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.
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:
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.