We want to help our patients learn how to prevent dental problems from occurring. The best way to do this is with preventive dental care. When you care for your teeth properly, you have a better chance of keeping your natural teeth for life. Preventative dentistry focuses on keeping your teeth and mouth free from decay and disease, and it is something you can do on your own in conjunction with receiving care in our office. Read on to learn more about the importance of preventative dental care and how it can affect your oral health.
Do you find yourself constantly moving away when you speak to others or frequently reaching for mints to freshen your breath? We have all experienced bad breath at one point or another. Typically, it is from drinking coffee or eating certain foods. If you find yourself frequently experiencing bad breath, your mouth may be giving you a warning about a problem with your oral health.
Do you have an imperfection with one or more teeth and want to make an improvement? There are a number of reasons you may be unhappy with the appearance of your teeth. Thankfully, due to advancements in treatment and technology, we offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry treatments that can make any change you wish. We have one simple treatment in particular that can bring about a major change in your smile. Read on to learn mo
Halloween is a time when candy and other sweet treats are available in abundance. One ingredient that many of the foods we consume during this holiday have in common is sugar. Enjoying these types of foods is fine in moderation; however, it can be easy to overindulge, especially if you have a sweet tooth. Foods with a high sugar content can lead to serious complications with your oral health, such as:
Do you cringe when you bite into an ice cream cone? Or do your teeth bother you if you are eating cold and hot foods at the same time? If you find yourself avoiding foods that are extremely hot or cold because they cause tooth discomfort, you may be experiencing tooth sensitivity. Tooth sensitivity is not uncommon, and most people experience it at some point. If you experience tooth sensitivity regularly, it can be an indication that you have a problem with your oral health.
At Emerald Dental, we are passionate about the state of your oral health. One of the best ways to be sure you have excellent oral health is to maintain your routine oral hygiene examinations in our office. Another way to be sure you have optimal oral health is to care for your teeth and gums properly throughout the year. In addition to brushing and flossing, it is important to be mindful of any changes in your oral health. Thankfully, your mouth often warns you when you are experiencing a problem with your teeth or gums. If you notice something that doesn’t seem right, we recommend contacting our office as soon as possible. Would you know what warning signs to look for that can tell you there is a problem with your oral health? We are here to help!
We don’t know how you feel, but we are loving the summer days! It always seems like life is a little more peaceful during these few weeks of summer. School is over, work schedules are lighter, and many people take time for themselves or go on vacation. This is the perfect time to schedule a dental treatment that we recommended for you or a loved one during your last visit to our office. Even if we didn’t recommend a treatment, it is a great time to determine if you are due for your routine hygiene examination. Delaying routine appointments and treatments can lead to serious oral health complications in the future. Continue reading to learn more.
Do you frequently wake up and your jaw feels tender and sore? Or do you often have headaches when you wake up in the morning? If so, you may be experiencing complications from a common condition known as bruxism. Bruxism is a condition in which you clench and grind your teeth. The majority of patients who suffer from bruxism are unaware of it, as it is typically done during sleep. It is not uncommon for patients to be made aware of their problem at their routine hygiene examination appointment. Your teeth and mouth will show obvious signs that you clench and grind your teeth.
At Emerald Dental, we are passionate about our patients receiving routine dental care regularly in our office. Unfortunately, when regular examinations are postponed or avoided, problematic dental problems can arise. One common dental problem that affects many adults is gum disease.
Do you hold your breath every time you or a loved one visits our office for a hygiene examination and cleaning because you are expecting to hear bad news about the state of your oral health? Cavities and decay can form when food and bacteria remain trapped on the surface of the teeth and between the teeth. Unfortunately, some patients have large grooves in their rear molars, making it difficult to remove trapped food. We have a treatment solution to help you and your family members protect your teeth from cavities. Read on to learn about this popular treatment.