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.
Are you or someone you know planning to become pregnant in the next few months, or are currently expecting? Adding to your family is so exciting, and it seems like there is so much to do before the nine months are over and the new bundle arrives. There is the focus on your prenatal health, preparing your home for the baby, and getting all of the items that you and your baby will need. We hate to add another item to the list, but maintaining your oral health during pregnancy is extremely important.
Would you love to improve your smile but have reservations about telling us about what? Do you dream of changing the appearance of your teeth, but feel that your age is holding you back? We are here to tell you that there is never a wrong time to improve your smile. Age is just a number, and with the advancements in treatments and dental technology, we can make any changes you would like to see with your smile. Improving your smile will not only improve the appearance of your teeth, but can also benefit your overall health as well. Read on to learn more.
Do you find yourself self-conscious over the smell of your breath? Or do you always take a step back when speaking closely to others? Bad breath is something that we all try to avoid but experience from time to time. Bad breath usually happens after eating or drinking certain foods and drinks. The problem occurs when you experience bad breath more often than not. Bad breath can be a sign that there is a problem with your oral health. Continue reading to learn more about what problems may be occurring in your mouth.
When was the last time you visited our office for a hygiene examination and cleaning? We recommend that most of our patients visit our office twice a year. However, there are certain patients we like to see more frequently due to other circumstances such as gum disease. While under our care, we ensure that your oral health is in tip top shape or we suggest a treatment to restore the function of your teeth. Because we see you so infrequently each year, the bulk of your oral care lands on your shoulders. Therefore, we want to review the importance of home oral health care. Continue reading to see if you are doing all you can to ensure the longevity of your oral health.
In life, we are often given warning signs when something is about to go wrong or cause a problem to disrupt our day. In many cases, these warnings give us ample time to make the changes necessary before something becomes an emergency. For example, a light appears on the car dashboard to warn that gas is getting low or to warn that there is a potential problem with the vehicle. A smoke alarm sounds to give a warning when the battery is about to die or if smoke is detected in the house. Our mouth gives us warnings as well. The longer we ignore the warnings, the greater the chance it will turn into a dental emergency. Read on to learn warning signs in your mouth that you should never ignore.
There is no time like the present to schedule an appointment for a dental treatment we may have recommended during your last visit to our office. Did we recommend a dental crown, but you have been hesitant to schedule treatment because you are unsure what the treatment entails? Delaying needed dental treatments, such as dental crowns, can lead to serious oral health complications and the need for additional treatments. We want to help explain the process of receiving a dental crown to help you feel more comfortable. Continue reading to learn more.
Now that Thanksgiving has passed, many of us have moved on to planning and getting into the spirit for the upcoming December holidays. While there is plenty of excitement in the air, there are certainly some stressors that can come into play around this time of year, especially with travel uncertainties, shipping delays that are being experienced across the country, and the overwhelming feeling of trying to fit everything on the to-do list in a few short weeks. The added stress can wreak havoc on not only your overall health, but your oral health as well. Continue reading to learn about how your stress levels can impact your oral health.
It’s hard to believe that November has arrived and the holiday season is right around the corner. One of the best parts of the holidays is the delicious foods and treats shared with family and friends. Last year, many plans had to be cancelled, changed, or postponed. Many of our patients have expressed their excitement about the plans they have over coming months. With all of the happy times and excitement, it can be hard to think about your oral health. We would hate for you or a loved one to experience a dental emergency over the holidays, so we want to take a moment and share some helpful tips to keep your mouth healthy during the upcoming holiday season.
Did we recommend a dental treatment the last time you visited our office and you have yet to make your appointment? We know that schedules are busy, especially during this time of year. Between holiday activities, work, school schedules, sports, family time, and fun, schedules are jam packed. We want to encourage our patients who have been postponing a treatment to set some time aside and schedule an appointment today. The end of the year is quickly approaching, and there’s no better time to check this off your to-do list, because delaying dental treatments can have lasting effects on your oral health. Continue reading to learn more.