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.
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.
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.
Do you feel that you have good oral hygiene habits and still suffer from tooth decay? We know that it can be very frustrating to experience, but please know that you are not alone. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, more than 92% of adults have cavities in their permanent teeth. There are many factors that can lead to tooth decay, such as sweets, frequent snacking, lack of oral care, medications, aging, and family history. There is a treatment we offer that can assist in maintaining your oral health and fending off pesky cavities. The biggest benefit is that it is available for children as well as adults. Continue reading to learn more about this simple treatment.
Do you have a teenager in your life that you care for? If the answer is yes, then give yourself a pat on the back because you are dealing with one of the most difficult age brackets in a young person’s life. While every age has its unique challenges, teenagers begin to test the waters of adulthood and the boundaries. As we were all teenagers at one point, we can relate to the challenges of dealing with the first crush, mood swings, and finding your own identity. Along with all of these changes, teenagers are also now caring for their own hygiene, including their oral health. We want to share some helpful tips to ensure that your teen is properly managing their dental habits. Continue reading to learn more.
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.