By now you are probably aware that concerns such as decay and gum disease are among the most common threats to your oral health. They are far from the only ones, however, as phenomena such as oral cancer, bruxism, sleep apnea, and more are also members of the ever-extending log list of oral threats. That being said, it takes a consistent and detailed preventive care routine to ensure that our grins are in tip-top health, but at times, it may not be so straight-forward. In today’s blog, your Silver City, NM dentist takes a look at why we need preventive dental care and just how important of a role it plays in obtaining a lifelong grin.
Last week’s blog takes a look at the manner in which oral bacteria cause damage to a number of areas of the mouth, including the internal pulp and nerves of your teeth. While decay is arguably the most common threat to one’s dental health, it is far from the only problem out there. In fact, nearly anything can have a negative impact on your strength, structure, and even function. Today’s blog discusses the complications that can arise from oral cancer, and your Silver City, NM dentist explains the steps you can take to reduce your risk.
The concept of tooth loss as an adult is a frightening experience, as unlike with childhood, our adult teeth will not come back once gone. Because this is such a permanent experience, your dentist recommends taking part in excellent preventive habits at home, including brushing and flossing regularly as well as attending routine dental appointments. Even still, factors continue to contribute to the degradation of your grin, requiring additional restorative treatments to handle. In today’s blog, your Silver City, NM dentist examines the manner in which decay progresses, including how it impacts your internal tooth.
It is always our first choice to preserve every tooth in your smile. You can do your part with dedicated brushing and flossing at home, and by not using your teeth as tools, when it comes to opening packages or chewing on ice, pencils or other hard objects. You can also help protect teeth by attending dental checkups and cleanings regularly, so we can help keep an eye on any issues that arise. There are times, however, when tooth extraction in Silver City, NM is the best answer for preserving your overall oral health. We can also design a plan to replace the missing tooth or teeth, and restore your smile.
It is imperative to your oral health that matters such as dental decay, the effects of chronic bruxism, and more are addressed sooner rather than later. In fact, unlike a stomach ache or dizziness, oral health concerns will definitely not get better or disappear over time. For some, however, threats that impact function are mostly handled, and it is a cosmetic concern such as a chipped or cracked tooth that is bothersome. In today’s blog, your Silver City, NM dentist looks at problems such as these and discusses ways that teeth-whitening can enhance your smile for a brighter appearance.
Whether you are aware of it or not, millions of adults every year are affected by dental decay in one form or another. This means that not only is it a major threat, but given the versatility and variations in infection, it can be the biggest concern that most face! For others, however, this is minor in comparison to a jaw dysfunction that can affect one’s oral health. In today’s blog, your Silver City, NM dentist will take a look at the negative effects of chronic teeth grinding and how it can lead the way to functional complications.
As one of the most common dental concerns that is out there, dental decay can cause severe damage if it is not properly treated. It may start off as a harmless concern that can be easily addressed, but the longer you put off attending your office visit, the worse your condition may become. In today’s blog, your Silver City, NM dentist would like to take a look at the manner in which decay progresses and affects your smile, as well as treatments our office can offer along the way.
A wonderful benefit of cosmetic dental procedures includes their ability to mimic that natural appearance of teeth and ultimately provide a lifelike result. A common misconception that people may have, however, is that a natural finish is exclusive only to cosmetic concerns, often discouraging individuals from seeking treatment for mild to moderate concerns that affect their smile’s function, such as that of a cavity. In today’s blog, your Silver City, NM dentist will clear up this misconception by describing how a composite resin filling can actually restore function without altering your grin’s appearance.
They say that everyone smiles in the same language, and a beautiful grin makes for a thriving individual. While this can be true and even cause a significant boost in confidence, the converse can also be true. In other words, blemishes such as stains or even gaps can significantly impact a person’s mood and view, causing them to want to hide their grin more than flaunt it. In today’s blog, your Silver City, NM dentist will take a look at the non-invasive and simple ways in which cosmetic dentistry can restore that boost of confidence and provide a look you will love.
It goes without saying that preventive dental care is the name of the game when it comes to your oral health. Keep in mind, however, that it is much more involved than you may think. Indeed, a healthy smile requires a consistent combination of brushing and flossing at home, paying mind to the foods and beverages you consume and how they impact your teeth, and attending your regularly scheduled examination and cleaning. In fact, when was the last time you attended? In today’s blog, your Silver City, NM dentist will take a look at what occurs during your visit as well as why it is a necessary step in your overall preventive routine.