Do you enjoy watching TV shows on a streaming service? As of late, there seems to be an endless amount of streaming services that you can join as a subscriber. With everyone home during the start of the pandemic two years ago, binge watching shows became a pastime to do with your family while there were no other entertainment options. The same mentality has continued each time the new season of a popular series is released. You might be wondering how this has anything to do with your oral health. Unfortunately, for some, binge watching TV can have negative effects on your oral health.
Have we recommended a dental crown treatment and you have postponed scheduling it due to nerves? Even if we haven’t recommended a dental crown treatment at this time, there is a chance that you or a loved one might need the treatment in the future. An unfamiliar treatment makes some of our patients feel uneasy, so we want to take a few moments and explain more about this common treatment that can be used to restore and improve your oral health. Continue reading to learn more.
Do you notice your gums appear to be bleeding after you brush and floss your teeth? It is more common than you probably realize. Most people likely experience this from time to time. Most of the time, it is nothing to be concerned about. It can happen if something becomes stuck between your teeth and makes the area sore, for example if a kernel becomes lodged after eating popcorn. The problem arises when the gums continue to bleed daily, indicating there is an underlying issue that needs to be corrected. Some possible causes of bleeding gums can include:
Do you look longingly at people with beautiful teeth and dream you could have their teeth and smile? We are here to tell you that we can help make any change to your smile you would love to see. Thanks to the updates in dental technology over the past few years, we are able to offer a number of cosmetic dental treatments to our patients. The summer is the perfect time to put a plan into action. Some treatments can be completed quickly so you can enjoy the results during the remainder of the summer, while others may take longer with results that will be ready to show off during the upcoming holiday season. Interested in learning more about cosmetic dentistry and the treatments we offer? Continue reading to learn more.
Would you love to straighten your teeth but feel that you are too old to start treatment? We are here to tell you that there is no age that we think is too old to improve your smile and your self-confidence. Orthodontic treatment is not the same as you may remember from your youth. The days of bulky traditional metal braces being the only option are long gone. At Smiles by Holsinger and Higgins, we are proud to offer a variety of orthodontic options to our adult patients.
We are so excited the summer season is a few short weeks away! After a long winter, we have been enjoying the spring weather and are looking forward to the hot summer days full of fun and relaxation. On a hot summer day, there is nothing quite like eating some ice cream to cool off. Would you love to enjoy ice cream but find yourself cringing due to discomfort in your teeth? You are most likely suffering from tooth sensitivity. While it is common to experience tooth sensitivity on occasion, repeated occurrences are a warning that there may be a problem with your oral health. Continue reading to learn what your mouth may be trying to tell you.
With the popularity of social media, it seems that trends are continuously popping up, and people are eager to try them all. Beauty, cooking and home decor trends are always fun to try because, for the most part, if it doesn’t work out, there is no harm caused. The problem with viral trends is when they can negatively impact a person’s health. There have been some trends over the years that offer a promise to improve the appearance of teeth or overall wellness but can cause lasting damage. If you are unhappy with the state of your oral health, we know there can be some intrigue in trying one of the trends you may see. While it might be tempting to give these ideas a try, we are here to tell you that pretty much every trend you see on social media related to dental health is not a good idea. Here are some dental trends to avoid:
Do you know you are overdue for a hygiene examination but are struggling to get the nerve to call our office? Or have we recommended a dental treatment to restore your oral health and you are afraid to receive treatment? If either of these scenarios sounds like you, you most likely suffer from dental anxiety or dental phobia. These are very real feelings that can cause patients to avoid the dentist for months, years, and even decades at a time. Dental care is important for your oral health as well as your overall health. We offer a solution to help patients get the dental care they need while keeping them in a relaxed state throughout treatment. Does this sound like something that may benefit you or a loved one? Continue reading to learn more.
At Smiles by Holsinger & Higgins, we are passionate about the state of our patient’s oral health. When we see patients for their routine hygiene examinations, they are always surprised to learn that we are inspecting for more than tooth decay. Gum disease is one of the additional conditions we are concerned about. If detected, gum disease can lead to serious oral and overall health complications.
Are you due for a visit to our office? We know that life is busy and it can be easy for time to get away from you. As we get older, it seems like time moves faster than ever. We encourage our patients to visit us at least twice per year for a routine hygiene examination and cleaning. During these visits, we inspect the state of your oral health and make treatment recommendations as needed. One of the best ways to avoid additional treatments is with your oral hygiene routine. We only see our patients for a short amount of time each year, so the bulk of our patients’ oral care lands on their shoulders. Are you using proper oral care routines to ensure your oral health is where it should be? Read on to see.