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Times Where You Need to Get Panoramic X-rays
Posted on 9/10/2019 by Lemond Hunter
As a regular part of your dental hygiene routine, you will get x-rays of your teeth and jaw. Sometimes, you will need to get a specific type of x-ray known as a “panoramic x-ray.” Although all types of x-rays let you see inside the tissue, there are specific times when a panoramic x-ray is what is called for. What is a Panoramic X-Ray?A panoramic x-ray is a special type of x-ray that takes a single picture of your entire mouth. Unlike other x-rays that may only show a specific region, a panoramic x-ray is just that: a panoramic view of the entire mouth. This type of x-ray requires the use of a highly specialized piece of equipment. You will place your chin on a rest while the machine uses an arm to rotate the x-ray device around your head. This allows it to capture the entire mouth in a single shot. What is a Panoramic X-Ray Used for?A panoramic x-ray is useful in situations where you need to see large swathes of the mouth at once. Many dentists use them to diagnose gum disease in its more advanced stages, as a traditional x-ray may not unveil the full extent of the gingivitis. Other uses include identifying temporomandibular joint disorders, locating and identifying cancer tumors in the jawbone, and revealing impacted teeth. Finally, if you have a condition known as sinusitis (which is essentially an inflammation in the sinus cavity), using a panoramic x-ray will be the best way to identify it. If you are not sure whether you need a panoramic x-ray, feel free to ask us about it. We are happy to explain the procedure to you and answer any questions you may have about it. So pick up the phone and give us a call, or send us an email today....

Oral Health Changes You Can Start Making Today
Posted on 8/20/2019 by Lemond Hunter
It's important to maintain good oral hygiene if you don't want to maintain a healthy smile. There are many things that are involved here – things you can start doing today. Brush Your Teeth Properly Before Going to BedWe recommend that you brush your teeth twice a day. One of these times should be before you go to bed at night so that you make sure there aren't any germs or plaque left behind to rest on your teeth and cause damage while you sleep. Don't rush through this because you're tired because this can be just as bad as not brushing at all. Remember to Brush Your TongueAlthough you probably brush your teeth, you may not brush your tongue. However, it's important that you do so because this is where bad breath starts. Not brushing your teeth can also cause other oral health problems too. Use a Toothpaste Containing FluorideYou should look beyond a toothpaste's whitening power and flavor to make sure it also contains fluoride. While you may have heard some negativity about it, you shouldn't forego it because it provides great defense against tooth decay. Fluoride fights the germs that lead to decay, then leaves a protective barrier behind on your teeth. Treat Flossing Just as Importantly as You Treat BrushingDon't neglect flossing. If you find it challenging, talk to us about tools that can help you here but don't give up. You need to get food particles out from between your teeth. However, flossing will also stimulate your gums, reduce any plaque in your mouth, and help lower any inflammation too. Maintain Bi-Yearly Appointments with Our OfficeIt's important for you to visit our office at least twice a year regardless of how well you take care of your teeth at home. We still need to clean and check your teeth for you to make sure that there aren't any cavities or other issues present. If you don't already have an appointment scheduled with us, make sure you call and schedule one today....

How to Eat When You Have a Toothache Until We Can See You
Posted on 8/10/2019 by Lemond Hunter
Toothaches indicate that you need to visit our office as soon as possible. Depending on the signs or symptoms you have, your toothache could be anywhere from minor to quite serious in nature. These problems can include tooth decay and gum issues. When severe enough, they'll be accompanied by breathing issues, problems swallowing, and a discharge that does not have a pleasant taste. They can be brought on by things like sinusitis, trauma, or even a heart attack. Since you never know when you may get a toothache, you should know what types of food you can eat until we're able to see you for an appointment. Dietary Strategies When Dealing with a ToothacheOne of the most soothing foods you can “enjoy” when you have a toothache is cloves. They have a powerful anti-inflammatory action, which is why they're well-known for helping treat tooth pain. Fruits and vegetables are also helpful because they contain a lot of minerals that make your saliva less acidic. Although fruit is known to contain sugar, this type is fine, whereas the refined sugar that's found in things like soft drinks should be avoided. This is because they can make your toothache hurt even worse. Some of the other foods that may help soothe your toothache include things like cod liver oil, green tea, garlic, and yogurt. Of course, you'll want to stick to soft foods, which is why fruit smoothies with yogurt in them are so good for you when you have a toothache. It shouldn't be very long until we can see you for an appointment. However, you do need to give us a call and tell us you have a toothache and how bad it is so we can schedule you an appointment in a timely fashion. Hopefully, these dietary tips will help you survive until we can help you feel better....

