You might know that dental cleanings are important. However, it’s not unlikely that you’re unsure what makes them so significant. If you don’t really know much when it comes to the point of receiving cleanings for your oral health, we encourage you to become more familiar! It will give you all the motivation you need to schedule preventive visits.
February has just made its arrival, which means something very special. Can you guess what it is? If you said, “It’s nearly Valentine’s Day!” then you are absolutely correct! Since this month is all about love, we thought it would be nice to share a little of our own appreciation to our wonderful patients who are so dedicated to their dental care! With that said, we’ve got an easy-to-participate-in February contest going. Spend just a quick moment tossing your hat into the ring and you may walk away with a pretty exciting prize!
Do you live in a household in which stepping on a LEGO and nearly finding yourself face down on the floor is never a surprise (but something you really can’t wait to go away)? If so, you might want to make the most of your son or daughter’s (or both) interest in putting these puzzle pieces together in an effort to build something magnificent. Translation: Head out to the Lil’ Builders event!
When you think about tooth decay and how it affects your tooth, what do you visualize? Do you imagine your tooth simply gets dirty and starts to break down? Are you familiar with the factors that come into play regarding the formation of a cavity? Do you assume that if you would just stop eating sugar, decay could not possibly happen? To set the record straight, we suggest you consider three things that contribute to the development of decay. As a result, you’ll be able to paint a much clearer image of what’s going wrong and how to prevent it in the future.
You might be a patient who assumes that since your smile feels A-OK, everything must be just fine! While we certainly don’t want you to feel paranoid, we also don’t want you to walk around under the false impression that your oral health is in perfect condition (when in reality, you might need care). To make a long story short: Pain is not the final answer to whether your smile is in good shape or not. Let’s help you understand what we mean by this (and what to do), so you’re approaching smile care correctly.
When you lay out the building blocks that make up optimal dental hygiene, they include your brushing and your flossing. When you begin examining the details that distinguish between decent care and expert level care, it’s often a matter of adhering strictly to the guidelines (and adding in any extras that can bolster your ability to get your smile very clean). Is this a bit too cryptic? Let’s explore the specifics, so you can really protect your oral health.
Ever feel like no matter what you do, you end up feeling completely fatigued? Perhaps you also experience that moment when your brain feels cloudy and you can’t seem to get your mind functioning up to par. If so, you may want to check out this upcoming event, Overcoming Exhaustion And Brain Fog, which can shed light on what’s going on and what to do.
Has a friend mentioned that the problem with your smile appears to be overcrowding? Do you know that your smile could certainly use some help but you don’t really know anything about this (or other types) of malocclusion (or a misaligned bite)? If so, you may not know where to begin or what types of treatments are available to you. We encourage you to talk with us about your smile to determine whether your teeth really are crowded, if something else is an issue, and how we can help.
No, don’t worry, we’re not going to ask you to do any long division, calculus, or advanced mental math. What we are going to ask you to consider, however, is the fact that when you do the math regarding dental care, you will find it’s actually not as complex as it seems. While you’re in the depths of figuring out your oral health routine, when to see us, how often to brush and floss, and more, it can feel like you’re quite bogged down (but we can help with some numerical magic).
Do you notice that you consistently have too much saliva in your mouth? Perhaps this is something that only happens on occasion but you’re not really sure why. Maybe you don’t really know if you have a normal amount of moisture in your mouth at any given time, if it’s too little, or too much. Fortunately, we can help you feel more grounded regarding what’s happening within your mouth with the help of questions and answers! Let’s go!