Are you or someone you care about planning a pregnancy, currently expecting, or a new mother? The arrival of a new life is an exciting time and usually full of planning and preparing. Something many expectant and new moms are surprised to learn is that pregnancy can have an effect on your oral health. We would hate for a new mom to experience dental health issues and need to spend time in our office for treatment instead of being with her new bundle of joy.
If you have a young child in your life, you know how difficult it can be to get them to clean and care for their teeth properly. When brushing on their own, young children have a habit of only brushing the fronts of their teeth and the tops of their molars. While it is essential to clean those areas, if that’s all your kids are doing, they’re not brushing their teeth effectively. They are also making it easier for decay to creep in and create problems with their oral health. Sure, parents and older siblings often help kids brush, but it is not always ideal, not to mention that some adults have the same problem. We offer a treatment that can be beneficial for all of our patients, young and old. Read on to learn more about this treatment.
Although they are some of the smallest parts of your body, your teeth are extremely strong. In fact, tooth enamel, the outer covering of the teeth, is the strongest substance in your body. Tooth enamel needs to be strong because it is used each time you bite and chew your food. Although tooth enamel is made to withstand quite a bit of wear and tear, it is not indestructible and can easily become damaged when you do not care for your teeth properly.
I know that many of my patients would love to change one or multiple aspects of their smile because it is almost impossible to have naturally “perfect” teeth. Because we spend so much time looking at our teeth every day, whether it is while we’re getting ready for the day, cleaning our teeth, or checking to be sure there is no food in our teeth or around our mouth, it can be easy to focus on an area of our teeth that makes us insecure. I offer a number of cosmetic dental treatments to improve a number of conditions that you may prefer to change, but there is one in particular that can give you the perfect smile you are after. Read on to learn more about this popular treatment.
Fall is great, especially in this area. Not many parts of the country get to experience the crisp morning air and the beautiful fall foliage like we do. Another reason this time of year is so much fun is Halloween. While some people love the spooky aspect of Halloween, others enjoy the sweets and delicious treats popular during this time of year. We want to share some helpful tips to avoid being spooked by what may be brewing in your mouth after you overindulge in sweets and treats.
Most people do everything they can to avoid dealing with emergencies in their lives. Thankfully, many things are designed to give us warnings before a problem or emergency arises. For example, cars have warning lights to indicate a potential problem, and smoke alarms blare when smoke or a fire is detected. Our mouths also provide warnings to indicate that there may be a problem. The longer we ignore these warnings, the greater chance we have of experiencing a dental emergency. Read on to learn about the warning signs in your mouth that you should never ignore.
Do you frequently experience dental decay or other oral health issues? If so, do you often wonder if your family is to blame for passing down the bad teeth genes? It is an interesting topic to ponder. Are dental issues hereditary? The answer is, well, sort of.
Do you often wake with unexplained headaches, or do you frequently experience discomfort in your jaw? It is not uncommon to experience both of these symptoms from time to time; however, if you find that you are constantly in a state of discomfort or have headaches daily, you may be suffering from a common condition. If left untreated, this condition can negatively impact your quality of life. Thankfully, we offer treatment options to help improve and eliminate your symptoms. Continue reading to learn more about this condition and the importance of receiving treatment.
Along with diet and exercise, quality sleep is one of the most important aspects of your overall health. When you don’t sleep well, you increase your risk of experiencing an accident or developing a serious health condition. If you wake in the morning not feeling rested or if you find yourself sleepy during the day, you may be suffering from a common sleep condition known as sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a condition that causes patients to stop breathing for a short time due to the tongue blocking the airway and causing an obstruction. Each time you stop breathing, due to lack of oxygen, your brain is alerted to the disruption, causing you to wake. This process typically continues during your entire sleep period, whether you’re taking a nap or sleeping at night.
Would you love to improve the appearance of your smile? We offer a number of cosmetic treatments that can make any change you would like to see. We encourage our patients to be honest with us about their feelings. We know many times patients are hesitant to express their desires out of concern that we will recommend an expensive and complicated treatment. In actuality, there is one popular cosmetic treatment that we often recommend to patients that can make big changes to your smile. Continue reading to learn more about this fast and easy treatment.