Although we are loving the crisp air that we experience in Texas during the fall season, it is a reminder that cold and flu season is on the horizon. With the start of the pandemic back in March of 2020, many of our patients have made their health a top priority; however, we cannot forget that common illnesses are still present and can have an affect on our oral health as well as our overall health. We want to share some tips to help you care for your mouth in the event that you should start feeling under the weather. Read on to see how these tips can keep your mouth healthy, even when you might not be feeling the greatest.
Have you noticed that your teeth have recently been overly sensitive to hot and cold temperatures when eating and drinking? Experiencing tooth sensitivity is not an uncommon feeling once in a while; however, when it becomes a pattern, it can be cause for concern. Your teeth can be warning you that there is a problem that needs to be remedied as soon as possible. Read on to learn about what your teeth may be trying to tell you.
Do you find yourself dealing with unexplained headaches or frequent jaw tenderness? Have you ever experienced a cracked tooth that could not be explained? If so, you may be someone who is dealing with the effects that stress can have on your teeth. Since the beginning of the pandemic, dentists across the country have been seeing an increase in the number of patients who are dealing with dental emergencies from the effects of high stress.
Did we recommend a dental treatment the last time you were in our office and you have yet to schedule your appointment? If so, we suggest taking advantage of the summer and calling today to schedule your appointment. We know that it can be easy for time to get away from you and the days and weeks seem to fly by. When dealing with dental care, time is of the essence. Delaying dental care can lead to added treatments and additional costs. Read on to learn more about why you shouldn’t delay dental treatment.
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.