You no doubt have some habits you’ve picked up over time. Some of them are probably helpful, and others are things you do without even thinking. Everyone has habits, and many of them can be built from a young age. So if you’ve got little ones in the family, it’s important to take notice of what kind of habits your children are building. You can help your kids develop healthy habits that will serve them for life. Eating a balanced diet, seeking out ways to exercise, and taking care of your teeth are all great habits to instill. If you encourage your child to adopt dental health habits from a young age, they’ll be more likely to continue with those habits as an adult. (more…)
We offer our patients a full array of cosmetic treatments. We recently looked at how teeth whitening can brighten smiles, but we also have treatments that can address multiple esthetic issues. What benefits can bonding and contouring offer your smile?
You may not always realize when your teeth have begun to lose their healthy shine. In fact, if you’re diligent about brushing and flossing them every day, you may not believe that they’re growing dull until it becomes glaringly obvious. The bad news is that teeth stains are not always preventable. Even when they’re healthy, teeth can develop stains or grow dull over time due to exposure to foods and beverages. Fortunately, your dentist can help you stop worrying about a less-than-perfect smile with a quick, convenient, and highly effective professional teeth-whitening treatment. (more…)
Most people automatically know to speak with their dentist if they experience a toothache, or crack a tooth, but rarely do they consider teeth-grinding a worrisome symptom or condition. In many cases, it isn’t, but for some patients, it can be one of the greatest threats to their oral health. Constant teeth-grinding, also known as bruxism, can lead to a host of serious dental concerns when it isn’t treated promptly. Such concerns can include severe wear and damage to one or more teeth, as well as increased risks of tooth decay, gum disease, TMJ disorder, and more. (more…)
When you first wake up in the morning, the stale taste and smell of your breath is enough to prompt you to brush your teeth before doing anything else. Sometimes, though, the smell of bad breath can remain even after brushing and flossing, which could indicate that there is more involved than just a simple case of morning breath. In many cases, it is a hint that your oral hygiene is not as effective as it could and should be, meaning your risks of more serious dental health issues are higher than normal. To help you get rid of persistent bad breath and reduce your risks of such issues, we offer a few tips to improve the effectiveness of your daily hygiene. (more…)
Just thinking about the need for a tooth extraction might be something that causes you to shake in your boots. Perhaps you assume needing an extraction makes you a failure in the world of dental care. Maybe you are afraid to imagine your smile with a missing tooth. While we completely empathize with these feelings, we urge you to recognize a few things: Sometimes an extraction is necessary, it doesn’t mean you’re not a fantastic human, and the aftermath will be fine! For a few specifics, let’s work our way through essential details.
A very exciting topic that patients frequently ask us about is what to think of an electric toothbrush. Good idea or bad idea? Beneficial for one’s oral health or just another gadget that doesn’t really offer much? In short, the general response we offer is that they can provide many advantages for the user, that it’s entirely up to you, and that it just might be worth testing one out. As for some compelling and much more specific details, consider a few thoughts from our team.
There’s one main thing that should happen when you floss your teeth during dental hygiene: You should comfortably make your way throughout your smile, slipping floss between teeth, while successfully removing plaque and food. However, that doesn’t mean you won’t occasionally hit a few bumps in the road that can make your experience sort of complex or challenging. Not to worry. We are ready to help tackle those minor traumas, so you’re back to easy flossing in no time.
When you’ve got a million things happening in your life every single day, keeping track of your dental care can feel like just one more chore. Good news: You can make everything much easier by remembering to make good use of that accessory you seem to have on hand at every second. It’s your phone! Take in some helpful suggestions to make your life easier.
Do you brush your tongue as one portion of the daily dental hygiene that you practice? Or, is the fact that you might need to brush news to you? For starters, we can say for certain that you should brush your tongue! It’s not just a rumor. In regard to why you should do it and what you should be doing, we would be more than pleased to provide you with a quick explanation. For further details, feel free to ask questions (and to ask for a demonstration) during your next checkup and cleaning.