In just two days, millions of people across the country will be joining their friends and family for an epic feast. We love Thanksgiving celebrations, but as dental professionals we also understand how consuming the wrong foods can increase the risk of cavities. How do you stay cavity-free during Thanksgiving?
Posts Categorized: Preventive Dentistry
We often focus on our teeth and what to do should they begin to hurt. But what about the gums? If your gums feel sore or develop other unusual symptoms, then you may need to see the dentist as soon as possible. Otherwise, you could be paving the way for gum disease!
Today is the big day, when kids and adults throughout the nation will suddenly find themselves with a lot more candy in the house. While having a piece of candy here or there is okay, too much of a good thing can soon lead to decay and other serious concerns. Fortunately, you can protect your… Read more »
Next week, or possibly this weekend, your children will be putting on their costume and going door-to-door to obtain a stash of candy and sugary treats. While nothing is wrong with the occasional piece of candy, binging on sweets (as often happens after Halloween) can increase the risk of tooth decay. In today’s blog, we’re… Read more »
Dental cavities can form for a variety of reasons. When they do occur, patients often complain of tooth sensitivity or persistent toothaches. Without treatment, the risk of dental infection and in extreme cases, tooth loss, can increase. Fortunately, there are steps to keep your smile cavity-free.
When a toothache forms, you may notice a persistent pain in your tooth. This could be caused by a number of different issues, some of which can subside shortly. However, other aches may require the attention of your dentist. When should you see the dentist for a toothache?
Many people seem confused by this question. How could you not be brushing your teeth correctly? However, often people aren’t aware that without proper cleaning, your teeth can still develop cavities or gingivitis. How do you know if you’re brushing your teeth correctly?
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.
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 »