We cannot believe that Halloween is later this month. We don’t know about you, but it feels like we were just enjoying the shore during the summer months. If you and your family love to indulge in candy and sweet treats during Halloween festivities, we don’t want your oral health to suffer in the future. Here are some helpful tips for your teeth this Halloween.
At Caring Dental of Spotswood, our team is passionate about helping our patients restore their oral health. Dealing with oral health complications can really have an impact on your quality of life. Not only do some patients have trouble chewing their food properly, but they also have a hard time speaking correctly. Other patients become more subdued and withdraw from others because they are self-conscious about the state of their teeth.
When you visit our office for an oral hygiene examination and cleaning, there are a few steps we take. We prefer to take X-rays of your teeth to look for problems that are not visible to the naked eye. We also thoroughly clean your teeth and check for other problems, such as tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer. One of the first questions we are asked following an oral hygiene examination and cleaning is if we found any cavities. Many people are aware of the term “cavity”, but do you really understand what it means and how it is caused? Read on to learn more about cavities and what can happen if they are not treated.
If you are thinking that there are no special days in the summer to celebrate other than Independence Day and Labor Day, you would be incorrect. There is a very special day that we can celebrate on August 22nd — National Tooth Fairy Day! Have you never heard about this special day before? Let us tell you more about how you can celebrate this dental holiday. Just as you may assume from the name, this holiday is a day that recognizes a young child losing their baby teeth as well as the special fairy who pays a visit to collect the teeth and leaves behind a special token or prize. National Tooth Fairy Day is actually celebrated twice a year. Two times a year symbolizes the number of times that children should receive a dental cleaning.
Dealing with oral health complications can be stressful. This is particularly true if you or a loved one has experienced severe tooth decay or has had a tooth extracted and needs to choose a tooth replacement. We do all we can to guide patients in the direction we feel is best, but ultimately it is up to the patient to decide on their final choice. One of the reasons patients may struggle with their decision is because they are unfamiliar with the treatment options. Today, we want to share more information about a common dental treatment that has been used for many years, but you may be unsure what the treatment entails. Read on to learn more about dental bridges.
What is your favorite beverage to drink? Do you love a sugary coffee drink from your local coffee shop? Or perhaps you find yourself reaching for a soft drink in the heat of summer. Even though these choices may be delicious, it’s important to be sure to drink them on occasion and not frequently. You may be surprised at the amount of sugar in popular drinks such as specialty coffees, soft drinks, sports beverages, and even juice. It can be more than eating a candy bar!
We know that the ultimate goal for our patients is to achieve optimum oral health. As much as we all strive for that, it is not always the reality. Thankfully, we offer a number of dental treatments that can fix any oral health issue you may be experiencing. While it is critical to schedule your treatment appointments on time, it is also critical to follow any care instructions before your treatment and during recovery. Failure to do so can negatively impact the results of the treatment. Read on to learn more.
At Caring Dental of Spotswood, we encourage our patients of all ages to be proactive about their dental health. This means maintaining an oral hygiene routine at home and visiting our office for routine hygiene examinations. While we know that our young patients need an adult’s help to do this, we want to encourage our teen patients to take more initiative with their oral health. We were once teens too, and we know how difficult this age can be. They are testing their wings and learning how to become functioning adults. Unfortunately, with this learning curve come some difficult times. From time to time, we see our teen patients put their oral health on the back burner, and we do not want to encourage this behavior.
Have you recently experienced tooth loss and are deciding on a tooth replacement option? Whether you have experienced tooth loss or not, you can probably understand the frustration and overwhelming emotion of making such a choice. We always believe that it’s best for our patients to be informed about all options because anything can happen and you may find yourself needing this information at some point in your life. One popular tooth replacement option is dental implant placement. While many people have heard of dental implants, there are still quite a few questions we often get asked about this treatment. Today, we want to take a few moments and answer some of the most common questions about dental implants. Read on to learn the questions and answers. Hopefully it will give you the information you need!
At Caring Dental of Spotswood, we encourage all of our patients to be mindful about their oral health. Because we see our patients so infrequently during the year, the majority of caring for their oral health falls on their shoulders. You may be surprised to learn how quickly your oral health can deteriorate if you are not cleaning and caring for your teeth properly. It is very easy for tooth decay to develop leading to the need for treatment.