At Today’s Dental Comfort, one of our top priorities is ensuring you have optimal oral health. When you visit our office, we do all we can to be sure that this occurs. Unfortunately, some patients make poor lifestyle choices, which can negatively impact their oral health. While these choices might not be affecting their oral health now, they will most certainly lead to problems in the future. Here are some choices you may want to stop making:
At Today’s Dental Comfort, our goal is to help our patients become educated about the best ways to improve their oral health. One way to help your oral health is to make sure you have a thorough oral hygiene routine. If you often feel your teeth seem fuzzy or slimy, there is a good chance you are not cleaning them properly. The fuzzy or slimy feeling you are experiencing is most likely plaque. Plaque is a sticky film that coats the teeth and is caused by bacteria from food and drink.
At Today’s Dental Comfort, we carefully monitor our patient’s oral health from appointment to appointment and only recommend a dental treatment when we believe it is necessary. When we recommend a dental treatment, it is imperative that you schedule it as soon as possible. If you visit our office regularly, we are able to spot problem areas in the early stages, and when you get treatment quickly, we can fix the issue. When you do not get treatment in a timely manner, you are setting yourself up to experience problems.
There are many aspects of daily life that can be stressful. As children, we can’t wait to become adults and enjoy the freedoms we believe come with adulthood, such as no bedtime and the ability to eat whatever we want and play endless video games. Then, we grow up, and realize the sad truth, that being an adult means having way more responsibilities than we could have imagined. Jobs, finances, medical issues, family matters, and more increase daily stress. High stress can not only damage your overall health but your oral health as well. When you visit us for a routine hygiene examination, we can often tell your stress level by what we see in your mouth. Here are some ways stress may be harming your teeth and mouth:
When was the last time you visited our office for a routine hygiene examination and cleaning? If it has been longer than six months since we’ve seen you and your family, now is the perfect time to schedule your next visit. Since we are still in the heart of spring, and many people are cleaning out their homes and preparing their yards for the summertime, we think it’s the perfect time to deep clean your mouth. Read on to learn more about the importance of maintaining routine examinations.
When patients visit our office for a routine hygiene examination and cleaning, one of their biggest concerns is if there is any sign of decay. Unfortunately, decay is a common problem, especially in children who have a difficult time properly brushing the rear molars. Thankfully, we offer a popular and common treatment that can help prevent cavities and decay in our youngest to oldest patients. Read on to learn more about this helpful and quick treatment.
At Today’s Dental Comfort, we want the best oral health for all of our patients, young and old. This is one of the reasons we stress routine oral hygiene appointments. However, most of the responsibility for your oral care falls on your shoulders. We know that our adult patients are able to care for their teeth on their own, but children need assistance in caring for their teeth at home. There are some habits that can negatively affect your children’s teeth and can impact the future of their oral health.
Do you find yourself tensing from discomfort in your teeth after eating ice cream? You may also notice this reaction if you drink something hot, such as coffee, and then immediately eat something cold, such as cereal with milk. When this occurs, you are experiencing tooth sensitivity. It is not uncommon to experience sensitivity from time to time, especially following certain dental treatments; however, when sensitivity is recurring, you may have a problem with your oral health and need to visit our office. In the meantime, we want to share some tips to help lessen the effects of tooth sensitivity issues.
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.
When we are prescribed medication, many times, we are thinking about the relief it will bring or how it may improve or lengthen our lives. Most people do not immediately think about the effect it can have on their oral health. We want to raise awareness about the fact that many medications, prescribed and over-the-counter, can have lasting effects on your teeth and mouth that can seriously impact the future of your oral health. Here are some of the common side effects as well as some tips to help your oral health: