Ahem! Um…yes, is there something you’re forgetting when it comes to your dental visits? Pretty sure you’re making the most of them? Can’t think of a single way to get even more out of this wonderful opportunity for protecting your oral health immediately and in the long run? As you may have guessed, we would like to cover some things that might be slipping your mind!
If you’ve been doing some investigative work into the benefits of dental bonding, then you probably have a pretty good idea of what it can do for you. For instance, you’ve probably discovered that it will cover problems up that you dislike (think stains or craze lines). You know it can make a tooth that’s short-looking appear longer, so it matches other tooth lengths. You know it can almost magically make gaps go away! However, you probably don’t know everything. As a result, we’d like to share some details that we think just might be on your mind.
Remember that oral discomfort is something you should not have to deal with for very long. True, sometimes things go wrong with your oral health, which is one of the reasons we are here: To repair issues when they develop. However, we know that when you’re sitting at home and you’re experiencing some amount of pain or sensations that you dislike, making the final decision to either call our practice or try to “wait and see what happens” can be filled with uncertainty. Give our quiz a go, so you know how to proceed.
Do you have dry mouth at the moment? If you have to think about it for too long, then you probably don’t. You’ll know this condition because you will feel like your mouth has been sucked dry of its moisture. This can lead to a sensation that your mouth is full of cotton balls or that your mouth feels sticky. You may also present chapped lips, bad breath, and saliva that seems to be stringier than you remembered it being. Not to worry! We offer some things to keep in mind, so this issue is no longer a mystery (and so we can help you resolve it).
Have you been dealing with the onset of new symptoms that seem to be related to poor sleep? Is this confusing to you because your sensations and experiences match up with a bad night of restless sleep but you don’t really remember waking up throughout the night? If so, this is a good sign that you may need sleep apnea treatment. Not sure about common symptoms but you think you’re probably due for a visit? Let’s narrow down the details with a quiz!
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?