What Sensitive Teeth May Mean About Your Oral Health

We don’t know about you, but we could not be more excited for the warm summer weather! Would you love to go to your favorite ice cream shop to indulge in a delicious summer treat but hesitate because of the effect on your teeth? If you feel discomfort when eating foods and drinks with extreme temperatures you are most likely suffering from tooth sensitivity. While sensitivity is normal to be experienced from time to time, if you find yourself avoiding certain foods or experiencing the sensation quite often, your mouth is giving you a warning that there is a problem. The good news is that we can help you with your problem!

Getting To The “Root” Of Your Dental Problems

At Highland Dental, our priority is restoring your oral health and doing everything we can to save your natural teeth. One treatment we use to save teeth is a root canal. Oftentimes, patients become extremely nervous upon learning they need a root canal because of the way the treatment is portrayed in movies and on TV. In reality, a root canal treatment is more like an involved filling and eliminates discomfort, allowing you to eat, drink and smile again.

Learn Why You Should Never Delay Dental Treatment

Did we recommend a dental treatment the last time you visited our office and you have postponed or delayed treatment? We know that many of our patients lead busy lives and, between work, extra-curricular activities, and family obligations, it can be difficult to find the time for an appointment, but we encourage you to put your oral health first when needed. Delaying treatment can lead to discomfort, a dental emergency, the need for additional treatments, not to mention added expenses. Read on to learn more about the importance of being proactive with your oral health.

What To Know About Gum Disease

When patients visit our office for a routine hygiene examination and cleaning, we do more than look for tooth decay and clean their teeth. We also inspect their teeth, mouth and gums for signs of various diseases that can seriously compromise not only their oral health, but their overall health as well. One such disease we look for is gum disease. Gum disease affects about half of American adults and is also commonly referred to as gingivitis or periodontitis. It is an infection that occurs in the gums and along the gumline. Gum disease should be treated as soon as possible because it can lead to severe issues such as missing teeth and jawbone deterioration.

New Year’s Resolution: Stay On Top Of My Oral Health

Happy 2022! We hope that you had a wonderful holiday season with family and friends, doing what you love or what brings you joy. The start of a new year is the perfect opportunity to reflect on the state of your oral health. We know the past few years have been challenging and it may have been difficult to schedule and attend your appointment. If upon reflection you realize it has been quite some time since your last hygiene examination and cleaning, we recommend scheduling an appointment today. Being proactive with your oral health can eliminate painful emergencies and the need for costly treatments. Read on to learn about the importance of routine oral care.