What To Know About Cavities

We recommend that patients visit our office every four to six months for a routine oral hygiene examination and cleaning. During these visits, we not only thoroughly clean your teeth, but we are also looking for problems with your oral health, such as dental decay. Another common name for dental decay is a cavity. A cavity is one of the most common dental problems that we see every day.

Importance Of Caring For Oral Health While Sick

We hope you and your family have had a wonderful start to 2024! Now that we are in the midst of the winter season and the holidays are over, many of our patients are enjoying cold-weather activities. One thing we definitely don’t enjoy is getting sick, something that seems to happen more frequently this time of year. Even when you aren’t feeling your best, it is important to continue to care for your oral health. Poor oral care can lead to issues with dental decay. Here are some tips to keep your teeth healthy even when your body might not be:

Is An Oral Health Problem Causing Your Bad Breath?

Are you self-conscious about the smell of your breath? We all experience bad breath from time to time, especially after eating certain foods. After thoroughly brushing and flossing your teeth, the problem is typically remedied. If you find that you are constantly experiencing bad breath, you could have a problem with your oral health. There are certain oral health conditions that need to be addressed to fix the smell of your breath. Bad breath can be caused by:

Eat Your Way To A Better Smile

There is a saying that you are what you eat, and there is some truth to that when it comes to your oral health. We often discuss the importance of visiting our office for routine hygiene examinations as a way to ensure you have excellent oral health. The same is true for us sharing information about ways to properly clean and care for your teeth and mouth daily. Aside from cleaning your teeth and visiting our office regularly, one of the best things you can do for your oral health is to be mindful of the foods and beverages you are consuming daily.

Warning Signs Not To Ignore

At Seven Star Dental, we encourage our patients to monitor the state of their oral health between visits. Many of our patients see us so infrequently during the calendar year that we want to make sure they are cleaning and caring for their teeth properly at home. Be sure that you and your loved ones are brushing thoroughly and flossing daily. We recommend that patients check their teeth and mouth regularly for signs of any problems. Warning signs that may indicate a problem include:

Stress And The Negative Affect On Your Oral Health

At Seven Star Dental, we are passionate about our patients’ oral and overall health. There is one condition that can cause great harm to your oral and overall health — stress. There are a variety of challenges we may face on any given day, including financial worries, family issues, too much work, or road traffic. Any of these issues can lead to higher stress. You may be surprised to learn that your mouth will tell us if you are under stress. When we check your mouth and teeth during an oral hygiene examination, we may notice certain telltale signs in your mouth, including:

What To Do About Sensitive Teeth

We are loving the summer season so far, and we hope you are too! One of our favorite things to do in the summer is enjoy a big bowl of ice cream. Do you love ice cream but have a difficult time eating anything extremely cold because it bothers your teeth? If you find that eating extremely hot or cold foods causes you discomfort, you may have sensitive teeth. If you notice that this happens frequently, your teeth are telling you that there could be a problem with your oral health. Read on to learn more about sensitive teeth and the oral health problems you might be experiencing.

Care For Your Teeth This Summer

We don’t know how you feel, but at Seven Star Dental, we are loving the summer! This is the time of year when schedules seem to fly out the window. Children are home from school, families enjoy vacations, the days are long, and most people are out and about. One schedule that we encourage you to maintain is your oral hygiene routine and your oral hygiene examinations and cleanings. We want to share some information about the importance of continuing to care for your oral health throughout the summer.

Do You Practice Preventative Care?

One of our goals is to help prevent dental issues from occurring. The best way to do this is with the help of preventative dental care. When you care for your teeth properly, you have a better chance of keeping your natural teeth for your lifetime. Preventative dentistry focuses on keeping your teeth and mouth free from decay and disease. When you practice good preventative care, we are able to detect any problems in your mouth and treat them in the early stages. Read on to learn more about the importance of preventative dental care and how it can affect your oral health.

My Gums Are Bleeding, Is That Bad?

At Seven Star Dental, we are concerned about the state of your oral health. We want our patients to feel empowered to know and understand when something doesn’t feel right with their oral health. We know that it can be concerning when you experience a problem with your oral health. One common issue that patients experience is bleeding gums. We all experience bleeding gums from time to time. It is especially common if a large piece of food becomes trapped between the teeth, irritating the gums. If it occurs regularly, your bleeding gums can be an indication that there is something wrong with your oral health. Some possible causes of bleeding gums include: