Oral Health vs Body Health

Are you ever concerned about the health of your teeth? If so, you probably already know that you should brush and floss your teeth daily. You should also schedule appointments with our team regularly so we can catch any issues before they become too severe. However, would it surprise you to know that your oral hygiene regimen will actually benefit your overall health as well?

Have you been told that poor oral habits could actually lead to diabetes? Sadly, if you get an infection in your mouth, it will cause inflammation. This inflammation may not seem too serious to you, however, please note that this inflammation can actually influence the way your body uses insulin.

Similarly, if you have poor oral hygiene, you could also be vulnerable to heart disease. If you have poor oral health, your heart will need to work harder than it normally would to fight off the inflammation. Unfortunately, this will lead to hypertension, high blood pressure, and could lead to a heart attack.

You will also be more vulnerable to other medical problems if your oral health is poor. You’ll be more likely to have osteoporosis, bone degenerations, and autoimmune disease if you have poor oral health. You’ll also be more likely to have Alzheimer’s if you’ve lost a permanent tooth before you turn 35.

If you would like to learn more about the care you can receive from our team, or to learn more about how to improve your oral health in [city], [state], please contact [practice_name] by calling us at [phone]. Our dentist, Dr. [doctor_name], and the rest our team are excited to hear from you.

Improve Your Smile With Healthy Food

As you may know, certain foods can harm your pearly whites. For instance, foods and drinks like soda and candy can damage your teeth and cause tooth decay. However, did you know that there are several foods that could actually help your teeth?

For example, you probably know that an apple is good for your body, but did you know that apples are also good for your oral health? You see, the chewing motion can produce saliva flow, which can negate bad bacteria and carry food and bacteria away from your mouth. You can also expect increased saliva flow with carrots, celery, and other crisp, fresh vegetables.

Dairy products such as yogurt, whole milk, and cheese can also help your teeth. These foods provide calcium and protein, which strengthen your teeth. They also act as a base, essentially creating an environment where bad bacteria will struggle to grow.

Leafy greens are another food that can benefit your teeth. These are full of vitamins and minerals, which can strengthen the outer layer of your teeth. They also contain folic acid, which has been used to treat gum disease in pregnant women. Almonds also offer a number of the same benefits.

Would you like to learn more about the benefits these healthy foods can have on your teeth? Are you interested in learning more about how you could keep your teeth healthy and strong? Would you simply like to schedule a meeting with Dr. [doctor_name]? If so, please feel free to contact [practice_name] by calling us at [phone]. We’re excited to meet with you!

The Advantages of Dental Veneers

Have you ever wanted to drastically improve your smile in the matter of an afternoon? Most say that there are no shortcuts in life, but thanks to modern advances in technology and the advent of cutting-edge dental procedures, you can take a shortcut while improving your smile. In just one afternoon you can go from a rugged smile to a stellar smile! The dentists at [practice_name] are here to give you the smile you’ve always wanted with our custom dental veneers. 

Why Dental Veneers?

  • Straightening: Veneers can be used to correct teeth with minor curvatures.
  • Gap Closure: Veneers can close large spaces and gaps that may exist between teeth.
  • Durability: Veneers are thin, yet extremely durable.
  • Damaged Teeth: Veneers can fix teeth that suffered damage from breaks, chips, heavy wear, and fractures.
  • Customizable: Veneers can be used for one tooth or your complete smile.
  • Whitening: Veneers can be used to whiten teeth that have irreparable stains and discoloring.
  • Appearance: Veneers can match up with the color of your natural teeth.

With your new dental veneers, you will be showing off your stellar smile everywhere you go. If you would like to come in for a consultation with Dr. [doctor_name], please call us at [phone] to speak to a member of our outstanding team, or stop by our office in [city], [state]. It’s never too late to start taking steps to a more vibrant you!

