While retailers all across the country are preparing for Black Friday, which is the busiest shopping day of the year, we are getting ready for a little-known holiday, National Flossing Day! National Flossing Day was established in 2000 and is always celebrated the day after Thanksgiving. This special day is dedicated to the importance of flossing your teeth and raising awareness about proper oral hygiene for your teeth and gums.
You often hear about the importance of drinking enough water during the day. Not only is water important for your overall health, but it is also necessary for your oral health. Water helps prevent dry mouth, a condition where your mouth doesn’t make as much saliva as you need to wash away any harmful bacteria that lingers after eating. We know that some of our patients substitute other beverages for water. We want to remind you that many of your favorite beverages may be causing severe harm to your oral health. These beverages can cause harm to your teeth and mouth:
Do you notice a hint of red or pink when you rinse after brushing your teeth? If so, you are experiencing bleeding gums. The first time you see bleeding gums, it is nothing to cause a panic. However, if you regularly notice your gums are bleeding, it can indicate there may be a problem with your oral health. Some causes of bleeding gums include:
We are always sharing tips on how to care for your teeth properly. One of our passions is helping our patients understand how to care for their oral health. While we are sure that by now you understand the importance of limiting sugar and thoroughly brushing your teeth, you may not be aware of other ways that you are harming your oral health. There are a number of habits that people have that can harm their teeth and mouth and lead to serious complications with their oral health now and in the future. Certain habits that you don’t realize you have can lead to a serious problem or a dental emergency. Read on to learn if you are guilty of one of these habits.
Are you thinking about starting a family, are you pregnant, or have you recently given birth? It is so exciting to experience any of these stages. Many of our patients are surprised to learn that pregnancy not only changes your body, but it can have some lasting effects on your dental health as well. We wanted to share how your dental health can be affected during pregnancy and some helpful tips to keep your teeth in top shape. Even if you aren’t currently expecting, this is useful information to share with someone who may be pregnant.
When you are between appointments at our office, it is important to be mindful of your oral health. Be sure to visually inspect your teeth and gums for a sign or problem. A dental emergency or issue is never fun, but thankfully, our teeth often give a warning sign that there is a problem that needs to be checked in our office. These are some signs to be mindful of:
Do you find yourself obsessively trying to mask the smell of your breath by chewing gum or sucking on a breath mint? We have all experienced bad breath at some point in our lives. It usually occurs after eating and drinking certain foods, such as garlic and coffee. However, if you find that you are noticing regular bad breath you may be experiencing a complication with your oral health. Read on to learn what may be causing your breath issues.
After living through a pandemic, we can probably all agree we know more about illnesses and trying to prevent them than ever before. Unfortunately, no matter how hard we try to avoid an illness, our bodies are not indestructible, and sometimes we succumb and fall ill. You may be surprised to learn that there are certain precautions you need to take with your oral health during an illness to help prevent dental issues from developing.
Our goal is to provide you, our patient, with quality dental care so you can enjoy a healthy smile for years to come. We provide restorative and cosmetic dentistry treatments to improve the function and aesthetics of your smile. One of the most important aspects of dentistry that we provide is preventative dental care. We want to improve the basics of dental care and the way our patients view their dental visits. Read on to learn more about the importance of preventative dental care and how it can affect your oral health.
Do you have a child or young person in your life who is due for their first dental visit? At Muse Dental Studio, we welcome children in the office so we can ensure they are practicing good dental hygiene and correct any dental issues while they are still young. You might be surprised to learn that, around their first birthday, your child is ready to visit the dentist for the first time. Even if your child is older than one and still has not had their first visit, that is no problem. Now is the perfect time to schedule their first visit!