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.
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.
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.
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.
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 one of the many people who suffer from dental anxiety? Do you find yourself postponing your hygiene examinations and recommended treatments due to nervous feelings? If so, you are not alone. Dental anxiety is a very real emotion and affects a large percentage of people. The biggest problem with dental anxiety is that it often keeps you from getting the dental care you truly need. Our goal is to always make our patients feel comfortable while in our office and under our care. We not only treat every patient with care and kindness, but each patient also has the advantage of a dental team of highly skilled and knowledgeable professionals who are here to support them and their dental health.