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.
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.
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.
Roses are red, violets are blue, have we told you how much we care about you? Each time you visit us, we are working to make sure that your dental health is in excellent condition. One of the ways we do this occurs during your regular check-up and exam. Do you know what part of your exam can be an actual life saver? Click here to find out more about this important screening.