Keeping your teeth clean every day is one of the most important things you can do to keep your smile healthy. Regular dental exams and dental cleanings at the dentist are important, too. At Aspen Dental, our dentists will examine your teeth, and then customize your cleaning as part of your personalized care.
Most of the Insurances cover exam and cleaning 100% every 6 months. Make use of it to keep yourself healthy.
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Here are a few important ways you can help keep your healthy smile. We can give you more tips and advice when you visit us.
Brush your teeth at least twice a day.
Floss every day.
Visit your dentist for a dental exam and cleaning at least every 6 months, or as recommended.
Check your gums to make sure they’re pink and that the gum line hugs teeth tightly (your gums should not bleed when you brush).
Stop smoking. Smoking puts you at risk for oral cancer and infection.
Taking care of your oral health through regular dental care means you’ll be able to talk, smile and eat comfortably. If you’re experiencing tooth loss or other health issues, or if you simply want to prevent problems, we want to help.
Common Dental Issues
Here are some common dental issues you may be experiencing.
Halitosis, or bad breath, is the third most frequent reason for seeing a dentist, after tooth decay and periodontal diseases. Causes include infrequent brushing and flossing, gum disease, dry mouth, smoking and diet.
A cavity is a hole in the tooth caused by decay. Cavities occur after decay has worn away the tooth enamel. The best way to prevent tooth decay and cavities is by brushing twice a day, flossing daily and visiting your dentist regularly. Eat healthy foods and avoid foods high in sugar.
Saliva is needed to help your mouth wash away food debris and control bacteria. Dry mouth is caused by the reduced flow of saliva. Symptoms of dry mouth include hoarseness, persistent sore throat, problems swallowing and dry nasal passages.
If you suffer from dry mouth, give us a call today or come visit us to discuss different treatment methods.
Gum disease, sometimes called periodontal disease, can cause your gums to bleed or become infected, swollen or tender. Gum disease is the #1 cause of adult tooth loss in the United States. Gingivitis, the early stage of periodontal disease, is usually painless, which means that you may not be able to detect it on your own. At the root of gum disease is infection caused by bacteria. Like many infections, gum disease can be treated with an antibiotic.
Many people are affected by TMJ. TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint. It is the joint that connects the lower jaw to the bone on each side of the head. The joint is stabilized by muscles that make it possible to open and close the mouth. Severe pain, discomfort or tenderness in or around these joints is referred to as a TMJ disorder. Common symptoms include:
Tenderness or pain in the face, jaw and ear
Chewing difficulty or discomfort
Painful clicking of the jaw
Difficulty opening or closing the mouth
Locking jaw or teeth that don’t come together properly while biting or chewing
If you think you may have a TMJ disorder, give us a call today or come visit us to discuss.
Tooth sensitivity is very common. It’s frequently caused by hot or cold beverages and foods and sweets. Some people can also notice sensitivity from brushing or flossing. Fortunately, it is easily treated with fluoride treatments that can help strengthen the enamel and improve your sensitivity.
Also, try using a toothpaste made especially for sensitive teeth.
Tooth erosion is the wearing away of tooth enamel by acid. If erosion is left untreated, it can cause pain, infection and even tooth loss.