Something Else That Makes February Special

With Valentine’s Day on the 14th, red is a popular color to see this month. If you notice that your gums are the same color as your red decorations or clothing, you may be experiencing a common issue with your oral health. February is Gum Disease Awareness Month. Gum disease is a serious gum infection accompanied by inflammation caused by bacterial growth along the gumline and around the base of the tooth. If left untreated, it can lead to serious complications with your oral and overall health. Read on to learn more.

‘Tis The Season To Care For Your Teeth

With the holidays right around the corner, many of our patients are busy dealing with shopping, family events, and preparing to spend time with loved ones. During this busy time of year, we want to encourage our patients to still be mindful of their oral health. It is easy to get wrapped up in the holiday festivities and not care for your teeth properly. Unfortunately, this can lead to issues in the new year with decay and other dental concerns.

Encourage Your Teens To Be Proactive About Oral Health

At Muse Dental Studio, we stress the importance of maintaining proper oral health to our patients of all ages. If you have a child in your life, you know that it can be difficult at times to encourage them to have proper oral health habits. Those difficult times seem to grow exponentially when children turn into teenagers. Teenagers are trying to navigate their way into adulthood and don’t always want to take advice from their parents and elders. We want to help our teenage patients understand the harm they can cause their teeth when they are not cared for properly.

What NOT To Do To Your Teeth

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.

What To Know About A Tooth Extraction

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.

Keep The Summer Fun Going With These Tips

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.

Healthy Habits For Healthy Teeth

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.

Preventing A Dental Emergency Is Easier Than You Think

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.

Treat Your Teeth Like Royalty

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.

Is Your Mouth Giving You A Warning?

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.