Dental One Associates of Fredericksburg Blog – Dental Tips
A healthy smile offers so many benefits, including a better appearance, more self-esteem, greater success in your career, better luck with relationships, fewer expenses from fewer dental problems, and the peace of mind of having a healthy mouth. To experience the joy of a healthy smile, start developing these good dental care habits today.
Your dental health is in your hands, so you want to avoid having bad habits to ensure you have a great smile. See which habits could be hurting your teeth in order to save your smile.
If you see yellow teeth when you look in the mirror, you’re not alone. Your natural tooth color is affected by a variety of factors throughout your life including your tobacco habits, the foods and beverages you consume, and the accumulation of hardened tartar deposits. Trauma to a tooth that causes nerve death will also result in discoloration. The process […]
Tooth decay is a common condition, affecting people from all walks of life. Also called cavities or dental caries, tooth decay is highly preventable. Although it is not life threatening, it is of great concern because it impacts almost all human beings at some point in their lives. Normal bacteria in the mouth form plaque, a sticky film that covers […]
If your family dentist detects tooth or jaw misalignment, you’ll probably receive a referral to see an orthodontist. Braces for kids and a growing number of adults can improve both dental health and self-esteem. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) suggests that children should have their first consultation by age seven. Although it is too early to apply braces at […]
If your dentist tells you that you’ve developed periodontal disease, will you know what to expect? Gum disease is common for people from all backgrounds and areas of the world. In its mildest form, called gingivitis, it produces redness, inflammation, and bleeding gums. If treated at this stage, it may be reversible. If you don’t get treatment and it progresses […]
White, shiny teeth, healthy gums, fresh breath, and the luxury of smiling and laughing with confidence—who doesn’t want all that? Gum disease and tooth decay can rob you of these pleasures, especially if you don’t recognize the importance of brushing teeth daily and the proper way to brush teeth. It seems like a simple habit, one without need for a […]
Most parents know that teaching their kids proper dental care techniques and habits is one of their most important duties. Conveying the necessity of brushing twice a day and visiting the dentist often is something that most moms and dads take seriously. However, that is not to say that there is widespread understanding of the valuable roles that flossing and […]
When you have sensitive teeth and gums, you may experience a variety of symptoms including pain or an uncomfortable sensation when eating hot, cold, sour, or sweet foods and beverages. Breathing in cold air may send sharp electric sensations through your mouth. Even routine dental care tasks like brushing or flossing can become unpleasant. Many things can cause sensitive teeth […]
It’s not surprising that many teens are resistant to visiting your family dentistry professional, since many adults don’t like going to the dentist either. However, allowing your teen to skip the dentist and other basic dental care habits is dangerous to their health. Approximately, 60 percent of 15-year-old teenagers have gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease. Left untreated, this could […]