Oh No…Is That My Breath?!

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.

3 Bad Habits That Are Harming Your Child’s Teeth

At Pollard Dental, we treat patients of all ages. We frequently speak about the importance of oral health and ways to help you keep your teeth and mouth healthy. One of the best ways to do this is to teach healthy oral habits from a young age. Bad habits that develop as a child can continue to cause problems with oral health well into adulthood. We want to share some common bad habits that children should stop as soon as possible. These habits could wreak havoc on your child’s teeth and result in the need for dental treatments now and in the future.

The “Straight” Facts About Clear Aligners

Are you frustrated with the alignment of your teeth and would love to make a change? Dealing with teeth that may be crooked, overcrowded, have large gaps or even an incorrect bite can not only make you feel self-conscious about your appearance, but it can also lead to serious oral health issues. We offer a treatment that can help you get the straight teeth you desire in a discreet way. Continue reading to learn more about this near-invisible treatment.

Treatment Options To Improve Your Smile

Would you love to change or update your smile but are unsure how to go about it? The arrival of spring is the perfect time to look into a smile makeover. After the winter, everyone is eager to get out and about, making it the perfect time for special events. Even if you don’t have any special events or plans in your near future, there is no time like the present to treat yourself.

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.

What to Know About Dentures

At Pollard Dental, we do everything we can to save your natural teeth, but unfortunately that is not always possible. At times, tooth decay, gum disease, or other medical conditions can lead to the difficult decision to extract most if not all of the teeth in a patient’s mouth. While our first recommendation for a tooth replacement option is typically dental implants, that is not always a viable option for a number of patients. In those cases, we recommend dentures. Dentures have been used for many years to replace teeth, and with advancements in dental techniques and technology, they have come a long way.

3 Dental Warning Signs You Should Never Ignore

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.

Helping your Teenager Manage Their Dental Health

When a child is first born, there is so much excitement over every milestone that occurs. As time goes by, those milestones lead to more and more independence in children until they reach their teenage years. If you have a child who is a teenager or have one in your extended family, then you know that it is one of the most difficult age brackets a parent or guardian experiences because the teen is testing the waters of adulthood and learning their boundaries.

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.