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.
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.
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.
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.