Choosing orthodontic treatment is not only all about making your smile look amazing. This is, of course, an exceptional benefit of aligning your teeth but we encourage you to recognize that the advantages do not stop there! In fact, it’s often very important that you improve your alignment in an effort to protect your oral health. Are you surprised? Get a better feel for why a balanced smile is so significant with some quick tidbits.
Are you sure about how to keep your child’s smile healthy? Are you aware that maintaining baby teeth is actually a crucial step toward protecting your child’s future smile? If this is a bit shocking to you, it’s certainly time you come in for a visit with us to learn more. Let’s do a bit of exploration into this topic with a brief quiz.
Your mouth is not invincible, as you probably already know. Unfortunately, beyond the stuff you’re already thinking about on a daily basis (such as gingivitis, infection, and tooth decay), there’s the chance of accidental injury! Whether you bite into something that your teeth cannot break down or you get smacked in the face with a baseball, unexpected dangers abound! Don’t worry. You can protect your oral health with some very simple guidelines.
While your taste buds may seem to be quite loyal to you, delivering the same experience with flavors for a very long time, it’s never surprising when a patient asks us why things no longer taste the same. A variety of changes can come into play, sometimes as the result of an oral health concern and other times as a natural result of seeing yet another birthday go by. Let’s see what you know with a quiz (and offer up details you have yet to learn).
What to do when you notice a mouth change? How to respond to a symptom in your smile when you have no idea what it points to? What do these different changes suggest? The short answer is that when something changes, you should schedule time to see us right away, so we can detect any possible disease and protect your mouth. As for common things you may notice (like sores and patches), we are happy to help you become familiar with possible causes, so you’re comfortable giving us a call if a change occurs.
When you’re caring for your own smile, you like to feel informed. When you’re caring for your child’s smile, you want to know every last detail to make sure you’re making the best choices possible. If you’ve been looking into dental sealants for your child’s smile, we are here to let you know that choosing sealants is absolutely a good choice every single time. The good news is that they last so long, it’s a decision you will probably only have to make once. Learn more!
When you’re doing your best to figure out all the ins and outs of keeping your smile healthy, one of your main concerns is likely finding a way to optimize your dental hygiene. Once you’ve got your brush chosen and your questions answered about the frequency of brushing sessions and the like, you may find that you’re still unsure about toothpaste. Which kind should you use? Does it matter? Are there certain things to pay attention to and others to stop worrying about? We can help. Fortunately, once you learn the details, you’ll know what you’re doing for life!
Are you someone who takes your dental care pretty seriously? So seriously, in fact, that you would like to perform a dental hygiene session after you eat a meal or a snack? However, your efforts in brushing and flossing at work have backfired in some way or another? If this sounds familiar, you might just be in need of some simple suggestions you have not considered before. Think through a couple tips that may be of assistance (and give yourself a pat on the back for your extra thoughtful care!).
Does the idea of a broken tooth in your smile cause you to cringe? If so, you may wonder if there’s anything you can do to avoid such a dilemma, if your teeth are potentially not as strong as you once thought, and what on earth you can do to avoid or deal with this type of injury. Before you find yourself anxious over the possibility of missing tooth tissue, we encourage you to rest your thoughts. Keeping your teeth intact (and making repairs when accidents happen) is actually not too big of a deal!
Nobody really wants to admit that a dental emergency can occur at any time. However, it’s true! You could be biting into a cookie, participating in sports, or simply sitting around doing nothing much at all! The moment an injury or serious discomfort shows up, it’s time to come see us (and fast). Do you know how to react and what to do should such a situation arise? We can help with some tips to make sure that the answer is, “Yes!”