When you’re caring for your smile every day, there are many things to consider! You will usually just have to make your way through brushing and flossing (and then remember to see us twice a year). However, when you end up with tongue concerns, this can throw your otherwise simple method of oral health care out the window! Now what, you may wonder? Don’t worry. Schedule a visit if you need it (but start with some helpful tips).
When you are young, you are taught that it is polite to share and that giving is a virtue! However, as you get a bit older and start taking the things your dental care team says to heart, you will quickly discover that not all types of sharing are to your benefit! Learn more about how selfless you should be with your dental hygiene products (and why) with the assistance of our quiz.
When it comes to your dental hygiene, you might be surprised that there are more options for dental products than you initially imagined possible. As for the toothbrush, the item that might catch your eye is the electric toothbrush. You’ll see them on television, in stores, and more. Is this something that you should choose for your smile? Is it fine to stick with your trusty manual toothbrush? Try our questions and answers out: They just might help you decide.
We know that you are likely on the hunt for something that could replace your flossing during dental hygiene sessions. Even if you don’t mind flossing, it doesn’t mean that you wouldn’t ditch it at the drop of a hat if we offered you some other solution. As it stands, however, you will need to floss every day for the rest of your life if you wish to maintain good oral health. If you hear this and start asking, “But what about…?” with a particular idea in mind, the answer is going to be no. You really do need to floss. Not convinced? Consider some things that patients often assume can replace dental floss (but that cannot).
Losing a tooth can mean an unsightly gap in your smile. However, less noticeable at first is the impact tooth loss can have on your overall health. Fortunately, to help preserve smiles, we can provide a unique and long-lasting tooth replacement option. How does a dental implant help replace a lost tooth?
Last week, we took a look at the importance of restorative care. In today’s blog, we would like to focus more on a single form of restoration: dental fillings. We can use them to address cavities and restore health and function to your tooth. But how do fillings work and what does the placement process involve?
What did you learn about your oral health during your most recent visit with us? Was it that you’ve got an immaculate smile? Or, did you find out that it is time to set up a restorative treatment to repair a problem with your grin? If it was the latter, how are you choosing to respond to this suggestion? If you said, “I already scheduled my visit,” then we couldn’t be happier! If you have decided to wait a while, we would like to explain why taking care of restorative needs immediately is always the better choice.
If you don’t know much about your tooth replacement options and someone mentions considering full or partial dentures, your head may spin! Are these an option for you? Are they for some other type of tooth loss? Are they more appropriate for a certain age group or are they for everyone? Allow us to help you sort through your questions and become a bit more familiar with who dentures will work for. Hint: They work for just about everyone! For specifics, try our quiz.
The best way to find out if your toothbrush is doing what it needs to be doing (and if you’re using it well) is to come see us for your dental checkups two times a year. However, if it’s a while until your next preventive visit and you have some questions and concerns about things you should be paying attention to regarding toothbrush choice, we certainly understand! Try out our dental hygiene quiz and you might find that you have all of the information you need!
When you’re looking into cosmetic treatments that can make a dramatic impact on your smile, you’ll come up against two things: Your happiness regarding the benefits you can expect and then your doubts about whether those advantages are too good to be true! Great news: You can expect a lot from porcelain veneers and you can tell your worries to take a hike. Looking for specifics? Try your hand at our quiz!