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.
Are you or someone you care about planning to start a family, currently pregnant, or a new parent? The arrival of a little one can be extremely exciting, and it seems like there is always something to purchase or prepare. After a baby is born, a new parent needs time to adjust to the routine of caring for an infant. Along with the preparations for a newborn, you should be taking your oral health into consideration. You may be surprised to learn that pregnancy can negatively affect your oral health and lead to severe dental complications. Pregnancy hormones can make you more susceptible to decay and gum disease. Below are recommendations for dealing with your oral health during all stages of pregnancy.
We are passionate about routine dental care in our office because we don’t just want to clean and shine your teeth, but we also want to look for other common diseases that can be affecting your oral health. Since our team spends so little time caring for your teeth over the course of the year, the bulk of your oral care is left up to you. If you are not cleaning your teeth properly by brushing and flossing thoroughly, you run a high risk of contracting gum disease. The buildup of tartar and bacteria along the gumline can lead to an infection in the gums. Thankfully, if detected in time, we can treat gum disease. Read on to learn more about the treatments we offer to restore damaged gums.
Do you regularly feel like your teeth don’t feel clean? Perhaps you feel like there is a film across your teeth, or your teeth may even have a “fuzzy” feeling. If this sounds like something you experience regularly, you may have plaque buildup on your teeth. Plaque is something common that many people have on their teeth, and it’s easy to remove, but failure to do so properly can lead to a number of problems. Read on to learn more about the problems caused by plaque.
At Integrity Dental, we want to help our patients maintain optimal oral health. One way we do this is through cleaning and checking their teeth thoroughly during routine oral hygiene examinations. When we detect a problem, we make treatment recommendations based on our findings. One of the most common dental issues we see in patients of all ages is cavities. Of course you’ve heard about cavities, and maybe you’ve even had one or two, but do you know how they form and how to prevent them?
We have reached the time of year when many of us are shopping till we drop or clicking and buying until our fingers cramp. We are in the thick of the holiday season, and we can see it all around us. This is a time of year where we attend parties and events to give out the gifts we purchase and enjoy time with the people who are special in our lives. This is also the time of year where we may indulge more often in delicious treats and beverages than we might otherwise. We want to share some helpful tips to keep your mouth healthy this holiday season. Continue reading to learn more.
Tooth sensitivity is a sensation that unfortunately happens to many of us from time to time. This uncomfortable sensation is often felt when eating and drinking foods and beverages that are extremely hot or cold. When tooth sensitivity happens on occasion, it is nothing to cause concern. However, if you regularly experience tooth sensitivity and it is causing you to avoid foods or makes it difficult to clean your teeth properly, it may be alerting you to a problem with your oral health. These are common causes of tooth sensitivity:
When was the last time you visited our office? If it has been quite some time since your last appointment, we encourage you to schedule your next visit today. For many of our patients, we recommend an appointment every six months for a routine hygiene examination and cleaning. However, for some patients, especially those who suffer from gum disease, we suggest you see us more frequently. With the holidays fast approaching, we would hate for your plans to be disturbed due to a dental issue that could have easily been avoided. Continue reading to learn more.
Have you been noticing signs of pink or red when you are brushing your teeth? If so, it may mean that you have bleeding gums. Bleeding gums does not automatically indicate a problem with your oral health, but if you notice it is occurring frequently, it should prompt you to visit our office to ensure there isn’t a problem. Bleeding gums can be caused by something as simple as trapped food between your teeth, and once you floss and brush thoroughly, the problem is gone. Some other possible causes of bleeding gums include:
At Integrity Dental, we stress the importance of maintaining proper oral health to our patients of all ages. From a young age, we are shown how to care for our teeth and learn about how what we eat and drink can not only affect our overall health but our oral health as well. When children are younger, it is easier for parents to control their food choices and help care for their teeth. Once children move into their teenage years and start making their own choices, it can be more difficult to manage. We want to help our teenage patients understand the harm they can cause their teeth when they are not cared for properly.