Individuals wishing to achieve optimal health, must understand the very basics of proper oral hygiene. A healthy smile for life starts with healthy habits, and the good news is that most oral health problems are preventable. We have provided topics that you may find interesting. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us today, and of-course dental consultations are always FREE.
The good news is that an abscessed tooth can be effectively treated with antibiotics, cleaning/drainage of the infection, and root canal treatment if the abscess is caused by decay or a cracked tooth.
With the advancements in today’s dentistry there are many techniques that can alleviate dental anxiety, such as sedation dentistry and even wearing headphones to listen to your favorite music. Take the step to talk to your local dentist, and you will be amazed at options available to you.
If you just stared flossing your gums could bleed as they get used to your flossing routine. In normal situations, the bleeding should go away within a week or so.
If you take blood thinners, often these medications may be the reason your gums are bleeding when brushing. You should contact your dentist if bleeding does not stop soon after brushing.
Another example includes brushing too aggressively. We recommend our patients use soft-bristled toothbrushes when brushing.
Bleeding gums also can be a sign of gingivitis. If your gums bleed when you brush, you should make an appointment with your dental for an oral health check up. Often your dentist can help reverse gingivitis as this disease is preventable.
Correcting an abnormal bite should be a priority as this can cause other oral health problems such as; tooth decay, gum disease, and abnormal war to tooth enamel.
The first step is for your dentist to determine if you truly need braces. Understanding why you may need braces can be complex and varies with each individual. If you have an abnormal bite, you should visit your dentist for an oral health exam. Your dentist may recommend braces or another orthodontic treatment to straighten your smile.
Brushing your teeth should be part of every individuals daily routine. It is recommended that you brush with a soft-bristled brush that fits your mouth allowing easy reach to all areas. It is also recommended that you use ADA-accepted fluoride toothpaste.
Taking these simple measures will help ensure long lasting oral health.
Cold sores will usually start to heal on their own within a few days. But if they cause pain or make you feel embarrassed, they can be treated. Over-the-counter topical anesthetics can provide some relief. Treatment may get rid of the cold sores only 1 to 2 days faster, but it can also help ease painful blisters or other uncomfortable symptoms. Your dentist may prescribe antiviral drugs to reduce these kinds of viral infections.
Saliva is the mouth’s primary defense against tooth decay. Among other benefits, saliva washes away food and other debris, neutralizes acids produced by bacteria in the mouth.
There are some steps individuals can take to help minimize dry mouth, including:
• Drinking water often and during meals
• Avoiding drinks with caffeine, such as coffee, tea, sodas
• Avoid tobacco or alcohol, which dry out the mouth
• Minimize spicy or salty foods, which may cause pain in a dry mouth
• Avoid sugar and acidic foods
Sedation / Anesthesia
Depending on the type of procedure, your overall health, history of allergies and your anxiety level – we will determine the best approach for your particular situation. Rest assured we will take the appropriate steps to make your dental visit as safe and comfortable as possible.
Regular dental visits enable your dentist to detect any problems such as gum disease or dry mouth and stop them before they become more serious.
Although bonding is used for different purposes, the most common is for the repair of chipped teeth. The tooth enamel is then fused with the bonding material (porcelain and resins) to promote a strong structure that will look and feel like your original tooth.
There are some limitations of dental bonding and some dentists view it as best suited for small cosmetic changes, or for correction of teeth in areas of very low bite pressure (for example, front teeth). It is always best to consult your dentist about the best cosmetic approach for your particular situation.
Typically bridges are made from gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these materials and are attached to surrounding teeth for support. Fixed bridges can only be removed by your dentist, while individuals can take out and clean removable bridges.
Dental bridges offer several advantages over other forms of tooth replacement. Typically, bridges can be installed in a few dental visits and provide excellent chewing comfort. Further, bridges have a long life-expectancy. You should consult your dentist to determine the best option for your dental health.
The acid removes minerals from the enamel, which if left untreated can cause a cavity. Decay begins in the main portion of the tooth (the enamel) and as the enamel is broken down the decay can go deeper into the dentin and can eventually reach the nerve (pulp) of the tooth.
There are a variety of ways to help prevent cavities which include:
• Regular dental cleanings.
• Brushing and flossing daily; this will help reduce the amount of dental plaque and bacteria in your mouth.
• Eating sugary or starchy foods less often during the day to help reduce the amount of tooth-damaging acids in your mouth.
• Use of fluoride toothpaste, which strengthens teeth, as well as fluoride treatments provided by the dentist or taking fluoride supplements as recommended by the dentist.
If you have any questions regarding your oral health, please contact our dental office today.
There are many additional benefits for crowns including the attachment of bridges to protect a weak tooth from breaking. They offer the benefit of covering teeth that are discolored or badly shaped. Further, a crown can also help individuals bite and chew better!
Crowns are a secure way to fill gaps and help restore your smile. Helping patients keep their teeth healthy is what we do. Contact us today if you have any questions regarding dental crowns.
If you have lost all of your natural teeth, dentures will benefit your appearance and your health. That’s because dentures make it easier to eat and speak. Dentures can be made to closely resemble your natural teeth so that your appearance does not change much.
It is important to continue having regular dental checkups so that your dentist can examine oral tissues for signs of disease. To maintain a proper fit over time, it may be necessary to adjust your denture or possibly remake your denture.
Less than three percent of dentists are Endodontists. Endodontists are specialists because they have completed an additional education and training beyond dental school. More can be found at the American Association of Endodontists.
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