As much as the actions you take during the day affect your oral health in significant ways, they’re not offering the full support your smile needs to avoid problems that can lead to disease and missing teeth. What you may overlook is that you’ll only get mileage out of daily care if you’re good about your nightly care, too! Let’s find out how you’re doing with your evening approach to your smile, so we can help you steer clear of smile concerns with greater ease.
How do you spend your time with us when you come in for a visit? If you’re someone who has dental implants replacing missing teeth, then we would like to cover a few things you might not be doing when you come in for visits that could absolutely be benefitting both your experience and your smile. Remember, the greater your education regarding your teeth and implants, the greater your potential level of success and oral health!
Just because you know we are here to help you by offering oral surgery, emergency dentistry, tooth replacements, and more doesn’t mean that you should just give up on your oral health care plans. True, we can save your smile when something goes wrong. However, it’s always easiest to make sure everything is going right, so you can limit your need for things like dental surgery. Unfortunately, if you feel like you’re doing your best but you keep ending up with problems, you may be missing some little “behind” the scenes details. Some simple reminders may be what you need to get your smile care done much more effectively!
Are you someone who has recently begun feeling excited about dental implants but when it comes down to the reality of the situation, you’re not really sure what you’re getting yourself into? Are you somewhat unsure about whether implants are actually going to check off all of the boxes on your list of preferences or if perhaps you don’t really need them and would be happy with something else? Consider a couple major considerations to think through and you’ll find yourself on more solid footing regarding your choice.
You may find that when you are having a problem with your smile that seems to require an immediate visit with us, you don’t lunge for the phone and call. Instead, you start worrying that even though you feel like you could really use emergency dental care, you don’t know if your problem is actually going to be considered an emergency. We hear this quite frequently and would like patients to remember that if you think you need care, the best thing to do is call! Now, as for some of those situations you’re unsure about…
What’s keeping you from coming in to see us to discuss oral surgery that you need and to go ahead and move forward? If you ever feel as though you are the only one faced with frustrating obstacles, remember: There are many patients that we see facing the same or very similar roadblocks. The good news is that there are solutions to ensuring you can get past them with ease, so you may see us, receive essential care, and get on with your life with a healthy smile!
You may notice one day that you’re experiencing a smile change that has you somewhat alarmed. These changes may come in many forms, some pointing to an underlying oral health disease, while others are completely harmless. The challenge for you, of course, is that it is generally impossible to figure out on your own what to make of the symptom and whether or not it is indicative of some other concern. We know that you’d likely rather simply wish it away but … heading into our practice for a quick checkup is a much better choice.
There are a lot of things to learn, of course, if you’re considering wisdom teeth removal. We expect you to ask us a lot of questions, so feel free to bring them up! As for planning the actual procedure and choosing your dates and times, we like to remind patients that this is not the same as setting up a filling. It will take more time and will require just a bit more attention to detail. Remember a few very important things!
Your comfort during any dental treatment is important. Feelings of anxiety or unease can lead to an unpleasant experience, and make a person hesitant to seek out future dental treatments. Modern dental practices can provide a more patient-friendly experience, even during more involved dental work. With that said, some discomfort can stem from a person’s inherent anxieties about a treatment. To help instill a sense of relaxation, your dentist can provide you with dental sedation. Many people will benefit from the administering of nitrous oxide. The gas can be delivered nasally while you receive dental work, and its effects can dissipate quickly. If you have stronger feelings of discomfort when it concerns dental care, you may be a good candidate for IV sedation. (more…)
We know. The last thing you want to do on Valentine’s Day is worry about your dental implants and your oral health! What you want to do is to focus on love, romance, and all of the things that put a smile on your face. As you may have noticed, we like to remain proactive when it comes to preventing possible problems. Wouldn’t you like to make it through this special day without accidentally damaging your smile? Of course! As a result, we offer up a bit of guidance, so you can make mindful choices with your holiday-themed treats.