Aging And Dental Health

As we age, everyday wear and tear can take a toll on our bodies, including our teeth. Teeth and gums can also experience problems and complications related to aging, especially if we do not care for them properly when we’re younger. There is a misconception that aging will result in tooth loss, but that does not have to be the case. We have many older patients who still have all of their original teeth.

Invest In Your Oral Health

At Dentistry by Angela Britt, we are passionate about helping our patients achieve ideal health. If you have been living with oral health complications, there is no time like the present to learn more about how we can improve the function and aesthetics of your teeth and gums. It can be frustrating to live with problems with your teeth, constantly be in a state of discomfort, or deal with problems such as eating and speaking clearly.

Do You Experience Tooth Sensitivity?

Do you feel discomfort when you eat or drink certain foods, especially if they are extremely hot or cold? If so, you are experiencing tooth sensitivity. Tooth sensitivity is common, and most people experience it at some point. If you have tooth sensitivity regularly, it can be an indication that there is a problem with your oral health. Tooth sensitivity can also occur after certain dental treatments, such as a filling, a dental crown, or a root canal. Before and after treatment, we tell patients about this side effect so they are not surprised when they feel discomfort.

3 Harmful Habits That Hurt Your Teeth

Do you dream of having aesthetically pleasing teeth with no issues? I think we can all agree that it is a wonderful aspiration for your oral health. Unfortunately, many of us don’t always do what we should to ensure that our teeth remain healthy. Harmful habits and bad decisions can negatively affect oral health. While some patients experience immediate problems, others can expect to have issues in the future. We want to share some common habits that can negatively affect your oral health. Read on to learn more.

How Often Should You Change Your Toothbrush?

When was the last time you changed your toothbrush? If you can’t remember, then it is probably time. A toothbrush is not something that you may think about often, but it is something that we all should be using multiple times a day. A toothbrush is one of the primary ways that you remove lingering bacteria and unwanted food from your teeth, tongue, and mouth after eating. You should be replacing your toothbrush every 3-4 months.

6 Common Dental Problems

At Dentistry by Angela Britt, we want our patients to be knowledgeable about the state of their oral health. Aside from properly cleaning your teeth, it is important to be mindful of any problems that may occur in your mouth between your oral hygiene examination appointments. We recommend checking your mouth regularly for any signs of a problem. You can also regularly run your tongue over your teeth to feel for any imperfections. It is also important to be mindful of any changes to your teeth that you may feel, such as discomfort. Some common dental problems include:

Now Offering Special OralDNA Testing!

Saliva testing has been on the rise over the past few years. Your saliva can reveal a variety of interesting facts about you. For example, you can learn more about your family and your heritage. We are proud to provide saliva testing that can detect potential problems with your oral health as well as your overall health. Read on to learn more about the benefits and details of this form of testing.

Is Chewing Gum A Help Or A Hindrance To Your Oral Health?

At Dentistry by Angela Britt, we love to share tips and tricks that benefit your oral health. Did you know that sugar-free gum is an excellent tool to help your teeth and mouth when you are not immediately able to brush your teeth after eating? Many people consider sugar-free gum a form of candy and would never think of it as a tool to help their oral health. We do want to clarify though that sugar-free gum is beneficial, not chewing gum that is loaded with sugar.

Don’t Forget To Schedule Your Next Appointment With Us

When was the last time you visited our office for a routine hygiene examination and cleaning? If it has been longer than six months, you are due! We know that life is busy and that time seems to fly by. We don’t know about you, but we can’t believe it is already June! It seems like we were just watching the ball drop for the start of 2023. Speaking of June, summer is the perfect time to schedule an appointment if you are in need. Schedules are more relaxed, and you won’t feel as rushed. We would hate for you to experience a dental emergency due to postponing your routine visit. Read on to learn more about the importance of routine dental care.

Ways Pregnancy Can Affect Your Oral Health

Are you or a loved one planning a pregnancy or currently expecting, or did you recently have a baby? This is such an exciting time for the parents-to-be. Many of our patients are surprised to learn that pregnancy not only changes the state and appearance of your body, but it can also have some lasting effects on your dental health as well. We wanted to share some important information should you or a loved one be experiencing this special time.

What’s The Strongest Part Of Your Body?

When patients visit our office for a routine hygiene examination, they are always concerned about the state of their teeth and if there are any signs of decay. When you have decay on your teeth, it indicates that your tooth enamel has been compromised in some way. Your tooth enamel is the outer covering surrounding the tooth. It is actually the strongest substance in the body, but it is not indestructible, especially if it is not being cared for properly. In fact, it is quite easy to damage your tooth enamel. Read on to learn more about what can damage your tooth enamel.

Is It time For A Visit?

When was the last time you visited our office for a routine hygiene examination and cleaning? If it has been longer than six months, you are due for a visit! We know that life can be busy, between work, family, outings with friends, and other medical appointments. We want to stress the importance of regular care for your oral health. You only have one set of teeth for your lifetime, and we would hate for undiagnosed problems to progress into severe complications. Read on to learn more about the importance of routine dental care.

Is Stress Negatively Affecting Your Oral Health?

Many of us lead busy lives. It always seems like there is something to do, whether it’s something work related, an event with family, or a social outing with friends. It is not uncommon to experience moments of stress when you have a full schedule. It can feel like there is not enough time in the day, and accomplishing your to-do list can be stressful. It is a known fact that added stress can wreak havoc on the body and lead to issues with your heart and other areas of your overall health. Many patients are surprised to learn that added stress can also impact their oral health.

Importance Of Receiving An Oral Cancer Screening

With the arrival of the new year, it is important to reflect on the state of your oral health. If it has been some time since your last visit for an oral hygiene examination and cleaning, we recommend scheduling your next appointment as soon as possible. Not only do we thoroughly clean the teeth, remove any lingering plaque, and look for signs of decay, but we also check for other conditions such as gum disease and oral cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that over 54,000 people have been diagnosed with oral or throat cancer in 2022.

Listen To Your Mouth

Similar to your body, your mouth gives you warning signs that there may be a problem and you need to visit our office. Regular routine hygiene examinations are important because we can tell you if you have an area in your mouth that may indicate an oral health problem is in your future. There are certain warning signs that you should be mindful of, and you should be sure to contact our office if you notice a change in your oral health. Continue reading to learn more about the signs to look out for between your routine hygiene examinations.