The arrival of fall and winter not only brings about the various holidays we enjoy during this time of year, but it also brings frigid temperatures that can lead to pesky illnesses that are common during the colder months. While we hope you and your family remain healthy during the late fall and winter months, if you should fall ill, there are certain precautions you should be taking when you are sick to protect your oral health.
There have been a number of famous rivalries over the years, like Batman versus the Joker, McDonald’s versus Burger King, and Coke versus Pepsi. Did you know that your teeth also have rivals? Our goal is to keep your teeth as healthy as possible, but since we see you so infrequently during the year, the majority of the responsibility lies on your shoulders. There are quite a few enemies to your oral health that are constantly lurking, waiting to cause a problem. Do you know what is trying to cause damage to your teeth and oral health? Continue reading to see if you are correct!
You often hear about the foods that are harmful to your oral health because of their sugar content, but did you know that your beverage choice could be even more harmful to your oral health? When you are eating, especially during a mealtime, you start eating your food and finish in a certain amount of time, unless you are a grazer. The difference with a drink is that you can nurse one for hours. Each time you take a drink, you are introducing new bacteria into your mouth. These bacteria cling to your teeth, increasing the likelihood of developing decay.
Are you pregnant or planning to add to your family soon? While this information may not currently apply to you, many of us have friends and loved ones who may be at this stage in their lives and could use this information. It is well known that pregnancy changes the shape and appearance of a woman’s body, but did you know that it also changes the state of a woman’s oral health as well? While we know there is plenty to do before the baby arrives, we want to share some helpful tips to ensure the mom-to-be doesn’t experience a dental issue or emergency during this busy time.
We always stress the importance of brushing and flossing your teeth for optimal oral health. Do you often notice signs of pink or red when you brush or floss your teeth? If so, you may be experiencing bleeding gums. While bleeding gums does not always mean there is an issue with your oral health, as it can happen on occasion from something as simple as food trapped between your teeth, if you experience bleeding gums frequently, it can be a warning of a significant issue. Continue reading to learn more about what may be causing your bleeding gums.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.