Smile Care Family Dentistry Blog
September 3, 2018
The American Dental Association recommends everyone over the age of 2 visits their dentist twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. Despite this advice, a Gallup poll found one-third of adults do not schedule an appointment every year. Often, it is thought teeth brushing at home is enough to keep oral health issues at bay, like tooth decay and gum disease. Although your oral hygiene habits are important, they are not enough. Both your dentist and your insurance company encourage you to visit your dentist every 6 months.
August 3, 2018
It’s no surprise that eating disorders can cause health issues for you and your body, but did you know that the effects of eating disorders damages your mouth and teeth too? According to the American Dental Association, 10 million Americans are affected by serious eating disorders. Along with your overall health, your oral health can be influenced by diseases like anorexia and bulimia. For a lot of people suffering from eating disorders, their first time seeking help is from the dentist because of their noticeable dental issues caused by their disease. Keep reading to learn how eating disorders can affect your oral health negatively, and some steps you can take to achieve a healthier looking and feeling smile.
July 3, 2018
When you smile in the mirror, are you happy with your appearance? Or, do you see a lot of gums and not enough teeth? Smile confidence is a real thing that can affect your personal and professional lives. Those with smaller teeth may not feel as confident as they would with a big and bright smile of pearly whites. Keep reading to learn how porcelain veneers can help you achieve the smile of your dreams from a trusted cosmetic dentist.
June 4, 2018
The moment you have a bad fall and your mouth is in serious pain, it’s understandable if you start to panic. However, just because a tooth is knocked-out doesn’t mean you’ll need to start thinking about dental implants just yet. In fact, there is a way to save it for reimplantation, as long as you follow these steps from your emergency dentist in Virginia Beach.
May 18, 2018
Many people don’t spend a lot of time thinking about their teeth. They simply eat and drink what they want without giving it a second thought. That is, unless they have sensitive teeth, in which case they probably spend more time thinking about their teeth than they’d like to!
If you can count yourself in the latter category, it’s a good idea to see a Virginia Beach dentist since sensitivity can indicate a bigger problem such as decay. In the meantime, start by reading this blog for five great tips for preventing or reducing sensitivity as soon as possible!
April 19, 2018
You can’t always plan for or avoid an emergency of any kind, but you can do a few things to prevent them from happening too often. Dental emergencies are some of those instances that take us by surprise and can turn into a catastrophe if you aren’t prepared to handle them.
Learn more about what constitutes as a dental emergency, how to address them, and the best ways to prevent them from happening to you or your loved ones in this week’s blog post. Your emergency dentist in Virginia Beach wants you to be as knowledgeable as possible!
March 11, 2018
You may be thinking, “I brush my teeth at least two times a day and everything seems to be fine, so why do I need to visit my Virginia Beach dentist?” It’s quite easy to fall into the trap of being reactive about your health, but your local dentist encourages you to shift your mindset to a more proactive mode because that’s the best way to prevent big problems from happening. As you continue reading, she’ll explain why this is so important and how beneficial preventive dentistry can be to your oral health.
February 3, 2018
As with most things in life, getting older means taking the good with the bad. Along with the wisdom and maturity that goes along with aging, there are some physical challenges that present themselves as well. For most folks, things just don’t work quite the way they used to!
Having said that, great health and vitality are still within your reach, although it may take a bit more work than it once did. In this article, your Virginia Beach dentist will talk about some of the oral health issues that mature patients may encounter in their golden years as well as simple tips and tricks for taking care of them.
January 2, 2018
A new fad is emerging, and it’s supposed to be healthier than the traditional take on smoking tobacco: e-cigarettes or vaping. More and more smokers turning to e-cigarettes under the assumption that they are safer or healthier because they don’t have as many chemicals present. With e-cigarettes more popular than ever (especially among teens), the question remains what is the oral health impact of vaping on your smile? Your dentist is here to give you a dental professional’s perspective here in this week’s blog post.
December 12, 2017
You ever wonder why your dentist always remembers to give you a bag of dental products to take home with you? It’s not just because they have plenty to give away. That bag is a message that says “Use me up by your next visit!”
So instead of throwing that bag of toothpaste and floss in the back of your closet, take advantage of the free stuff that keeps your teeth healthy! With proper oral care, you can be confident that your Virginia Beach dentist will have good news come your next visit.