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:
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.
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.
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.
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:
At Seven Star Dental, our goal is for our patients to have optimal oral health. This is why we are extremely passionate about our patients visiting us for routine hygiene examinations. During these appointments, we not only clean your teeth, but we also check for signs of problems in your mouth so we can take care of them as early as possible. While we do all we can to help prevent an emergency, some of our patients have bad habits that can have painful and serious effects on their oral health. These habits may not be currently causing a problem, but eventually you will see an impact on your teeth and oral health. Bad habits that you may want to change include the following:
Aside from Valentine’s Day, there is another special reason we love February — it’s Gum Disease Awareness Month. This is important because it is a time when we can make our patients aware of the prevalence of the disease and the effects it can have on their oral health if left untreated. Did you know that approximately half of the American adult population is affected by gum disease? This means that you or a friend or family member has been or will be affected at some point. It is important to know how to prevent this disease and the warning signs. Read on to learn more.
Did we recommend a dental treatment during your last hygiene examination, and you have not been able to schedule an appointment? We know that with all the commotion and excitement involved with the holiday season it can be difficult to visit our office for treatment. However, now that we are officially in 2023 and the holiday season is behind us, we recommend you contact our office to schedule your appointment. Continue reading to learn more about the importance of not delaying a treatment we recommend.
When was the last time we saw you in the office? If you can’t remember or it has been quite some time since your last visit, I encourage you to contact the office today! I understand that life is busy. It seems like there are endless activities and obligations during the week and on the weekends. In fact, you may have had every intention of scheduling your oral hygiene appointment, but it keeps slipping your mind. I want to encourage all of my patients to make your oral health as well as your overall health a priority. Receiving routine medical care is important to ensure you do not experience a dental or medical emergency. Read on to learn more.
Our dentist, Dr. Maria Bustamante of Seven Star Smiles in Cincinnati is trained to help with any or all of these procedures and would love to help you keep your smile. Give us a call today!