At Smiles By Holsinger & Higgins, one of our goals is to help our patients improve their oral health. Not only can problematic teeth affect your oral health, but they can also lead to complications with your overall health. We highly encourage our patients to visit our office for routine hygiene examinations and cleaning appointments because we are thorough in checking for any signs of decay, gum disease, or other problems. It can be difficult to spot problems with the naked eye, but using X-rays and our dental knowledge, we are easily able to find problems with your teeth and gums. Once we diagnose a problem, we recommend that patients schedule their treatment appointments as soon as possible.
When was the last time you visited our office for an oral hygiene examination and cleaning? If it has been longer than six months, you are due for a visit. With the end of the summer and schedules picking back up, now is the perfect time. It is best to schedule an appointment now before the hustle and bustle of the holidays begins. We would hate for you or a loved one to experience a dental emergency and need treatment during the holiday season. The longer you go between appointments, the greater the chance you have of experiencing dental problems. Read on to learn more about the importance of receiving routine dental care.
We are constantly looking for ways to improve the treatments we offer to patients. We believe in treating the patient as a whole and don’t just focus on a patient’s oral health. After dealing with the pandemic, more people than ever before are concerned about what’s going on in their mouths and bodies. They want to learn about any threats to their health and well-being. Recently, we have added a simple way to test for a number of conditions that can affect your quality of life. Continue reading to learn more about this simple test and what it can determine.
We don’t know about you, but at Smiles by Holsinger & Higgins, we are thrilled that summer is upon us! Although it is still technically a few days away, we are loving the warm weather and longer days. While we hope you have tons of summer fun planned, we want to remind you to continue to care for your oral health. Unfortunately, not caring for your teeth now can lead to unwanted oral health issues in the fall and winter. Here are some helpful tips:
Do you check your teeth regularly between appointments? If not, then you should check for signs of a problem with your oral health, such as swollen gums or cracked teeth. We see our patients so infrequently during the year and the bulk of their oral hygiene falls into their hands. Thankfully, your teeth and mouth do a good job of alerting you to a problem. Do you know the warning signs that your mouth might be giving to alert you to a problem with your oral health? Read on to learn more.
At Smiles by Holsinger & Higgins, we continuously stress the importance of receiving routine dental care in our office; however, today we want to share the importance of caring for your teeth in your own home. We see many of our patients only two times a year for their routine cleanings, which leaves the majority of their dental care in their hands. We know that sometimes your oral hygiene routine can be a little lax, especially after a long day, but we want to stress the importance of caring for your teeth properly each and every day. It will save you a lot of money in the end when you do not need additional dental care. We are going to share some helpful oral health tips:
Did we recommend a dental treatment for you or a loved one during your last appointment, and you have yet to schedule your appointment? Perhaps you don’t need dental treatment, but when was the date of your last oral hygiene examination and cleaning? We know life is busy and time can get away from you, but it is important to make your dental health a priority. With summer right around the corner, we would hate for you or a family member to experience a dental emergency or complication that could have easily been avoided. Read on to learn more about the importance of being diligent about your oral health.
Dentistry is constantly evolving and changing, and because of that, we are always looking for new and improved procedures and equipment that we can use and that will raise the level of care we can provide our patients. This is one of the reasons we are passionate about attending continuing education events and adding new technology to the practice when it is available. We recently added a new piece of technology known as the Fotona Lightwalker Dental Laser. Continue reading to learn more about how this dental laser will make procedures faster, more precise, and less invasive.
Are you or a loved one planning a pregnancy, currently expecting, or recently had a baby? The arrival of a new life is an exciting time and full of planning and preparation. Between all of the doctor appointments, preparing the nursery, and planning for a baby, it can be easy to forget about your oral health. However, dental care before, during, and after pregnancy is a must.
We know that life can be extremely busy for many of our patients. There always seems to be something going on, whether it’s a work event, a family obligation, time with friends, and the list goes on and on. Now that the craziness of the holiday season has passed and we are into the new year, it is a perfect time to evaluate the state of your oral health. When was the last time you and your loved ones visited our office for a hygiene examination and cleaning? If it has been longer than six months, you are definitely due for a visit! Read on to learn about why regular oral hygiene examinations and cleanings are a must.