As you prepare to gather around a table to dig into whatever delightful meal you pull together in honor of Thanksgiving, there’s one very important detail on our Silver City, NM team’s minds: Are you sure you’re going to remember to include your smile care in this holiday and those that follow? Just to be on the safe side, we thought you might want to enjoy a quick review of the basics that make the essence of your oral health protection. The result? You can have a truly wonderful close to this year, while you don’t accidentally leave your dental hygiene in the dust!
You know that there’s more than one type of concern that can affect your smile. As a result, you may find that you aren’t quite sure how to tackle little changes that come up or what to do when you want to make a change that isn’t essential (such as when you wish you had a whiter smile). Are there some easy ways to go about addressing oral health and esthetic issues without feeling like you have no idea where to begin? Of course, our Silver City, NM team is more than ready to help you make it all feel much easier to handle!
You might figure that since Thanksgiving is so highly focused on the extraordinary food experience that takes place each year, you should probably not even try to worry about your oral health. After all, how can you manage balancing your smile protection with simply digging into the dinner you’re about to truly enjoy? The wonderful news is that caring for your smile is actually very easy to do. Take our Silver City, NM team’s tips with you and you’ll discover that the care you really do need to practice is a cinch.
If you find that you feel discomfort when you brush your teeth, this can really throw you for a loop! You know that you need to brush every day and you need to do it twice. You also know that the sensations that come with it should be neutral in nature, rather than including any type of pain or sensitivity. So, what to do when this necessary dental hygiene habit is something that’s causing you problems? Call us, come in for a dental checkup with our Silver City, NM team, and head home with answers, of course! For now, though, you may wish to begin with some helpful advice according to the type of discomfort affecting you.
When our Silver City, NM team talks with you about drinking water, you might shrug your shoulders and think, “Sure, yes, I know what water is, and I definitely need to drink enough of it!” However, you might not think beyond that thought. If you’re someone who sticks with liquid H2O, you don’t add anything to it, and you don’t drink it in any other form (yep, we will get to that in a jiffy), then good! You’ve won our admiration on the topic because this is very good for your oral health. However, if you’re starting to think you may have a thing or two to learn from us at the moment, then stick around. Our Q&A may offer insight you really need!
One of the treatments you may feel most uncomfortable about? The root canal treatment, of course! Our Silver City, NM team knows that when you even hear this term, it can make your palms clammy and you may feel like bolting out of our practice. However, we like to remind you that this is simply the result of not knowing nearly enough about root canals! Did you know, for instance, that experiencing one is not much different from a filling? Let us ease your thoughts on the topic, so if you find yourself requiring one, you’ll see it’s really going to be perfectly A-OK!
When your kids are very little, your goal is to keep their smiles healthy and to somehow get them to brush their teeth without being told. Then they get older and one day … they’re teenagers! You think you’re out of the woods when it comes to their dental care but then you remember: They’re going to get wisdom teeth and they may require wisdom teeth removal! However, you’re not entirely sure how to approach this issue. As you may have already recognized, our Silver City, NM team can explain just what you need to know.
As you might already know, it is certainly possible for you to have a sensitive tooth because you knocked it on a coffee cup, because you’re extremely congested, or because your teeth just happen to be sensitive in nature! However, particularly when your teeth feel just peachy and then suddenly feel uncomfortable, the onset of this symptom frequently points to a need for dental care because it’s telling you that something is wrong. As you may have already realized, our Silver City, NM team suggests that you come see us for a checkup just as soon as you can when you’re feeling the “zing” of sensitivity.
In most cases, if we were to ask you if something is “good” or “bad” for your smile, you could probably answer without a moment’s hesitation and get the answer correct! On an intuitive level (and because you’ve received an education from our Silver City, NM practice), you know how to best protect your oral health. However, if you are like many, many of our patients, there happen to be a few instances in which you might get your wires crossed. Something you assume is bad might actually be good (and vice versa). Curious about how you might do under such circumstances? Let’s test your knowledge (and potentially offer you some additionally helpful insight into smile safety!).
We know that when you add the need for dental checkups and cleanings on top of what is likely already a very high pile of tasks and priorities and things to do, it can become a bit challenging to get your visits planned out. As a result, you may be prone to missing them, forgetting to schedule them until you’ve already passed the six-month mark, and more. Our Silver City, NM team reminds you that this is a very necessary part of your preventive care! So, take some advice that’s sure to help.