How Your Checkup Benefits Your Routine

Young african-american man visiting dentist's office for prevention and treatment of the oral cavity. Man and woman doctor while checkup teeth. Healthy lifestyle, healthcare and medicine concept.It goes without saying that taking care of your smile is a lifelong process. After all, your grin is constantly facing a variety of threats and other factors, so the least we could do is prioritize its protection. Still, many people fall victim to not providing enough care for their grin, and thus become more susceptible to damage. In today’s blog, your Silver City, NM dentist explores the importance of preventive dentistry, including how checkups and cleanings play a more necessary part than you initially thought.

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How We Can Help You Fight Gingivitis

gingivitisThere’s a good reason why dentists everywhere recommend brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing. Preventative care like this does a lot for maintaining good oral hygiene. Similarly, avoiding sugary and stain-inducing foods and beverages can keep your smile looking bright. However, even practicing the best habits at home cannot fully prevent all issues. Plaque and tartar build-up occurs perpetually, and if it isn’t properly addressed, it can lead to periodontal diseases, like gingivitis. In these cases, you might need a deep cleaning that consists of scaling and root planing. In today’s blog, your Silver City, MN dentist’s office discusses the benefits of these procedures and how they can keep your gums healthy. 

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How Bacteria Infects Your Tooth Roots

Chalk drawing of a tooth with medical term root canal. Concept of learning stomatology.Oral health concerns such as teeth-grinding, dental decay or infection, and everything else in-between all pose significant threats to your smile, especially if they are left untreated. What’s more? There are only so many practices you can take part in to ensure your smile is taken care of, and even still, there is no guarantee you will maintain a healthy smile for life. In today’s blog, your Silver City, NM dentist explores the common concern of dental decay and how it can impact your oral function and damage your nerves without proper treatment.

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Teeth Grinding At Night Can Cause Daytime Pain

Why do you spend so much of your day with pain in your face, jaw, and teeth? The answer may be linked to something that is happening during the nighttime. Nightly teeth grinding and clenching will wear down your enamel over time, which can build to serious damage. It can also cause increasing stress on your jaw joints and muscles, something that can affect you during your waking hours. Our Silver City, MN dentist’s office is here to help you protect your smile against this issue, known as bruxism. A custom oral appliance will keep your teeth apart and safe from harm while you rest. If you come to us for help after you suffer dental damage, we can also discuss treatment options to restore damaged teeth. (more…)

Your Diet’s Impact On Your Smile

Funny man holds half of red watermelon near face, has glad surprised look, dressed casually, has healthy summer nutrition. European guy poses with tasty tropical fruit against blue backgroundIt goes without saying that dental decay is arguably the most common oral health concern out there. After all, it affects millions of people every year in one form or another, and nobody is immune to its effects. Still, it may be a common concern that should not be taken lightly, but it is far from the only threat you have to worry about when it comes to your oral health. In today’s blog, your Silver City, NM dentist takes a look at the way your everyday diet actually impacts your smile’s integrity, and how you can follow a few tips and tricks to better prioritize your health.

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Addressing Various Levels Of Decay

Young woman suffering and experiencing strong aching toothache. Tooth decay and sensitivity. Diseases gumsWhether you are aware of it or not, taking care of your smile is a lifelong process. Indeed, it is always better to start sooner rather than later on excellent preventive habits, and taking the time to ensure your daily routine is well-rounded can go a long way. Even still, countless threats are often plaguing our grins, some more common than others. In today’s blog, your Silver City, NM dentist discusses the common phenomenon of dental decay, and explains how our team can help prioritize your help with different levels of restorative care.

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It’s Never Too Early To Start Preventive Care

A small child cleans children's teeth with a toothbrush.It goes without saying that your oral health is among the most important aspect of your smile. After all, without healthy structures, appearance, function, and more would suffer significantly. Because of this, it is imperative we take the time to practice an effective dental care routine to achieve a healthy smile for life. In today’s blog, your Silver City, NM dentist takes a look at the benefits of starting preventive care early and how our team can help.

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Added Protection With Dental Crowns

Dental prosthesis, dentures, prosthetics work. Prosthetics hands while working on the denture, false teeth, a study and a table with dental tools.Whether you are aware of it or not, your smile endures a significant amount of wear over the course of your lifetime. Because of this, it is imperative we do all that we can to take care of our health. Indeed, an effective preventive dental routine consists of many moving parts, and falling short in any of those can cause significant complications to arise. Even if your preventive routine falls short, your dentist can recommend backup solutions in the form of restorative dentistry. In today’s blog, your Silver City, NM dentist takes a look at dental crown restorations, and how they can protect your smile in a few different ways.

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What Your Teeth-Grinding Entails

Femme souffrant de douleurs dentaires.It goes without saying that most individuals are aware of the dangers that arise from traditional oral health threats. These can range in severity, encompassing issues that target the teeth, the gums, and any other aspect that is contained within your oral cavity. Still, however, these problems merely scratch the surface, and a number of people are completely unaware of the dangers that accompany nontraditional oral concerns such as sleep apnea and bruxism. In today’s blog, your Silver City, NM dentist will take an in-depth look at the causes behind teeth-grinding, as well as what future complications can arise when treatment is not sought.

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When Fillings Can Be Lifelike

3d render of jaw with dental polymerization lamp and light cured inlay filling over white backgroundMany individuals place great value on the quality of their smiles. This can include how it appears, the status of its health, or a combination of the two. Indeed, taking care of your teeth and oral health is a lifelong process that involves more than most are willing to put into it. Because of this, restorative procedures such as root canals, crowns, and fillings serve as a reliable backup option so that many do not have to lose their precious pearly whites to decay or other infection. In today’s blog, your Silver City, NM dentist takes a look at addressing dental decay in its earliest stages, and how a filling treatment can be shade-matched to your smile.

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