The dental enamel on the outside of your teeth is the strongest substance in your body. That being said, even the mighty can fall, and it is not uncommon for our teeth to get cracks from time to time. The culprit could be anything from chewing on a piece of hard candy, chomping away at a piece of ice, or even taking a tumble and banging your mouth during the fall. If you realize that you may have a cracked tooth, it is important not to panic.
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.
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.
Maxillofacial surgery is a procedure done to treat and correct certain conditions, injuries, and defects that impact the aesthetics and functionality of the jaws, neck, face, and hard or soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region.
When you’re in our office, it’s our goal to make sure your teeth are clean and healthy, but the hygiene habits that you practice outside of our office have a big impact on your oral health. From time to time, it helps to be reminded of the best ways to keep teeth clean at home. For example, do you know how long you should brush your teeth? Read on to find out more.
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.
We are proud to announce the launch of our new website at TodaysDentalComfort.com. We are always trying to improve the quality and experience our patients have with us, either while they are in the dentist chair, or doing their dental research online.