Are you missing a tooth? Maybe you’re missing several teeth. Perhaps you do not have any natural teeth remaining in your smile. Then again, you might have a missing tooth that simply never developed, rather than one that went away as the result of tooth loss. While there are clearly ways of explaining how many teeth are missing, you may be wondering about the technical terms we tend to use to describe different levels of loss. Your Temecula dentist is ready to offer some helpful terms, so you’ll know what we’re talking about if we slip into clinical jargon for a moment!
One of the most important and beneficial things you can do for your oral health? Make sure your smile is getting enough fluoride. One of the most myth-saturated aspects of smile health that can completely confuse patients, possibly leaving them taking substandard care of their teeth? Your use of fluoride, of course! Let your Corona dentist clear up any confusion, so you feel better about following our guidelines for dental hygiene.
There are some very obvious things that you should have with you in the bathroom if you are planning on protecting your oral health with dental hygiene. We hope and feel quite certain that you’ve already got a toothbrush (with soft bristles, of course), toothpaste, and dental floss in there. These essentials will allow you to thoroughly clean your smile on a daily basis, as you guide your smile health in the proper direction. However, your Riverside dentist would like to add a few suggestions to the list just to be sure you’re not accidentally cutting any corners or missing out on some additional benefits.
What if your Moreno Valley dentist offered some helpful hints that could greatly enhance your dental hygiene? Did you ever consider the fact that even if you’re brushing and flossing according to our usual suggestions, you might be engaging in other habits that are completely counterproductive, leaving you with less than desirable results? We invite you to take our advice under consideration, so you know the care you’re giving teeth and gums at home is absolutely worth it.
What we like for our patients to focus on, of course, is that if sleep apnea is present, it’s very important to seek sleep apnea treatment. As for those outlying details that can cause you a bit of confusion, we’d love to address them with a Q&A session. For all other inquiries and to protect yourself, come on in for a visit soon.
It’s easy to overlook little amounts of money you spend here and there. However, at the end of the month, you might notice that all of those little extra nickels, dimes, and dollars can really add up! What’s more, you may have experiences in which you feel like the second you purchase a new dental hygiene product, you run out and you’re back at the store buying more. Today, your Riverside dentist would like to talk about toothpaste. In addition to learning how to make it last, it will also give you some helpful ideas to apply toward other daily items in your life!
We know that there is just something about age and your smile that can lead you to feel overly concerned about what you can access (or what you should be doing). You may ask yourself whether you’re too old for something, too young, if you simply missed the boat, etc. The good news is that aside from a patient potentially being a bit too young for something (because smiles develop all the way into young adulthood), age is not usually something you need to fret over. Still don’t think you believe it? Try our Temecula dentist’s Q&A for a bit more convincing.