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.
There are many important milestones in a baby’s and young child’s life, such as sitting up, crawling, the first steps, and the first words. Another milestone that we want to recognize is a child’s first visit to the dentist. Do you know when a child should visit the dentist for the first time? Whether you have a young child in your life at the moment or not, this is important information to have. A child should visit the dentist for the first time by their first birthday. This gives us the opportunity to examine the first teeth and ensure they are erupting from the gums properly.
When was the last time you visited our office for a routine hygiene examination or cleaning? It’s still the beginning of 2023 and a perfect time to evaluate the state of your oral health. If it has been some time since your last hygiene examination or cleaning, now is the time to schedule an appointment. Since we are able to see patients of all ages, we can help you save time and see every member of your family. We encourage you to schedule any needed appointments as soon as possible. Delaying routine appointments and treatments can lead to serious oral health complications in your future.