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.
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.
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.
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.