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Can You Ignore Dental Gaps?

Posted on 12/21/2020 by Alyce
Generally speaking, ignoring an oral health issue is an ill-advised strategy. This is true for dental gaps as well. The best-case scenario is that a dental gap will cause mild embarrassment and pain for the patient. However, there are instances where a dental gap is a symptom of a more serious problem. Patients with dental gaps should contact our office at their earliest convenience to schedule a dental exam. Causes of Dental Gaps The most common cause of a dental gap is a missing tooth. Gaps left by missing teeth should be fixed immediately to prevent damage to the remaining teeth as well as sagging on the face. Gum disease is a serious issue that can cost a patient all of their teeth if not treated, so the patient should head to the dentist immediately to get their gum disease controlled. The rest of the causes can be associated with pain and discomfort and should be treated eventually if for no other reasons than to alleviate pain and restore confidence in the patient's smile. Undersized teeth can create gaps when their neighboring teeth are standard-sized or undersized. Mismatched jawbone sizes can cause dental gaps as well as bite issues. Sucking on foreign objects like a thumb can also cause dental gaps. Methods of Fixing Dental Gaps Retainers are a common means of fixing dental gaps. Their ability to be removed makes tasks such as oral cleaning and eating easier. Dental bonding involves adding resin to the damaged tooth, reducing the gap by changing the size of the tooth. Veneers are caps placed over the teeth; they're often used for cosmetic purposes, but they solve dental gap problems well. Braces are a traditional means of fixing tooth alignment issues, though some patients will opt for lingual braces or invisible aligners as alternatives. If you have dental gaps, call our office for a dental exam. We will examine your teeth and recommend the best course of action....

Always Ask Questions When You Come to See Us for a Visit

Posted on 12/7/2020 by Alyce
When you come visit us, we want you to know as much as possible about your dental treatment and care. Therefore, don't be shy about asking questions. By getting your questions answered, you can feel more confident about the care you receive. Whether you are asking for yourself, or for your child as a parent, we want to make sure you have as much information as possible to make the right dental and oral health choices. What Questions Should I Ask? This may lead you to wonder what questions you should pose when seeking answers to your dental and oral health care needs. One of the best overall questions to ask is, “What exactly is good oral hygiene?” The answer to this question will give you a good deal of information on properly caring for your gums and teeth. Good oral hygiene is more than brushing and flossing. It also involves properly taking care of your teeth by eating the right foods and consuming the right beverages. If you are doing things properly, your teeth are clear of debris and your gums are pink and do not bleed when you brush or floss. Bad breath should never be a recurring problem. Take an Active Part in Your Dental Care When you visit us for a professional cleaning, ask about good oral hygiene methods. Inquire about where you need to focus when cleaning your mouth at home. We can point out areas in the mouth that may need additional attention when you are brushing or flossing. We can also answer any questions about the proper technique for brushing and flossing the teeth, and what types of toothpaste, toothbrush, or mouth rinses to use. By asking questions about proper brushing and flossing, and learning more about oral hygiene, you can practice preventive dental care. Doing so will stop oral health issues before they develop into more painful and expensive complaints. We are always here to answer any oral health questions you may have. Give us a call today to arrange for a dental consultation and professional cleaning....

Postpartum Dental Appointments Are Incredibly Important

Posted on 11/16/2020 by Alyce
Pregnancy and childbirth comprise a series of hormonal and physical changes. These changes also affect the teeth and require attention to prevent tooth damage. Usually, your teeth will heal naturally after giving birth, but in case this does not happen, then a dental appointment will be necessary. Among the dental issues you will experience that will require a dental appointment after childbirth include oral lesions, gum disease and tooth movement. Oral Lesions and Gum Disease During pregnancy, you might experience an increase in gastric acid due to the increase in your eating frequency. This increase may attract acid-loving bacteria whose activities produce more acid. Also, if you have morning sickness, constant vomiting will expose your teeth to the acid. This acid can erode the enamel, the protective part of your teeth, predisposing you to cavities. It may also erode your soft tissues and leave your mouth with painful sores. Besides the acid sores, you may also get pregnancy tumors between teeth due to accumulation of plaque, but the tumors disappear on their own after delivery. In case they don't, our professional can always remove them after pregnancy. Pregnancy hormones may also cause gingivitis, which, if untreated, may cause gum disease. Thus, after delivery, book an appointment with us to check whether your gums are healing by themselves or require attention. Teeth movement Pregnancy causes an increase in the production of hormone estrogen and progesterone, which cause temporary looseness of the tissues that hold your teeth. This, in turn, loosens your teeth, causing them to move slightly from their sockets. Thus, after delivery, you need a checkup to see whether the teeth have gone back to their right spots. With a regular postpartum dental appointment, it will be possible to correct any damages on your teeth caused by pregnancy. Also, in case you postponed some procedures due to pregnancy, postpartum appointments will provide the opportunity to address the issues. Contact us today for postpartum dental checkups....

