It’s hard to believe that the summer season is coming to an end and fall is right around the corner. Although our weather may say something different, take any trip to a local store, and you will find endless amounts of fall and holiday items. While we hope all of our patients remain healthy during this time, occasional illnesses are always possible. If you should happen to fall ill, there are certain changes you should be making to help prevent any complications with your oral health.
At Integrity Dental, we want our patients to become educated about how to improve their oral health. The best way to improve your oral health is to have an excellent oral hygiene routine. Unfortunately, if you don’t clean your teeth correctly, you may develop plaque. If you have seen any commercials for dental health products, such as toothbrushes and toothpaste, you may have heard the term dental plaque mentioned. Do you know what dental plaque is and why it is so harmful to your oral health? Plaque is a sticky film that coats the teeth and is caused by bacteria introduced into the mouth from food and drink.
We are thrilled that summer is here! All of the children are out of school, the hot weather has arrived, and the schedules are lighter. We have loved hearing about all of your wonderful plans for this season. We want to remind you of the importance of continuing to care for your oral health. We would hate for you to have an amazing summer and start the fall with a dental emergency or oral health problem.
With summer right around the corner, we know that many of our patients are going to be attending parties, BBQ, and may be traveling as well. Attending a special event or a trip is a time to indulge in foods and drinks that may be harmful for your oral health. You may be familiar with foods that are not good for your oral health, but did you know there are many beverages that are harmful as well? Sugary drinks such as soft drinks, lemonade, and fruit punch flow in abundance during the summer months. It is important to remember that it is wise to consume these types of beverages in moderation.
Do you have a young child in your life? If so, you are familiar with the struggle of helping them with their oral health. We want to help set children up for success with their oral health routine, not only to create lasting habits, but also to help avoid the possibility of experiencing tooth decay. Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic conditions found in children. We want to share some tips on how to help your child or young loved one prevent tooth decay:
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.
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.