Medications And Your Oral Health

When we aren’t feeling well or experience complications with our oral health, medication can help us feel better and improve our condition. When we learn about side effects from our doctor or pharmacist, they typically tell us how they will affect our overall health. You may be surprised to learn that prescription and over-the-counter medications can affect your oral health as well. We want to raise awareness of the fact that many medications can significantly impact the future of your oral health.

3 Common Habits That Contribute To Cavities And Other Oral Health Problems

We want to help our patients achieve optimal oral health. However, patients often have certain habits that can affect their teeth and gums. This can lead to problems with decay and gum disease and cause dental emergencies. While some habits are obvious, others may be unexpected. We want to share three of the most common habits that patients are unaware can affect their oral health. Read on to learn if you have any of these habits.

Which Is Better — Clear Aligners Or Porcelain Veneers?

We are thankful to live in a time where you can improve any imperfections in your smile that make you unhappy. If you are self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth or you are looking to restore their function, we offer a number of cosmetic and restorative dentistry treatments that can bring about any change you may need. While each treatment is unique and different, there are certain treatments that can provide similar results. Two treatments that we want to compare today are porcelain veneers and clear aligners. Read on to learn more.

Sedation Dentistry Can Help Your Dental Nerves And Anxiety

Are you due for an oral hygiene examination or need to schedule a recommended treatment, but you have been delaying due to nerves or anxiety? If you feel nervous or have anxiety about visiting the dentist or receiving treatment, you are not alone. At Pollard Dental, we see patients every day who express that they are feeling nervous. Your feelings become a problem when they keep you from receiving dental treatment.

Smile Bright!

Do you want to upgrade your smile before an upcoming event? The spring and summer are popular times for special events like weddings, graduations, vacations, reunions, and more. We have the perfect treatment that will have you ready to smile brightly for your upcoming event: teeth whitening. This treatment can improve years of staining on the teeth in just a short time. Read on to learn more about this popular cosmetic treatment and the importance of choosing professional whitening.

Foods To Eat And Avoid For Healthy Teeth And Gums

Making every effort to support healthy teeth and gums is crucial. At Pollard Dental, we do all we can to help our patients achieve this by performing routine oral hygiene examinations and dental treatments as necessary. It is important for patients to do their part as well: cleaning their teeth at home and making wise food choices. Your diet plays a large part in the state of your oral health. We want to share some healthy food and beverage options that promote excellent oral health.

Does Thumbsucking And Pacifier Use Harm Teeth?

Do you have an infant, child, or young one in your life who uses a pacifier or sucks their thumb? Both are common self-soothing techniques and help teach infants about the environment around them. As infants grow into toddlers, using a pacifier or sucking their thumb becomes a coping mechanism when the child feels anxious or overwhelmed by a situation. At a certain age, pacifier use and thumbsucking become problems for teeth and oral health.

Do You Have A Cavity?

We are passionate about our patients visiting our office for routine hygiene examinations and cleanings. We recommend that most patients visit our office every six months; however, some people may need to come more often due to existing oral health conditions. During these visits, we not only clean the teeth, but we also look for problems with your teeth and gums. One common problem that affects patients young and old alike is cavities. You are certainly familiar with the term “cavity”, but do you really understand what it means and how it is caused? Read on to learn more about cavities and what can happen if they are not treated.