We know it’s hard to believe that there are only a few months left within the 2018 year. Didn’t it just begin? Weren’t you finally getting used to writing 2018 on official documents? Well, believe it or not, it really is that time of year again. Of course, before the hustle and bustle of holiday time and everything that goes along with it takes your attention away completely, our Pella, IA team would like to ask you: Are you completely prepared, caught up, organized, and ready for the end of this year in regard to your smile health? If you are fairly certain or just not quite sure, you may need to rely on one or two of our helpful suggestions!
You know that Halloween is certainly the time of year during which the spooky, scary things happen, which leave you with a chill running down your spine! Of course, this is all supposed to be in good fun! While you may enjoy participating in this holiday, our Pella, IA team strongly suggests you don’t get so into it that you accidentally end up with a very frightening dental emergency! What types of things might you need to beware of to ensure you get to stay at your party, rather than finding yourself sitting in our dental chair instead? We’ve got some ideas for you to think about.
Of course, you’re a good patient! You brush your teeth and you floss. You do what you’re instructed by our Pella, IA team because you feel strongly about maintaining a smile that’s healthy, so you enjoy your teeth and your gums and your entire smile for many years to come. However, even though you feel you’re putting all of your effort into doing what’s right, your teeth just don’t feel clean. You know what a clean smile feels like but something is just wrong. What could it be, you ask? Let us help you sort out what might be going on with your smile health, so you can get back to a smile that feels healthy and that is healthy.
You feel guilty just thinking about Halloween because, though you truly love this holiday, you also love all of the bad-for-your-smile stuff that comes along with it. As a result, you have a hard time actually enjoying yourself since you can’t stop worrying about your oral health with every bite of candy, every nibble of gummy worm, and every brownie. We understand. The occasional day in which you throw caution to the wind can be enjoyable and, after all, you are human (even if your Halloween costume suggests otherwise!). While we may not be able to assist you in feeling any better about the calories, we can most certainly help you feel much better about how your smile will fare.
There are dental extractions you expect. You know that they are coming (or at least have a sneaking suspicion) because you end up with a very badly diseased or damaged tooth. However, there are other instances in which you really need the removal of a permanent tooth but not as the result of damage, poor dental hygiene, etc. Curious about what they might be? Let our Pella, IA team offer you some additional information about common instances in which saying goodbye to a tooth or two may absolutely be to the advantage of your smile and your oral health!
There are those things you likely already know we offer when it comes to helping you with your smile health. You’re aware that we offer preventive care by having you come in for cleanings and checkups every six months. You know that we can help you when damage or disease arises, such as tooth decay, a broken tooth, etc. However, beyond the very obvious preventive and restorative solutions you’re expecting from most practices, did you know we go above and beyond with services that you might not expect? Let our Pella, IA practice discuss a few of them and you just might find yourself pleasantly enlightened!
You might have some uncertainty regarding dental care and fluoride use. You know that when we talk with you about the toothpaste and other products you use for effective dental hygiene, one of the items mentioned is toothpaste with fluoride as an ingredient. However, that doesn’t mean your mind isn’t occasionally swirling with related questions that cause you to sometimes feel unsure about this decision. Is fluoride really all it’s cracked up to be and what about those things you hear that make you think it’s a hazard? Let us answer these worries. Our Pella, IA team is happy to steer you back in the right direction with your hygiene.