We have reached the middle of the summer season, and we are all feeling hot, hot, hot! When the temperature rises, most of us reach for our favorite ice cold beverages to cool off. We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there is a chance that your favorite drink can be harming your oral health. Our recommendation is for patients to drink plenty of water. Not only is it beneficial to your overall health, but it can help prevent bacteria from lingering in your mouth leading to unwanted decay.
Life is busy. It always seems that something is being added to the schedule, whether it is a work obligation, a family event, or an outing with friends. It can be easy to postpone appointments, such as a routine hygiene examination, especially if you are not experiencing discomfort. We want to encourage our patients to remain proactive with your oral health. Unfortunately, once you experience dental decay or a dental emergency, waiting is no longer an option.
At Dentistry By Angela Britt, we do more than offer general dentistry services, restore teeth after decay and create beautiful smiles with the help of cosmetic dentistry treatments. We also inspect the mouth for other serious oral health complications such as gum disease. Gum disease is a serious gum infection, accompanied by inflammation, caused by bacterial growth along the gumline and around the base of the tooth.
The importance of properly caring for your oral health is not only for the sake of your mouth, but for your overall health as well. Your mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body, meaning that it provides many signs and warnings of trouble that could be happening with your health. The bacteria found within your mouth can lead to problems in other areas of your body, one area being the heart.
While everyone is busy preparing for Valentine’s Day on February 14th, there is another little known holiday that takes place on February 9th — National Toothache Day. Contrary to the name, this day is not to celebrate the discomfort associated with a toothache, but rather to bring awareness to the importance of maintaining proper oral hygiene in order to avoid the dreaded toothache.
December has arrived, and we understand that you are busy with all of your holiday shopping, activities, events, and parties. We also know that many of our patients are eagerly awaiting the holiday season after having to cancel so many events last December. Although we are excited for the season, it is important to remember that not only is the pandemic still happening, but this is also the time for dealing with other familiar ailments such as the common cold, stomach virus, throat infection, or flu. If you should happen to fall ill, there are certain changes you should be making to help your oral health and help improve your overall health.
October is here, which means Halloween is just around the corner. Once thought of as a holiday for children to enjoy trick-or-treating, many adults also enjoy Halloween parties and special outings with friends and family. One of the staples that seems to be present at every Halloween function for the old and young is endless amounts of sugar. It can be found in candy, desserts, soda, and even your favorite cocktails. Although delicious, the added sugar can destroy your teeth, leaving you with decay and the need for dental treatments to repair the damage.
Have we recently recommended a needed treatment and you have postponed scheduling the appointment? We know that the hustle and bustle of life can become busy and it is easy to forget to schedule your appointments. We want to offer a friendly reminder of the importance of maintaining your routine hygiene examination appointments, as well as scheduling any needed treatments in a timely fashion. Now is the perfect time to schedule your visit before the holiday season begins. Delaying dental treatments can lead to serious oral health issues. Continue reading to learn more.
When you are experiencing an illness or medical condition, oftentimes you are grateful for any medication that can help improve your symptoms. Depending on your circumstance the medication can be temporary or long term. Many people are only focused on the issue at hand and don’t realize or think to ask about the side effects medications can have on your oral health. Many medications, whether over-the-counter or prescription, can have lasting effects on your teeth and gums. It is important that your dentist has a current list of any and all medications and vitamins you take.
We can all agree that summer in Georgia is hot! Would you love nothing more than to beat the heat with a delicious frozen treat but refrain because you are afraid of the discomfort you might feel in your teeth? If so, you might be suffering from sensitive teeth. While this is a normal issue that mostly everyone experiences from time to time, it can also be a sign that there is a problem with your oral health. Continue reading to learn more about what your mouth might be trying to tell you.
Summer has finally arrived here in Georgia! If you are like us, you are enjoying the longer days, warmer weather, and more relaxed atmosphere. We know that many of our patients have vacations planned, outings with family scheduled, and parties and cookouts on the calendar. We want to remind you of the importance of keeping up with your oral health even during the fun summer days. We know that it can be tempting to become lax with your oral hygiene after a long day spent outdoors. It is also important to plan ahead when traveling as you don’t want to forget the essentials. We want to give you some tips to help ensure that you are prepared for your oral health care needs this summer. Read on to learn more.
Health, beauty, and fitness are always fashionable topics. With the popularity of social media, many people are taking to these platforms to express their love for trends that claim to help improve these aspects of our lives. Dental care and oral health are not excluded. It seems that every day there is a new over-the-counter whitening product that boasts remarkable results. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, it is easy to get lured into trying dental trends seen on social media. While it might be tempting to give these ideas a try, we are here to tell you that pretty much every trend you see on social media related to dental health is not a good idea.
Women are amazing beings. They have the ability to grow new life, bring that life into the world, and then provide the nutrients that new life needs to survive. Along with the amazing things that women are able to do, there is one thing that can be troubling for women as they age—hormonal changes. Women have the joy of experiencing numerous hormonal changes over their lifetime, from the time of puberty, through pregnancy and breastfeeding, and finally menopause. While the body is going through many changes, one area of the body that might be overlooked during this time is the mouth.
Dental fillings are one of the most common procedures we perform. Due to bacteria that accumulate on teeth, cavities can form, and fillings are used to repair the damage and protect teeth from further harm. In the past, the materials used for fillings left patients with noticeable silver areas in their mouths. We now have a way to administer fillings without altering the appearance of your smile. Read on to find out more.
While there are dental hygiene practices that are recommended to keep teeth healthy and clean, such as brushing and flossing, there are habits that you should avoid in order to maintain good dental health, as well.