One of the most enjoyable times of the year – and most threatening to your smile – is Halloween night. You get to dress up, see friends, watch your children wear adorable costumes, and treat yourself to some very delicious sugary goodies. Unfortunately, as much as that candy makes you smile, it also does bad things to your smile. This can leave some patients feeling quite conflicted and unsure how to proceed. We suggest you consider some helpful questions and answers about preventive care, so you’re a bit more prepared for keeping your smile healthy, while you celebrate.
Has a dentist ever asked you if you have problems with your TMJs? Did you freeze, unsure how to answer because you’re not even sure what a TMJ is? If so, we think it is high time you learn all about TMJ disorder. This is something we look for during your dental checkups because the sooner we detect this disorder with your jaw joints, the easier it is to offer quick relief while providing effective prevention against long-term side effects. Allow us to educate you with the essentials, so you can keep your jaw health in excellent condition.
Chances are quite good that you have received a checkup during the course of your life. However, chances are also quite good that, though you have had your smile examined, you may not know much about what’s going on during the appointment. We prefer for our patients to feel informed about what’s happening during dental checkups. This is in part because knowledge typically helps patients feel confident and relaxed. In addition, because the more you know about preventive care, the easier it is to feel motivated to practice it on a consistent basis, which results in clean, healthy smiles. Learn more, so you know just what to expect.
Maintaining a beautiful, healthy smile depends on your dedication to preventive care. Fortunately, daily brushing and flossing are simple to accomplish on your own. As for the professional dental services you need, seeing us for a dental cleaning and checkup is also an essential portion of effective prevention. Not sure why we suggest a visit to our practice for a cleaning twice a year if you’re already doing your best to practice consistent dental hygiene? No worries – by learning a bit more about the reasons behind cleanings and what to expect, you will quickly garner an appreciation that will make scheduling your visit feel much more worthwhile.
Have you ever scheduled your preventive dentistry visit, hung up the phone, and then asked yourself why exactly you’re scheduling a trip to see us once every six months? Sure, you know that taking care of your teeth is essential and that you certainly leave your appointments with a clean-feeling smile. However, if you’re taking care of your teeth and gums at home, why see a dentist? If you’re not experiencing any concerning symptoms, why not wait until something actually happens? These types of questions are quite common and we are always more than happy to answer them, so you feel confident about your decision to protect your oral health with prevention.
Feeling displeased with the beauty of your smile – or lack thereof – can have a significantly negative impact on the way you view yourself. This is often because you figure others are making assumptions about you that aren’t true – either that you don’t care for your teeth as well as you should, that you are older than your true age, or other issues. Fortunately, you can quickly erase your dissatisfaction and worries by improving your smile with cosmetic dentistry. Find out more about what you can expect from this area of dental care with answers to some FAQs.
Have you been feeling somewhat unhappy about your appearance because your smile is not as white as you would like? Changes in the shade of your smile, such as yellowing, a brownish tint, or darkening can change an otherwise beautiful smile into a feature you wish to hide. Rather than feeling the need to keep your smile to yourself, we encourage you to learn more about teeth whitening. By choosing this cosmetic treatment, you can say goodbye to discoloration and hello to a glittering grin.