Do You Know These 6 Warning Signs Of Oral Cancer?

We are passionate about our patients visiting our office regularly for routine oral hygiene examinations and cleanings. During these visits, we not only clean the mouth and look for signs of decay and gum disease, but we also check for oral cancer. April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, which is dedicated to helping individuals learn and understand more about this common form of cancer and how it can be prevented. Are you more likely to develop oral cancer? Read on to learn more.

6 Common Dental Problems

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:

Is Chewing Gum A Help Or A Hindrance To Your Oral Health?

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.

What’s The Strongest Part Of Your Body?

When patients visit our office for a routine hygiene examination, they are always concerned about the state of their teeth and if there are any signs of decay. When you have decay on your teeth, it indicates that your tooth enamel has been compromised in some way. Your tooth enamel is the outer covering surrounding the tooth. It is actually the strongest substance in the body, but it is not indestructible, especially if it is not being cared for properly. In fact, it is quite easy to damage your tooth enamel. Read on to learn more about what can damage your tooth enamel.

Why You Should Never Ignore A Cracked Tooth

Although your tooth enamel is the strongest substance in the body, it is not indestructible. Your teeth experience a lot of wear and tear. Just with the number of times we eat per day, our teeth get a lot of use. As with anything that gets used frequently, there is always the possibility of a problem developing. This is one of the reasons we are so passionate about our patients visiting us for routine hygiene examinations and cleanings. During these appointments, we inspect the teeth for signs of decay and other problems. One of the issues we look for is cracked teeth.

Being Proactive Pays Off

We encourage our patients to be proactive with their oral health. You might be wondering what that means. We know that our patients lead busy lives and it may feel like there is no time to schedule an appointment for an oral hygiene examination or for a treatment we recommended during your last visit. However, delaying dental care will only lead to complications with your oral health in the future. We want to help our patients prevent issues that could have been avoided. Continue reading to learn more about being proactive with your oral health in order to prevent a dental health problem.

Importance Of Improving Poor Oral Health Habits

Do you find yourself skimping on your oral hygiene routine at times? Or do you find yourself putting things in your mouth other than food? We encourage our patients to remain diligent with their oral health to prevent tooth decay, gum disease, or other conditions. We see many of our patients so infrequently during the year, which is why it is so important for them to maintain proper oral health habits on their own to ensure long-term oral health.

Beverages That Harm Your Teeth

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.

Be Proactive With Your Dental Health

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.

What To Know About The Causes And Forms Of Gum Disease

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.

Is There A Connection Between Your Oral Health And Heart Health?

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.

National Toothache Day

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.

Ways To Help Your Oral Health When You’re Sick

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.