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.
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:
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.
Are you thinking about starting a family, are you pregnant, or have you recently given birth? It is such an exciting time to experience any of these stages. Whether you are planning out the future of your family, growing a new life, or adjusting to a life with a newborn, we know you probably aren’t thinking about your oral health. You may be surprised to learn that pregnancy can greatly impact the state of your oral health. Pregnancy hormones can make you more susceptible to decay and gum disease. Below are recommendations for dealing with your oral health during all stages of pregnancy.
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.
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.