While it would be odd to encounter someone who was excited to have a cavity, the process of restoring an unhealthy tooth is not something you have to fear. Treatment can put a stop to problems that threaten your well-being and the health of your tooth, and the placement of a modern restoration can preserve your smile. Our Charles City, IA dentist’s office is able to provide care in a friendly environment while committing to restoring your appearance as well as your tooth. You should be aware that if you put off treatment, you can allow the condition of your tooth to worsen, which can lead to more permanent damage. Delaying care also makes it more likely you will develop an infection in your tooth before the matter is addressed. (more…)
How often do you find yourself feeling groggy, sluggish, or just plain exhausted? It can be difficult to live a life without some moments of fatigue, but it can be concerning to frequently experience these feelings. If you frequently struggle with fatigue, it may affect your ability to consistently practice habits that help you maintain your oral health, which means your risk for dental problems can rise. Over time, inconsistent brushing and flossing can lead to problems with tartar buildup, and that can make you more vulnerable to issues like tooth decay and gum disease. In some cases, people may experience persistent fatigue because of sleep apnea, and they can be at risk for additional health troubles. Our Charles City, IA dentist’s office has helped many people in and around our community take care of their teeth, and we can provide encouragement to help you avoid future problems. (more…)
Should you be satisfied with your current oral hygiene regimen, or is there room for improvement in your routine? One thing to consider if you are evaluating your habits is how long you tend to spend on brushing your teeth. To make sure you enjoy a thorough cleaning, you should spend at least two minutes on this task. By doing so, you can effectively clean every tooth and prevent the buildup of plaque and tartar. Of course, thorough brushing is just one of several behaviors that can help you avoid problems with your smile over time. Our Charles City, IA dentist’s office has helped many patients protect themselves against oral health issues through regular dental exams, and through tips and guidance to improve their daily care routine. (more…)
While your “typical” day may vary quite a bit over time, there certain practices that should remain consistent. It is important for you to keep up with a dependable preventive dental care routine if you want to avoid problems like tooth decay and gum disease. Even a short-term disruption can be enough to allow tartar to form, and that can make you more vulnerable to problems that can call for professional treatment. Our Charles City, IA dentist’s office can provide guidance on smart practices between dental exams in order to help patients stay on top of their dental health needs.
If you think your breath might be affected by a foul odor, a mint can help you quickly deal with the problem. However, this is only a short-term solution, and it can leave the cause of your bad breath unaddressed. Sometimes, people start to notice they have bad breath and take it as a sign to do more to fully clean their teeth each day. In other circumstances, this problem may be how you discover a problem with tooth decay or gingivitis. At our Charles City, IA dentist’s office, we have helped many people regain good oral health through regular dental exams, and through the appropriate restorative dental treatments. On your own, you can use your oral hygiene routine to more effectively prevent problems that might cause bad breath.
As long as a dental crown remains in place, a tooth can remain safe against problems like infection or physical damage. Problems that affect teeth can lead to permanent damage, which is why restorations like crowns are designed to offer long-term support. With good habits in place, a patient can keep a crown in good condition for many years, but problems do sometimes affect a restoration. An older crown may start to feel loose, or a crown can be damaged by trauma. In a situation like this, it is important to reach out to your dentist. Our Charles City, IA dentist’s office is prepared to help you if you have a problem with a restoration. We can even set up an emergency dental visit in order to restore your tooth and bite function with minimal delay. (more…)
While you might have a hard time finding someone who likes experiencing stress, it can be difficult to avoid. When stress is not being properly managed, it can take a toll on your physical health as well as your emotional and mental well-being. You might be surprised to know that periods of stress can even create issues for your oral health! You may have a harder time sticking to a good oral hygiene routine in difficult periods, and you can become more susceptible to bruxism. Your Charles Ciy, IA dentist’s office provides consistent care during dental checkups, but you should make sure you do your part to protect your smile, too. In addition to brushing and flossing, take care of yourself by sticking to a smart diet and working to manage your stress! (more…)
Good oral health is one of many things parents understandably want for their kids, but it is one that can have a significant effect on them over time. When kids pick up effective habits at an early age, and enjoy access to pediatric dental care, they can develop more comfort with good oral hygiene that lasts well into adulthood. This can mean avoiding dental problems, and it can mean growing up with a more attractive and healthy smile. Our Charles City, IA dentist’s office is proud to provide pediatric dental services in addition to offering important oral health care for adults. While these checkups are certainly important for kids, the guidance about oral care they receive at home is also meaningful. (more…)
An injury that affects your smile can upset you for many reasons. There is the obvious concern about pain, and the impact of the injury on your overall well-being, but there is also the real fear that dental damage will permanently alter your smile. While some dental injuries are too severe for the tooth in question to be saved, prompt care is often effective at saving a tooth. That being said, the potential for your tooth to become infected after injury can make it important to have work done as soon as possible. At our Charles City, IA dentist’s office, our patients should know that they can turn to us for emergency dental work when they need urgent attention. (more…)
When thinking about emergencies, dental issues may not even cross your mind. However, there are several dental issues that, if they are left alone, can become even bigger problems in the future. So, in today’s blog, your Charles City, IA, dentist will explain how to recognize a dental emergency, and how we can help you overcome it in our office.