If you’ve been doing any research regarding preventive dentistry, you know that oral cancer screenings are an extremely important part of preventive care. While you may recognize that this type of cancer is something that requires attention, you may not know why. You may also wonder how to go about setting up a screening, what to expect, and how it can help you. We can quickly answer your most important questions with a Q&A session. Following up with us during appointments, of course, is always a good way to ask remaining questions.
Have you been told that you are about to receive a customized restoration but you don’t really know what to make of this statement? Or, have you listened closely to the details and you think you’ve become a little bit of a master when it comes to what you can expect from restorative dentistry? Let’s find out how much you know with a brief quiz! If you have remaining questions, remember to bring them up, so we can keep you fully informed.
The great thing about dentures is that they will replace missing teeth, so you get your beautiful, very useful smile back. Fortunately, you can continue enjoying these benefits as long as you care for your full or partial dentures and keep them safe. While this sounds easy, there may be some pitfalls that you don’t see coming (and that are entirely avoidable) that may damage your dentures. Run through our brief list of tips, so you know you’re protecting your tooth replacement with all of your might.
How well do you think you’ve got your schedule sorted out for your dental care? Do you know how long to brush your teeth? Are you certain about how frequently you should visit us? Fortunately, these questions are very easy for us to answer (though the facts might elude you if you go elsewhere for them). If you have more questions, please feel free to ask us in person. For the time being, check out your progress with a quiz.
Are you the type of person who painstakingly picks out special, unique holiday gifts for the people in your life? If so, a trip to the mall isn’t always a successful one. Instead, you might want to hop on that holiday shopping a bit early this year by visiting Santa’s Stocking Old Fashioned Craft Bazaar.
You may be wondering to yourself if dental implants will make life easier or if perhaps they will complicate matters. The good news is that the quick answer follows: Yes! They will make your life easier. Fortunately, this extends to the usual areas of life you consider, such as your daily dental hygiene, eating, and more. Allow us to elaborate on the topic, so you begin to see how implants can improve your life.
Are you wondering what to make of things when you step into the dental hygiene aisle at your usual drugstore? When you begin taking in shelf after shelf (after shelf) of different toothpaste option, you may wonder if absolutely any old tube of toothpaste will do. Or, perhaps you are supposed to stick to some serious guidelines to help you weed out the bad options and choose those that actually offer reliable care. The answer is that it’s somewhere in between those two schools of thought. Remember, we always encourage you to bring up your questions during your visits. At the moment, we have some simple to memorize guidelines that will make shopping trips much more tolerable.
If you’re wondering if the amount of force you’re using during brushing is too much, the answer is probably, “Yes.” The reason this is so easy to state is the fact that only a little bit of pressure is necessary during dental hygiene. So little, in fact, that it’s only essential that your bristles are making contact with your teeth and gums. If you think you’re a bit too hard on your teeth and gums, we can help get you back on track (Remember: Easing up is essential).
You may have a vague image in your mind when you think about full dentures but it probably does not do this tooth replacement option justice. Unfortunately, we often discover that patients have some outdated ideas about dentures that keep them from considering this otherwise accessible, very helpful option for restoring one’s smile. To make sure you’re fully informed, so you can make the best choice for yourself, we suggest collecting up new knowledge with our FAQs on dentures.
Once you become accustomed to the idea of a dental extraction to protect your oral health, you might find that you begin worrying about the aftermath of your extraction. The good news is that we’ve got you covered from pre-treatment to post-treatment. As long as you follow our instructions and remain mindful of our suggestions, you can expect an easy and successful recovery. To help you feel more confident, we provide some quick tips that will remind you just how simple it is to rest up and recover.