Many of us are eagerly awaiting the summer to enjoy lazy days, vacations with family, and enjoying the outdoors. Last summer, many events were cancelled due to the pandemic and plans have been rescheduled to enjoy in the coming weeks and months. One of the best parts of summer is the feeling of freedom and not following a schedule. Bedtimes are forgotten and extra treats are enjoyed. With all this fun, even in the summer, it is important to remember to stay diligent with your oral hygiene. Continue reading to learn important tips to maintaining proper oral health during the summer.
Are you dealing with a problem tooth? If you have a tooth that is causing you extreme discomfort, is sensitive to hot and cold, or has previously had a filling and is still causing you trouble, you might be on your way to needing a more involved treatment. As our patient, you know that our main goal is to save your natural teeth as often as we can. This is when a root canal is suggested. In recent years, root canals have gotten a bad rap and are thought to cause discomfort. We are here to tell you that is far from true. Continue reading to learn the truth about root canals.
As much as we all dream of having perfect teeth and a stellar hygiene examination, there are times that this is not the case. As hard as we might try to maintain a fantastic oral health regimen, tooth decay can still sneak in from time to time, resulting in a cavity here and there. A cavity is caused by added bacteria in the mouth that permanently damages the enamel of the tooth, creating a small opening or hole. If not treated quickly, the cavity can continue to grow, resulting in a more extensive treatment. If you have experienced a cavity, then you know that we use what’s known as a filling to treat the damage in the tooth. We want to share a little more about fillings and how to care for your tooth following the treatment. Even if you have not had a filling yourself, you might have one in the future or have a loved one who will need the treatment at some point. Read more to learn about how to care for your mouth following this common treatment.
Do you feel that you only need to be concerned with tooth decay when thinking about your oral health? If those are your thoughts, we hate to tell you, but you are wrong. Another area in the mouth that you should be equally concerned with is your gum health. Gum disease affects more than half of American adults and many times goes undetected due to its silent nature. Gum disease is an irritation and infection in and around the gums. It can range from minor symptoms like bleeding gums when brushing, to severe symptoms such as loose teeth.
Does the thought of looking at your smile in the mirror make you unhappy? With this being the month of love, why not do something special for yourself and make an appointment to change your smile into something you love and are proud to show? We offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry options that will be sure to take care of any problem areas you may have. If your teeth are stained, discolored, worn, chipped, broken, misaligned, misshapen, or have gaps between them, modern cosmetic dentistry can give you a better smile. Read more to learn about your treatment options.
At Sehnert Precision Dentistry, the highest rated dental practice in Lewisville, we treat our patients like family. We take the time to get to know each one of our patients, focusing not just on their dental care needs, but also on their overall well-being. Dr. Sehnert takes a comprehensive approach to oral health, prioritizing patient comfort. At our state-of-the-art facility, our patients receive only the highest standard of care.
Imagine chopping down on a delicious peppermint candy cane only to feel intense discomfort and throbbing as the cavity you have been putting off treating suddenly reaches its breaking point. You have already been warned that a tooth extraction is the next step. Of any tooth procedure that is needed, a tooth extraction is probably the least desirable. Even though permanent teeth are meant to last a lifetime, there are unfortunate circumstances which make an extraction necessary.
Now that the blazing days of summer have passed and the brisk fall weather has arrived, you decide it is the perfect temperature for taking a nice walk outside. While walking, you trip on a crack in the sidewalk and fall face first, injuring your mouth. You panic, with no idea of the first steps to take to help yourself. Accidents are not fun, but unfortunately, they are a part of life. Dental injuries, like with any other body part, can be as minor as a bitten tongue, or something more severe, like a knocked out tooth. It is important to be prepared with what actions to take for both minor and severe dental accidents.
A dental deep cleaning, sometimes referred to as gum therapy, is a treatment that cleans between the gums and the teeth, down to the roots. This type of cleaning involves the removal of bacteria, tartar, and other harmful debris in the teeth and gums. This process can also be referred to as root planing or periodontal scaling and may require several visits in order to complete the treatment. It is more extensive than a standard cleaning and is designed to treat gum disease and stop it from becoming worse.
Any vampire or werewolf will tell you that healthy teeth are the most important tool of the trade. With something that important, you want to give it the best care you can. So, for all the little vampires and werewolves out there (and adults too) Halloween is a great time to ensure that you are maintaining the proper care of your teeth. Continue on to learn some tips to make sure that you and your family will have the healthiest fangs this Halloween season!