Do you find that you are continuously worried about bad breath? Do you constantly take a step back when talking with others? Are you always reaching for a breath mint or just self-conscious in general? It is not uncommon to experience bad breath from time to time. This is especially common if you are a big coffee drinker or enjoy garlic in your food. When food or beverage is the cause of bad breath, the smell can be eliminated after a thorough teeth brushing. When you experience frequent bad breath, however, it can be worrisome because it is a warning sign something may be amiss with your 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.
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.
Most of us would agree that 2020 and the start of 2021 has not been the greatest time. Our entire way of life has been affected and it has been a difficult transition for many people.
This year on Thursday, November 26th, most of us are going to be celebrating Thanksgiving by feasting on delicious turkey, all the fixings, and scrumptious desserts. While Thanksgiving is an important day for remembering all that we have to be thankful for, such as all of our wonderful and supportive patients, we are even more excited about the following day. And no, we aren’t talking about Black Friday, the biggest retail shopping day of the year. Continue reading to see what is so important for us to celebrate on November 27th.
Did you know that the health of your mouth reveals signs of certain health issues? Think of your mouth as a window to the overall health of your body. There are certain medical issues that negatively impact your teeth and gums that you might not think of, such as:
In April we celebrate World Health Day, a day that brings awareness to global health issues. This is a good time to also remind patients of how oral health affects not just your teeth, mouth and gums but your systemic, or entire body health, too. What’s more, the condition of your mouth has an impact on the quality of your life and possibly your longevity, too. Would you like to learn more about this connection?
We hope your new year is off to a great start! One thing we wish for all our patients in 2020 is good health. It’s not just your oral health we care about, but your overall health and well-being, too. That’s why we want to make you aware of one of the fastest growing diseases in the US, one that has a connection to oral health. Click here to learn more about this disease and what you can do to reduce your risks.