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.
For years, you have heard about the negative effect candy can have on your teeth. With Halloween at the end of the month, there are endless amounts of candy in every store. Many people would consider chewing gum a form of candy, so they don’t chew it as often as they probably should. Would you believe us if we told you sugar-free gum can be beneficial to your oral health? Chewing gum can help prevent the development of tooth decay and cavities. Unfortunately, you have to leave the sugar-filled gum options behind and opt for a sugar-free choice.
We get so excited when our patients take a leap and commit to a treatment they have been dreaming about for years, especially when they are thrilled about the final results. We know we have patients who would love to straighten their teeth but are hesitant to start treatment. Not only can orthodontic treatment improve the appearance of your smile, but it can improve your overall health as well. Continue reading to learn more about how orthodontic treatment can be beneficial to your oral health.
At Smile Dental Clinics, we care about the oral health of our patients of all ages. For our younger patients, we often request that parents assist in teaching them how to properly care for their teeth. Many parents help brush to ensure that all teeth, especially the rear molars, are being cleaned properly. The goal is that, as a child ages, they will be in a routine of properly brushing and flossing their teeth. Once children move into their teenage years, it can be difficult for parents to manage their oral health habits.
Are you in need of a tooth replacement and are interested in learning more about dental implants, but are hesitant because you aren’t sure if you would be a candidate for treatment? While we offer a number of tooth replacement options, dental implants are always our number one choice. Thankfully, due to advancements in dental treatments and technology, more patients than ever before are eligible to receive dental implants. Unfortunately, there are still some patients who may not qualify. Continue reading to learn more about implants and if you would be a candidate to receive treatment.