What is your favorite season of the year? Although each season has its positives and negatives, one of the biggest negatives of the winter season is getting sick. After the past few years, we think we can all agree that we know more about illness than ever before. For example, many of us are more diligent about using hand sanitizer and washing our hands whenever possible. No matter what precautions you may take, catching an illness is always a concern. You may be surprised to learn there are certain precautions you should take with your oral health when you are sick.
The start of a new year is the perfect time to evaluate your oral health and think about the last time you visited our office for a hygiene examination and cleaning. For many patients, we recommend they visit every six months for a cleaning; however, there are a number of patients who have certain conditions, and we recommend a shorter interval between appointments. One such condition is gum disease. Although gum disease is one of the most common dental problems that affects adults, there are not many warning signs that alert patients to a problem. Read on to learn more about this serious condition and how it can affect your oral health.
Do you find yourself constantly reaching for another cup of coffee? Or perhaps you love drinking soft drinks throughout the day. When we think of the beverages that we consume daily, our first thought is always about how it may affect our overall health. You may be surprised to learn that the things you drink can impact your oral health too. With the holidays fast approaching, we know that many of our patients are going to be attending parties and events. The holidays are a time for indulging in spirits and sugary drinks that you may not normally consume. It is always wise to consume these types of beverages in moderation.
Do you have an upcoming event and you would love to show off a bright, white smile? We can help! Teeth whitening is one of the easiest and fastest ways to improve your smile. With the holidays fast approaching, teeth whitening is one cosmetic treatment option that will have you showing a beautiful smile in record time. Interested in learning more about how teeth whitening can improve your smile in time for the holidays? Read on!
Have you been considering dental implants as a tooth replacement option but have some questions about the treatment? That is not uncommon, considering what a big decision it is to choose a tooth replacement option. We compiled some frequently asked questions to help inform you about the treatment and hopefully answer some of your questions.
Do you feel anxious when you are due to visit our office? If so, you are not alone! Dental anxiety is a very real emotion that many patients experience. Whether you have difficulty sitting for long periods of time, are not a fan of the sounds of the office, or had a prior negative experience, our team does everything we can to help you feel comfortable while in our office and under our care. We do our best to help our patients understand each treatment and know what to expect during their appointment. We wanted to share some useful tips that may help you feel more relaxed before and during your visit. Continue reading to learn more.
Do you know how much money is spent on Halloween candy in America each year? The figure might surprise you. Americans purchase over $2 billion worth of candy each Halloween season. We think it’s safe to say that many of us love our sweets and candy, especially during this time of year. As we have mentioned before, eating an overabundance of sugar is harmful to your teeth and your wallet. We want to share some ideas for alternatives you can introduce to your family instead of eating all of the Halloween candy and treats:
We don’t know about you, but we aren’t sure how it is already October! We feel like we were just ringing in 2022, and before we know it, 2023 will be here. With the holidays quickly approaching, there is no better time to start off the gift giving early and treat yourself to the updated smile you have been dreaming about. We offer a number of treatments that can have you showing off a beautiful new smile at your upcoming holiday events. Read on to learn more.
At Pollard Dental, we are passionate about your oral health. We want to help provide knowledge about your oral health to give you the tools to recognize when something isn’t right. One common problem that we often treat are issues with tooth enamel. Tooth enamel is the outer covering of the tooth and is the strongest substance in your body. It is even stronger than your bones. However, tooth enamel isn’t indestructible and can easily become damaged when not cared for properly.
When was the last time you and your family members visited us for a hygiene examination and cleaning? We know that many of our patients have had a busy summer traveling and enjoying relaxing days. Now that summer is coming to an end and the fall season is upon us, there is no better time to schedule your next appointment. Delaying and postponing dental care is one of the easiest ways to experience a dental emergency. Read on to learn more.