Did you do anything special to celebrate Valentine’s Day? If not, perhaps you celebrated National Toothache Day! If you are not familiar, National Toothache Day was February 9th and is a day designated to raise awareness about the importance of good oral health and how to avoid toothaches and other dental issues.
We want to help our patients avoid a dental emergency whenever we can. We know it can be difficult to determine what requires an immediate visit to the office and what can wait. One dental problem that cannot be ignored is a cracked tooth. Delaying treatment can lead to further complications and the need for a more serious procedure.
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.