Do you assume that a cavity is just something that happens if you don’t brush and floss correctly? While it’s true that avoiding good dental hygiene can certainly lead to tooth decay, the development of decay is a bit more multi-faceted. This is why some people who seem to miss brushing quite often never develop cavities – and while some who take wonderful care of their teeth do develop them. Let’s see what you know with a quiz. It might even clear up a few questions along the way.
You know that the more sugar you eat throughout the day, the more often your mouth becomes an acid environment that essentially attacks your teeth. The more frequently these acid attacks occur, the greater your chance of experiencing tooth decay. Good news: You’re not the only person in the universe who has a major penchant for all things sugary. Even better news? We have some helpful suggestions that will keep you from over-indulging, so you can feel good about your efforts in protecting your oral health.
You have likely grown up with the general knowledge that it is important to floss your teeth every single day. However, that doesn’t mean that you have a full understanding of what makes this part of preventive care so very important. After all, do you know how flossing as part of your dental hygiene helps your smile – or do you just know that it somehow contributes to good oral health? Find out the answer to that question (and a bit more) with a quick flossing quiz!
Are you tired of dealing with sensitive teeth? Are you feeling extremely frustrated because you take care of your teeth but your smile feels anything but healthy and comfortable? Don’t stress over this one – sensitivity is a common factor that is generally quite easy to address. Whether it’s a sign that you need restorative care or if you just need to tweak your habits a bit, regaining comfort is something we can help you with!
Are you trying to make sense of the different reasons you have had to come in to see us for restorative dentistry treatments? Perhaps you think to yourself that you take pretty good care of your smile, so why on earth would you ever need a dental crown? Maybe you take poor care of your smile but your spouse (who practices exceptional dental hygiene) has experienced more hygiene-related issues than you have. True, maintaining the health of your smile can seem a bit confusing. However, it can also make a lot of sense when you’ve got a solid foundation. Let’s explore.
Are you sure about the best daily choices you can make for your sleep apnea? Perhaps you have already begun relying on sleep apnea treatment but you are not completely sure about how dedicated you need to become to this form of therapy. Or, maybe you would like to make some good choices throughout the day to make sure you do not contribute to the obstruction of your airways but you don’t really know how to make the best effort. Let’s clear this up a bit with a Q&A session. And, as always, please ask remaining questions during your next visit with us.
Among the many things you may wish to bring up during your visits with us, do you have questions about keeping your toothbrush clean? Don’t be embarrassed! This is a very common area of concern that directly affects your oral health. If your brush is too old or becomes dirty, you will certainly not reap the same benefits with your dental hygiene as you would with a clean, fresh brush. Let’s highlight the important details through a friendly question-and-answer session.
Although gum disease affects nearly 80% of adults in America and is the leading cause of adult tooth loss, you might be glad to learn that the affliction is highly preventable. As a progressive illness, gum disease begins as a minor bacterial infection, which can be reversed so long as it’s detected and treated before the infection becomes full-blown gum disease.
So, you have recently visited us for a dental checkup and we found tooth decay. As a result, we suggested that you set up an appointment to receive a tooth-colored filling to address the cavity and restore your oral health. The good news is that you recognize that this restoration is different from an amalgam filling. The not-so-wonderful news is that you may not know why we expect you to be so excited. Learn a bit more about the benefits of composite fillings, so you better understand what the future has in store for your smile.
Are you trying to decide whether you really need restorative care or if choosing to repair your smile isn’t actually necessary? Fortunately, we can help you feel more certain regarding when you need to schedule a dental visit for your oral health – and when the decision to see us is all your own. By learning more about restorative dentistry and how it can help, making decisions for your smile will soon become second nature.