Importance Of Following Before And After Treatment Directions

In many aspects of our lives, we receive directions that we must follow. Directions are helpful to ensure that a task is completed properly and avoid hurting yourself or others. For example, if you receive furniture that needs to be assembled, you need to follow the directions to ensure that the item is put together correctly. Failure to do so can cause the item to look wrong or break prematurely. The same is true for dental procedures and treatments.

What Is Dry Mouth?

Does your mouth ever feel extremely dry or like it’s full of cotton when you wake up in the morning? If so, you are experiencing dry mouth. This condition occurs when there is too little saliva in the mouth. Continual issues with dry mouth can be problematic because saliva is necessary to help rinse away lingering food and bacteria. When bacteria lingers on and between the teeth as well as along the gumline, it will lead to problems such as gum disease and tooth decay.

Enhance Your Smile Before Your Next Special Event

With spring right around the corner, we know that many of our patients have special events planned, such as a prom, a wedding, a graduation, a special vacation, and more. If you would like to make a change to your smile before your event, we want to help you. We provide several treatments that can be started and completed in one office visit or a few short visits, and we will have your smile dramatically improved before you know it! Read on to learn more about these treatments.

What To Do About Dental Anxiety

When was the last time that you visited our office for an oral hygiene examination and cleaning? If it has been longer than six months, then you are due for a visit. If you have been postponing your appointment due to nervous feelings, then you are not alone. There are many people of all ages who suffer from dental anxiety and nervousness. While we are sympathetic to everyone’s feelings, we never want anyone to avoid getting dental care, as it can lead to serious consequences for their current and future oral health. We want to share some helpful tips to help you relax and additional information about an option we offer in our office to get you the care you need. Read on to learn more.

Does Poor Oral Health Affect Heart Health?

At Integrity Dental, we are passionate about helping our patients have optimal oral health. Unfortunately, there are always some individuals who do not make their oral health a priority. Poor oral health can be caused by a number of factors, including poor brushing habits, a lack of routine dental care, and delayed treatments. Being diligent with your oral health does more than help your teeth and mouth. Not caring for your mouth properly can lead to complications with your overall health, including problems with your heart.

Why Get A Dental Crown

Did we recommend a dental crown during your last visit to our office, but you have yet to schedule your appointment? We know that receiving a treatment you are not familiar with can be nerve-racking and overwhelming. One of the most common treatments we perform daily is a dental crown. Even if you don’t need a dental crown at this time, knowing about this common treatment may be beneficial to you in the future. Read on to learn more about dental crowns and the reasons we may recommend this treatment.

Don’t Let A Dental Emergency Affect Your Holidays

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.

Alternatives To Try Instead Of Eating Candy This Halloween

This year seems to be flying by! It’s hard to believe that it is already October and Halloween is right around the corner. Do you have a sweet tooth? Maybe someone in your family does, or you dread Halloween because it’s too easy to overindulge. It is fine to have a sweet treat now and then, but eating candy and other sweets in excess can lead to serious complications with your oral health. Thankfully, there are so many other options available in place of consuming your Halloween candy. Here are some of our favorite ideas:

What Do You Really Know About Cavities?

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.