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.
Over the past year dentists across the country have seen a rise in emergency appointments with patients with cracked teeth. You might be wondering what has been causing this sudden increase in emergency appointments with the same dental concern. The answer is stress. For well over a year, Americans across the country have been dealing with life situations that we have never experienced in this country before. The changes in jobs, schools, and how we live our daily lives have been troubling for many. When dealing with an overwhelming amount of stress, the body copes in different ways. It can affect your overall health as well as your dental health.
Did you know that some dental health issues are passed down from one generation to the next? No matter how well you care for your teeth, you may be at higher risk for developing some dental conditions, such as tooth decay and gum disease, despite how well you brush and floss. That’s why it’s important to know your family’s dental health history, so you can stay on top of issues before they arise.