Caring For Your Teeth This Summer

We hope you are having a great summer! We love hearing from our patients about all of their summer plans. Whether you are traveling, spending time with friends and family, heading to the beach, or just relaxing at home, our area is the place to be during the summer months. We want to share some important reminders to ensure your teeth and gums remain healthy during this summer and into the fall and beyond:

What is National Toothache Day?

February is often thought of as being all about love and caring for others because of Valentine’s Day. We also believe that self-love is important, and that includes caring for your oral health. Aside from Valentine’s Day, there is a lesser-known holiday that occurred on February 9th — National Toothache Day. While this day may seem like a complete contrast to a day focused on love, National Toothache Day is a time to raise awareness about the importance of showing love to your mouth by maintaining proper oral hygiene.

Dental Myths Debunked

At Caring Dental of Spotswood, we want to help our patients have excellent oral health. Unfortunately, some of our patients don’t always follow practices that will help ensure a positive result. Dental misconceptions can negatively affect your oral health and lead to serious complications and problems. We want to share some common dental myths that can negatively affect your oral health:

Why Choose Water To Drink?

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!

Why Aftercare Instructions Are So Important

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.

Help Your Teen Facilitate Positive Oral Health Habits

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.

Ways To Prevent Tooth Decay

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.

Ways To Keep Your Mouth Healthy

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:

Now Welcoming Children!

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.