and more increase daily stress. High stress can not only damage your overall health but your oral health as well. When you visit us for a routine hygiene examination, we can often tell your stress level by what we see in your mouth. Here are some ways stress may be harming your teeth and mouth:
When was the last time you visited our office for a routine hygiene examination and cleaning? If it has been longer than six months since we’ve seen you and your family, now is the perfect time to schedule your next visit. Since we are still in the heart of spring, and many people are cleaning out their homes and preparing their yards for the summertime, we think it’s the perfect time to deep clean your mouth. Read on to learn more about the importance of maintaining routine examinations.
When patients visit our office for a routine hygiene examination and cleaning, one of their biggest concerns is if there is any sign of decay. Unfortunately, decay is a common problem, especially in children who have a difficult time properly brushing the rear molars. Thankfully, we offer a popular and common treatment that can help prevent cavities and decay in our youngest to oldest patients. Read on to learn more about this helpful and quick treatment.