The Seven Step Plan to Caring For your Dentures

Caring for your dentures doesn’t have to be a difficult task. They don’t require round-the-clock attention or a constant watchdog to support them. However, neglecting their care can have its consequences. As long as you follow these simple rules for denture care, your smile will thrive:

– Never let your dentures dry out. Always soak them in plain water, or a proper cleaning solution when not in use.

– Be extremely delicate when handling dentures, as they can be easily damaged.

– Always brush the inner parts of your mouth before inserting dentures. Also rinse the dentures in water before inserting, in order to remove any harmful chemicals that may be present from your cleaning solution.

– Be sure to schedule regular checkups with your dentist, and consult them if your dentures become damaged.

– Remove your dentures every night to allow your gums a chance to rest.

– Always avoid using the following products on dentures: teeth whiteners, bleach, hot water, and abrasive cleaning materials.

– Be sure to brush and rinse your dentures daily, but not with toothpaste. Clean them with products including hand soap, denture cleaning solution, mild dishwashing liquids, or products with the ADA Seal of Acceptance.

Never forget to maintain proper oral health care at all times, even with dentures. If you would like to schedule a checkup with Dr. [doctor_name] at [practice_name], you can call us at [phone] to speak with a member of our staff. You can also visit our office in [city], [state]. Your smile is our business!

The Reasons Why Dental Cleanings Are Vital

When many people think of oral hygiene, they think of brushing, flossing, and rinsing, but they usually don’t think about their six month dental checkup. This is a bad habit because the six month checkup is extremely vital for your oral health. Without it, your smile could be in grave danger.

Your routine dental cleaning and exam is very important for many reasons, and three of those reasons include:

Reason No. 1: Your dental checkup includes a deep cleaning treatment that removes the plaque and tartar from your smile. This is very important because plaque and tartar are extremely harmful particles that can attack your teeth and gums, creating tooth decay and gum disease. These two dental issues are dangerous, painful, and inconvenient.

Reason No. 2: The examination section of the appointment is very beneficial because it helps you know the health and condition of your teeth, gums, and underlying bone. It will involve taking a few X-rays and it will also involve your dentist visually examining your entire oral cavity. If you have dental issues, your dentist will find them and will begin treatment right away.

Reason No. 3: A fluoride treatment is also provided during this appointment. This treatment is very helpful because it strengthens and nourishes your teeth, giving them the ability to fight many dental issues, like tooth decay and tooth sensitivity.

As you can see, your six month checkups help you more than you know. So, if you’re one of those people who forget about their dental cleanings and exams, please quit that habit. In fact, feel free to call our office today at [phone] and schedule an appointment with Dr. [doctor_name] at your earliest convenience. Our [practice_name] team is more than happy to help you!

Why Children Need a Dental Checkup Before School Starts

You probably have a long list of things you need to get done before your children go back to school. Sadly, one important thing is often overlooked. While visiting our dentist may not be what your children are hoping to do during their summer, it is something that shouldn’t be overlooked.

You see, tooth decay is fairly common in younger children, especially since there is more sugar being introduced into their diet. These sugary snacks make it easier for bad bacteria to grow in their mouth, which can lead to more cavities. While this may not seem like a problem, did you know that 51 million school hours are missed each year because kids need to visit the dentist?

Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to make visiting our dentist a more pleasant experience. For instance, if you have children who nap, try to schedule an appointment that won’t interrupt their sleep. Similarly, remember that a hungry child will probably struggle at our office. Luckily, summer provides a great time for you to find time to visit our team.

It is extremely important to have regular dental checkups to help you keep your little one’s teeth and gums healthy. Furthermore, since oral care can affect the health of their entire body, please remember that scheduling an appointment with our team can actually keep your child’s whole body healthy. In other words, by visiting our dentist, your child be able to keep their teeth, and body, healthy and strong.

If you would like to learn more or to schedule an appointment for us, please don’t hesitate to contact [practice_name] at [phone]. We’ll gladly answer any of the questions you may have. Dr. [doctor_name] and our team look forward to hearing from you soon!

