Before & After

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.

Diabetes And Your Oral Health

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.

Don’t Let Holiday Cheer Turn Into New Year’s Tears…

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.

How Often Should You Change Your Toothbrush?

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.

Help Teens Navigate Dental 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.

Relaxation Tips For Your Next Visit

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.

Healthy Habits For A Healthier Smile

Are you a snacker or a junk food lover? There is a popular saying that you are what you eat, meaning that the foods you consume have a direct impact on the state of your overall health. There is a definite connection between the foods we enjoy and our health, oral and general. For years, you have learned about the importance of limiting sugar as a way to combat tooth decay, but you might be surprised to learn that your eating habits have just as much of an effect on your oral health.

Discover Why We Love February

Now that February has arrived, we know many of our patients are planning to celebrate Valentine’s Day with their loved ones. We have another important event that we recognize in February — Gum Disease Awareness Month. You may be surprised to learn that approximately half of American adults suffer from some form of gum disease. Although this disease is common, it can be preventable. Read on to learn ways that you can combat gum disease.

Link Between Your Oral Health and Overall Health

You might be surprised to learn that the state of your oral health plays a pretty important role in your overall health. Your oral health can give clues or warning signs that there are other concerns that need to be monitored throughout the body. This is one of the reasons that dentists are so passionate about routine oral care. During hygiene examinations, our team looks for indications of oral health issues and can also recognize the warning signs inside your mouth that point to a potential problem with your overall health, meaning that a visit to your primary care physician may be in order.

What’s That Smell?!

Do you avoid talking closely with others because you are self-conscious about your breath? It is not uncommon to experience bad breath from time to time, especially after consuming certain foods and beverages such as garlic or coffee. However, if you find that you are constantly reaching for mints or chewing gum to mask the odor of your breath, you may be experiencing a condition that requires a visit to our office. Continue reading to learn more.