When you go to the dentist for a checkup, your teeth will be cleaned and polished as a preventative treatment for your teeth and gums. The dentist will also examine your mouth to identify any problems. During the cleaning and exam, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss your oral health with the dentist. If you’re… Continue reading 6 Questions to Ask the Dentist During Your Cleaning
You’ve always heard that regular dental checkups are important, so you proceed to your dentist dutifully every six months, like clockwork. The results are never earth-shattering; maybe a new cavity or a filling that needs replacing. Every once in a while you might need something more involved like a root canal or crown, but for… Continue reading Do I Need to See a Dentist Regularly?
You might brush your teeth twice a day, floss and use mouthwash–just like your dentist recommended. But is it possible that you could brush your teeth too hard? With dental hygiene, there is such a thing as proper technique. Brushing too hard has the potential to damage your teeth and gums, which can lead to… Continue reading Am I Brushing My Teeth Too Hard?
Taking charge of our oral health can mitigate a number of uncomfortable symptoms and reduce the risk for serious dental conditions. When it comes to protecting family dental health, it is important that patients follow the advice of their dentist over alternative health advice that proliferates social media and the internet. Following are helpful tips… Continue reading 3 Common Oral Health Problems and How to Prevent Them
Some patients are resigned to the prospect of developing oral health issues, such as gum disease, as they get older. While the risk of gum disease does increase with age, this condition is far from inevitable. When you receive quality care at a family dental practice and take care of your smile at home, you… Continue reading Gum Disease: Not a Normal Part of Aging
When you are looking for someone to care for all of your family’s oral health needs, there are a number of factors that you may want to consider. Choose a family dental practice with expertise in providing a range of treatments and one who is dedicated to staying updated on the latest developments in the… Continue reading What should you look for in a family dentist?
When it comes to your toothbrush, there are several things you likely never think about. But if you were to ask your family dentist about the importance of these subjects, you might be surprised at the answers. Information About Your Toothbrush Proper Storage – After you brush your teeth, you should thoroughly rinse and store… Continue reading 5 Things You May Not Know About Your Toothbrush
The Surgeon General issued findings in the 1960’s advising the public of the hazards of smoking. At that time, the primary concerns were lung cancer and heart disease. But ongoing research has revealed the perils tobacco users face to their oral health. Your dentist, doctor, family, and friends all probably urge you to discontinue using… Continue reading The Effects of Tobacco and Nicotine On Your Dental Health
Everyone suffers from a dry mouth occasionally. Anxiety or nervousness; medications, illness, fever, thirst, and exposure to hot temperatures can all cause one to have a dry mouth. But when a dry mouth becomes a chronic problem, a consultation with your family dental provider is in order to discuss treatment options; failure to respond can… Continue reading Can dry mouth lead to cavities?
Dental health and overall health are linked in many ways. What is good for one is usually good for the other. The same applies to things that can cause harm. So it would make sense that if you take good care of your teeth and gums, your overall health will benefit as well. Daily brushing… Continue reading A Healthy Mouth is a Gateway to a Healthy Body