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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Do you worry about your oral health and your family’s? It is a valid concern because there are many factors that affect your oral health. Foods you eat, how you care for your teeth, and family history all contribute to oral health. One of our patients’ biggest concerns is tooth decay in their children and themselves. Children are especially prone to tooth decay and cavities. We offer a treatment for children and adults that can help ward off cavities. Read on to learn about this simple treatment.
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.