We often speak to parents with many questions about children’s dental health. For example, many are unsure whether toddlers need their teeth brushed as often as adults do, or if children really need dental cleanings below a certain age. Let’s not forget questions about diet and what foods to avoid. Today, we’re going to address some of these questions by looking at five steps for keeping little smiles healthy.
What causes cavities? Understanding the cause of tooth decay can allow you to take steps to avoid it in the first place. Avoiding decay can also protect your smile from complications, such as infection or in extreme cases, tooth loss. First, you need to understand what factors can lead to the onset of a cavity.
In the past, we’ve blogged about how dental bonding and other treatment options can repair chipped teeth. But what about dental fractures? Often less noticeable and in some cases, more serious, a dental fracture requires immediate treatment to help protect the tooth from complications. Do cracked teeth need crowns? Will your tooth also require endodontic treatment?
We consider a dental emergency to include any non-life threatening pain or injury to your teeth or gums. When such a situation arises, you should see us right away. Otherwise, complications could develop that further threaten your oral health. Fortunately, we can address these situations and even offer advice on addressing discomfort prior to seeing our team.
With the coming new year we hope you vow to keep your smile healthy and beautiful. Gum disease impacts millions of people and can lead to problems with your oral health, including tooth loss. How do you avoid gum disease? What warning signs should you watch for?
Would you like a brighter smile in 2017? If you would like to start the new year with a new smile, then give us call. We offer a variety of cosmetic treatments, including professional teeth whitening, to help remove discoloration and brighten smiles by multiple shades. We want you to enjoy a gorgeous smile you can feel confident in.
Missing multiple teeth can lead to problems eating or being understood when speaking. You can also feel embarrassed and develop serious complications, such as misalignment or facial collapse due to loss of jawbone density. To combat tooth loss, we can recommend a number of different prosthetics. Which type of denture does your smile need?
We love the holidays, but as dental professionals we also know how the abundance of sugary foods and drinks can impact smiles of all ages. Fortunately, there are preventive steps you can take to help safeguard your smile against cavities this holiday season.
When a patient comes to us with one or more missing teeth we will recommend a prosthetic, such as a dental bridge. Replacing a missing tooth can improve the health and appearance of the smile. Do you have questions about dental bridges? Do they look natural? Who qualifies for them?
Are you ready for Thanksgiving? On Thursday, millions of people will be gathering with loved ones to share a meal and celebrate. While we love these gatherings as much as anyone, we also recognize that many of these foods will contain a high amount of sugar and starch, increasing the risk of decay. How do you keep your smile healthy this Thanksgiving?