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Why Is It Necessary To Visit a Dentist Every 6 Months?

Posted on 1/25/2021 by Water's Edge Dental
The American Dental Association strongly recommends that you have a routine dental checkup every six months at least. Many of us have a habit of only going to the dentist when we notice a cavity or gum disease. However, regular dental visits can help you maintain excellent oral health at all times. At Water's Edge Dental, we recommend you always keep your dental appointments with us. Here are the reasons why. Preventive Health Care Even if you do not have any obvious dental or gum health issues, visiting us frequently can help prevent any oral health issues in the future. At Water's Edge Dental,Dr. Geoffrey Herzog and will offer preventive oral health care, which includes cleaning your mouth with a granulated toothpaste, smoothing the surface of your enamel so that bacteria won't attach to it, and strengthening your teeth with fluoride application. Checking for Oral Cancer A comprehensive dental checkup for high-risk people will also include checking for signs of oral cancer, as well as neck and head cancer. During a checkup, we will check your mouth for sores or lesions, unusual coloring, rough or overly smooth soft tissue, and suspicious bleeding sites. We will also feel your neck and head region for strange lumps. If you are recommended an oral cancer checkup, don't be alarmed. This is just a preventive treatment and most of the time, we will find nothing alarming. However, with some people with high risk, this exam can save lives. Valid Dental Advice If you experience an oral health issue, your first instinct will be to Google it. However, the internet is filled with a huge amount of varying information, which can be very confusing for a person who is not related to the medical field. In addition, a large amount of this information is also false and by using it, you may do more harm than good to your oral health. At Water's Edge Dental, Dr. Geoffrey Herzog and are licensed and experienced dentists who can provide you with the right treatment option for any dental or gum issue. That is why, it is necessary to visit us regularly so that you can get the very best oral care there is. To schedule an appointment, call us at (208) 391-8554 today....

Protecting Your Teeth Against Enamel Erosion

Posted on 1/11/2021 by Water's Edge Dental
If you experience toothaches, chances are enamel erosion is the culprit behind the persistent toothache. Enamel is the protective, hard layer that covers the tooth and gives it structure and integrity. In fact, the enamel is the hardest part of the body, but it is subject to erosion regularly because of the acid found in the food we eat. Our body is designed to fight enamel erosion naturally. Our saliva is rich in calcium and helps prevent enamel erosion and tooth damage. However, certain foods are more acidic than others, and their regular consumption increases acid content in the mouth, speeding up enamel erosion. Symptoms of Enamel Erosion Enamel Erosion isn't easy to identify in the initial stages. The symptoms usually start to show after your teeth are significantly damaged. However, you should watch out for these symptoms and visit a dentist immediately if you find them present. Enamel Erosion Prevention and Treatment Here, prevention is better than cure. Avoid consuming highly acidic foods and drinks such as carbonated drinks, pure fruit juices, sugary food, etc. Even if you do, brush right after using a fluoride-rich toothpaste as it helps strengthen tooth enamel. Chewing sugar-free gum also helps prevent enamel erosion as it promotes saliva production. If you continue to experience pain or your teeth seem to be getting weaker, visit your dentist to seek professional help....

Tooth Decay Becomes Visible If It Becomes Extensive

Posted on 12/21/2020 by Water's Edge Dental
If you let decayed teeth go, the decay begins to become visible after a while. That is why you need to treat small cavities as soon as they are diagnosed. The following information will explain why dental decay should be addressed immediately. The 5 Stages of Decay If decay is prevalent in the mouth, it can be easily noted and seen. In the first stages, you will not notice the decay, as it becomes progressive over time. In fact, a decaying tooth goes through 5 stages of decay. That is why you can easily see decay in the final stages. During the final stages, the teeth will exhibit brown, black, or gray areas. During the first stage, demineralization occurs, and the tooth will show a white spot. This spot appears as the result of mineral loss. When this happens, the enamel weakens and breaks down, which leads to the formation of a cavity. Next, if the cavity is left untreated, the decay spreads to the softer part of the tooth beneath the enamel. This is called the dentin. If it reaches this point, you may experience a good deal of sensitivity when you eat foods or drink beverages. After attacking the dentin, the decay moves onto the pulp, which typically requires root canal therapy. An abscess may form, full of pus, which needs to be drained. When Decay is Obvious While the first stage of decay (demineralization) is not noticeable and can be reversed, decay that is progressive is far more obvious. When the decay is left untreated, teeth, as noted, may take on a grayish hue or may show brown or black spots. Also, the breath can take on a foul odor because of gum swelling and the formation of pus. Not only is extensive decay noticeable visually, it also affects the patient's breath. Don't allow tooth decay to get out of hand. Call us for regular dental care and exams. You can contact us easily by phone or online with any dental questions or concerns....

