Have you ever wondered why it’s necessary to get a filling in a child’s primary teeth, also known as baby teeth, if they are going to fall out anyway? Some parents have this thought, and it’s important that you know that taking care of their primary teeth is just as important as protecting their permanent ones.
If you’ve been reviewing your health routine after the summer months, have you considered that your oral health plays a big part in your overall health and well being? Don’t take your teeth for granted! Here are some reminders to boost your dental habits and set you on the right path to long-lasting oral health. Read on to find out more.
As one of the most common treatments for replacing a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth, dentures are a set of artificial gums and teeth custom-designed to fit your mouth and give you back the function of your teeth. Dentures can be full or partial, with the full ones designed to replace all of your upper or lower teeth and the partial ones made to replace individual missing pieces.
Accidents happen and can lead to tooth damage, whether that’s getting hit by a ball during sports or biting on something hard. How do you know if it’s a dental emergency though? We want patients to know that your care and comfort is our top priority, and if you find yourself in a situation where you have tooth pain or the following symptoms, please call us right away. Keep reading to learn more.
Did you know the most chronic disease in children is cavities? Even though your child may brush and floss daily, they might not be brushing as properly as an adult would or using the right amount of toothpaste. Also, consuming sugary foods and drinks contributes to tooth decay because bacteria in the mouth thrive on sugar and leave behind an acid that eats away at the tooth’s enamel. How can you help your child fight tooth decay?
Are you unhappy with the color of your teeth? Do you hide your smile because of your stained or yellowed teeth? Patients are surprised when we tell them that we can transform their smile to be brighter and whiter in just 60 minutes. Read more to learn how it’s done.
Even though baby teeth do fall out, it’s still important to care for them, as they are critical to your child’s dental health and development of their permanent teeth. As soon as the first tooth erupts, or breaks through the gum, you can begin setting good oral health habits. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that your child visit a dentist by the age of 1 or within 6 months after the first tooth erupts. Primary teeth, or as many people call them, baby teeth, begin to grow around 6 months of age. Daily cleaning and regular dental checkups will set your child up for a lifetime of good oral health.
Preventing tooth decay is just as important for adults as it is for children. While we tend to think that it’s only kids who get cavities, adults can get them too. Even if you brush twice a day and floss, bacteria in the mouth, frequent snacking, or drinking sugary drinks can lead to this common dental condition. There is a treatment, however, that adds a layer of protection that will help protect your teeth from harmful bacteria. Read more to find out about this procedure.
A dental crown is a cap that goes over a damaged tooth with the purpose of restoring its appearance and functionality. This treatment is used for many different reasons, the most common being due to a large cavity that can’t be fixed with a filling. If a tooth is severely decayed, weakened or cracked, a crown can help preserve and protect what’s left of it.
We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.