If you or a loved one has experienced tooth loss, it is important to choose a tooth replacement option as soon as possible. Living with an open space in your mouth is not ideal and can lead to serious oral health complications in the near future. We work with our patients to select an option that will benefit their lifestyle and goals for their oral health. One treatment that is especially popular with our patients is dental implants. We want to share 5 benefits of dental implants and how they can change your life. Read on to learn more.
Would you love to straighten your teeth but have been hesitant to learn more about orthodontic treatment? We offer various orthodontic options based on the patient’s needs. Many of our adult patients can benefit from receiving orthodontic treatment. Not only does it improve the appearance of the teeth, but overall oral health as well.
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.
It always seems like an emergency happens at the worst time, and a dental emergency is no different. There are a number of reasons why a patient may experience an emergency. One of the most common is failure to receive a recommended treatment in a timely manner, and then the problem progresses. When an emergency happens, it can be difficult to determine when a visit to our office is necessary. One emergency that always requires a visit to our office is a cracked tooth.
At Smiles by Holsinger & Higgins, we offer a number of tooth replacement options. We consult and work with our patients to explain each tooth replacement option that could possibly improve their oral health. One such treatment is dental implants. Although dental implants have become extremely common over the years, there are many patients who are unfamiliar with them and have questions about this treatment. We want to answer some of the most common questions.
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:
Do you get nervous before you visit the dentist or need dental treatment? If so, you are not alone! There is a large number of people who experience some form of nervousness or anxiety before visiting our office. We never want your nervous feelings to keep you from getting the dental care you need and deserve. We want you to feel safe and comfortable while in our care. Here are some tips to help you relax before and during your next appointment: