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What to Do if You Have a Cracked Tooth
Posted on 8/30/2018 by Dr. Reeder
Even though the enamel that covers your teeth is the strongest tissue, it can still be broken, chipped and cracked. Whether you cracked a tooth on something you ate, by chewing on a pencil or something traumatic like a fall, or sports injury, we're here to help. Leaving a cracked tooth alone is never a good idea. Even if the crack or chip is small, it compromises the enamel of your tooth and makes it easier for plaque and bacteria to get in. This of course can lead to tooth decay, bone loss, and even tooth loss so getting it taken care of is important. Different Types of Cracked Teeth Not all cracked teeth are created equal, and depending on the crack, we will work with you to determine what treatment is best for you and your mouth. If you have a cracked or chipped tooth, please don't hesitate to give us a call and let us help you get back on the road to good oral health....
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What Problems Can Be Seen on Dental X-rays?
Posted on 8/20/2018 by Dr. Reeder
Getting regular cleanings and checkups is such a vital part of good oral health, but did you know that even if you don't have a cavity, you should have dental x-rays? There are so many things that we can learn about what's going on beneath your gums that a regular dental exam doesn't see. Why X-rays? There are a myriad of reasons that we may suggest that it's time for you to have dental x-rays. They can tell us a lot about what's happening with your mouth and teeth below the surface. How often do you need to have x-rays? Depending on your oral health history, age and current overall health, it can vary for each person. If you're in good oral health, we may not ask to do them very often. On the flip side of that, if you have oral health concerns that we may need to monitor more closely, bone loss or decay, we may take them as frequently as once every 6 months. It really depends on your oral health history and what our dentists are looking for. In addition to checking for bone loss, we can detect cavities, abscesses and infection, observe and monitor permanent and wisdom teeth in children. X-rays also reveal any bone damage that may have been caused by a lost or damaged tooth, fracture or even periodontitis. If this is your first visit to our office, we will do a full set of x-rays to establish your baseline. This just helps us get a clear picture of your entire dental health so we can serve you better. For good oral health, you need to brush at least twice daily, floss regularly and come in to see us for your scheduled cleanings and x-rays. If it's been a while, give us a call! We're here to make sure you put your best smile forward...
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The Impact Oral Rinses Have on Your Mouth
Posted on 7/20/2018 by Dr. Reeder
When you learn how to brush your teeth, you learn to rinse out your mouth after brushing. Many take the idea of rinsing out their mouth one step further. They turn to oral rinses. These rinses are something people do in addition to their other oral hygiene habits. The question people need to ask is what the impact of adding this to their oral hygiene routine is. Like most things there are benefits and possible side effects from oral rinses. The Good Things Oral rinses provide many benefits to people who choose to use them. There are some things that are more important than others, but there are plenty of reasons for people to use oral rinses as part of their regular routine. The Negative Impact Not everything about oral rinses is a good thing. There are some problems that arise from the use of oral rinses. There are other side effects that some people may experience when they use oral rinses. The type of side effects and the severity depend on the type of oral rinse and the individual using them. For more information about whether oral rinses are something that can help you, contact the dental professionals at our offices....
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