When October rolls around each year, many children, and adults too, rejoice over the abundance of candy available. Did you know that Americans purchase over 2 billion dollars worth of candy each Halloween season? While we know that our patients young and old love a sweet treat now and again, an abundance of candy and sugary foods during this holiday can lead to decay, discomfort and added dental costs. We have created a list of interesting alternatives in lieu of consuming Halloween candy once the magical day comes to an end and the bag or pillow case is emptied:
Dental accidents and emergencies can happen at any time. Even something as simple as a stumble or slight fall can cause damage to your teeth or mouth. Although not fun, emergencies are a part of life. A dental injury can be anything from something as minor as a slightly bitten tongue to something as severe as a knocked out tooth. The most important tip to remember when dealing with an emergency is to remain calm and not panic. We know that this is easier said than done, but when you are prepared with the knowledge of how to deal with different emergencies, it can allow you to act with a clear head. We want to share some important information to remember about dental emergencies.
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.
Did you recently learn that your child needs a filling due to a pesky cavity? You might be surprised to learn that cavities in children are a common occurrence. Once a cavity is detected, we will recommend scheduling an appointment for a filling.
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.
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.