What Damages Tooth Enamel?

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.

Prevention Is Key!

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.

Dental Care During Pregnancy

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.

Oral Surgery

At Pollard Dental, we are always thinking about your long-term health. Many treatments we recommend, whether preventative or restorative, always have your best interest in mind. At times, our team may recommend oral surgery as a way to restore your oral health. Oral surgery refers to any surgical procedure involving the mouth, teeth, and jawbone as a way to preserve or enhance long-term health. Many oral surgery treatments can be completed right in our office, and if there is a unique concern you may be referred to a trusted colleague further trained in a particular treatment.

Does Your Home Oral Care Routine Measure Up?

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.

Are You Putting Off A Needed Treatment?

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.

Don’t Let Stress Ruin Your Holidays!

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.

Root Canal Therapy – A Way to Save Your Tooth

Dental treatments often get a bad rap thanks to scenes in movies and television shows that depict a dental experience gone wrong. Many times, root canals are the treatments performed or mentioned leaving many patients nervous when this effective tooth-saving treatment is suggested. We want to take a few moments and explain more about this treatment and why it can be the difference between saving or extracting your tooth.

What to Expect During Your First Visit

At Pollard Dental, we love to welcome new patients to our dental family! We offer state-of-the-art dental treatment with a personal touch. We know that visiting a new dental office can cause anxiety for some patients. Our office has the friendliest and warmest team in town, and we will welcome you with open arms and treat you like a member of our family. Dr. Pollard truly listens to your needs and concerns. We wanted to take a moment and explain what your first visit to our office might look like.

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