Posts for: March, 2015
Even though crunching ice cubes is a favorite thing for many, it can cause a tooth to break. It can also chip away at the enamel of your teeth. If you have several fillings in your mouth, chewing ice cubes can be even more perilous. We strongly recommend that chewing ice cubes be avoided completely.
Yes, sometimes retro works! We had to capture this image of Colleen because it is so ironic! Colleen is our I.T. Coordinator/Manager. We had government forms that could not print from a computer so Colleen whipped out our old typewriter from the 80's! Go Colleen go!
We love new patients and make special efforts to allow extra time for that first visit to our office. At your first visit, we will examine all your teeth and gums, and chart our findings. We listen to any concerns you have and work with you to resolve your concerns. We also will perform a healthy teeth cleaning (if there is no periodontal disease present), take xrays, intra-oral pictures and a visual oral cancer screening. Your hygienist will perform these tasks then your dentist will perform a detailed exam after reviewing the x-rays and photos. So, at this first visit, you will know how your oral health stacks up. It is a great way to get not only perfectly polished teeth but to have your oral health issues addressed as well. All in one visit!
Here is Heather, one of our wonderful hygienists examining her new patient.
Maintaining good oral health habits is especially important because unhealthy bacteria in the mouth not only can harm your teeth and gums but may be associated with serious medical conditions. Research has shown that infections in the mouth can be associated with heart disease, stroke, diabetes, pneumonia and other health problems that are common in older adults. It really only takes a few simple steps, brushing and flossing daily, visiting your dentist regularly and eating nutritious foods.