All Posts:

Why Is It Necessary To Visit a Dentist Every 6 Months?
Protecting Your Teeth Against Enamel Erosion
Tooth Decay Becomes Visible If It Becomes Extensive
Tooth Decay Becomes Visible If It Becomes Extensive
Why Do Teeth Develop Sensitivity?
Should You Rinse After Brushing with Water or Mouthwash?
Do I Have to Use Mouthwash Every Day?
The Best Way to Brush and Floss in the Back of Your Mouth
DIY Whitening Can Leave Your Enamel Weak
When is a Problem Truly a Dental Emergency?
Dangers of Not Getting Regular Dental Care
Do Teeth Take Damage When They Get Whitened?
When Do Adults Need Dental Sealants?
What to Do if Your Filling Feels Too High
Foods That Lead to Gum Recession More Quickly
Do Your Gums Change as You Get Older?
Do Sugar Substitutes Do the Same Kind Of Damage As Process Sugars
How to Keep Waking Up with Caffeine but Without the Dental Stains
Dental Hygiene for Toddlers
Do You Need to Have a Cracked Tooth Extracted?
Danger of Not Fixing a Tooth You Can Tell Has Cracked
You Need to Fix Teeth Even If They Are Not Yet Painful
Dental Issues That If Left Untreated Could Become Deadly
What Are the Benefits of Getting Dental Debridement?
Ways to Remedy a Sticky Mouth When You Wake Up
How Do Plaque And Tartar Affect Your Teeth?
Is Cosmetic Bonding in Your Future?
Why So Few People Brush the Roof of Their Mouths?
How to Keep from Staining Your Dental Crowns
Signs of Sweet Sensitivity in Your Teeth
How Does Saliva Restore the pH Balance in Your Mouth After Consuming Acidic Items?
How Sleeping with Your Mouth Open Impacts Your Oral Health
Is There Ever a Bad Age for Dental Sealants?
Dangers of Not Getting a Numb Tooth Checked
Can You Leave Ice on Too Long After Dental Work?
Just How Strong Is Tooth Enamel
Is There Anything You Can Do if You Lose Your Tooth's Enamel?
It Is Important to See a Dentist During Pregnancy
Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Flossing?
What Does an Oral Piercing Do to Harm Your Oral Health?
How Can a Dental Filling Leak?
Tips for Caring for New Veneers
Things to Avoid if You Have Veneers
Dangers Associated with a Boring Oral Hygiene Routine
Cracked Teeth Have Several Restorative Options
Should Adults Ask About Dental Sealants, Too?
Reasons Your Teeth May Hurt When You Get Up In the Morning
Tips for Better Oral Hygiene You Can Begin Today
How Ice Harms Your Teeth
Is Alcohol Based Mouthwash Good for Your Mouth?
How to Relax Before We See You to Avoid Dental Anxiety
What to Expect Following an Injury to Your Tooth
What to Do When You Notice Loose Teeth
Is An Over The Counter Mouth Guard Better Than A Custom One?
How to Relax Before We See You to Avoid Dental Anxiety
Tips for Better Oral Hygiene You Can Begin Today
Times When You May Need a Soft Tissue Graft
We Want You to Share Your Fears with Us So We Can Help
We Can Help with Restorative Dentistry
Why You Never Want to Skip Past Dental Insurance Because of Expensive Premiums
Why You May Want to Start Oil Pulling
Managing Acid Reflux Can Help Your Oral Health
Does Vaping Cause Oral Health Problems?
Why a Toothache May Start Off as Sinus Pain
What You Should Have in a Dental Emergency Kit
Why Your Teeth Need You to Drink Lots of Water
Why Do You Need to Come See Us Every Six Months?
Why Gums Often Bleed in Pregnant Women
What Swelling In Your Mouth Could Mean
How to Change Up Your Brushing Routine to Make It Less Routine
How Does Nitrous Oxide Help Relieve Dental Anxiety?
Why Do So Many People Fear Root Canals?
What to Do if a Dental Veneer Ever Chips or Breaks Off
Your Dentist is Not Going to Shame You for Coming In After Years of Missed Treatments
Your Dentist Can Help You Give Up Nicotine
Who to Ask for Help From If You Need Assistance Flossing Better
Bleaching Your Teeth Too Often Can Leave Them in Peril
What Scuba Diving Can Do to Harm Your Oral Health
What Orange Lipstick Does to the Appearance of Your Teeth?
Your Tongue May Be the Harbor of Your Bad Breath
Tips for Finding the Perfect Toothbrush
Things to Chew That Will Freshen Your Breath
Protecting Your Teeth and Gums While Pregnant

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