Halloween will be here before we know it! Many people love this holiday because it is a time when everyone can become someone, or something, else and indulge in more sweets than they would normally eat. While we know that our patients young and old love a sweet treat now and again, an abundance of candy and sugary foods during this holiday can lead to decay, discomfort, and added dental costs. We have created some tips to help you enjoy your sweets this Halloween and help you care for your teeth at the same time. Read on to learn more.
Do you still have your wisdom teeth? Contrary to the name, these teeth do not provide any additional wisdom to our patients, although it would be nice if they did! Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, are the last teeth to emerge in your mouth. In the time of our ancestors, these teeth were used to help chew raw meat as well as fruits and vegetables. Now that we cook our food, these teeth are no longer necessary. In fact, many older teens and adults have their wisdom teeth removed.
Are you or a loved one in need of a hygiene examination or do you need to schedule a recommended treatment and have been postponing your appointment due to anxiety or nervous feelings? If so, please know that you are not alone. There are a number of people who experience some form of anxiety before and during their dental appointments. We never want your feelings to get in the way of your dental care. Delaying or postponing treatment can lead to serious oral health complications in the future. Continue reading for helpful tips to help you relax before and during your appointment.