All Posts:

Times Where You Need to Get Panoramic X-rays
Oral Health Changes You Can Start Making Today
How to Eat When You Have a Toothache Until We Can See You
Understanding the Importance of Biofilm
Uncommon Causes of Bad Breath
Did You Know We Can Help When You Decide to Quit Smoking?
Dental Implants Can Greatly Boost Confidence
Should You Brush Your Teeth in Circles or Lines?
How to Keep Your Lips from Cracking?
Can Crowns Become Loose?
Best Ways to Learn How to Be Proactive About Your Oral Health
Loose Teeth as an Adult Signifies a Problem with Your Oral Health
Let Us Help You When You Have Dental Questions Instead of Looking Them Up Online
Signs Your Fillings Are Coming Loose
How Sinus Pressure Can Impact Your Teeth
Foods That Can Freshen Your Breath
Eating a Rainbow Diet Can Help Your Oral Health Improve
What Enamel Does for Your Teeth Aside from Protecting Them
What Dry Mouth Can Do to Your Teeth
Can You Make it To Where Your Teeth Are Less Sensitive to Heat?
There Are Several Benefits that Come with Conscious Sedation
How to Keep Your Mouth Healthy with Partials
How to Keep Your Mouth Clean Following Pocket Reduction
Mouth Guards Can Improve Your Sleep
Medications That Cause Discolored Teeth
What We Look for During Oral Cancer Screenings
What We Look At During Dental Exams
How to Ease Jaw Aches When Your TMJ Gets Inflamed
Brushing Before Going to Sleep Is Necessary for Good Oral Health
What People Notice When They First Meet You
What is It about Sports Drinks that Harm Your Teeth?
"Types of Problems That Fall Under the Category of Dental Emergencies"
Types of Dental Bridges You Can Get
Making Brushing Easier When You Struggle with Arthritis
How Much of Your Teeth Are Situated Below the Gums?
What Options Do You Have for a Gap in Your Front Teeth?
What is the Difference between Power Flossers and Water Flossers?
What Type of Oral Health Goals Do You Have?
What to Do When a Tooth Comes in Crooked
Why You Need to Replace Your Toothbrush When a Cold Sore Erupts
Why You Need to Limit Drinking Acidic Beverages
Types of Cracks Best Covered by Veneers
Tooth Pain and Fevers Usually Signify a Dental Abscess
Is There Any Benefit to Making Homemade Toothpaste?
How Your Gag Reflex Impacts Your Dental Visits
The Importance of Not Using a Hard Bristled Toothbrush
The Damage That Can Come from Sucking on Candies and Cough Drops
How Stress Affects Gum Disease
How Long After a Cleaning Should You Wait to Eat?
Why Your Toothbrush and Dishwasher Should be Best Friends
Why You Should Go to the Dentist if Your Gum is Sore to the Touch
Why Are People Afraid of Root Canals?
Do You Brush Your Tongue Often Enough?
Why Eating a Sweet Treat Could Cause Your Teeth to Hurt
Why Do You Wait to Brush After Anything Acidic?
There's More to Cosmetic Dentistry Than Whitening
The Weather Can Affect the Way Your Teeth Feel
The Beating Your Teeth Take When You Have an Oral Piercing
Talking to Your Dentist About Having a Filling Replaced
Why You Want to Indulge in Strawberries As A Spring Time Snack
Why Chewing Vegetables is So Good for Your Oral Health
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