We know that many of our patients are preparing for upcoming holiday festivities. No matter what or how you celebrate, this is a special time of year. While we would hate for anyone to experience an emergency during the holiday season that may affect your celebrations, we want to share some important information to remember if you end up experiencing a dental emergency.
When you visit our office for an oral hygiene examination, there are certain problems we are looking for when we clean and check your teeth. We look for serious conditions, such as gum disease and oral cancer, as well as signs of decay or cavities. You may already know the term “cavity”, but do you really understand what it means and how it is caused? Read on to learn more about cavities and what can happen if they are not treated in a timely fashion.
Do you wake up in the morning feeling tension in your jaw and face? Or do you regularly experience dental discomfort but do not have dental decay? If so, you may be grinding your teeth. The correct term for teeth grinding and clenching is bruxism. Patients who experience bruxism have a greater chance of experiencing severe dental issues, such as cracks or breaks, due to the repeated pressure on the teeth. One major cause of bruxism is stress.
When was the last time you visited our office for a hygiene examination and cleaning? If it has been longer than six months, you are due for a visit. One of the best aspects of summer is the relaxed schedule, making it the perfect time to visit our office. If you have been meaning to schedule your next visit but are always too busy, now is a great time to call our office, before the hustle and bustle of the fall begins. Once fall arrives, time will move quickly, and it will be the holiday season before you know it. The longer you go between appointments, the greater the chance you have of experiencing dental problems. Read on to learn more about the importance of receiving routine dental care.
When was the last time you visited our office for an oral hygiene examination and cleaning? Now that spring has arrived, there is no better time to schedule your next appointment. You can consider it the “spring cleaning” of your mouth. Spring cleaning is a common term for the activity of organizing and deep cleaning during this season. When you visit our office for a hygiene examination and cleaning, we do a deep clean of the mouth, removing any lingering plaque and bacteria that have built up since your last visit. Failure to schedule routine appointments can lead to serious complications with your oral health. Read on to learn more.
While we hope our patients never experience a dental emergency, one of the most common is a cracked tooth. One way to help prevent this issue is to maintain routine dental care in our office. We will check your teeth for signs of potential problems, such as cracks. It is important to have a cracked tooth treated as soon as possible.
Do you or someone you care about play a sport? Once thought of as an activity for children or professional athletes only, more adults than ever before are participating in various sports for exercise or enjoyment. It is wonderful to see so many people joining in different activities. If you are participating in a physical activity, there is always a risk that a dental emergency may occur. Do you know what to do if you or a loved one experiences a dental emergency? Read on to learn what to do in an emergency and about dental hardware that can help protect your teeth.
At Integrity Dental, we do everything we can to save your natural teeth. Unfortunately, that is not always possible, and there are times that we recommend an extraction to our patients. An extraction may be needed for a number of reasons such as severe decay, complications from gum disease, trauma to the mouth, or even to help prepare the mouth before orthodontic treatment. A tooth extraction is when the entire tooth structure, including the root, is fully removed.