It’s that time of year again. The time to prepare our New Year’s resolutions so we can set them to sail in the coming year. Feverish list making will ensue, promises to loved ones will add up, and hopefully, some of those resolutions will make it past January.
If you’d like to fare better this year, you might want to consider this little bit of mind trickery successful planners use to achieve their goals. The secret is in the time machine… Read more
What’s Up With All That Poking At My Gums During Cleaning?
Have you ever wondered why your dentist starts rattling off a series of numbers to the hygienist in the middle of your cleaning? 2, 2, 3, 2, 4, 5! What’s going on there? What your dentist is doing is checking the depth of gum tissue pockets that surround your tooth. It’s a proactive way to identify your risk for gum disease, and when done regularly, can help catch it early. Dental probing is a pretty interesting exercise in dentistry, can save you from surgery and extractions, and here’s why. Read more
Uncomfortable Dentures? Maybe It’s Time For A Denture Reline
If you’re a denture wearer, and your dentures have begun to fit less comfortably than in the past, you may wish to consider having them relined. Denture relining is a simple and affordable procedure that reshapes the underside of a denture to make it more comfortable as it rests against your gums. Relines are referred to as “soft” or “hard,” and can be completed either at the office or in a lab. Both have advantages and disadvantages, so let’s take a look at the specifics to find a solution that might be good for you. Read more
Thinking About Having A Baby, or Recently Pregnant?
If you’re considering getting pregnant, or are already expecting, concern over the status of your teeth might not be at the top of your list as of late. However, if you’re early enough into a pregnancy, or planning one, you should actually schedule an appointment to see your dentist sooner rather than later. If your stack of pregnancy-related reading material hasn’t already included a chapter on oral health, let us help by providing you the short version as to why you should make that appointment soon. Read more