Do you know the strongest substance in your body? You may be surprised to learn that it is your tooth enamel. Your tooth enamel is even stronger than your bones and is designed to protect the inside of your tooth. It makes perfect sense when you think about it, since your teeth are used constantly every day to chew your food. Although your tooth enamel is strong, it is not indestructible and can be damaged more easily than you may think. Continue reading to learn what can damage your tooth enamel.
At Muse Dental Studio, we will do everything we can to save your natural tooth, but sometimes it is not possible. When a tooth is beyond repair, we will recommend a tooth extraction. An extraction is when the entire tooth structure, including the tooth root, needs to be removed. There can be a number of reasons we may recommend an extraction such as severe decay, gum disease or facial trauma. An extraction may also be necessary for a patient who is starting on a medical journey where optimal oral health is required, such as a stem cell replacement or transplant, organ transplant, or certain chemotherapy treatments. No matter the reason, we know that a tooth extraction can be upsetting. We will do everything we can to ensure you are comfortable and relaxed during the treatment.
We love hearing all of the amazing summer plans our patients have been sharing with us the past few weeks. Whether you have a vacation scheduled or you are going to be spending time with loved ones at home, the summer is a time to enjoy the longer days and nights, children home from school, and an easygoing lifestyle. While summer is a time known for fun and freedom, we want to remind our patients to be mindful of their oral health so a dental emergency doesn’t ruin fun summer plans. Continue reading to learn more about how to care for your teeth this summer.
At Muse Dental Studio, we believe in offering our patients the educational tools needed to help them maintain their oral health when they are not in our office. We see our patients for such a short period of time each year, and we want to help them feel confident in properly caring for their oral health between visits. Avoiding bad habits that can cause potential damage will hopefully help patients prevent dental emergencies. We want to share some healthy habits and some bad habits to avoid to ensure optimal oral health.
When was the last time you visited our office for a routine hygiene examination and cleaning? Has it been so long that you are having a difficult time remembering? Even if you take excellent care of your teeth, we recommend that every patient, no matter their age, visit our office regularly for a hygiene examination and cleaning. During these appointments, we are ensuring there is nothing troubling affecting your oral health. Continue reading to learn why routine appointments are so important.
Did we recommend a dental crown during your last visit and you have postponed scheduling your appointment? We know that it can be a little intimidating when a dental treatment is recommended that you have never experienced before. However, it is extremely important to schedule any treatment we suggest in a timely manner. Delaying treatment can lead to the need for additional treatments and eventually even tooth loss. If you have not scheduled your appointment because you are unsure of the process, we can help ease your mind. Read on to learn more about this common dental treatment.
Do you find yourself avoiding certain foods and beverages because they cause discomfort to your teeth? If you find yourself cringing every time you eat something extremely cold such as ice cream, there is a very good chance you are experiencing tooth sensitivity. You may also experience this sensation if you eat a mixture of various temperatures at the same time, such as hot coffee and cold fruit with your breakfast. Many people experience tooth sensitivity from time to time, and it is not cause for concern. When tooth sensitivity happens regularly, it can be a warning that you may have an underlying issue with your oral health.
After another year of frigid temperatures and icy weather, we can’t wait for the arrival of spring. Spring brings about the return of many sports and outdoor activities for children and adults alike. While everyone is excited about playing with their teammates, we can’t help but worry about players remaining safe and avoiding a dental emergency. Sports-related dental injuries contribute to many of the emergencies that we see in our office during this time of year. With the increase of adult sports leagues, adults as well as children are experiencing emergencies. Continue reading to learn how to keep your family’s mouth safe while they enjoy sporting activities.
Have you been experiencing extreme discomfort in your tooth that is continuing to worsen? Or do you have a tooth that has been previously filled and is bothering you? If this sounds like what you are experiencing, we may recommend a root canal treatment. Thanks to television, movies and social media, root canals are often portrayed as a treatment that is full of pain, leaving patients fearful of this treatment method. Thanks to modern technology and updated dental techniques, a root canal treatment is safe, gentle and an excellent way to save your tooth.
Did we recommend dental treatment the last time you visited the office and you have delayed or postponed scheduling your appointment. We know that many of our patients have been busy the last few months with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Now that the new year has arrived, it is the perfect time to focus on your oral health and schedule the appointment you postponed. Delaying a recommended treatment can only lead to further problems down the road. Continue reading to learn more.