Have you ever given much thought to what it takes to look at, check, and thoroughly examine your smile? If we were to break down the process, we might generally separate the steps into three major categories. Fortunately, keeping an eye on your smile and ensuring it remains healthy is a collaborative yet simple experience. When you know what to do and the steps that are required, it makes protecting your oral health easy, so let’s examine the details a bit more closely.
As you may have already correctly assumed, when you find yourself experiencing painful flossing, your smile is in need of some type of attention. Perhaps you’re not doing something right, you think to yourself. Or, maybe you need our attention really soon, so we can check out your tissues and tell you why the discomfort is happening. To steer you in the proper direction, we would like to begin with a quiz. Of course, whenever you are unsure about your oral health, it is always a good idea to schedule an appointment with us.
When you’re standing in front of your bathroom sink, brushing your way through your smile in an effort to keep it nice and clean (and healthy), can you say with certainty that your every move is beneficial? Do you know if you’re brushing at the correct times? Are you making a counterproductive move here and there that might actually impact your oral health in a negative way? Let’s see just how well you’re doing with the help of a dental hygiene quiz.
Are you seeing a space or several gaps when you smile at yourself in the mirror? Can you feel your tongue slip into these areas? Maybe they trap food occasionally, which you don’t like at all. When you find yourself faced with small dental gaps that you’d like closed, you can usually rely on cosmetic dentistry to help you. Assuming you are not in need of orthodontic care to address true misalignment, cosmetic care can swiftly and beautifully resolve your concern. Become familiar with two cosmetic treatments that will leave your smile looking uniform and lovely.
When you brush your teeth and spit in the sink, do you notice a light pink hue? Have you realize that your gums are bleeding for some reason but you don’t really know what the problem is? If you know anything about gum health concerns, then you know if you have bleeding gums, it can be a sign that inflammation and gingivitis (or a more advanced form of gum disease) are affecting your oral health. Do you know much about this problem or other issues? Are you certain about what to do once blood shows up on the scene? We can help.
If you find that you suffer from some amount of anxiety surrounding dental care, then you might also find one of two things: You don’t come in as frequently as you would like and as you need for care. Or, you do come in consistently but you have trouble relaxing, which makes your experience a less than enjoyable one. Fortunately, this is something for which there are solutions. Find out more regarding dental anxiety and how to make things better with our quiz.
Have you been noticing headaches have been plaguing your life lately? Do they tend to come and go but they’re never really gone for good? If so, it’s worth investigating your oral health with us to determine if perhaps a related problem is the cause of your pain. Fortunately, with simple, effective treatment, you may be able to enjoy extraordinary relief.
How much do you know about what you can expect from your dental cleanings? Are you fairly clear regarding how many times we should see you within any given year for preventive visits, or do you generally just schedule care when you feel like it’s been a long time? Not to worry! We can get you all set up with the cleaning-related details you need, so you know how to make the best use of professional cleanings (and so you know exactly why it is you’re coming in for them).
It’s made of artificial tissue, after all, so why bother taking exceptional care of your tooth replacement? Whether it’s a denture, bridge, or implant does it really matter? Can’t you just let natural wear and tear take its course and then replace the prosthetic once it’s time? We understand that the chance to kick back and relax with your smile sounds nice. Unfortunately, it’s not realistic and can actually lead to severe consequences. We’re happy to fill you in on the details!
If you’ve heard recently that your teeth have multiple layers, whoever the source of this information was is certainly onto something! Your teeth are not solid, opaque blocks that help you chew and speak. Instead, they are multi-layered, multi-faceted little tools that are slightly translucent and that require your care to continue functioning optimally. We encourage you to ask your questions and learn more about tooth layers, so you better understand your smile and its health.