The Ways to Care for a Knocked-Out Tooth

If you’ve recently knocked out one of your permanent teeth, our [practice_name] team is happy to tell you what to do. Dental emergencies in [city], [state], can be terrifying, so the first thing you need to do is stay calm. Then, you can do the following things:

-Retrieve the tooth: Find the tooth, hold it by the crown, and rinse the root off with water if it’s dirty. As you wash the tooth, do not scrub it. Scrubbing can remove the attached tissue fragments that are needed.

-Try to put the tooth back in place: If you can put the tooth back into its socket, please do so. However, if you do, make sure the tooth is facing the right way when you place it. Also, never force it into the socket. If you can’t put the tooth back into place, you can put it in a small container of milk or in a cup of water with a pinch of table salt. If neither of those things are possible, you can put the tooth in a product that contains cell growth medium.

-See your dentist: Call your dentist and schedule an emergency appointment as soon as possible. The only way you can save your tooth is by having your dentist put it back into place within 1 hour of it being knocked out.

Dr. [doctor_name] and our team care about you and your smile, which is why we are here to help you in any way we can. For additional tips and information on how to care for a knocked-out tooth, please call [phone] today and talk to a member of our team. The sooner you call our office, the sooner you’ll have the restored oral health you deserve!

Recovering from a Root Canal

When you go in for a root canal, your dentist will clean out the infected pulp and replace it with medicated material. After the procedure, your tooth will need a few days to fully recover. To help your mouth heal comfortably and quickly, our team at [practice_name] suggests the following:

– Don’t eat until the numbness wears off: Chewing with a numb mouth increases your chances of biting your cheek or tongue, resulting in further discomfort.

– Be gentle with your temporary filler: Fully restoring a tooth after a root canal may take more than one visit to the dentist. If this is the case, and you leave your first appointment with a temporary filler, take extra precautions because temporary fillers can be dislodged. Don’t bite down on the tooth or brush it vigorously until it has received a permanent filler.

– Maintain excellent oral hygiene: Your tooth will heal much faster if it doesn’t have to battle food particles or plaque. Good oral hygiene will also reduce your risk of needing more root canals in the future.

– Talk to your dentist about potential concerns: If you experience severe pain or pressure for more than a few days, contact your dentist. Other issues may be an uneven bite, visible swelling inside or outside the mouth, or an allergic reaction.

If you’re considering a root canal in [city], [state], contact [practice_name] at [phone]. Our dentist, Dr. [doctor_name], provides root canal therapy and is more than happy to sit down with you and discuss your endodontic needs. We look forward to meeting you!

How to Finally Relax in the Dental Chair

Did you know that there are products available at [practice_name] that can help you finally relax in the dental chair? Well, it’s true! Dr. [doctor_name] and our team understand that many patients are afraid of the dental office and treatments, which is why we happily offer dental sedation in [city], [state].

There are many different types of dental sedation available, but there are three sedatives that are more commonly used. Those sedatives are:

-Oral sedation: Oral sedation comes in the form of a pill. This is one of the easiest sedatives to use because the only thing you need to do is swallow the pill about an hour prior to your dental appointment. By the time you get to our office, you will feel drowsy and groggy. Depending on the dose given to you, you may even fall asleep during your treatment.

-Nitrous oxide sedation: Nitrous oxide is a light, flavored gas that is inhaled through the nose. The effects will make you feel tingly and light headed, but they will wear off once your treatment is over. When you first come into the office, your dentist will place a small mask over your nose and will ask you to inhale deeply. After a few minutes, the gas will enter your system and will make you feel relaxed and comfortable. When the treatment is finished, your dentist will remove the mask and you will feel normal once again.

-IV sedation: IV sedation is generally used for extreme dental treatments, like oral surgery. This sedative is sent into your body through an IV and it usually sends you into a deep sleep. This sedative takes effect quickly and it gives your dentist control [heshe] needs.

For more information about dental sedatives, please call [phone] today and talk to a member of our team! We also encourage you to talk to your dentist when you come in for your next appointment so we can better understand your feelings and emotions. We are here to help you as much as possible!