Most people agree that oral health is extremely important, but did you know that according to the World Dental Federation, almost half of the world’s population (about 44%) suffers from untreated tooth decay? Chances are, you could be doing a better job of protecting your mouth from cavities and gum disease. That’s why this year, your dentist wants you to celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month in October by taking another look at the care you give your pearly whites.
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October 28, 2019
October 11, 2019
You only have a few natural teeth left, and your dentist has told you that your best option is to remove them and replace them with dentures. However, you’re not sure how long you have to wait after tooth extraction to get your permanent restoration. You’re also unsure how to adjust to life with dentures, or any part of the denture process, really. That’s why a dentist is here to answer your denture questions.
September 22, 2019
When it comes to oral health, everyone tends to keep their eyes on their pearly whites, but the gums often don’t get the attention they deserve even though they’re just as much a part of your smile. September is National Gum Care Month, so now’s a good opportunity to remind yourself of the importance of excellent gum maintenance.
August 30, 2019
If you’re prone to lots of cavities or weak spots in your teeth, your enamel, or the outer shell of your teeth, could be damaged. That can lead to problems such as sensitivity and even pain. It can be caused by multiple lifestyle choices and even factors that aren’t choices. What exactly is enamel? And how do you take care of it, so it doesn’t get damaged? Read on as a dentist answers all of your questions about tooth enamel.
July 1, 2019
Every tooth in your mouth serves a purpose. Whether it is to chew, bite, tear, or cut, you need your teeth in order to maintain good oral health and effectively perform day-to-day tasks. When a tooth falls out or is extracted, it reduces your mouth’s full functionality and can cause a wide range of dental problems. From the visible front teeth to those situated in the back of your mouth, missing teeth spell trouble. If you’ve considered dental implants as a viable restorative method but are unsure if they replace molars, read on to find out what a dentist has to say on the topic.
June 19, 2019
Infections in the mouth are notoriously common; past studies have found that nearly half of American adults have some form of gum disease, and the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial research estimates that 92% of adults have had at least one cavity in their permanent teeth. At first, these health issues might seem like minor annoyances, but if left untreated they can lead to tooth loss – or worse. Here’s what you need to know about different kinds of dental infections – and how to avoid the problems they cause.
May 7, 2019
According to the American Sleep Association, roughly half of all adults snore. In many cases, this can simply be a nuisance for people who are trying to sleep nearby. Sometimes, however, snoring is a sign of a much bigger problem called sleep apnea, which can potentially be life-threatening and may directly lead to heart problems. Learn more about this condition and how sleep apnea treatment may just help save your life.
April 3, 2019
If you’re like most Americans, you know all the reasons it’s important to see your dentist twice a year. It can prevent tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, and more, right? But what about screening for oral cancer? Do you know why it’s so important? You’ve probably been checked in the past and you didn’t even know it. Since April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, let us tell you how often you should be checked for this disease and what you can expect during a typical screening process.
March 25, 2019
Did you know that since 2000, ER visits for dental emergencies have doubled from 1.1 million to 2.2 million? That means someone is experiencing a dental emergency every 15 seconds. While planning for an emergency is impossible, knowing what to do when one occurs can save your smile. Keep reading to learn whether you should visit your dentist or go to the ER for a dental emergency as well as what you can do to help in the meantime.
February 19, 2019
Are you thinking about getting dental implants? If so, you have a lot to look forward to! Not only will dental implants provide you with a strong bite and beautiful grin, but they’re also easy to care for. Let’s talk about some of the keys to proper dental implant maintenance in Ormond Beach so you can help your restored smile to stand the test of time.