Have you recently experienced discomfort in your mouth and are unsure of the cause? Or maybe you had a dental emergency and were stunned to learn the cause of the damage. You might be surprised to learn that many of our patients have bad habits that can cause considerable damage to their oral health. A bad habit is a repeat pattern that can lead to negative results. We wanted to take a moment and share some bad habits that you may not realize are affecting your teeth. Continue reading to see if you are guilty of any of these bad habits.
We recommend that our patients visit our office at least twice a year for a routine hygiene examination and cleaning. During these appointments, we not only thoroughly clean and polish the teeth, but we also inspect all parts of the mouth for other diseases. One disease that we check for is gum disease, which affects more than half of American adults. Gum disease is a serious infection in the gums that is caused by bacterial growth along the gumline and around the base of the tooth.
At Smile Dental Clinics, we believe in trying everything we can to save your teeth. We don’t like to see our patients dealing with extreme discomfort or recurring dental issues. Patients never like to hear that they need dental treatment, and they dread learning that they need a root canal. We are here to tell you that, while the root canal may have a bad reputation, it should be a treatment that is celebrated. It does two important things—eliminate discomfort and save your tooth.
We know that this past year has been difficult for a variety of reasons. Routines and schedules have been changed and flexibility is often required at a moment’s notice. Between work and school, it has been overwhelming for many to fit everything in. We know that many of your appointments have been cancelled or postponed over the past year, and we want to encourage all of our patients who have not visited our office within the past 6 months to schedule their next hygiene appointment today. Continue reading to learn why.
Do you dream of having a smile that you will love to show off? If you are self-conscious about your smile, there is no better time to make improvements and get the smile of your dreams.
What special days do you celebrate in February? We all know that February 14th is Valentine’s Day, a day all about love and celebrated by many with flowers, fancy dinners, and chocolates.
The start of a new year is the perfect time to reflect upon one’s life and make adjustments where needed. This is the reason why resolutions are so popular this time of the year. We encourage you to reflect and take a look at your oral health.
“I need to call Smile Dental Clinics and make myself an appointment for a cleaning.” Do you say that to yourself and then get sidetracked by work, kids, and other responsibilities? We know how busy life can be, and it is easy to put off appointments in favor of daily matters that are important to attend to. However, if you have been saying that sentence to yourself for years, it is time to drop what you are doing and call our office for an appointment.
Have you ever wondered what exactly is happening in your mouth while you’re at the dentist? Or maybe you’re wondering what the dentist is seeing. In the past, you had to wait to see your mouth on an X-ray and watch as the dentist pointed out the problem and explained what you were seeing. Now, there is a new technology that allows you to see the inside of your mouth on screen while you are being examined.
Your teeth are constantly working for you and, due to normal wear and tear, dental conditions such as tooth decay, chipped or cracked teeth, loose fillings, and more naturally occur. Thanks to dental crowns, we can help prevent further damage and restore the strength of your tooth so you don’t have to lose it. We perform dental crown treatments in order to: