Which Dental Emergencies Require a Dental Visit?
Accidents happen. You get injured participating in sports. You bite down on something hard and crack your tooth. Or you just wake up with tooth pain. Some situations require immediate attention from your dentist. And other issues may be resolved on your own with minor care. Let’s look at some dental emergencies and how you should handle them.
Lost or Knocked-Out Tooth
A permanent or adult tooth that’s fallen out requires immediate dental attention. The most […]
Plus Important Questions to Ask Before Your First Visit
Whether you’ve moved to a new area or you’re not pleased with your current dentist or dental care, it can be stressful and challenging to search for a new dentist provider. In this article, we want to help you avoid the headaches of a dentist search and show you how to find a dentist you like.
1. Decide what you are looking for in a dentist.
Everyone is different and may have different […]
What Happens If You Skip Your Dental Visit?
It’s time for your semi-annual dental visit again. But you’re so busy! How can you find the time? Or maybe you’d rather avoid going to the dentist altogether. Your teeth are fine. You’re not experiencing any pain or discomfort. So, you can stretch the time between visits, right?
Well, you’d be taking a big risk. Peace Haven Family Dentistry—and the American Dental Association (ADA)—recommends scheduling a dental visit every six months, no matter your […]
When You Haven’t Been to the Dentist in a While
Here’s What You Can Expect…
Has it been a while since your last dental visit? It happens. You may not have had insurance coverage. You may have become busy with life. You may have a fear of the dentist. Or you may be a little embarrassed that it’s been so long. If you haven’t been to the dentist in a while, you’re not alone.
At Peace Haven Family Dentistry, we understand, and we […]
You’ve probably heard your dental hygienist or even a friend recommend that you see your dentist every six months. On the one hand it makes sense. And on the other hand, you wonder if it’s really necessary. But have you ever stopped to ask why?
For some people, going to the dentist twice a year is part of their normal routine, and they typically don’t think too much about it. For others who may be nervous about going to the dentist, […]
Why Dental Sealants are Essential to Your Child’s Teeth
How well does your child brush his/her teeth?
Does your child already have cavities?
Struggling to get your child to floss?
Dental sealants are the best option to prevent dental problems. Good teeth brushing techniques, flossing, and teeth care are all common concerns among parents of growing children. At some point, it’s natural for your child to take over the task of brushing their own teeth. But how well are they brushing? Are they getting […]
Get the Beautiful Smile You’ve Always Wanted
New Year, New You!
Do you have a New Year’s resolution this year?
Do you find yourself avoiding laughing because you’re self-conscious about your smile?
Do you smile less often because you’re embarrassed about your teeth?
How about getting the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted? So many times, we see patients who let their undesirable smile change how they live their lives. If you find yourself hiding your smile more often than not, you could be holding yourself […]
Tooth Care through the Holidays
The foods you eat during the holiday season can be tough on your teeth. All kinds of hard candies and ooey-gooey treats can cause havoc on your natural teeth and your dental work. The sugar in cookies, cakes, pies, candy, and other goodies you consume throughout the season create a natural byproduct, acid. The continued presence of acid on your teeth will cause your enamel to wear away, leading to painful cavities.
The good news is that […]
Did you know that gum disease, also called gingivitis, is often a precursor for many other health conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease? It’s true. That’s why caring for your dental health can be the first line of defense in keeping your whole body healthy.
Gum disease is caused when the bacteria in plaque develops between your teeth and gums. When the bacteria continue to grow, the portion of your gums that surround the tooth can become inflamed.
If left untreated, […]
Although your teeth are very strong and can withstand some harm or misuse, a cracked or chipped tooth can sometimes occur. You may have bitten down on something hard, such as hard candy or a popcorn kernel, or you may have fallen or received a blow to the face. If your tooth already has some decay, it may be more prone to breakage. Fortunately, most instances of a chipped or cracked tooth can usually be repaired in a single office […]