Do you already know what dry mouth is? It’s not something that comes and goes within an hour or so. It’s something that shows up and can hang around for extended periods. As you know, you have saliva in your mouth. It’s there every day and it is consistently flowing into your mouth, helping you eat, swallow, talk, and avoid some serious oral health issue. Didn’t realize having a moist mouth was so important? Let’s talk about why your tissues need to remain hydrated and how to approach treatment.
Do you know why your gums look the way they do? Do you think that they look a bit fuller than other people’s (and it has always been that way)? Have you ever felt embarrassed by your smile because it looks like you can see much more of your gum tissue than you would like? Maybe your teeth look short but you cannot figure out why they’re so small. In many instances, we can address these esthetic dilemmas with gum contouring. Let’s review whether it may work for you.
The weather has dipped and it’s time for some winter tips for your smile health! Wondering what they could be? Today, we offer some less obvious, slightly more surprising suggestions that will help you maintain a lovely and healthy grin throughout these colder days of the year.
You come into our practice to talk with us about your smile and what’s wrong. After a checkup and full examination, you receive the suggestion: You should come in for a dental extraction to improve and protect your oral health. While you may not be completely opposed to the recommendation, you may not feel very excited. Perhaps you were expecting a simple filling! So, what to do now that you have your diagnosis and you know that tooth removal is in your best interest?
Is there something about a Saturday afternoon that just seems to call for a nice glass of wine? If so, you may want to head out to this weekly Free Wine Tasting event, where you can sip some wine, enjoy the weather, and find satisfaction in time well spent!
The holidays bring a lot of things with them. They tend to come with cooler weather, friends and relatives you haven’t seen in a while, parties, good food, gifts, and even stress! It’s that final detail that can most certainly end up wreaking havoc on your oral health and your dental care. So, how to manage this detail throughout the holidays? We have some helpful ideas!
Why do you think you avoid your dental hygiene? Is it because it’s annoying, you don’t really see the point, or because you find that it’s just inconvenient? Perhaps you don’t actually think it’s that big of a deal, you know it’s necessary, and you recognize it doesn’t take very much time out of your daily life. So, what gives, you wonder? We happen to have some ideas about the behind-the-scenes emotional factor regarding why you really don’t spend the time you should brushing and flossing. If you can relate, consider our thoughts and let us know if you need some guidance!
Are you about to reach for a glass of a very delicious beverage during your holiday meal because you assume that in addition to being enjoyable to your taste buds, it’s safe for your smile health, too? Hmm … you may need to re-think your decisions. Unless you’re sipping on milk or water, your selection might not be the super-safe choice you initially assumed. Let’s run through some commonly confusing culprits, so you know you’re making wise decisions for your dental health.
Maybe you’ve decided that you’re pulling the plug on eating sugar altogether. Or, maybe you just don’t want to eat quite as much of it as you’ve been eating but you’re finding that it’s much more difficult than you thought it would be. Since it’s definitely beneficial to your oral health to steer clear of sugar when you can, you can bet we have some simple to follow suggestions for making this journey an easier one.
As the year ends and you begin considering your resolutions, though that still seems a bit far off, you will start hearing the term “benefits” from us quite frequently. This will apply to many things as associated with your oral health. Fortunately, if you decide to take some of our ideas to heart and act on them, your smile will be sitting pretty as 2018 makes its entrance (and you’ll probably feel nice and relaxed as a result). Ready for some helpful tips? They’re most certainly worth your time and effort.