All Posts:
Can You Ignore Dental Gaps?
Always Ask Questions When You Come to See Us for a Visit
Postpartum Dental Appointments Are Incredibly Important
How Allergies Can Impact Your Oral Health
Why Does My Tongue Have Strange Patches On It?
Even a Single Original Tooth Makes Dentures More Stable
Why Does Biting Down Suddenly Hurt?
Does the Shape of Your Toothbrush Head Matter?
Factors That Determine if You Can Keep Your Wisdom Teeth
What is Oral Leukoplakia and Do I Need to Worry About It?
Are Mouthwash Strips Good for Your Teeth and Gums?
How Your Dental Health Affects the Rest of Your Body
What to Do if You Develop Aggressive Periodontitis
How Can You Tell if Your Tooth Has a Cavity?
Why Whitening Trays at Our Office Are More Effective Than Any Drug Store Options
How an Untreated Thyroid Issue Could Affect Your Oral Health
Filling Procedures Are More Advanced Than Ever
What You Need to Have in Your Emergency Dental Kit
Did You Realize an Extraction is Traumatic?
Dangers of Not Brushing After Breakfast
Specialty Bottled Water Vs Tap Water: Which is Better
Snacks That Can Increase Your Oral Health
Poor Oral Health Can Make You Constantly Fatigued
How Protein Boosts Your Oral Health
The Best Flossing Techniques Make Flossing Not Painful
1:Sharing a Toothbrush is Never a Good Idea
Why Talk to Us if You Have Allergies
What Options We Can We Offer for Sensitive Teeth
Could a Fun Toothpaste Flavor Spice Up Your Brushing Routine?
How Can One Side of Your Jaw Hurt but Not the Other?
Dangers You Need to Know About Toothpicks
How a Cleaning in Our Dental Office Differs from Yours At Home
Causes of Dental Pit Stains Can Be What You Eat
If the Bumps on Your Tongue Go Away, is That the Sign of a Problem?
Can You Brush Too Often?
Best Options for Handling a Fear of the Dental Chair
Is Brushing Your Teeth for Too Long a Real Problem?
How to Protect Teeth When You Get Sick
Why You Should Expect to Drool More with a New Set of Dentures
You Need to Make Sure Your Teeth are Healthy Prior to Whitening
Eggs Can Give You Better Oral Health
Easy Ways of Boosting Your Daily Calcium Intake
Sterilization Methods We Can Use for Our Tools
How Exercise Impacts Your Oral Health
Bruxism Can Affect You for Years to Come if Left Untreated
Best Restorative Options for Chipped Teeth
Types of Implants That Can Restore a Lost Tooth
Top Restorative Procedures For Your Teeth
Where Do Dental Pit Stains Originate?
Where Can Bacteria from Your Mouth Migrate To?
Why You Should Look Forward to It If You Need a Root Canal
What You Drink Can Ruin Your Breath
Is Chewing Gum Actually Helpful for Improving Oral Health?
Is Brushing and Flossing Different with a Bridge?
Best Options to Drink for a Healthy Mouth
Besides Flossing, How Can You Get Items Out from Between Your Teeth?
Greens You Want to Eat for Improved Oral Health
Good Oral Health Saves You Time and Money
Signs Your Tooth May Be Decaying from the Inside
How Dental Chips Can Ruin Your Oral Health
Do Dental Bridges Need Any Special Cleaning?
Do Canker Sores Damage Your Oral Health?
Foods That Make Your Breath Smell Better
Flossing Needs to Be Done Gently
Is There Any Reason to Fear Having a Cavity Filled?
How to Keep Dental Bonding Looking Like New
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