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Do You Have a Loose Tooth as an Adult? If So, You Need to Come See Us
Posted on 5/23/2018 by Downtown Dental Care Office
When we think of having loose teeth, we think of young children losing their baby teeth, but if you have a loose tooth as an adult, you need to come see us as soon as possible so we can get you all fixed up. You may be asking yourself some questions that we hope to answer before you get to the office. Why Do I Have A Loose Tooth? The most common reasons for loose teeth in adults is periodontal disease or trauma. In either case we need to take a look and determine the exact reason, so we can treat it immediately. If you haven't been to the dentist in a long time, there is even more need to call our office right away if you have a loose tooth, so we can save it. Can I Get a Loose Tooth Fixed? Yes, we can fix your loose tooth if you come to see us right away. Don't wait for fear that it will hurt. We will make you comfortable and our staff will take care of you. There are two ways in which a loose tooth can be fixed. With splinting, where the tooth is bonded to another tooth or with a deep cleaning of the gums. Given a chance to heal, their grip on the loose tooth will improve. Should I Try to Pull A Loose Tooth Out? No, do not attempt to pull it out. Whatever the reason is behind your loose tooth, we do everything we can to save it. Even if you have taken a blow to the face while playing sports and the tooth is dangling, there is a chance to save it. The most important thing you can do if you have a loose tooth as an adult is to come to our office immediately!...

Do You Grind Your Teeth in Your Sleep?
Posted on 5/13/2018 by Downtown Dental Care Office
Teeth grinding is a possibly embarrassing disorder, and many people who grind need treatment to protect their teeth. The trouble occurs for people who don't know that they grind, especially if this is a habit that affects them while they are asleep. These are the signs that you need to know. Grinding during the DayMany people who grind their teeth at night experience similar habits during the day. If you find it difficult to not chew on things, you could have a problem with grinding at night. When you chew on hard items like pencils, you are essentially training your jaw muscles to be tight and strong. This can cause those muscles to want to continue with the learned chewing motions even after you go to bed at night. Waking Up with Headaches or PainDo you wake up in the morning with a sore jaw, aching teeth, or a headache? These are sure signs that you are grinding or clenching your teeth in your sleep, especially if this is a common occurrence. Your Teeth Are CrackedIf you notice that many of your teeth are cracked or chipped, it is possible that the excess force placed on them during nighttime grinding is the culprit. You may have been grinding your teeth for a considerable period of time before you notice this damage. Flattened MolarsLong-term grinding will cause the teeth in the back of your mouth to flatten and wear down. They don't have to be completely flat - if they seem smoother than usual and have smaller "pot holes", you may have an issue. Many people don't notice this problem until it is too late, so you should check your back teeth regularly. If you grind your teeth in your sleep, treatment like a night guard might be in your best interest. Call us today so that we can help you to find the best possible treatment....

Sometimes Educating Yourself is the Best Way to Overcome Dental Fears
Posted on 4/20/2018 by Downtown Dental Care Office
Part of being human lies in fearing the unknown. In other words, the more educated you become, the less scary something seems. This is also true when it comes to dental procedures. How Dental Education Works in Your FavorOvercoming the fear of visiting our office for dental work involves identifying exactly what's making you feel fearful in the first place. For some people, this may be a fear of the equipment we're using in your mouth or that it may cause pain. Other people are afraid of losing control while they're in the dental chair. While these are legitimate fears, it's important to work through them so you can feel more comfortable visiting our office. This involves becoming more knowledgeable about these things. After all, knowledge is power, so ask questions and learn about what our equipment does. It's also important that you commit to visiting our office for a routine dental appointment at least twice a year. During this time, we'll examine and clean your teeth. We'll talk to you about your oral hygiene habits and help you develop healthier ones. All of this helps us build rapport, trust, and sense of familiarity with you, which will, in turn, make you feel more comfortable when you visit our office. By coming in more often for quick, painless procedures that are painless and quick, you begin to realize that there's nothing to fear in our office. When we mention a dental procedure and you're immediately fearful, let us know. The last thing we want for you to do is fear visiting our office. We're here to help you have a healthy smile. As such, we really do welcome and actually look forward to answering your questions. We want you to understand what's going on, so you feel comfortable trusting us with your dental care....

All Posts:

Do You Have a Loose Tooth as an Adult? If So, You Need to Come See Us
Do You Grind Your Teeth in Your Sleep?
Sometimes Educating Yourself is the Best Way to Overcome Dental Fears
Ways of Cutting Down Acid in Your Diet
Foods to Eat to Reduce Your Stress
Brushing Your Teeth Too Hard Will Not Polish Your Teeth
Resolutions You Can Make Any Time of Year to Protect Your Teeth
Relieving Toothaches Until You Can Get Seen
Easing Pain When You Have an Oral Infection
Do Not Consume These Products Following Oral Surgery
Is Stress Causing You to Crack Your Teeth?
Is Sleep Apnea a Big Enough Deal to Require Treatment?
Learning About the Dangers of Ice When Using It to Cool Off
Can Teeth Feel the Effects of Stress?
Why Your Health Depends on You Replacing Missing Teeth
Why Your Family Should Avoid Gummy Snacks
The Benefits of Glass Fillings
The Benefits of Eating Red Produce
Should You Floss Once or Twice Each Day?
Should You Brush Before or After Breakfast?
How Long Does it Take to See Results from Professional Whitening?
How a Straw Can Help You Bypass Stained Teeth
How to Best Keep Your Dental Bridge Clean
How Straight Teeth Improves Your Oral Health
Why You Need to Avoid Clear Sodas
Getting a Photogenic Smile
Is Sugar Your Tooth's Worst Enemy?
Having Nice Breath This Holiday Season

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