We don’t know about you, but we cannot wait for the arrival of spring. Although we typically have milder winters, the start of spring is always an exciting time because it means summer is right around the corner. If you would love to improve your smile, there is no better time to learn how we can upgrade it so you can enjoy it during the spring and beyond. We know that many of our patients have events planned in the upcoming months and would love to show off an updated smile. Read on to learn more about the cosmetic treatments we offer that can be completed to enjoy this spring.
February is Children’s Dental Health Month. The American Dental Association uses February as a time to promote good oral health among children. Whether you have a child in your life or not, now is an excellent time to evaluate the state of your own oral health. Our younger patients often need some assistance in helping clean their teeth and learning healthy dental habits. If you are a parent of a young child or have a young child in your life, you know it can be a struggle to get them to understand the importance of brushing their teeth properly.
At Muse Dental Studio, we are passionate about your oral health and want to give you the tips and tools you need to help achieve excellent oral health. While we love to see our patients, we typically only see them twice or so in a year, so they must be responsible for managing their oral hygiene routine on their own. We want to stress the importance of caring for your teeth properly each and every day. It will save you a lot of money in the end when you do not need additional dental care. Here are some helpful tips:
Would you love to straighten your teeth but are hesitant due to your age? Long gone are the days when orthodontic treatment was only for children and teenagers. We have helped many of our adult patients improve their appearance and their oral health with the use of orthodontic treatment. Read on to learn more about the treatments we offer and how orthodontics can improve your oral health.
A common dental emergency that we see in our office is a cracked tooth. When teeth are extremely worn, from persistent grinding for example, they can crack under the constant pressure. During routine hygiene examinations, we check your teeth for imperfections and problems with the enamel. Most of our patients visit us infrequently during the year, so it is important that they regularly check and feel their teeth for imperfections as well. When you check your teeth regularly, you are often able to spot a problem, such as a cracked tooth.
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:
Do you suffer from TMD? If so, then you know that certain foods can cause your symptoms to flare up and leave you in a state of discomfort. With summer upon us, vacations are planned, and family events are taking place, making it tempting to disregard food recommendations. We want to share some recommended foods and some foods that are best left to the side if you struggle with TMD discomfort.
If you or a loved one has experienced tooth loss or severe tooth decay and needs a tooth replacement, it can be difficult to make the final decision on a treatment. We do all we can to guide patients in the direction we feel is best, but ultimately it is up to the patient to make the final decision. One reason patients may struggle with their decision is that they are unfamiliar with the treatment options. Today, we want to take a few moments to explain about getting a dental bridge, a common tooth replacement option. Read on to learn more about dental bridges and why we may recommend this treatment.
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.