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.
Happy 2022! The start of a new year signifies new beginnings and a fresh start to anything you want to accomplish. We want to remind our patients that the beginning of the year is the perfect time to re-evaluate your oral health. If you have not been to our office in quite a while and are in need of a routine hygiene examination and cleaning, now is a great time to schedule your visit. Delaying your examination and cleaning can lead to a number of problems with your oral health and eventually your overall health as well. Read on to learn more about the importance of routine appointments.
Do you like to keep a comfortable distance when speaking to others out of fear that your breath isn’t fresh? It isn’t uncommon to experience bad breath once and a while. A cup of coffee or meal full of garlic often has patients reaching for the gum, toothbrush, or mouthwash. If you are often experiencing people taking a few steps back when you speak with them, you might be suffering from chronic bad breath. Frequent bad breath is a warning sign that you might be dealing with a serious issue that cannot be treated with a toothbrush and toothpaste.
Your teeth play an important role in your everyday life. Did you know that enamel—the white protective covering on your teeth—is the hardest substance in your body? As the saying goes, “Even the mighty shall fall”, and it is possible for your teeth to become damaged if you do not care for them properly. We have created a list of bad habits that you might not be aware are causing damage to your teeth. Of course, by now you are aware that endless sugar and snacking throughout the day is not good for your teeth, or body for that matter, we have included habits that you might not be aware of. Continue reading to see if you are guilty of any of these bad habits.
Are you suffering from a problem tooth that is causing you nothing but discomfort? If the troublesome tooth is severely decayed and no other treatment option will solve the problem at hand, there is a chance that the tooth will have to be extracted.
If you own and drive a car, there are certain preventative measures that you take to ensure the longevity and proper maintenance of the vehicle. You put gas in the car so it can go, get oil changes, put air in the tires, get car washes to ensure it looks nice, and schedule routine maintenance to check on more complex parts. Maintaining good oral health should be no different. Teeth are something that you need for your entire life, so it should be a priority to make certain they remain healthy. Good oral hygiene is not only important for your oral health, but also for the overall health of your body.
Fact! It is possible to avoid candy this Halloween. October is the month for pumpkins, ghouls, and ghosts. It is also a time for sugary sweets that promote tooth decay and cavities. Does that scare you more than the ghosts and goblins? If so, read on to find some interesting alternatives to having the children in your life consume all of their candy this year.
Periodontal (gum) disease is the most common cause of tooth loss in adults. You may think that couldn’t happen to you, but if you are over the age of 30, there’s nearly a 50% chance that you have some form of periodontal disease. The type of treatment you need will depend on how advanced the gum disease has become.