At first, when you head home with your new Invisalign treatment aligner trays, you watch them like a hawk. You’re extremely careful about what you’re doing with them, so the thought that they could possibly become lost one day seems silly. However, like anything else that you become accustomed to, you may quickly feel very comfortable regarding your trays and it may become much easier to accidentally set them down somewhere, only to realize you don’t remember where that was! Let us help you avoid this trauma, so you know just where those trays are at all times.
There are some things you can be sure of when we talk about habits associated with your oral health. Good habits, of course include brushing your teeth and flossing. Coming in for the care that you need is good, too! Obvious bad habits might include deciding you don’t feel like brushing or staying away from cleanings and checkups for a long time. How about other topics that aren’t quite so clear? Let’s review some of the big ones, so you know you’re doing a great job with your smile.
Where have you been? If you answered “not taking care of my smile, that’s for sure!” then perhaps you are worried that you’ve been away too long. We hear this quite frequently! Maybe you’ve missed a visit. Maybe you don’t even have any recollection of the last time you went to see a dentist but it may have been years if not decades. Naturally, you find yourself feeling like you are so far removed from professional care that maybe it’s no use. Exceptional news: You are more than welcome to resume your smile care with us. Really! Need a little encouragement? We’re happy to offer it.
Do you have kids? Have you noticed that they have become particularly chipper this month, now that all they can think about is Halloween? If you’re not quite mentally prepared for October 31st just yet but you are hoping for something fun to do with your little ones before then, you’ll want to make note of the upcoming San Diego Kids Expo & Fair!
Have you ever felt embarrassed during dinner because your mouth was making an awful lot of racket? Is this something that happens frequently? If you are a patient dealing with loud chewing, it can become something that begins to get in the way of your daily life! Meal time is suddenly something that makes you anxious instead of relaxed and happy. Fortunately, we can help you sort out the oral health issues that may be contributing (so you can enjoy quieter eating).
When your teeth are in beautiful shape structurally and they are aligned, they should fit together in a comfortable fashion. When something isn’t spot-on with one tooth, several teeth, or with the way teeth are lined up from top to bottom, you will likely notice it because your teeth just won’t feel balanced. Your smile can develop this way. Or, problems can lead to a shift that results in this sensation. To find out more regarding the why’s and how’s of recovering a balanced bite, we can help.
One day, you’re eating the foods you usually eat, all seems normal, and you go about your day as always. Then, one day, you bite into something you’ve eaten so many times before and it tastes different. Then, you eat something else you regularly consume and it tastes different, too! What on earth is going on with your sense of taste, you wonder to yourself? Well, it could be one of several things! While a dental checkup will help you find a definitive answer quite quickly, our quiz will guide you until then.
TMJ disorder (TMD) may be foreign to you for the most part, particularly if you have never had any reason to believe your jaw joints are in anything other than picture perfect health. However, if this begins to shift and you notice your jaws feel tired, sore, or other new symptoms show up along with these feelings, it might be time to learn more. Did you know that TMD can occur without you really recognizing it if you’re not filled in on the details? Let’s make sure you know just how to keep your jaws safe and healthy (a quick quiz should do the trick).
What’s autumn without attending a fall festival? Whether it’s walking through a pumpkin patch and selecting the most beautiful one, making your way through a corn maze, or hopping on a few fun rides, this event will not disappoint! Head to Pumpkin Station with friends and family!
When you have a toothache, it’s your body letting you know that something isn’t going along correctly. It may point to one of a variety of concerns, some of which may require restorative dental care and others which may prove to be irritation that will go away through other means. So, how to figure out what’s going on, what to do, and whether you require our help? A simple dental visit will suffice!