As you know, we truly care about your oral health as well as your overall health. We are diligent in checking your blood pressure, inspecting for issues such as oral cancer, checking your airways for signs of sleep apnea as well as other issues we want to be mindful of monitoring. We want our patients to live long and happy lives and make their health a priority. Dr. Brown is back with his next installment of Dr. Brown Speaks the Tooth, where he discusses the importance of putting yourself and your health first and simple changes you can make. Click here to watch the video and read more about this topic.
At Brown & Gettings, DDS, we not only care about our patients’ oral health, but their overall health as well. When you visit our office for a routine hygiene examination, we do more than just clean your teeth and inspect for decay, we look for signs of weakness in your teeth and mouth that can lead to serious complications in the future. One red flag that indicates a problem is worn teeth. Worn teeth can be a sign that you are clenching and grinding your teeth, a condition known as bruxism.
Have you been avoiding routine dental care due to lack of insurance? Are you frustrated with the limitations that your dental insurance company imposes and have postponed a needed treatment due to lack of coverage? We have heard your frustrations, and we feel them too. This is one of the reasons we are so happy to share our VIP Savings Plan with our patients. Since we are still freshly into the new year, there is no better time to learn more about our in-house savings program and how it can benefit you and your family. Read on to learn more.
Patients never like to hear that they are experiencing tooth decay and need a treatment intervention. However, that is the reality for a number of patients, and we want to offer treatments that will not only restore their oral health and the function of their teeth, but also improve their quality of life. In another installment of “Dr. Brown Speaks the Tooth”, Dr. Brown shares more about the importance of dental crowns and how they can improve the function of your smile while also creating a beautiful aesthetic appearance. Click here to watch the short video, and continue reading to learn more about this important and popular treatment.
We love when patients ask us questions about how to improve their family’s oral health. One question we are frequently asked is about fluoride. You’ve probably heard the term used many times in conjunction with a discussion about teeth and oral health, but do you know what fluoride is and why it is used? Fluoride is a mineral that is found in many water sources such as lakes, rivers, and surprisingly enough, the ocean. We know that many patients are concerned about the appropriate levels of fluoride and the best way to use it. This month, Dr. Brown focuses on all this and more in his vlog, “Dr. Brown Speaks the Tooth.” Click here to watch the video and learn more about ways to use fluoride to benefit your oral health.
At Brown & Gettings, DDS, we are passionate about not only your oral health, but your overall health as well. We want to stress to our patients how much your lifestyle and eating habits can truly impact your oral health. Your mouth is known as the gateway to the body, meaning that your mouth leads to the respiratory and digestive tracts. What you consume and your daily habits can lead to not only problems with your oral health, but can lead to long-term problems with your overall health as well. You can make certain lifestyle choices to ensure that you have a healthy body and a healthy mouth. These choices include:
Do you think it’s important for your dentist and dental office to stay up to date on the latest technology and advancements in the dental world? If you answered yes, then we certainly agree with you.
When you make a large investment in your life, do you like to see a preview of what you are paying for? There aren’t many people who would renovate their kitchens without hiring an architect to create blueprints and a rendering of what the final design will look like. You want to be able to see the before and after to compare and be sure the results are worth the time and expense. The same is true for dental procedures.
Do you have tenderness or pain in your jaw muscles? Are your teeth worn down, fractured or chipped? If so, you may have bruxism, a condition in which a person grinds their teeth involuntarily while not chewing. The teeth grind or rub together as the jaw moves forcefully either from side to side or back and forth. Often, the person is not aware that they are doing it. While it can happen during the day, bruxism typically takes place while you are asleep. Sleep bruxism is generally more severe due to the force applied during episodes, which can cause serious problems for the teeth and jaw.
Have you ever had a conversation where you were talking closely with someone and thought to yourself that the other person’s breath was terrible? That person was a victim of bad breath and, more likely than not, it has happened to you too. Bad breath, or halitosis, can be embarrassing and, in some cases, may cause anxiety. It’s the reason that store shelves are stocked full of gum, mints, mouthwashes and other products designed to fight bad breath. Many of these products are only temporary measures because they don’t address the cause of the problem. Continue reading to discover the causes of bad breath and how you can solve the problem once and for all.