It’s been well over 6 months since your last semi-annual dental checkup and cleaning. You may have prioritized other plans over your appointment, but now you need to check in with your dentist because you notice your oral health isn’t as great as it used to be. Between the persistent bad breath and your irritated gums, you’re worried that a regular cleaning and checkup won’t do the trick this time. Lucky for you, your dentist in Selden offers deep cleanings to help treat your discomfort and remove all that built-up plaque, tartar, and bacteria. Read on to know what to expect from deep cleaning treatments. (more…)
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April 24, 2019
March 24, 2019
It’s important to take your little one to a children’s dentist in Selden right after the first tooth emerges. This will allow the doctor to catch any potential problems early. It will also help your child to feel at ease in a dental setting. These are great ways to lay the foundation for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.
February 4, 2019
As a parent, there’s no question that you want to take the best care possible of your kids. Although, in the middle of a busy a day, it’s often easier to give them sugary snacks and drinks out of convenience. Unfortunately, these foods put them at a higher risk of getting cavities. But, with some smart snacking tips and a few good oral hygiene habits at home, you can completely prevent your child from getting cavities. Not only will you minimize the amount of dental work they need from a children’s dentist in Selden, but you’ll also be helping them have a healthy smile for life!
January 7, 2019
You’re at your child’s ball game, cheering them on when, suddenly, they get hit in the mouth and one of their teeth comes out. You have a dental emergency on your hands. Dental emergencies can affect your child’s smile and oral health, inducing even more stress for you to act quickly and properly to fix the problem. You can reduce the stress by having a dental emergency kit prepared and handy for such occasions and following this advice from a children’s dentist in Selden. (more…)
December 30, 2018
Wondering why your grind your teeth at night? Possible causes include nervous tension, excess caffeine consumption, and drug or alcohol abuse. No matter the reason for the problem, the answer is to see your dentist in Selden for help.
December 3, 2018
Want to have less cavities when you see your dentist in Selden? Here’s a tip: drink a little red wine. New findings suggest that it can help you keep your teeth healthy. That’s the verdict of research conducted by European and Canadian dental experts.
October 1, 2018
Do your teeth look longer than normal? It’s not that your teeth have grown longer, but your gums have actually started to recede. Gum recession can occur for a number of reasons mostly to do with your oral healthcare habits. Your lifestyle choices, genes, and alignment of your teeth can also play a role in why your gums may be receding. Because this directly affects how your smile looks, you’re probably wondering if they grow back. Read on to learn the effects of receding gums, how to prevent more recession, and whether they’ll grow back from your dentist in Selden.
September 1, 2018
Baby teeth are temporary, but did you know that they will shape the way your child talks and how their smile looks? In that regard, they may not be as temporary as you think. Your son or daughter’s first teeth are creating a placeholder for their permanent ones. If not taken care of properly, the spacing of your loved one’s teeth and their speech can be affected. Keep reading to learn why baby teeth are paramount to your child’s health and what you can do to take care of them properly from a family dentist in Selden.
August 10, 2018
For the parents of small children, it’s natural to have a lot of questions. You want to take the best possible care of your child that you can, but there’s an endless amount of advice and information about the best way to do that. It can be hard to know the best way to do even simple tasks such as brushing your child’s teeth. This blog will clear up some of the confusion by answering common questions parents ask a family dentist in Selden about brushing. The great news is that by starting good hygiene habits early, you’re giving your child a great shot at having a healthy, strong smile for life!
July 23, 2018
Do you have a severely decayed, damaged, or infected tooth? If so, your dentist in Seldon will do everything they can to try to save it from an extraction. Unfortunately, there may come a point when there are no other viable treatment options. To stop your discomfort and to restore your oral health, it may be in your best interest to have the tooth removed. If it has been recommended that you have it pulled, your dentist will help you through the difficult time.