Last year, much of our lives were changed drastically. Many jobs became remote positions, or were terminated, schools became virtual, and even our office was closed for some time. This greatly affected the health of many of our patients. Healthy habits such as going to the gym, eating the right foods, and oral health care may have been lacking for those who had a difficult time with the pandemic. Even though our lives are returning to normal, getting back into healthy habits can be difficult. We wanted to stress the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle to help ensure that you have healthy teeth and gums.
When visiting our office for a hygiene appointment, we do more than clean your teeth and inspect for cavities. We also provide an oral cancer screening, which takes only moments to perform but can save not only your oral health but also your life. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation and the American Cancer Society, approximately 54,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer yearly. If diagnosed and treated early, the effects may not be long lasting; however, routine examinations will continue for the rest of your life because the potential for recurrence is high.
When was the last time you visited our office for a hygiene examination and dental cleaning? If you can’t recall or it has been quite awhile, we want you to call and schedule your next appointment today. Believe it or not, we understand everyone is busy, especially with everything going on during the past year. It seems like schedules are constantly changing, and it has been easy to forget to schedule your appointment, or maybe you needed to cancel your appointment and haven’t rescheduled. No matter the reason, delaying hygiene visits and needed treatments can cause major consequences. Read on to find out more.
Do you dream of improving your smile and straightening your teeth, but are unsure which option would be beneficial to you? Or perhaps you don’t even know where to begin, feel very overwhelmed, and are not sure if it is a waste to pursue treatment at your age.
At Smiles by Holsinger and Higgins your comfort is our priority. We are proud to have been serving the Denton, MD area for the past 35 years. We treat our patients like family and take great pride in building lasting relationships with our patients. We strive to offer you a lifetime of beautiful, healthy teeth. We offer our patients a perfect blend of state-of-the-art technology and treatments with natural tranquility.
We all know that tooth decay can cause numerous negative effects for your oral health. Without treatment, decay can lead to severe cavities, worn enamel, discomfort, infection, and even tooth loss. Did you know there is another area in your mouth that needs just as much monitoring and affects almost half of the adults in the United States?
The start of a new year is the perfect time to re-evaluate your oral health. The past ten months have been difficult for everyone, and we want to be sure that you are taking proper care of yourself. With all that has been happening around us, it’s easy to understand why many would be more concerned with their overall health.
When you think of the month of October, your first thoughts probably go to crisp, cool mornings, Halloween decorations, and pumpkin spice everything. But did you know that there is something else that happens in October? October is Dental Hygiene Month, which means it’s a great time to review some practices that can help improve your dental health. Check out some simple ways to make sure that your teeth stay healthy.
A staple in oral hygiene, fluoride is a natural cavity fighter. It’s so beneficial for dental health that many countries, including the United States, add fluoride to public water sources to improve the health of citizens. What is fluoride anyway? It is a mineral that is naturally found in soil, water, plants, rocks and even the air.
UPDATE ** WE ARE NOW OPEN ** – We recognize this is a challenging time, but want you to know that we are still here for you. While many dental practices have closed, we are open for adult emergency patients. You do not need to be an existing patient to see us for an emergency situation, either.