If you brush and floss and you don’t know why you still have a cavity in your smile, you may be feeling a little bit defeated. While your brushing and flossing certainly make up the solid foundation upon which your dental care rests, it’s not everything. You also need to make wise choices regarding habits, foods, and your visits with us! Learn more.
If there’s one thing about receiving orthodontic treatment that causes patients to worry a lot, that topic typically includes eating. Will I be able to eat anything I want? Patients often ask. Of course, it all depends on the treatment you’re receiving. When you’re in traditional braces, you simply need to practice some amount of caution to ensure you’re keeping the different parts of your system in place and undamaged. Let’s review some helpful factors with a brief quiz.
Happen to love imbibing a beer or two, particularly on St. Patrick’s Day? Fancy yourself someone who can make it through a 5K walk/run with a smile on your face? If so, this upcoming Shannon Brewing Co. 5K Walk & Run is just the way to get a head start on your St. Paddy’s Day!
You probably know that gingivitis is dangerous for your oral health. You also know that gum disease is bad for you, as well. However, you might not know whether these terms are synonymous, if gum problems are avoidable, or who needs to be paying close attention to dental hygiene. Rest assured, we know that this may be an area for which you are lacking in solid information. We’re about to find out just how much you do (or do not) know, while you soak up some helpful facts.
When we talk about getting a green smile on behalf of St. Patrick’s Day, we’re not talking about the green tinge you end up with when you drink green-colored fruit punch. Instead, we’re focusing on the way you can make some changes to your dental care to ensure you’re protecting the environment, while you protect your oral health. Didn’t realize this was a possibility? Fortunately, we have some simple tips to help you on your way if sustainability is important to you.
When it’s time for a restoration, you might do anything you can to rationalize a way out of your visit. We know that it’s not the most exciting part of your week but it is necessary (and the results will definitely put a smile on your face). Unfortunately, if you ignore the need for restorative care, you’re setting yourself up for some disappointment. Learn more about why you need to take our suggestion for repairs seriously.
As you prepare to come in for your dental filling, even if you feel completely relaxed about the procedure (which you should, since it is absolutely comfortable!), you may still be dealing with a bit of anxiety about what to expect later. As in, after you go home and the filling is in place. What’s life going to be like, you may wonder? Will your tooth feel and look okay? Do you need to buy special toothpaste? We’ve got all the answers you could ever need!
When you look around at smiles, see teeth in magazines, talk closely with friends and family members, and more, you may notice that you feel like the only person with little ridges on your teeth. Where did they come from and why do you rarely see them on other smiles? Fortunately, this is nothing to worry about (but we know you might not be happy with your smile’s appearance). Learn more about mamelons and how to rely on cosmetic dentistry for improvement.
The idea of going through teeth whitening for a smile you absolutely love probably sounds like an experience that is well worth it. Once you find out that it’s a comfortable, convenient option, following through with it is almost too easy. That is, until you start wondering what you can expect once the treatment is over. As luck would have it, fortune is certainly shining down on you when it comes to professional cosmetic care. We do our best to protect your smile and to prepare you to care for it after a treatment. Learn more about the details as you set out to receive a whiter grin.
Do you know your oral sedation facts? Or, do you have only the slightest idea about what might set it apart from other sedation selections (but not by much)? If you’re all over the place and would like to streamline your knowledge, we suggest collecting essential facts with our helpful quiz. Of course, whatever you’re still lacking in knowledge we will be happy to fill in during your next appointment (or over the phone).