Bad Dental Habits To Stop Today

At Family Friendly Dentistry, we do our best to ensure our patients have excellent oral health. Aside from treating our patients in our office, we also do our best to educate patients on how to properly care for their teeth at home. We often share the best practices to help develop a helpful oral health routine. Today, we want to take a few moments to discuss some dental habits that are harming your oral health. There are quite a few bad dental habits that can lead to discomfort as well as a dental emergency. These include:

Are You Concerned About Bad Breath?

Are you self-conscious about the smell of your breath? Are you someone who religiously carries mints or gum because you always want to have fresh breath? While it is very kind to want to have fresh breath when speaking closely with others, there are times when it is not possible, such as after a garlicky meal or a large cup of coffee. The problem arises when you experience frequent bad breath. This is a warning sign from your mouth that you may have a larger problem with your oral health. Continue reading to learn what your mouth is trying to tell you.

Meet a Valued Team Member — Jesah

At Friendly Family Dentistry, we believe our patients come first, and we offer unique and quality care to our patients of all ages. We pride ourselves on taking the finest possible care of our patients while maintaining a balanced approach to modern dentistry. We use state-of-the-art technology and treatment practices while staying true to the basic values of traditional dentistry. We love that each and every team member shares this philosophy and always provides our patients with the very best care and service. We wanted to take some time this month and share a little more about one of our team members — our dental assistant Jesah.

A Special Month For Dental Health

Did we recommend a root canal during your last visit to our office and you have been hesitant to schedule your appointment? There is no better time to schedule your visit than today! This month, we celebrate Root Canal Awareness Month. This time is dedicated to bring awareness to this tooth-saving treatment that is often thought of negatively thanks in part to movies and television. We know it can be a little nerve-racking to learn you need a root canal. We want to take some time this month to explain more about this treatment and the benefit it offers to your oral health. Read on to learn more.

Helping Your Teens Navigate Their Dental Health

It can be difficult to navigate a child’s dental health. Children don’t always brush properly and have a habit of enjoying sweets, gummies, and other goodies that can lead to decay and other damage. The one positive when dealing with a child’s oral health is that parents can try to restrict certain foods or assist with the oral hygiene routine to ensure that a child is cleaning and caring for their teeth properly. We notice more problems arise as children enter into their teen years. Teenagers begin to test the waters of adulthood and push back against boundaries. Since we were all teenagers at one point, we can appreciate the need to find your own identity. However, with their newfound freedom, many teens become involved with friends and activities and forget about caring for their own hygiene, especially their oral health.

Could Stress Be Hurting My Teeth?

Many children dream of becoming adults, looking forward to the freedom associated with adulthood, but being an adult is not always all it’s cracked up to be. Unfortunately, as we all know, adulthood is filled with work responsibilities, family obligations, bills, household tasks, and the list continues on. Adulthood also comes with a number of stressors that can lead to serious health complications. You may be surprised to learn that stress can also lead to a number of oral health complications as well. Continue reading to learn if you are experiencing any complications with your oral health that may be related to stress.

What To Know About Gum Disease

At Friendly Family Dentistry, we continuously stress to our patients the importance of maintaining a proper oral hygiene routine. Most patients assume that preventing tooth decay is the reason we are so passionate about cleaning teeth properly. While this is absolutely true, maintaining good oral hygiene also helps to prevent other oral health issues that can cause a great deal of damage to your mouth. Gum disease is one of these issues. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a bacterial infection of the gum tissue.

Get Yourself And Your Smile Ready For Summer

Are you unhappy when you look at your smile and dream of making a change? Are you unsure of which changes are needed to give you the smile of your dreams? We are here to help! We have a number of patients who have healthy teeth but are unhappy with their appearance. We are happy to offer a number of cosmetic dentistry options that can improve any imperfection that is causing you to be displeased with your smile. Now is the perfect time to put a plan into action so you can enjoy your beautiful new smile in time for the warm weather that will be heading our way soon. Read on to learn more about the cosmetic dentistry options we offer.

Let’s Celebrate National Tooth Fairy Day!

When you think of special days in February, we are sure that Valentine’s Day is the first day that comes to mind, followed by President’s Day. There is another day that you can be celebrating, especially if you have young children in your life — National Tooth Fairy Day! National Tooth Fairy Day actually takes place biannually on February 28th and August 22nd. This day is a way to celebrate a young child losing their first baby teeth and the cute little fairy who comes and collects all of the lost teeth. It is also a great reminder to schedule a routine examination for the young child in your life as well as for every member of your family.

What To Know About Sensitive Teeth

Do you like to enjoy a nice, hot beverage on these cool winter mornings but experience some discomfort and sensitivity from the extreme temperature? If eating foods and drinking beverages that are extremely hot and cold bothers your teeth, you may be experiencing tooth sensitivity issues. Although common to experience from time to time, when it is persistent, it may mean that you have an issue with your oral health. Continue reading to learn what tooth sensitivity could be telling you about the state of your teeth and gums.