Tips For a Cavity-Free Holiday Season

It’s hard to believe that December has arrived and, in a few short weeks, we are going to be celebrating the start of a new year. We can feel the excitement in the air and have heard from many of our patients about their plans during the holiday season. Some are enjoying the return of holiday traditions that were cancelled last year. Others are busy shopping for gifts and planning events and activities with family and friends. No matter your plans, we know that there will be an abundance of delicious foods and drinks during all of your celebrations. We wanted to offer some helpful tips to ensure that your oral health remains in top shape and you don’t experience any post-holiday cavities and decay.

Top Reasons To Replace A Missing Tooth

Have you recently had a tooth removed and are unsure if you are going to replace it? We know that it can be heartbreaking when a tooth is removed. No matter if the tooth is lost to decay, injury, trauma, or a medical condition, it can be tough to decide whether the tooth should be replaced. We are here to tell you that no matter the location of the tooth, it should always be replaced. Read on to learn about the importance of replacing your missing tooth.

Let’s Celebrate National Flossing Day!

Now that November has arrived, many Americans are thinking about celebrating Thanksgiving with their family and friends. They are planning the menu or perhaps finalizing travel arrangements if the family lives far away. We all know about the day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, famous for its big holiday sales and deals. But, did you know there is another important day that is celebrated the day after Thanksgiving? It is National Flossing Day — a day dedicated to the importance of flossing your teeth and raising awareness about proper oral hygiene.

What’s The Best Tooth Replacement?

Have you recently had a tooth extracted and are deciding which tooth replacement option is best for your lifestyle? We know that it can be a difficult decision to make, so we encourage our patients to think about their long-term oral health goals. Our number one recommendation to patients is a treatment that is a permanent tooth replacement and offers numerous benefits. Interested in learning more? Read on to learn about this popular and life-changing treatment.

We Are Always Working To Improve Our Practice

At Family Friendly Dentistry, we are always striving to improve the quality of service and care you receive when you are in our office. We use state-of-the-art technology and treatment techniques to offer you the latest and greatest in dental care. Dental technologies and treatment procedures are ever changing. Our team believes strongly in continuing their dental education and training whenever possible to be sure our patients are receiving the latest in terms of new techniques. Dr. Haring and Dr. Cobb recently attended an Implant Success Today training seminar in Wisconsin to help better serve the needs of our dental implant patients. If you are unfamiliar, dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are placed in the jawbone and used to support a prosthesis such as a dental crown.

Sugar Can Be SCARY For Your teeth!

October is here, which means that many of us are enjoying fall fun such as football games, pumpkin picking, and preparing for Halloween. Halloween is a favorite for many because of all the spooky decorations, costumes, and movies. While we aren’t all easily scared by movies or costumes, we are frightened of the effect extra candy and added sugar consumed during this time of year can have on your oral health. The results of added sugar on teeth can be dangerous to adults and children, so everyone in your family is at risk. We have created some simple tips to help ensure you don’t have any oral frights this Halloween season. Read on to learn more.

Meet a Valued Team Member – Amy

At Friendly Family Dentistry, we provide caring and comfortable dental care to your entire family. We believe that our patients come first, and our entire team works hard to offer unique and quality care no matter your age or state of your oral health. Every member of our team works together to help our office run smoothly and to ensure that we provide the care that you need. We want to take some time this month to help you learn a little more about one of our dedicated team members — Amy.

A Friendly Reminder…

We hope that you had an amazing summer! Now that we are all getting back into our fall routines, we wanted to offer a gentle reminder to schedule any needed treatments that we recommended during your last appointment. The days go by fast, and we know that between school, work, extra curricular activities, and events with family and friends, it is easy for time to get away from you. Now is a great time to call our office and schedule any appointments that you or your loved ones need. Delaying treatments can lead to additional treatments and costly repairs. Continue reading to learn more about why dental treatment should never be delayed.

Everyday Habits That Lead to Jaw Discomfort

If you suffer from temporomandibular disorder, also known as TMD, or if you have ever experienced jaw discomfort, you know how uncomfortable it can be. During an episode, it can be difficult to chew, open your mouth, and even talk. If you don’t have an official diagnosis, but experience discomfort in the jaw muscles, unexplained headaches, or have a difficult time opening and closing your jaw, you may have TMD. There are daily habits that might be contributing to your discomfort or causing TMD flare-ups and can greatly affect your quality of life.

The Best Way To Revitalize Your Smile

Are you looking to reinvent or improve your smile? If so, you are in luck, as we offer a number of cosmetic dental treatments that can greatly change the appearance of your teeth. One specific treatment is a wonderful choice if you are unhappy with the appearance of your front teeth. It can improve a number of imperfections and is a popular choice among many of our patients. Continue reading to learn more about this cosmetic treatment.