While tooth enamel is a tough substance, as the strongest tissue in the human body, it is still vulnerable to injury. Tooth enamel is a thin, translucent outer layer which covers the dentin below, and protects the tooth pulp below the dentin. Your tooth pulp is home to nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues. If this becomes infected, you will need a root canal to save the tooth. Dr. [doctor_name] may recommend a root canal if a tooth is infected due to the following:
- Deep decay in the tooth.
- If a tooth has undergone repeated dental procedures.
- Severe cracking, chipping, or root fracture allowing bacteria to set in.
Signs that you may have an infected or inflamed tooth include:
- If you have a hole in a tooth.
- Tooth pain or a persistent toothache.
- Swelling gums or swelling in your face or neck.
- Sensitivity to temperature extremes.
If root canal therapy is advised for a damaged tooth in your smile, remember that left untreated, the tooth pulp may die, surrounding bone may be lost, or you may end up losing the tooth. A root canal will relieve you of tooth pain and save your tooth.
Since tooth decay and injury can result in an infected tooth, our [practice_name] team in [city], [state], encourages diligent, daily brushing and flossing combined with regular professional dental cleanings to keep your teeth strong and healthy. We also encourage wearing a sports mouth guard while playing contact sports and high-risk recreational activities to protect against injury.
Please call us at [phone] if you have any questions or concerns, or to schedule a visit with our experienced team. Dr. [doctor_name] and our team in [city], [state], looks forward to relieving you of oral pain and saving your teeth for a healthy, confident smile!
As you probably know, sugary foods and drinks can actually lead to tooth decay. Similarly, you probably know that you can avoid this problem by brushing and flossing your teeth regularly. Similarly, you may know that brushing and flossing correctly can help you keep these issues at bay. However, do you know when you should brush?
You should remember to wait about half an hour after you eat before you brush your teeth. You see, after you eat, your enamel can be weakened. If you decide to brush while your teeth are softened, you could actually damage your pearly whites. After half an hour, your enamel will harden again. It is especially important that you avoid brushing for thirty minutes after you eat sugary or acidic foods.
While you should wait at least half an hour after you eat to brush, what can you do if you’re in a hurry? You could brush before you eat, but many people are bothered by how toothpaste affects the flavor of their food. Fortunately, there are toothpastes with milder flavor that won’t have a major impact on your food. If you’re worried that food will affect your breath,
using mouthwash or eating an apple can cover your breath.
If you’re interested in learning more about how or when to floss, please don’t hesitate to give [practice_name] a call at [phone]. Dr. [doctor_name] and our team will be happy to answer any questions you have. We’re eager to hear from you!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!