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.
Life is extremely busy. No matter where you are in your life, it always seems like there is not enough time. Whether you have work, school activities, family obligations, or time with friends, it seems like there is never enough time in the day to accomplish the tasks on your to-do list. Unfortunately, busy schedules are often used as an excuse when dental care is not a priority. Routine hygiene examinations and cleanings are required not only to clean the teeth thoroughly, but also to monitor problem areas in the mouth. When treatments are postponed or delayed, you increase your chances of experiencing oral health complications.
We don’t know about you, but we cannot believe the holiday season is upon us again! It seems like we were just ringing in the start of 2022. The holiday season is a busy time for many, and it seems like there is never any down time. While we hate to be the bearer of grim news during this joyous time, we want to discuss the importance of being aware and prepared in case of a dental emergency this holiday season.
When people hear the word ‘root canal’ they tend to cringe. It’s common for people to assume root canals are painful and should be avoided. Today, it’s not necessary to be fearful of getting this important treatment done. Thanks to modern medicine and anesthetics, the discomfort is similar to getting a cavity filled and nothing to worry about. Keep reading to learn more.
Are you concerned that brushing and flossing aren’t doing enough to prevent tooth decay? It’s easy for adults and children to sometimes lapse in their daily dental routine. At your or your family’s regular checkup, we may recommend a fast, effective treatment that can provide an added layer of protection that works alongside your regular dental hygiene routines. Read more to find out about this treatment.
Most people take their teeth and gums for granted until something like a cavity, signs of gum disease, or other dental issue needs to be addressed. Our dental team always works to help prevent these conditions in our patients. Here are some basic tips on caring for your oral health to help avoid painful and inconvenient dental conditions.
Do you have a missing tooth? You aren’t alone. More than 120 million Americans have at least one missing tooth, with over a third of that number having no teeth at all. To learn why it is important to replace missing teeth as quickly as possible and the options available, click here.