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.
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.
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.
At Caring Dental of Spotswood, we want our patients to have excellent oral health that will last them a lifetime. Our set of teeth is the only one that we will have during our life, and it is important that we take proper care of them. Not only can this be done by maintaining regular appointments in our office, but also at home by making wise choices. We see patients so infrequently during the year that the majority of their oral health is in their hands. Aside from eating healthy foods, there are a few things you can do to ensure you have excellent oral health. They include:
Between appointments in our office, it is important to be mindful of anything that doesn’t seem right with your oral health. As with other aspects of our lives, our mouths give us warnings when something is wrong. The longer the signs are ignored, the greater the chance of experiencing a dental emergency. Would you know what warning signs to look for that tell you there is a problem with your oral health? Continue reading to learn more about warning signs you should not ignore.
Doesn’t it feel like an emergency or accident always happens at the worst time? When you or a loved one experiences an oral health problem, it can be difficult to determine what is a true emergency that requires an immediate trip to the dentist versus a situation that simply needs to be monitored. First and foremost, if you or a family member experiences any oral health complications, please contact our office, and we can help determine whether you need an emergency appointment. One situation that requires an immediate visit to our office is a cracked tooth.
Do you live a stressful life? Many things in your daily life can cause stress, such as your work schedule, activities with children, volunteer obligations, home projects… the list goes on. Each person handles stress differently. For some, it affects their bodies. They might overeat, experience weight gain, or have health complications such as high blood pressure. For others, it affects their oral health. Stress often comes out through clenching and grinding your teeth. This is known as bruxism. Read on to learn more about this condition, how to spot the signs, and treatment.
With social media usage at an all time high, it seems there are new trends going viral constantly. Trends that involve fashion or decorating your home are always popular to try; however, when trends deal with your oral and overall health, they can become dangerous. We want to discuss some recent dental trends and why they should be avoided.
There is a disease that is running rampant through American adults, and while your thoughts probably immediately go to the pandemic situation that we are currently experiencing, we are referencing something that greatly affects your oral health: Gum Disease. Gum disease currently affects more than half of American adults. Since February is Gum Disease Awareness Month, we wanted to discuss the importance of taking care of your gum health and ways that you can help prevent this disease from affecting you or a loved one.