Helping Teens Navigate Their Oral Health

From an early age, we learn about the importance of oral health. As children, many of us have our parents or loved ones to teach us how to brush our teeth, the importance of eating healthy foods, and how to properly care for our bodies. As children become teenagers, many kids begin to test the boundaries as they crave the independence of adulthood. Because we were all teenagers at one point, we can certainly relate to all the trials and tribulations of growing up. At Aesthetic Smile Design, our goal is to help avoid the decline in oral health that can occur once teenagers start being responsible for their own hygiene. We want to help our patients understand the link between oral health and overall health.

Healthy Habits for a Healthy Mouth

Once November arrives, many people switch over to a holiday mindset in preparation for the upcoming festivities. The holiday displays and shopping events are well under way at your favorite retail location, and the online sales have already begun. Before you know it, the get-togethers with family and friends will begin and the delicious food and drink will begin to flow. We want to take a moment and remind our patients about the importance of maintaining healthy habits for a healthy mouth.

Are Your Teeth Sensitive?

When you eat or drink something very hot or very cold, do you ever experience discomfort? You might feel this when you take a big bite into a delicious ice cream cone or when you take a sip of freshly made coffee. If so, you are experiencing what is commonly referred to as tooth sensitivity. Many of you have most likely experienced tooth sensitivity at some point. While it is common, it should not be something that happens frequently. If so, your mouth is giving you a warning that something may be wrong with your oral health. Read on to learn what conditions you may be experiencing.

Maintaining Your Oral Health As You Age

Are there times that you think back to your oral care habits from your youth and wished that you acted differently? We often hear from our older patients that they wish they had taken better care of their teeth when they were younger. One of the benefits of modern dentistry is that we can treat a variety of dental conditions that many years ago would have left patients facing a dental extraction. Even with all the treatments and advancements that we have available today, we want to stress the importance of taking care of your teeth at every age, especially as you become older.

Delaying Dental Treatment? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t

Did we recommend a dental treatment during your last visit and you have been postponing the appointment? Now is the perfect time to call our office and schedule the procedure. We know that times have been unusual for over a year now, and there may have been circumstances that forced you to cancel an appointment, or perhaps you didn’t necessarily feel comfortable visiting our office. Now that life has started to return to a sense of normalcy, with restaurants and stores resuming a normal schedule and mask wearing becoming more lax and optional, we hope that you will put your dental health in the forefront and visit us soon. Postponing needed treatment can cause more damage and added expense. Read on to learn more about the damage you may be causing to your mouth.

When’s the Last Time You Visited Us?

Do you see our emails every month and think to yourself that you need to pick up the phone and schedule an appointment for a cleaning or treatment? We know that the past year has been unusual for everyone. You might have cancelled your appointment months ago and forgotten to reschedule, or maybe you are overdue for a cleaning because life has been busy and time has gotten away from you. Whatever the reason, we want to encourage you to schedule your next appointment today. Delaying hygiene visits and needed treatments can cause major consequences. Read on to find out more.

Why Regular Hygiene Appointments Are So Important

When was the last time that you had a hygiene examination in our office? If it has been longer than 6 months, we encourage you to schedule an appointment today. You might think that a hygiene visit is so we can clean your teeth and check for tooth decay, and you are right. However, we do more than that. We also check for a disease that affects more than half of American adults. In fact, there is a good chance that it might be affecting you. Continue reading to learn about this popular disease and to see if you are experiencing any symptoms.

COVID-19 Protection Devices

We hope you and your family are doing well! Safety is on everyone’s minds these days, and it’s our #1 priority here in the office. We want patients like you to feel comfortable coming into our office so we have decided to go above and beyond our current safety measures and invest in two new state-of-the-art machines that provide powerful protection to our staff and patients. Read on to find out more.