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 have an existing heart condition or have you recently been diagnosed? If so, it is extremely important to make our office aware of your condition. Oftentimes, we hear about the link between poor oral health and heart disease; however, there are times when an existing heart condition might affect your oral health and the way we can treat your teeth. Both your medical history and medications you take are important for our office to be made aware of prior to a hygiene examination and any scheduled treatments.
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 a fan of chewing gum but always avoided it because you thought it was bad for your teeth? No need to avoid any longer. Chewing gum can actually help prevent cavities and tooth decay. Sadly, sugar-filled Hubba Bubba or Big League Chew have to sit on the sidelines, but you can certainly enjoy your favorite sugar-free gum, which provides many benefits to your dental health.
Do you feel that your smile is lacking some sparkle? Just like your face, your teeth have pores that can absorb the color of anything you put into your mouth. Wine, coffee, dark berries, and smoking are catalysts for staining teeth. Over time, the natural color of your teeth wears away and becomes darker due to these stains, making it virtually impossible to remove on your own. With the holidays quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to remove those unwanted dark stains and bring the white sparkle back to your grin. Continue reading to find out how easy it is to achieve the white smile you long for.
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.
The process of getting dental implants includes multiple steps. However, the fact that it gives you the most natural-looking and feeling alternative to your natural teeth and is a long-lasting solution to missing teeth makes the treatment well worth the time and effort.