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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Did we recommend a needed dental treatment the last time you visited our office and you ended up putting it off? We know that many patients cancelled and postponed appointments last year due to the effects of the pandemic. Now is the perfect time to reschedule the appointment. You will be free to enjoy the summer without any worry or concern about experiencing a dental emergency because you delayed treatment. Delaying dental treatment can lead to further damage in your mouth. Continue reading to learn why dental treatment should never be delayed.
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.