Christmas is a time to be with family and friends, but also a time where we tend to indulge ourselves in sugary drinks and foods. While the occasional cup of hot cocoa or piece of pie is great, too much can put your smile at risk. How do you avoid tooth decay during the holidays?
Do you suffer from persistent headaches, but have yet to determine the cause? You may need to stop by and see your dentist. People are often surprised to learn that their headaches could be the result of an oral health problem, such as TMJ disorder or even bruxism (teeth grinding). Do you need headache relief?
The end of the year is approaching fast! When was the last time you made time to see the dentist? Why not schedule your last checkup and cleaning of 2016? You can use your benefits before they expire and have your teeth properly cleaned. This is vital, especially during a season that encourages the consumption of so many sugary foods and drinks.
In just a few days you may be joining friends and family to celebrate Thanksgiving. You not only want to look your best, but you also want to make sure your breath is free of halitosis. Bad breath can be embarrassing and often related to the health of our smiles. Fortunately, there are ways to enjoy fresher breath during the holidays.
We’ve discussed the dangers of gum disease in the past, which in addition to discomfort can include adult tooth loss. Fortunately, we can help improve the health of your smile and prevent the advanced stages of the disease. How do we address gum disease? When do you know if you need to seek treatment?
Periodontal disease affects millions of people in the United States, often increasing the risk of adult tooth loss. In order to protect your smile, we offer a scaling and root planing in the early stages of inflammation. Do you need a deep cleaning? How do you recognize the warning signs of gum disease?
Last week we looked at how tooth decay can impact little smiles and offered a few preventive options to safeguard the teeth. Tonight, kids across the country will be heading out to gather candy by trick or treating (or trunk or treating). Even if you’re an adult, you might suddenly find a lot more candy around the house. How can you enjoy these sugary treats without putting your smile at risk?
Have you children developed a cavity? Tooth decay can be uncomfortable and in the advanced stages, a threat to the stability of the tooth. Losing teeth prematurely can lead to misalignment and other serious complications. How do kids avoid cavities? What can you do to help protect their smiles?
Preventive dentistry involves treatment designed to help you avoid the onset of common problems, addressing them before they begin. We offer a number of seemingly minor treatments that are designed to strengthen your smile against the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Patients of all ages, from children to adults, can benefit from preventive treatment.
Do you have bad breath? Halitosis is never fun and can lead to embarrassment. Instead of avoiding interactions with others or gorging yourself on mints to address the issue, why not target the causes? Often issues with our oral health can lead to the onset of halitosis. What can you do to enjoy fresher breath?