When you visit our office for a routine hygiene examination and cleaning, we check your teeth for specific problems that can affect your oral health. Of course, we thoroughly clean your teeth, but we are looking to see if there is a buildup of plaque and bacteria that would indicate your teeth aren’t getting as clean as they should be. We also look for signs of decay, also known as cavities. Many people are aware of 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.
Thankfully, we are often given warning signs in our daily lives before something goes wrong. For example, your car will alert you if there is a problem with the vehicle or will give a notification before you run out of gas. In a similar manner, there are warning signs given by your mouth to indicate a problem with your oral health. The longer the signs are ignored, the greater your chance of experiencing a dental emergency. Would you know what warning signs to look for that can tell you there is a problem with your oral health? We are here to help!
Did we recommend a dental treatment the last time you visited our office? We know that life can be busy, especially around this time of year; however, it is important to make your oral health a priority. Delaying or avoiding necessary treatments can greatly impact both your oral and overall health. It also increases the odds for needing additional treatments, which means added discomfort and greater out of pocket costs. Continue reading to learn more about the harm in delaying dental treatments.
November has arrived, which means that the next few months are going to be busy with all of the holiday festivities you have planned with your family and friends. We know that many of our patients have parties, family get-togethers, and even vacations planned. It is important to remember that a dental emergency or accident can happen at any time, especially when you least expect it. We want our patients to be prepared for any emergency that may come your way.