At Caring Dental of Spotswood, we provide a dental home where all patients are welcome and treated with gentle care. We value your health and will do anything we can to make you feel welcome and comfortable while with us. We strive to treat all of our patients like family, so their opinions are important to us. We recently had the opportunity to sit down with some of our patients to hear their thoughts and receive feedback about the practice. We encourage you to click the link to view the video and hear what they have to say.
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.
Are you or a loved one due for an oral hygiene examination appointment? Patients with an outstanding oral hygiene routine sometimes feel they don’t need to visit for routine appointments because they are cleaning their teeth thoroughly at home. Unfortunately, that is simply not true. Everyone, no matter how excellent their oral health is, should be visiting our office regularly for a routine examination and cleaning. Read on to learn more about why regular dental appointments are so important.
We have exciting news! We are now seeing children ages three and up in our office for their oral health needs. We know that schedules are busy, especially when children are involved, and it can be difficult to schedule appointments for your family at various medical offices. We are thrilled we can take away some of that burden and welcome your entire family to our office for dental care. Read on to learn more about this exciting news and how to help prepare your child for their visit to our office.