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.
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.
When was the last time you visited our office for a hygiene examination and cleaning? Has it been longer than six months? If so, we recommend calling today to schedule an appointment. When we provide hygiene examinations, we do more than just clean your teeth. We inspect for other conditions and diseases that can greatly affect not only your oral health, but your overall health as well. Read on to learn what we look for when we inspect your mouth.
Do you feel extremely nervous about the dentist and avoid coming to our office altogether? If this describes you, then you are not alone. Millions of Americans experience some form of dental anxiety, which keeps them from receiving the care and treatment they need for optimum oral health. When you repeatedly delay or cancel dentist visits, it creates a vicious cycle of avoidance, leading to potential dental emergencies and lengthy treatments, which brings back the nervous feelings and avoidance again. If dental anxiety is a concern for you or a loved one, we offer sedation dentistry at our office to help you get the care you need.
Do you hold your breath every time you or a family member visit our office, waiting to hear if you have a cavity or not? Cavities form when areas of the outer covering of the tooth, aka the dental enamel, become damaged from decay. This can be caused by food that remains on the surface of the tooth or between the teeth. The grooves located in the rear molars are particularly susceptible as it can be easy for food and bacteria to remain lodged in these tight spaces even after brushing. Children are also more susceptible to cavities due to their frequent snacking habits and because they often do not brush properly. We have a treatment solution to help you and your family members protect your teeth from cavities. Read on to learn about this popular treatment.
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.
Would you love to improve the placement of your teeth but feel that you are too old for orthodontic treatment? We are here to tell you that you are never too old! Orthodontic treatment can benefit anyone at any age. In fact, there are certain benefits to improving your smile once you are older. Curious to learn more about these benefits and which orthodontic option we offer? Continue reading to find out.
Have you read about the impact of missing teeth on your oral health and decided that it is time to choose a tooth replacement option? We know that it is an extremely difficult and personal decision to replace a tooth. We want to assure our patients that, at Pollard Dental, we work with each and every person to make sure they are informed about each replacement option and help them in every way to make their decision. We are happy to answer any and all questions that come our way. We wanted to take a moment to give a brief explanation of some of the tooth replacement options we offer.