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.
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.
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.
When was the last time that you visited our office for a hygiene examination? If it has not been within the past six months, we encourage you to call our office soon and schedule an appointment. We know that many of our patients are getting back to rescheduling missed appointments from the past year. We wanted to give a friendly reminder to make sure that your oral health stays in the forefront of your mind. Delayed dental appointments can lead to decay and dental treatments that may have been avoided with routine examinations. Read on to learn more.