Half of adult Americans have periodontal (gum) disease and don’t even know it. In its early stages, the symptoms may not seem like a big deal — bleeding when brushing and flossing, tender and red gums. They may start out mild, but as the disease progresses, these signs are a clear red flag to your dentist that something is wrong. The issue, however, is that periodontal disease is easier to resolve when caught early.
2020 is off to a great start here at Sehnert Precision Dentistry! We are looking forward to another year of providing patients like you with quality dental care. An important part of great service is educating patients on preventative oral health. Do you know what one of the first lines of defense is when it comes to spotting tooth decay and more serious dental problems such as gum disease and even oral cancer?
Avoiding proper dental health care such as brushing and flossing regularly and twice yearly checkups with the dentist doesn’t just affect the health of your teeth, but can lead to serious health problems down the road. Conditions such as heart disease, pregnancy complications and diabetes have been linked back to oral health issues.
As a new year rolls around, have you thought about improving your smile? Do you have a missing or damaged tooth that you’d like to replace? Now is the time to treat yourself to a life-changing dental treatment that will enhance your smile and your well being. If you’d like more information on this common dental procedure, then click here for details.
You’ve probably heard the saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” It just means that if you take steps to avoid a problem or take care of it early before it becomes a serious issue, it’s easier and faster to get the problem resolved. This philosophy readily applies to your oral health, too. You can practice preventive dentistry by regular brushing and flossing at home, but even the most conscientious of us need professional help to keep our teeth truly clean and healthy.
Scientists originally thought that dentistry didn’t develop until humans settled down and began farming. The resulting diet of high carbohydrate grains and similar foods was thought to have led to increased cavities. But researchers have found evidence that seems to indicate that dentistry goes back much farther than that. Archaeologists have discovered that Stone Age Neolithic humans performed dental procedures — and pretty well, considering the tools and knowledge they had at the time. Read on to discover why it’s believed dentistry began in the Stone Age.
When you look at yourself in the mirror, are you happy with your smile? Or do you think it looks a bit weary and wonder how that happened? Our teeth take a lot of wear and tear over the years that isn’t always hidden. Read on to learn some of the causes for your tired smile and what we can do to bring back the sparkle.
Have any of your teeth had sharp pains and been extra sensitive, or have been sensitive to hot foods, in particular? When you chew or bite do you notice that the pain increases? You might also be experiencing tender and swollen gums around a tooth. Why does this happen and what can be done? Read…
Ah, summer. You’re even busier this time of the year with the addition of things like outdoor recreation, sports, and vacations to fill your schedule. With so much going on, it’s easy to overlook the care of your teeth. But it’s essential you follow good oral hygiene practices all year round, and summer is no…
While all of you may not have a dental implant right now, many of you have asked me about them and if caring for them is difficult and time-consuming. I thought I would try to answer that question in this month’s email. Dental implants are strong, durable, natural-looking, and long-lasting. However, you may have questions…