At Brown & Gettings, DDS, we often share videos and information about restoring and improving your oral health. In addition to dental treatments, the best way to ensure that you have excellent oral health is to visit our office for routine hygiene examinations and cleanings. Since we are still at the beginning of the year, now is a perfect time to think about when your last dental cleaning appointment was. If it has been longer than six months, then you are definitely due.
At Brown & Gettings, DDS, we often discuss the link between your oral and overall health. We want to bring awareness to the fact that many medications, prescribed and over the counter alike, can have lasting effects on your teeth and mouth that can impact your oral health in the future. Below are the most common side effects as well as some tips to help your oral health:
We often share the importance of being proactive with your oral health. This includes visiting our office regularly for oral hygiene examinations and scheduling any recommended treatments as soon as possible. We know that life is busy during this time of year, with activities, sports, and general day-to-day happenings, but we encourage you to make your oral health a priority. You only have one set of teeth for your lifetime, and although we are able to treat any problems you may experience, the longer you delay treatment, the more prone you will be to complications and the need for further treatments. Continue reading to learn more about the importance of not delaying a treatment we recommend.
At Brown & Gettings, DDS, we care about the state of your oral health. We recommend that patients visit our office for routine hygiene examination appointments, where we not only thoroughly clean their teeth but also look for problem areas in their mouths. Because we see patients so infrequently during the year, it is important that they are mindful of any problems or changes to their oral health.
We don’t know how you feel, but at Brown & Gettings, DDS, we are thrilled that the summer season is starting in a few short days. We have loved speaking with our patients over the last few weeks about all of their summer plans. Our patients with young children are planning day trips and activities to keep their children busy. Other patients have vacations planned. While others are going to be enjoying the longer days and nights with family and friends. No matter what your plans are, we want to share the importance of continuing to care for your oral health throughout the summer. We would hate for you to experience dental issues during the fall and winter.
Missing Something? – We know that dealing with tooth loss can be upsetting. Hopefully, many of you reading this have not yet experienced this situation. However, we feel that it is always best for our patients to be informed and prepared for any situation that may come their way. When dealing with tooth loss, there is always the question of whether the tooth should be replaced. We are here to tell you that, without a shadow of a doubt, a missing tooth should be replaced. The only exceptions are wisdom teeth and teeth that are removed for orthodontic purposes. Continue reading to learn about the extreme importance of replacing missing teeth.
Have you noticed that you often see signs of blood when you rinse your mouth after brushing and flossing your teeth? If so, you are experiencing bleeding gums. Bleeding gums can be caused by something as simple as food trapped between teeth, brushing too hard, or flossing too roughly. Signs of bleeding gums are not an immediate cause for concern; however, if you notice it is becoming a regular occurrence, be sure to contact our office. Some other possible causes of bleeding gums includes:
Do you avoid eating foods and drinking beverages that are hot because they irritate your teeth? If so, you may be experiencing tooth sensitivity. It is not uncommon to experience sensitivity from time to time, especially following certain dental treatments; however, when you experience it regularly, you may have a problem with your oral health and need to visit our office. Read on to learn more about tooth sensitivity and how to treat symptoms.
At Brown & Gettings, DDS, we often speak about your oral and your overall health. We are committed to assisting our patients in restoring and maintaining their oral health over the course of their lives. Unfortunately, there are certain habits that can negatively affect their teeth and lead to serious complications with their oral health. We want to take a few moments to share what habits may be affecting your oral health so you can make the necessary changes as soon as possible:
Welcome to 2023! It’s hard to believe that the holiday season has passed by and we have started a new year. We know that many of our patients love the start of a new year because it feels like a fresh start. This is one of the reasons we encourage our patients to evaluate the state of their oral health at the beginning of the year. If it has been some time since you or a loved one has visited our office for a hygiene examination and cleaning, we suggest scheduling an appointment soon! Delaying regular dental care can lead to serious oral health complications in your future. Read on to learn more.