Are you planning to add to your family or currently pregnant, or have you recently had a baby? Dental care before, during, and after pregnancy is a must. Many of our patients are surprised to learn that pregnancy not only changes their bodies, but can have some lasting effects on dental health as well. Hormonal changes can cause a change in your oral health and leave you more susceptible to decay and gum disease.
Did we recommend a dental treatment during your last visit to our office, but you have hesitated to schedule your appointment? Even if this email doesn’t currently apply to you because we have not recommended a treatment, it is still important to know why being diligent with your appointments is necessary. We know that schedules are full, and there are countless activities and obligations that occupy your time. No matter how busy you may be, it is always wise to make time for your oral health. Continue reading to learn more about the importance of not delaying a treatment we recommend.
At Smile Dental Clinics, we want to educate our patients on how to properly care for their teeth at home. Not only is it important to learn how to clean your teeth, but it is also helpful to know about the habits that may be harming your oral health.
We repeatedly stress the importance of routine dental care and being diligent about receiving the dental treatments we recommend. Our goal is for you to have optimal health throughout your life. Although we would love for all of our patients to have perfect teeth with no issues, that is not realistic. However, when we are able to detect problems in the mouth early and perform treatment immediately to remedy the situation, it is ideal. When problems in the mouth continue to progress, the likelihood of needing more in-depth treatments is inevitable until an extraction is needed. There is one common treatment that we use as a last resort to save your natural tooth. Read on to learn more about this common treatment that often gets a bad reputation.
Even though we live in Arizona and have mild winters, there are still quite a large number of people who become ill during this season. You may be surprised to learn that it is important to properly care for your oral health, even when you are under the weather. Not caring for your teeth when you are sick can lead to future oral health complications. We want to share some helpful tips to ensure you have a healthy mouth and a healthy body once you are feeling better.
We all have the same goal of having ideal oral health for our entire lives. While that would be wonderful, it isn’t entirely realistic for everyone. Thankfully, we have a number of dental treatments available to help our patients with any issues they may experience. While it is critical to schedule your treatment appointments on time, it is also critical to follow any before treatment and aftercare instructions for your treatment and recovery. Failure to do so negatively impacts the success of treatment as well as your recovery time. Read on to learn more.
At Smile Dental Clinics, we are not just interested in your oral health. We are also concerned with your overall health. There are many medical conditions that can be linked to your oral health and vice versa. This is one of the main reasons we encourage our patients to share their medical history with our team. We want to be sure that we are treating you properly and can be more diligent in looking for problem areas in your mouth. One medical condition that can impact your oral health is diabetes. Diabetes is a condition that affects your body’s ability to process sugar correctly. There are two forms of diabetes, type I and type II, and both forms can lead to serious problems with your heart, eyes, kidneys, and other parts of your body.
We don’t know how you feel, but this year has flown by! We can’t believe that December is here again, and we are in the midst of planning and celebrating the holiday season. We know that many of our patients have mentioned their plans during this special time. Some of our patients are planning for holiday parties, others are traveling, and most are spending quality time with friends and family. No matter what your plans are during this time of year, it’s important to be mindful of your oral health. We would hate for your choices to negatively affect your teeth in the new year. We want to share some helpful tips to help keep your oral health in tip-top shape for 2023. Read on to learn more.
There is a very good chance that you have owned a large number of toothbrushes over the years, but do you know how often your toothbrush needs to be replaced? Before we get into that answer, let’s explore the idea of the toothbrush for a moment. As we hope you know, a toothbrush is one of the primary tools you can use to remove lingering bacteria and unwanted food from your teeth, tongue, and mouth after eating. Now, to answer the important question, you should replace your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months.
It’s hard to believe that it is already November and the holidays will be here before you know it! Would you love to make a change to your smile before the events you have planned in the near future? We know that we have patients who would love to change their smiles but are hesitant to mention their desires because they are unsure of the treatments we offer that would best suit their needs. Many patients are surprised to learn that we offer one popular and simple treatment that can quickly make a big change to your smile. Interested in learning more? Continue reading to find out more about this common treatment that can bring big results to your smile.