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.
You might find yourself in a bit of a tug of war when it comes to replacing your missing tooth or teeth. Is tooth loss really something you should worry about, you wonder? Does it matter if you are missing one or multiple teeth? Can you get by for a few years without addressing the issue or, perhaps, for the rest of your life? If you do decide you’re interested in replacements, how would you go about approaching this journey? We know. It can be confusing. However, we can lay out the details for you, so you know why it’s so important and just what to do!
If you’ve got toothpaste questions, we’ve got answers that will assist you with your dental hygiene. When you aren’t sure about which type of paste you should be using, how much, and other questions that might seem simple, you’re actually missing essential knowledge that can make or break your brushing session! Let’s make sure you’ve got the basics covered (and always keep in mind that we are happy to answer anything at all during your visits).
Most major dental complications and issues can be prevented. There are two major keys to prevention: regular visits to your dentist and good oral hygiene. Visits to your dentist every six months can allow for professional cleanings and it will allow your dentist time to catch any potential issues before they progress into something more serious. Good oral hygiene includes both brushing and flossing at least twice every day. In the morning, you brush and floss to start your day off clean and fresh. At night, you are cleaning off the food, drink, and bacteria from the day. (more…)
If you’re someone who has just begun your journey toward getting to know cosmetic dental care options for a better looking smile, you might not have a lot of information about porcelain veneers. To get down to the important details that you’re curious about, we invite you to check out our quick rundown we have provided for you. If you like what you learn, it may be time to come in for a consultation to see if they’re just right for your grin.
When a cavity forms, it takes professional dental care to put a stop to it. Sure, you can take care of your teeth, and limit the development of minor tooth decay into a cavity. Unfortunately, once a cavity forms, your dentist needs to provide you with restorative dental care – it will not heal or improve on its own. Different treatments are called for when it comes to cavity care. This is due to the way ongoing decay causes worsening damage. For example, if too much of your tooth needs to be removed, a filling will not be able to provide proper restoration. Your dentist will base your treatment on current state of your cavity. (more…)