When you visit our office for an oral hygiene examination, there are a few steps we take to ensure you have optimal oral health. We thoroughly clean your teeth, removing any lingering plaque from the surface and along the gumline. In addition, we look for problems such as gum disease, oral cancer, and decay. If we detect decay, there are a number of treatments we may recommend. Another common name for decay is a cavity. Many people are aware of the term cavity, but do you really understand what it means and how it is caused? Read on to learn more about cavities and what can happen if they are not treated.
We could not be more pleased that spring has arrived. We don’t know how you feel, but we thought this winter was never going to end! The return of spring also signifies the return of some of our patients’ favorite locations — the local ice cream and ice shops. Would you love to have a big bowl of ice cream but hold off because it brings nothing but discomfort to your teeth? If so, you are experiencing tooth sensitivity. While we all experience it from time to time, if you find that you always avoid certain foods because of sensitivity issues, your mouth might be telling you there is a problem. Read on to learn about what your teeth may be trying to tell you.