There are those things you occasionally do that you know you shouldn’t (like opening a package with your teeth). Then there are those things you know are always good for your oral health (like twice daily brushing). However, you may occasionally find yourself face to face with an unknown, something that seems like it could go either way. When it comes to gum chewing, the topic is certainly confusing because there are subtleties that can make it either beneficial or harmful. Let’s see whether you’ve figured it all out (or if you need some extra help) with a quiz.
Do you love the creepy music that plays in the background of scary movies? Is there something about the strings, the piano, and the sound effects of Halloween that get your blood racing all while putting a smile on your face? If the sounds of the season (especially on October 31st) are what you love, you will certainly want to head out to this symphonic event!
A very common area of curiosity is the debate over the manual versus the electric toothbrush. Understandably, this can cause some confusion because there’s not necessarily a right answer. It’s impossible to say that one is better than the other … they are simply different. However, there is a way to decide whether one brush is or is not right for you: Take one for a test spin! As for the details that might help you come to an educated decision regarding what’s what in the world of choosing, we can help with a quiz.
When you’re experiencing an infected tooth, you will find that you’re also soon experiencing a root canal treatment if you’re motivated about keeping your smile healthy. This endodontic care treatment removes the cause of your problem (infected or damaged dental pulp), so you don’t have to resort to a dental extraction. While it’s always a big relief to learn you can save your smile and every one of its teeth, it can become a bit confusing to do your best to understand a procedure when the terms are new to you. Let’s ensure you’re completely ready for your upcoming visit by introducing some essential terminology.
Are you starting to think that it’s time to take us up on our suggestion of placing a dental bridge to complete your smile? Have you been taking your time thinking this one over in part because you’re weighing your options and also because you’re simply unsure about what the process entails? When a bridge sounds like the best decision for you, getting the ball rolling can feel a bit intimidating if this is the case. Fortunately, you have nothing to worry about! The process of receiving a bridge is quite easy to step your way through. Take a bit of time to learn about it, so you feel relaxed (and excited) as you head toward the finish line.
Is there nothing you enjoy more than disappearing into the amazing world of Hogwarts? Have you secretly spent time wielding a wooden spoon as a wand, pretending to cast spells as you make dinner? If so, rest assured: You’re not the only one! Oh, and you just might want to gather up the wizards you love and head out to an upcoming event that is sure to put a huge smile on everyone’s face!
We are happy to announce that we are sponsoring and taking part in this year’s Virginia Beach SPCA’s Mutt Masquerade! If you have a soft spot in your heart for our furry friends and you have the time to head out for an enjoyable walk/run event with the community, we invite you to join. Not only will it be a blast but it’s also for a wonderful cause.
If your tooth hurts, you might feel a bit like a little kid as Halloween approaches. We understand that the urge to pout might even come on suddenly! After all, you’ve been looking forward to hanging out with the people you love, eating exceptionally indulgent treats, and feeling footloose and fancy free. Unfortunately, when tooth pain strikes, it’s not the time to be messing around with things that can make matters worse. Instead, it is time to pick up the phone, call us, and set up a dental care visit ASAP. Remember … you can still look forward to tons of holiday parties and goodies not long after October is through.
When you’re experiencing a problem with your oral health, you need restorative care. It’s not something you might need or a set of services you can elect to schedule if you think it sounds like a good idea. It’s a necessity. Why? Well, when the structure or health of a tooth or your entire smile begins to take a nosedive, that decline isn’t going to reverse directions until we do something about it with dental care. Get to know restorative dentistry better, so you know how to care for your grin if all is not well.
Do you take Halloween seriously, celebrating in costume as much as possible? Or, maybe the idea of staying out late in costume on the actual holiday is just not in the cards this year (but the little ones are ready to eat some candy!). Good news: There’s an upcoming celebratory event that is sure to put a smile on your face (and the faces of your family members, too).