When you visit our office for an oral hygiene examination and cleaning, we do more than just clean your teeth. We also look for problems like gum disease, a serious gum infection caused by bacterial growth along the gumline and around the base of the tooth. February is designated as Gum Disease Awareness Month in an effort to educate people about the prevalence of the disease and the lasting effects it can have if left untreated. Gum disease affects approximately half of American adults, so it is likely that you or one of your loved ones will be affected by this disease.
We love to help our patients have smiles they love. Whether you are looking to improve an aesthetic imperfection with your teeth or we recommended a dental treatment during your last visit, now is the perfect time to learn more about how we can help your oral health. Delaying dental care can lead to serious complications with your teeth and gums and can cause problems to develop now and in the future. If you are postponing your visit because you get anxious when visiting our office, we have a solution for you. Read on to learn more.
With the start of the new year, there is no better time to make your oral health a priority. If you need a tooth replacement, one popular option is dental implants. Although dental implants have become extremely common over the years, there are many patients who are unfamiliar with and have questions about this treatment. We want to answer some of the most common questions.
Do you dream of having aesthetically pleasing teeth with no issues? I think we can all agree that it is a wonderful aspiration for your oral health. Unfortunately, many of us don’t always do what we should to ensure that our teeth remain healthy. Harmful habits and bad decisions can negatively affect oral health. While some patients experience immediate problems, others can expect to have issues in the future. We want to share some common habits that can negatively affect your oral health. Read on to learn more.
There are many misconceptions about dentistry and oral health that we have heard over the years. We want to take a moment and debunk some common myths that can negatively affect your oral health:
We love getting into the holiday spirit and hearing about all of the special gifts you are getting for your loved ones. If you are struggling to find the best gift for someone special in your life, we encourage you to learn more about some unique dental-related gifts. Has a loved one expressed interest in a particular cosmetic dentistry treatment? Maybe you are looking for something to level up their oral hygiene routine. We want to share three of our favorite gift ideas. Read on to learn more.
Do you have gaps between your teeth that have become bothersome? While there are some celebrities who are known for the gap between their teeth, not everyone likes this feature on themselves. Gaps between the teeth can be located anywhere in the mouth, but the most common and visible are typically between the front teeth. There can be a number of causes for gaps between teeth, such as:
Have you or a loved one experienced tooth loss? The American College of Prosthodontists estimates that more than 120 million people in the US are missing at least one tooth. There are many reasons adults experience tooth loss, such as severe decay, trauma to the mouth, or gum disease. No matter the reason for your tooth loss, it is extremely important that you replace the missing tooth or teeth as soon as possible. Read on to learn the five reasons we recommend a tooth replacement.
Much of the state of your oral health is determined by how well you care for your teeth. If you have poor eating habits and don’t clean your teeth properly, you will experience more complications with your oral health. However, many people wonder if genetics play a role in the state of their current and future oral health. The simple answer is yes.
Would you love to straighten your teeth but have reservations about receiving orthodontic treatment at this point in your life? If so, you are not alone. We have helped many patients who were hesitant to start treatment, and they have loved their results. Due to the many benefits it provides, we are happy to offer Invisalign® to our patients looking to improve the alignment of their teeth. While it is likely that you have heard of Invisalign, you may have questions regarding treatment. Read on for answers to the most common questions about Invisalign.
When was the last time you changed your toothbrush? If you can’t remember, then it is probably time. A toothbrush is not something that you may think about often, but it is something that we all should be using multiple times a day. A toothbrush is one of the primary ways that you remove lingering bacteria and unwanted food from your teeth, tongue, and mouth after eating. You should be replacing your toothbrush every 3-4 months.
Experiencing complications with your oral health can be stressful. Depending on the issue, it may mean you are living with discomfort or you may find everyday tasks, such as chewing your food, difficult. This may be the case if you or a loved one has experienced severe decay or recent tooth loss. We are passionate about our patients receiving dental treatment as soon as it is recommended to help further prevent any issues. We want to be sure that our patients feel informed and comfortable with any treatment we recommend. One treatment that we may suggest for severe decay or a missing tooth is a dental bridge. Read on to learn more about this treatment and how we use it to restore oral health.
At Dentistry by Angela Britt, we want our patients to be knowledgeable about the state of their oral health. Aside from properly cleaning your teeth, it is important to be mindful of any problems that may occur in your mouth between your oral hygiene examination appointments. We recommend checking your mouth regularly for any signs of a problem. You can also regularly run your tongue over your teeth to feel for any imperfections. It is also important to be mindful of any changes to your teeth that you may feel, such as discomfort. Some common dental problems include:
Saliva testing has been on the rise over the past few years. Your saliva can reveal a variety of interesting facts about you. For example, you can learn more about your family and your heritage. We are proud to provide saliva testing that can detect potential problems with your oral health as well as your overall health. Read on to learn more about the benefits and details of this form of testing.
At Dentistry by Angela Britt, we love to share tips and tricks that benefit your oral health. Did you know that sugar-free gum is an excellent tool to help your teeth and mouth when you are not immediately able to brush your teeth after eating? Many people consider sugar-free gum a form of candy and would never think of it as a tool to help their oral health. We do want to clarify though that sugar-free gum is beneficial, not chewing gum that is loaded with sugar.