You’ve probably heard your dentist recommend a regular dental cleaning. This procedure is essential for protecting your smile against everything from gingivitis to gum disease. However, many people assume proper brushing and flossing is enough to properly safeguard your smile. In reality, you need cleanings to keep your smile healthy.
Posts Categorized: Preventive Dentistry
Have you ever noticed a popping or clicking sensation in your jaw? What may initially seem like an annoying quirk could actually be an indicator of a serious oral health concern. TMJ disorder, also referred to as TMD, impacts our jaw joints and can lead to a higher risk of major oral health complications unless… Read more »
According to studies from the Centers for Disease Control, half of adults over 30 suffer from some form of periodontal disease. Without treatment, gum disease can lead to major discomfort, as well as a risk of adult tooth loss. How do you prevent gum disease? With a focus on proper homecare and routine visits with… Read more »
We often have people ask us this very question. Why do you need checkups and cleanings? Simply put, these visits are necessary because even if you brush and floss properly, it may not be enough to completely protect your smile from tooth decay and gum disease.
Keeping up with good dental health can seem like a lot. For instance, you have to brush your teeth at least twice every day and floss at least once to keep oral bacteria and plaque at bay. You should also be cautious with your eating habits, taking care not to overindulge on sugar that could… Read more »
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.
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?
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.
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… Read more »
Halloween is just a week away! While kids and adults both enjoy dressing up and binging on sugary treats, we should all be aware of the risk this holiday poses to our smile. Without the proper steps, the odds of developing cavities can increase. Fortunately, there are ways of protecting your teeth this Halloween.