One thing has remained true throughout the entire history of dental care—prevention is your best chance at retaining your healthy, natural smile. Luckily, much of dentistry’s advancements have been in the art of dental hygiene, which is your daily routine aimed at preventing the processes that cause dental diseases. Today, we help you maximize your preventive power by offering a short checklist of good dental hygiene practices, which we hope you already practice. (more…)
You are probably used to hearing us tell you to be consistent with your dental hygiene habits, to form a routine, and to maintain a steady schedule for your oral health. While consistency is generally essential to success regarding your smile and wellbeing, there are specific instances in which inconsistent choices are actually to your benefit. Ready to shake things up just a bit?
Are you worried about experiencing tooth decay because you are completely unsure about what to expect from dental fillings? Perhaps you have gathered some general knowledge regarding this restorative treatment but there are a few aspects that still remain a mystery. First, recognize that while avoiding decay is the goal, it happens to nearly every person at least once during life. When it comes to fillings, you can actually feel confident about them – they repair your tooth with beautiful results. Let’s explore some details.
If you are one of the many patients who brushes and flosses just like we suggest – but you still deal with staining – you may be throwing your arms up in defeat. For someone who takes such care to keep your teeth and gums clean, why is your smile looking dim, brownish, yellowed, or otherwise, you may wonder? While it’s entirely possible for poor dental hygiene to contribute to discolored teeth, this is certainly not the culprit for you. Rest assured – there are some other contributing factors! Fortunately, regardless of the cause, we can always help you whiten your smile.
You know as a general rule that you should brush your teeth. However, when we say “brush your teeth twice a day,” do you assume we just mean to brush your teeth – but to avoid your gum tissue? Are you still unsure about whether you should focus on certain areas of your smile? How about your tongue? Should your dental hygiene focus on brushing your tongue, too? It may sound complicated but it really isn’t. Let’s make our way through some easy-to-following suggestions.
If a friend has told you that receiving a dental implant means the placement of one single product, this isn’t quite right. It’s accurate that we can replace the entirety of your missing tooth (including the roots as well as the crown). However, replacing your teeth with implants means relying on multiple steps and pieces to get the job done. Let’s provide you a quick overview of the details, so you can better visualize the components that restore your smile after tooth loss.
Have you been wondering about the best way to protect your smile? What are you trying to avoid? Are you primarily concerned with disease-related issues, such as gum disease or tooth decay? Perhaps you have some anxiety about keeping your teeth strong and free of damage. Or, maybe you’ve been dealing with a functional issue like bruxism but you’re not sure how to make it stop. Good news: Preventive care is comprehensive and can help you address all of these concerns. Schedule a visit with us for a personalized plan.
Are you someone who does as much as you can to keep your smile healthy? Do you practice preventive care according to our suggestions? If so, you may not be very familiar with restorative dentistry because it is the area of dental care that addresses and repairs problems. Issues may stem from accidental damage to hygiene-related disease or concerns. Allow us to provide you with an introduction, so you know that you have access to help when you need it.
Are you upset because you want to keep your teeth and gums as clean as possible but you are experiencing some discomfort? Perhaps the act of brushing on its own is not very comfortable. Or, maybe you experience sensitive teeth and wonder if this issue stems from your brushing. We can answer all of these questions, while offering helpful dental hygiene tips. Read more!
Do you feel like you’re beginning to get your bearings as far as your daily brushing is concerned? How about your flossing? We find that brushing is something that is very easy for patients to catch on to but flossing is often considered unnecessary or becomes an afterthought. We encourage you to consider a friendly, helpful Q&A session regarding your dental hygiene practices and floss, so you feel confident in your daily habits (and to ensure you keep your entire smile super healthy).