It’s one thing to wake up in the morning with chapped lips and then to get the problem to resolve throughout the day. It’s quite another to find that you can’t seem to address the problem. Instead of ending up with a supple smile, you find yourself dealing with cracking and discomfort. The good news is that we can help you by offering a quiz that will guide you toward an answer. (Of course, if you’re still in need of care, come in for a checkup!).
Are you starting to feel like the whiter smile you want is further and further out of reach? Before you expend any more energy trying to figure out what to do and whether you should just try something from the local drugstore, drop everything and take our advice: Skip the DIY (do-it-yourself) options, as they will be sure to disappoint (and might also damage your oral tissues). Instead, set your focus on coming in to see us for a cosmetic consultation. We’ll show you all you have within reach to turn your smile into a truly gorgeous, glowing grin!
Yes, you know that your toothbrush should be made with soft bristles, that you shouldn’t brush too hard or it can damage your smile, and that you need to do a thorough job. However, have you ever though about where your toothbrush has been before you put it in your mouth, or whether you’re practicing dental hygiene under sanitary conditions? While your immune system can most certainly handle a bit of bacteria, you don’t exactly want to inundate it! Let’s make sure you’re taking the small steps you need to ensure a clean brushing environment.
Perhaps you’re at the point with your smile at which you’re thinking about considering Invisalign treatment. You might not know much about the good reasons to say “definitely!” to this treatment, and you might not know for sure whether you even want to align your smile. So, you think you might want to learn more but you need a little bit of a push. Not a problem! We are happy to assist in creating the urgency you’re seeking with some helpful reasons to choose clear aligner trays!
Deep cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing, is an effective way to treat gums with periodontal disease. A deep cleaning with laser dentistry allows the process to be quicker and more comfortable than a deep cleaning done by hand. Dental lasers use a concentrated beam of light to provide precision and speed to the process. In a scaling and root planing, laser dentistry is used to precisely remove plaque from along and beneath the gum line. Plaque and tartar that get built-up under the gum line can cause gum disease. (more…)
Are you someone who can’t seem to get enough of hard, crunchy foods? Maybe there’s something about biting into a nut and hearing it crack apart that makes you smile. Perhaps you love the crunch factor because it just makes eating more enjoyable. Whatever it is, we are sorry to inform you that you might need to curtail this passionate approach to eating and limit the harder foods, opting instead for softer options. Why so, you wonder? Let us explain how it may be affecting your oral health.
It’s probably no surprise to you that summertime often leaves you face-to-face with something sweet and sugary at every turn. At work, someone has brought in morning donuts. At parties, you’re faced with lemonade and cupcakes. When you’re out and about, you give in to the temptation for a snow cone on a hot day. How to protect your oral health when sugar abounds, you might wonder? Don’t worry! We can easily help you with this challenge.
Did you know that it’s estimated that around 49,750 people will be diagnosed with mouth, throat, tonsil, or tongue cancer this year? That means the odds of you or someone you know developing oral cancer are uncomfortably high. Don’t risk becoming a statistic. Don’t give oral cancer a chance. You can lower your risk of developing oral cancer by cutting certain bad habits out of your life along with regular visits to your dentist. Your dentist performs an oral cancer screening during each checkup and cleaning, allowing you and your dentist to spot it early. (more…)
You might be able to form your own organizational system and your own categories that work best for you as you’re making an effort to streamline your dental care. While each person works best with his or her own system, we would love to get you started with a simple way to approach everything you need to focus on for your smile. Instead of feeling like you’ve got a million things going on at once, setting up some categories and checking off the details as you go will help quite a lot.
It’s often difficult to know how you’re doing with your oral health, particularly if you’re trying to make choices all on your own. When it comes to your dental hygiene selections, for instance, you may hope for the best but still wonder if you could be making different choices that would better benefit your smile. To ensure you’re on track and that the products in your bathroom are A-OK, you may want to breeze through our quiz.