When Was The Last Time You Visited The Dentist? We don’t know about you, but we cannot be more excited for spring to start on March 19th. Along with the hopes of warmer weather and enjoying more time outdoors, spring is a time when many people like to clean and tackle home projects. In addition…
At Emerald Dental, one of our goals is for our patients to have optimal oral health. Unfortunately, many patients have habits that can have the opposite effect. These habits may not be currently causing a problem, but eventually you will see an impact on your teeth and oral health. Harmful habits that you may want to change include the following:
We don’t know about you, but we could not be more excited for the arrival of the holiday season and the new year. What we are not excited about is the season when family and friends get the sniffles and other illnesses. If you or a loved one should happen to fall ill, there are certain precautions you need to take with your teeth and gums to ensure that your oral health doesn’t suffer.
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.
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 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.