Did you know that you might be making your bruxism disorder worse throughout the day, instead of better, even though you have the best of intentions? We like to talk with patients about their usual day-to-day habits when teeth grinding or clenching makes itself obvious because it’s easy to accidentally overlook common contributors. Fortunately, once you’re more fully aware of how to protect your smile, you can easily enjoy successful treatment for the return of your healthy smile.
When you start giving yourself the green light to go ahead with teeth whitening for a brighter smile, you might find there are some concerns that continue to weigh heavily on your mind. Rather than giving into such worries, we suggest you run them by us first. It’s extremely common for us to discover that a patient has heard a lot of rumors that simply are not true. Unfortunately, these rumors can stand in your way of receiving the improvements you want for your smile! Let us enlighten you with some facts (and remember to ask your questions during visits).
So, you think to yourself: “My best friend and I are alike in nearly every way! We eat the same way, we buy the same dental hygiene products, we are practically twins! Why do I have gingivitis but my bestie does not?” When you feel like you’re dealing with gum disease while those around you are seeming to squeak by without any dental issues, it can feel frustrating. Rest assured, there are some common reasons for this! Allow us to help you understand what might be happening behind the scenes.
Do you find yourself staring at your smile in the mirror, wondering when it stopped looking generally immaculate and began looking a little bit banged up? Perhaps it’s not the appearance so much but the fact that we’ve mentioned some wearing down of your tooth surfaces. Whatever the case, when you learn that your smile and oral health woes are the result of natural wear and tear, you might not know what to do with this information. We are glad to help with a Q&A session.
Cavities impact people of all ages, from children to adults. Without treatment, a seemingly minor oral health concern can soon lead to an infection or an abscess, threatening your smile’s stability. We can help protect your smile with tips on tooth decay prevention.
In the past, correcting crooked or crowded teeth meant dealing with metal braces. Teens and especially adults are often hesitant, even if they know correcting the problem improves oral health. However, we can offer a practically invisible alternative with PowerProx braces, which address misalignment in a matter of months. Can your smile really be straightened in just six months?
Do you have some very compelling excuses regarding why you don’t floss your smile? If so, we applaud you for whatever creativity or feelings of earnestness you have put into those excuses. However, to help protect your smile, of course, we are ready to examine a few very common (yet unacceptable) of these excuses to more thoroughly explain to you the following: There’s always a way to floss and this part of your dental hygiene is just so important.
When it comes to caring for your smile, you may find yourself feeling like there’s a lot to remember! While it’s true that there are many details you may wish to learn about, keeping your smile in good condition is actually very simple. For instance, to ensure you’re doing your best with your gum health, you need only to remember a few factors, so you can look at preventing gum disease as a simple matter rather than a complex task.
Are you worried that you aren’t doing all that it takes to prevent tooth decay? In the past, did you previously assume that as long as you brushed once a day, you’d be able to escape the dreaded formation of a cavity and the subsequent need for restorative care? Fortunately, even if your habits have slipped up in the past it is so very easy to reclaim your commitment to dental care and to keep decay at bay for the foreseeable future.
If you spend any time researching teeth whitening options for your smile, you may have heard of our new whitening system we are excited to offer our patients! It’s called GLO Science and can provide you with some exceptional benefits that include surprising comfort and convenience. Even more exciting? We are offering a holiday special, so give us a call to find out more and to schedule your visit for a vibrant smile just in time for the autumn and winter holidays.