In the past few decades, the practice of dentistry, on a parallel with other professional fields, has seen changes in marketing products and services to patients. More than ever, the public may come across advertising for discount specials.
Some risk factors for developing bad breath are controllable, such as smoking and choosing to eat certain foods. Others, such as developing certain diseases, may be outside of your immediate control. Typical reasons for this common oral health condition include:
When you brush or floss, do your gums bleed? Or do you have bad breath or gums that are swollen, tender or red? If so, these are symptoms of gum disease, which is also called periodontal disease.
One of the biggest fears many people have is losing their teeth — it’s literally the stuff of nightmares! Sadly, nasty infections from untreated dental problems can indeed lead to serious, tooth-threatening problems. Fortunately, a root canal can often stop that dangerous infection in its tracks and save your tooth.
Keeping your teeth healthy and looking their best requires diligent brushing, flossing and regular trips to the dentist. However, even those who take all these precautions can experience the occasional cavity. Luckily, dental sealants exist and may be an additional way you can protect your teeth from the wear and tear they encounter on a daily basis.
It can be easy to neglect dental health. You might not want to go through the full routine of brushing and flossing on a continuous basis, so maybe you take shortcuts. Yet dental health goes beyond the health of your mouth. While proper dental care can help prevent various uncomfortable and costly dental problems like cavities and gum disease, it also provides important benefits to your overall health. By taking care of your teeth and gums, you can give the health of your entire body a boost. Here’s how.
We’d like to announce to our valued patients that Dr. Karla Macias will be leaving soon to pursue her dream of owning her own dental practice. We sincerely appreciate the 5 years she has been a part of our team and we wish her the best. As you know, David Stonestreet, DDS has been recently added to our team and is currently seeing patients at both locations. We are also thrilled to announce the addition of Emily Liska, DDS to Comeaux Dental Group. She is an outstanding dentist and brings the same level of expertise to our team that you have come to know and appreciate. Here’s a short bio on Dr. Liska:
Do you have small vertical lines in your teeth? Dentists refer to these as “craze lines.” While these craze lines are not as serious as cracked teeth, the tiny lines can develop into big problems.
The importance of healthy gums can’t be overstated. Gums form a protective seal around the bottom of your teeth, preventing bacteria from getting in and infecting the roots. This seal also holds your teeth in place, allowing you to chew and perform other mouth functions. When this tissue starts receding, it’s often a sign of a more serious problem.
Tooth decay beats out the common cold as the condition that people most often have to deal with. Bacteria wages a war in your mouth every day, attacking and eating away at the healthy enamel of your teeth. It’s important to understand the basic causes of tooth decay and its harmful effects.