When a patient visits our office for a routine hygiene examination, one of the first questions they usually ask is if we have spotted any cavities. Cavities are the most common dental problem for patients of all ages. In fact, you or a loved one may have experienced a cavity. Do you know how cavities form and how to prevent them?
We don’t know about you, but we cannot believe the holiday season has come and gone and we are already in 2023! We always feel the beginning of a new year is a great time to evaluate your life and see where you can make any improvements or changes. The same is true for your oral health. We want our patients to have optimal oral health so they can avoid a dental problem or emergency in the near future. Accidents can happen at any time, so it is good to be informed of what to do in certain circumstances. Continue reading to learn more about what to do if you or a loved one experience a dental emergency.
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.