From the time of your early youth, you have learned about the importance of brushing your teeth a minimum of twice daily. Did you know that using dental floss every day is just as important as brushing your teeth? Most of our patients have dental floss at home, but when asked if it is used on a daily basis, many patients admit that it is only used on occasion to remove a pesky piece of leftover food. We are here to tell you that floss is your friend and can help save your teeth from decay and costly repairs.
Would you love to make a small change to your smile but are unsure of what to do? We offer a simple treatment with movie star-quality results that can be completed in our office or in the comfort of your home. Teeth whitening is a popular treatment that you may have heard mentioned in an advertisement or perhaps when talking with a friend. Many companies have taken advantage of the popularity of teeth whitening, and local stores are full of over-the-counter products. We encourage you to leave those products on the shelves and contact our office to learn more about professional teeth whitening. Over-the-counter products have the potential to cause damage to your oral health, continue reading to learn more.
Are you a nervous patient when you visit the dentist? Do you avoid scheduling an appointment or delay needed treatment out of fear? If you experience these feelings, you are not alone. There is a large percentage of dental patients that experience some form of nervousness that ranges from minor nerves to extreme fear. We believe in helping all patients and will help address each patient’s needs and assist everyone to be comfortable when they visit our office.
Have you been wearing removable dentures and are ready to make a lasting change to improve your oral health? Or maybe you have recently experienced a tooth extraction and are deciding which tooth replacement method is best for you. There is one alternative we always recommend to patients who are looking for a tooth replacement option that is natural looking and offers many of the same benefits as your existing teeth. Continue reading to learn more about this popular treatment.
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.
Do you look longingly at other people’s smiles and wish that your teeth looked like theirs? We are here to tell you that we can help improve your smile with a variety of cosmetic dentistry treatments. One in particular has become popular and is a favorite among our patients. This treatment can greatly improve the appearance of your front teeth and helps various imperfections and issues. Interested in learning more about this treatment? Continue reading to learn if it is right for you.
There is a common misconception that older people typically end up with some form of tooth replacement such as dentures. Thanks to endless images of older adults with gummy smiles, many would believe that to be true. The real truth is that your teeth are designed to last a lifetime. Dental enamel, the outside covering of your teeth, is the strongest substance in your body. If you care for your teeth by maintaining proper oral health, you can live your life with no dental health concerns. Although, as you age, it becomes even more important for you to maintain your hygiene examinations every six months as well as continue to clean your teeth properly. We want to share some oral symptoms that you should be mindful of as you age.
Do you find yourself staring enviously at people with straight teeth? Would you love to straighten your teeth but don’t want to put forth the investment in traditional metal braces? If so, you might already be considering an orthodontic alternative to traditional braces such as Invisalign®. This popular treatment plan is adored by adults who are looking to straighten their teeth for the first time and also those who need to make adjustments to teeth that were previously straightened by braces in their younger years. If you are hesitant to begin treatment, continue reading to learn some things you should know before you make your decision.
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.