Make An Effort To Lower Your Risk For Tooth Injuries

While there are hardly “good” dental problems to have, it can be particularly upsetting to have a tooth chip, crack, or break in some other way. While accidents do happen, a problem with a dental injury can be more likely if your enamel has been weakened, or if you engage in risky habits. Just as you should take care to protect yourself against tooth decay by brushing and flossing, you should think about what your risk is for dental damage. Our Virginia Beach, VA dentist can talk to you about signs of wear and tear during a dental examination, and we can help you identify habits that might weaken your enamel.  (more…)

A Loose Or Broken Dental Filling Is A Cause For Concern

Once a dental filling has been placed, it will have an important role to fulfill. Its presence keeps a tooth safe from further harm after a cavity has occurred, and protect the area where decay formed from a new infection. It also offers structural support so that you can bite and chew without discomfort. Like tooth enamel, a dental filling is not indestructible. After a period of time, it may become loose, or even fall out. It is also possible for this restoration to be damaged. If this occurs, it can put your tooth at real risk! Our Virginia Beach, VA dentist’s office can make sure your tooth is cared for if this happens, and we can provide you with a new dental restoration. (more…)

Heart Disease And Gum Disease – Is There A Connection?

Heart disease is a potentially severe problem, and it may be something you are already taking active measures to prevent. When you think about heart health, you may focus on the importance of diet, as well as proper exercise, to limit risks. There is evidence to suggest that your periodontal health can also play a role in determining your potential for possible heart troubles. Your Virginia Beach, VA dentist can provide important ongoing oral health support through hygiene tips and support at our practice. On top of helping you protect your smile, this care can help you avoid the potentially serious consequences of unresolved gum disease! (more…)

Answering Your Questions About Restorative Dental Work

You certainly know better than to feel good about the formation of a cavity, but do you know what it really takes to fully address tooth decay? Do you have questions about the long-term impact of having a dental filing or dental crown placed? Our Virginia Beach, VA dentist’s office is ready to provide patients with restorative dental work after a cavity, or for a tooth that is physically damaged. The process of caring for your tooth can protect you against infection while also keeping your tooth secure enough for comfortable biting and chewing. We can even use restorations that are able to closely imitate your natural, healthy enamel to prevent cosmetic problems! (more…)

3 Tips To Help You Avoid Physical Tooth Injuries

Cavities are a persistent threat, and one that you should take seriously. Of course, the unpleasant truth is that decay is just one potential problem for our teeth. It is also possible for a physical injury to change your smile and oral health in unwelcome ways. Our Virginia Beach, VA dentist’s office is prepared to restore a tooth that is chipped, cracked, or damaged in another way. Of course, we certainly hope this is never something we have to do for you! If you want to make yourself less vulnerable to potential problems, make sure you are not putting your smile at needless risk.  (more…)

Should I Be Concerned Over A Sensitive Tooth?

Trying to eat or drink can become frustrating when you have a problem with dental sensitivity. If you have a tooth that has become shockingly sensitive to hot or cold items, or one that reacts poorly when exposed to sugary foods, how concerned should you be? Is the matter a sign that something is seriously wrong with your dental health? There are several issues that can lead to this problem, some of which can call for the placement of a dental restoration. Your Virginia Beach, VA dentist can examine the tooth and let you know care your issue might call for. If the problem is making your life difficult, it may be something that calls for urgent dental treatment.  (more…)

Floss Each Day To Prevent Tartar Buildup Between Teeth

Without an effective oral hygiene routine in place, bacteria can accumulate in a person’s mouth, which can lead to a buildup of unwelcome plaque and tartar deposits. Is your current routine effectively fighting oral bacteria, or are you more vulnerable to this threat than you realize? As part of your commitment to your smile, make sure you floss on a daily basis. By doing so, you can more effectively fight bacteria that might cause gum disease, or do damage to your teeth that will require restorative dental work. If you have questions about proper preventive care, or if you have any other concerns about the condition of your teeth, make sure you mention them to your Virginia Beach, VA dentist at your next routine dental examination! (more…)

3 Habits That Can Be Harmful To A Person’s Smile

What have you done to take care of your smile today? Keeping up with your oral hygiene routine protects you against tooth decay and gum disease, it can help you feel confident in your smile, and it can make you feel healthier and more comfortable to have a clean mouth. While it is hard to overstate the value of brushing and flossing, there are many other behaviors you can engage in on a typical day that can also impact your chances of developing an oral health problem. Our Virginia Beach, VA dentist’s office is ready to provide our patients with guidance on good habits, just as we are prepared to take care of your teeth during a dental checkup! (more…)

Frequent Periods Of Dry Mouth Can Be An Oral Health Issue

One person may be more vulnerable to cavities than another, even if both individuals put the same effort into brushing and flossing their teeth. A number of factors can impact your relative risk for tooth decay. Your enamel may be naturally stronger or weaker than someone else’s, and your diet may differ in ways that affect your risk for tooth problems. You should be aware that persistent issues with dry mouth can also be a problem for you if you want to avoid restorative dental work. Our Virginia Beach, VA dentist’s office is proud to help patients maintain their smile health over time through regular dental checkups, and through advice that can help them recognize their relative risk for problems. (more…)