We can’t believe that the winter season is upon us, the colder weather has arrived, and the new year is just around the corner. We know that our patients are busy preparing for the upcoming holiday season, and we would hate for anyone to fall ill during this time of year. Unfortunately, during these winter months, illnesses can easily make their way through families.
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.
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.