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.

When To Replace Your Toothbrush And Other Oral Health Tips

We often mention the importance of receiving routine dental care in our office. However, today, we want to share the importance of caring for your teeth in your own home. We see our patients so infrequently during the year, which leaves the majority of their dental care in their own hands. Caring for your teeth properly helps prevent decay and other problems with your oral health. Here are some helpful tips to help ensure optimal oral health:

Tips To Keep Teeth Healthy This Holiday Season

We cannot believe that we have already reached the middle of December, and we will be celebrating the new year in a couple of weeks! We know that many of our patients are busy during the holidays, spending time with family and friends, attending holiday parties, and even traveling to visit relatives. We wanted to share some helpful tips to ensure that you do not have any complications with your oral health in the new year.

What Is Causing My Gums To Bleed?

Do you regularly notice red or pink when you rinse your mouth after brushing your teeth? This can indicate bleeding gums. Bleeding gums can happen from something as simple as food that is caught between your teeth or perhaps when food scratches your gums. If you experience bleeding gums regularly, it can be an indication that you have a problem with your oral health. Bleeding gums can be caused by one of the following reasons:

Let’s Celebrate National Tooth Fairy Day!

There are some special days that we celebrate in the month of February, such as Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Day. You may be surprised to learn there is another important day that can be celebrated during this month, National Tooth Fairy Day! If you are unfamiliar with this special day, it is celebrated on February 28th. National Tooth Fairy Day is actually celebrated twice a year, and the other day to celebrate is August 22nd. We celebrate this special day twice a year to signify that your child should be visiting the dentist every six months for a hygiene examination. National Tooth Fairy Day is also a special way to celebrate a young child losing their baby teeth and the cute little fairy who comes and collects all of the lost teeth.

Caring For Teeth When Sick

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.

Why Should I Worry About Gum Disease?

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.