We don’t know about you, but we are thrilled that spring is right around the corner. Spring is a time when many of our patients go outdoors to play sports and have fun with family. Nothing can ruin a fun time or exciting plans like a dental emergency. It always seems like an emergency happens at the least ideal time. There are certain things you can do to help prevent a dental emergency. Read on to learn more.
Did you do anything special to celebrate Valentine’s Day? If not, perhaps you celebrated National Toothache Day! If you are not familiar, National Toothache Day was February 9th and is a day designated to raise awareness about the importance of good oral health and how to avoid toothaches and other dental issues.
Would you like to improve your front teeth? Since this month is all about love, there is no better time to make the necessary steps to love your smile. We provide a number of cosmetic dentistry treatments that can bring about any change you want to see in your smile. If your front teeth are what you are looking to improve, there is one treatment in particular that we may recommend — porcelain veneers. Read on to learn more about this popular treatment.
If you have a young child in your life, you know how exciting it is when the first baby tooth falls out. For many families, it usually precedes the first visit from the tooth fairy. Not only can this be an exciting time for children, but it can bring on some nervous feelings as well. Parents can also get a bit anxious and often have questions about their children losing their teeth. We want to share some information about losing baby teeth to help everyone feel better.
Happy 2024! With the start of the new year, it is a common practice to take time to reflect on the prior year and make changes to improve your life. We want our patients to reflect on their oral health. If it has been some time since you and your family visited our office for an oral hygiene examination and cleaning, there is no better time to schedule an appointment. Even if you have an excellent oral hygiene routine, regular cleanings and examinations in our office are necessary. Read on to learn more about the importance of professional cleanings.
We want to help our patients avoid a dental emergency whenever we can. We know it can be difficult to determine what requires an immediate visit to the office and what can wait. One dental problem that cannot be ignored is a cracked tooth. Delaying treatment can lead to further complications and the need for a more serious procedure.
During your routine oral hygiene examinations, we not only thoroughly clean your teeth, but we also check for problems that can impact your oral health. We look for issues like gum disease and oral cancer. The most common problem that affects our patients of all ages is tooth decay, also known as a cavity. Most people are aware of the term cavity, but do you really understand what it means and how it is caused? Read on to learn more about cavities and what can happen if they are not treated.
Would you believe us if we told you that chewing gum could be good for your oral health? While we aren’t referring to sugary gum like Hubba Bubble or Bubble Yum, sugar-free chewing gum can be beneficial to your oral health. Many people consider chewing gum a form of candy, so they don’t chew it as often as they probably should. Chewing gum actually helps prevent tooth decay and cavities.
Do you often wake up with a headache or experience regular, unexplained discomfort in your jaw? If so, you may be suffering from a common condition known as TMJ. This month is TMJ Awareness Month, so we want to explain more about this condition, given that so many people suffer but remain undiagnosed. We hope to provide awareness and support to those who suffer from this condition and help them find relief and treatment solutions. Read on to learn more about TMJ and to determine if you or a loved one is likely suffering from this condition.
At Family Friendly Dentistry, we care about the oral health of your entire family. We know that caring for a family can be challenging. It may seem like there are always new responsibilities and activities popping up that take away from any free time you may have. No matter how busy you may be, it is important to create an oral hygiene routine that family members of all ages can learn and benefit from. Here are some essentials that should be included: