Have you noticed lately that your gums hurt? Has this caused you a bit of panic because part of you assumes you might be dealing with gum disease but you’re a little bit nervous to find out? Perhaps you assume it must be some other issue. Whatever the cause, we encourage you to recognize that paying attention to your body when it gives you signals that something has changed is very important. Fortunately, we can offer some help regarding gum pain and sensitivity, so you recognize some common culprits are to blame.
You know that you should be drinking water because you can practically make it through a day without being inundated with advice, bottled water ads, and hearing about “hydrating yourself.” While it is of course extremely important that you drink in enough water every day, you might not know much about how this can positively impact your oral health. The good news is that once you do recognize these details, they may push you to go ahead and get serious about that H20 you’ve been meaning to sip on.
There are few things more joyous and surprisingly overwhelming than the journey you will take when you become pregnant. As you may have noticed, focusing on your oral health may start to feel like completely new territory, as opposed to the usual auto-pilot experience you have with dental care. Not to worry. The changes aren’t all that big. It just becomes ever more important that you are diligent, that you’re aware of the way this shift in your body can affect your smile, and that you realize you have the help you need when you need it most. Consider helpful tips!
Are you worried about your oral health when you’re away from home? More specifically, are you unsure how to keep your smile clean when you don’t have your usual daily access to the products stocked in your bathroom? Not a problem! We have all sorts of helpful tips.
One of the major things you want to do for your oral health? Do your best to prevent acid erosion. Not sure what this is? Well, it’s what happens when your teeth are exposed to foods or beverages that are acidic (or the environment in your mouth turns acidic, particularly the result of dry mouth or eating sugar). Unfortunately, just like it sounds, it means that the acids will slowly eat away at your tooth tissue, beginning with your outermost layer called enamel. This protective layer is essential for good health. Find out more with questions and answers.
No matter what you’re planning on doing for yourself, the moment you begin to research it or you decide to announce it, you’ll start hearing rumors. The same is true for choosing to begin Invisalign treatment. Thanks to the amount of information you gather from the web, your friends, family members, and more, you may quickly begin feeling unsure about aligning your smile this way, instead of feeling confident. We’re happy to dispel a few common rumors (and will continue to do so during your visits, all you have to do is ask).
Spring is here again! Time to officially wave goodbye to winter and get ready for the warm (and perhaps hot) temperatures that will quickly make their arrival. Not sure what spring has to do with your dental care? Try out our smile checklist to get a better idea and to whip your smile into shape for whatever springtime is bringing into your life.