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.
October is here, which means that many of us are enjoying fall fun such as football games, pumpkin picking, and preparing for Halloween. Halloween is a favorite for many because of all the spooky decorations, costumes, and movies. While we aren’t all easily scared by movies or costumes, we are frightened of the effect extra candy and added sugar consumed during this time of year can have on your oral health. The results of added sugar on teeth can be dangerous to adults and children, so everyone in your family is at risk. We have created some simple tips to help ensure you don’t have any oral frights this Halloween season. Read on to learn more.
Children love to be independent. If you are a parent, we are sure that you are nodding your head in agreement. Even if you are not a parent, you have most likely experienced a headstrong child who has been determined to try something on their own. Children seem to express a desire to be independent when dealing with their oral care such as brushing their own teeth. While this sounds like a great idea in theory, it is important that children brush their teeth properly. Many young children have a tendency to brush the front of their teeth or suck on the toothbrush, totally ignoring the rear teeth. Over time, this can lead to decay and cavities in the rear molars. You might be wondering what can be done to help prevent this. Continue reading to learn about a common treatment that can help eliminate pesky decay from developing in the back molars.
Do you hear the term root canal and start shaking in your boots? Thanks to cartoons, movies, and people’s imaginations, root canals have gotten a bad rap over the years. While root canals are something that many people should try to avoid, they do not deserve the reputation that they receive. Root canals can help save your tooth and eliminate the need for a more in depth procedure such as an implant.
Are you missing a tooth and are unsure which replacement option is right for you? Whether you are missing a tooth due to an extraction, injury, or genetics, it can be overwhelming making the decision about which replacement method is correct for your lifestyle and budget.
We know you work hard to keep your teeth healthy. Brushing twice a day, flossing at least once a day, and keeping up with regular dental checkups are just some of the ways to practice good dental hygiene. However, there are some habits or conditions that can put teeth at risk and cause tooth decay no matter how well you keep up with your dental routine.
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.