You’ve heard your dentist talk about the important benefits of flossing. Not only does it remove harmful bacteria that is living between your teeth, but it also removes any leftover food particles that are clinging to your pearly whites. Unfortunately, most Americans are not flossing as often as they should. This can lead to tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. If you’ve been wanting to improve your oral health, or if you are looking for another way to floss, you’ll be happy to know there are benefits to both traditional and water flossing. Read on to find out which method might be better for you.
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April 3, 2019
February 10, 2019
February is dedicated as National Children’s Dental Health Month, which focuses on raising awareness to methods you can use to keep your child’s teeth and gums healthy. With the correct oral hygiene habits at home and regular care from a children’s dentist in Kent, you can help to ensure your child’s smile stays healthy. Unfortunately, even with the best prevention, a tooth can be seriously damaged. Your dentist may recommend treating it with a dental crown, but you might be tempted to have it pulled. Although the tooth will eventually fall out, it is always best to treat it whenever possible.
December 31, 2018
If you have a severely damaged or decayed tooth, your dentist will likely recommend a root canal to save it from an extraction. While more than 15 million are performed every year, they are only suggested when there are no other viable treatments to rehabilitate a tooth. If your dentist has recommended one, your first thought may be to avoid it at all cost. Let’s face it, root canals have a bad reputation for being painful, but you have nothing to fear. New advancements in dentistry now make them no worse than a traditional filling.
October 4, 2018
Millions of Americans have dental crowns placed in their smile, so if you have one, you’re not alone. Dental crowns in Kent have become a popular way to restore heavily decayed or damaged teeth, while still keeping their look, shape, and function. However, crowns were not always so easily placed and beautiful looking. Keep reading to discover the history of dental crowns, how they were made, and why they were first used.
April 11, 2018
Despite several advancements in dentistry to preserve natural teeth, tooth loss is still a prevalent problem in the United States. In fact, it is estimated that 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. If you have found yourself among those who have an incomplete smile, you have heard about the benefits of dental implants in Kent. As a predictable and reliable option to replace missing teeth, you are ready to shop for the best deal; however, you should not focus on the price. To make a true investment in your smile, there are other factors to consider other than their cost.
March 9, 2018
Have you ever considered how important your oral hygiene is to the rest of the body? If not, you really should! Why?
Not only is the mouth connected to the rest of your body, but it’s the portal to your body! It’s an orifice that allows substances in and out of your body, which can be a good thing and a bad thing, depending on how well you take care of it.
Learn more about how bad oral hygiene can decline your whole body’s health—and how to avoid it—in this week’s blog post from your dentist in Kent.
February 8, 2018
Having a wisdom tooth pulled is a rather simple procedure, but the thought of it still leaves you feeling a little anxious. You’re concerned about what you should do afterwards. What foods can you eat? What activities are off limits? You also want to know how to properly clean the site to prevent infection and dry socket. Thankfully, your local dentist will weigh in with answers to these questions about oral surgery in Kent, leaving you feeling more comfortable about the entire process.
January 20, 2018
Whenever you chew, you feel dental pain. You should never ignore dental pain because it’s really a sign that there are other issues that concern your smile. In fact, by the time you feel dental pain, your condition has advanced to the point where you need assistance from your local dentist. Thankfully, dental practices have effective, long lasting ways to restore a smile like dental crowns in Kent or even fillings—depending on your particular problem. Find out which one is best for you in this week’s blog post.
December 10, 2017
You’ve been experiencing strong pain in your tooth for some time now and fear that a great deal of decay has occurred. You’ve been trying to delay visiting your dentist because you’ve assumed that he will only recommend pulling it, which is an idea that you’re not too fond of. But, the truth is that his first option is always to try to save your tooth. Learn how a root canal in Kent can get you back to normal in a short period of time and why it’s a better option than an extraction.
October 11, 2017
Your toothbrush and dental floss are vital to keeping your teeth clean to prevent oral health complications, like tooth decay and gum disease. However, they are only half of the care you need. Even with the best oral hygiene habits, there are still areas in your mouth that you cannot clean at home, which is why you need professional teeth cleaning every six months. While the semi-annual cleanings are recommended by the American Dental Association and your insurance company, there may come a time when you require more frequent visits.