The new school year is well under way, and most parents have taken great pains to make sure their children are fully equipped with all of the necessities...but is dental hygiene and an appointment with your family dentist on your list? These back to school dental tips will assist in giving your child a bright, healthy smile to wear to class each day!
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If you suffer from diabetes you may wonder if the disease can somehow affect your oral health. The short answer is that yes, it can. In the video below, Dr. Levi Hunt briefly explains how diabetes can affect your teeth and gums and what you should do to maintain good oral health.
If you suffer from a dry mouth, it can do more harm than just make your mouth uncomfortable. It can lead to other oral health issues if left untreated. In the video below, our dentist Dr. Dale Hunt explains briefly why it’s important to address dry mouth before it has a chance to cause long-term harm.
The holidays are filled with family, friends, and fun. It’s a time where many people have or go to holiday parties filled with delicious foods and drinks to make your merry. Unfortunately, many of these tasty treats can be bad for your oral health when excessively eaten or drank.
When it comes to things that can help your teeth you may be surprised to learn that a sweetener has oral health benefits. In the video below, Dr. Levi Hunt talks about Xylitol, a naturally-occurring carbohydrate from plants that can be used to help your teeth stay healthy.
If you have a tooth that has excessive decay or is fractured, the nerve may become infected. When this happens, a root canal is often needed to correct the issue and eliminate the pain. In the video below, Dr. Levi Hunt briefly explains the root canal process and how it can help you.
One of the most asked questions we get at Wood Creek Dental is how to prevent gum disease. In the video below, Dr. Philip Hunt explains a few of the things you can do to help keep your gums healthy and safe.
There are plenty of foods that we are aware of which can hurt our teeth. There are also several that may seem to be healthy, but in reality can be very harmful to the health of your teeth. Any foods that are too acidic may have negative effects on the enamel of your teeth, so it's best to avoid foods that are high in citric acid, like oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruit. Drinks that are dark and swirl around your teeth, like coffee, tea, red wine or soda, can slowly dye your tooth enamel.
Watch Dr. Philip Hunt from Wood Creek Dental talk about why your gums might bleed while brushing. Bleeding gums can be a sign of gum disease. Scheduling a visit with your dentist is the best way to understand the cause of the bleeding and get the right treatment to correct the problem.