We would love for our patients to have ideal health and never need a preventative, restorative, or cosmetic dental treatment. Unfortunately, that is not reality, and we see patients every day who are in need of treatments to restore the function of their teeth or improve the aesthetics of their smile. While the treatment itself is critical, it is even more important to follow the pre and post-treatment instructions that we provide. Not following our instructions can lead to severe damage to your oral health.
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!
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:
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.
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.
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.