Oral Health and Pregnancy: What You Should Know

Oral Health and Pregnancy: What You Should KnowHygiene is important all of the time, but when you’re pregnant, special attention to your dental health is vital. Hormonal changes can increase the likelihood that you’ll develop gum disease, and the chronic oral infection can heighten your risk of preterm birth. However, precautions must be taken when you’re pregnant, and undergoing oral health care during this time is not recommended unless it is an emergency. To help you maintain good oral health for you and your baby’s sake, we discuss the importance of good oral health in the midst of pregnancy. (more…)

Why Toothaches Are Often Emergencies

Although small, your teeth can often generate enough discomfort when damaged or infected to warrant an emergency visit to your dentist’s office. To make matters worse, tooth sensitivity and pain can indicate a number of different issues. As a symptom, toothaches can seem similar regardless of their cause, but curing them depends on diagnosing their origins first. Because those origins typically involve a threat to your healthy tooth structure, toothaches are often considered emergencies and should be evaluated and treated by your dentist as soon as possible. (more…)

Do Your Kids need to See the Dentist?

Do Your Kids need to See the Dentist?When was the last time your kids saw the family dentist? Has your youngest child eve been? Many parents find themselves so busy with doctors’ visits and school schedules, that they may forget to schedule regular dental visits for their kids. Unfortunately, this can lead to cavity development and other dental problems that could lead to discomfort, infection, or eventually the premature loss of their baby teeth. If you want to keep your kids’ precious smiles healthy, it’s important they see the dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings! (more…)

Can You Feel More Confident with Cosmetic Dentistry?

Can You Feel More Confident with Cosmetic Dentistry?Are you ready to address the imperfections that have long left you feeling insecure about showing your smile? Ready to stop worrying that people will only see your teeth’s flaws, and to actually feel confident knowing they’ll start to see your natural beauty, instead? Cosmetic dentistry makes it possible to address a wide variety of imperfections, often quickly and with natural-looking yet beautiful results. So, are you ready to start loving your smile more? (more…)

Don’t Skip Dental Appointments When Your Smile Seems Clean

Don’t Skip Dental Appointments When Your Smile Seems CleanDo you often find yourself tempted to skip out on dental appointments, because your smile already seems healthy? Not all dental problems are easily spotted, so just because the smile seems okay it doesn’t mean it is. Furthermore, skipping key preventive care can greatly increase the risk that you will develop dental cavities and other common problems, including gum disease. To protect your smile, it’s important to see your preventive dentist regularly. (more…)

Can You Help Your Kids Protect Their Precious Pearly Whites?

Can You Help Your Kids Protect Their Precious Pearly Whites?Parenting is no easy task. In fact, some days it likely fills like a million jobs rolled into one. You are a cook, a chauffer, a tutor, and so much more. So when it comes to protecting your kids’ smiles, it’s understandable that you might be feeling overwhelmed or simply exhausted. The good news is that preventive oral care doesn’t have to be complicated for your kids, or trying for you. It just takes knowing what steps are necessary to protect those pearly whites, and teaching your kids how and why preventive dental care is so important to their smiles. (more…)

What Can Porcelain Veneers Do for Your Smile?

What Can Porcelain Veneers Do for Your Smile?Do you spend a lot of time wondering what your life would be like if you had a more beautiful smile? In fact, do you ever feel like you exert a great deal of energy just trying to hide your smile, and the imperfections that have long caused you to feel embarrassed of your teeth? If so, have you considered how porcelain veneers could help? Veneers have long been one of the most popular forms of cosmetic dentistry, both because of how comprehensively they can help to improve a smile’s appearance, and also because of how natural and long-lasting the results can be! (more…)