How To Shield Teeth From Harmful Decay

Valentine’s Day isn’t the only important event happening this month. It’s also Children’s Dental Health Month. The American Dental Association has designated February to promote good oral health among children. Whether you have a child in your life or not, now is an excellent time to evaluate the state of your oral health. Many of us are concerned about the state of our teeth and our family members’ teeth. We offer a treatment that is designed to protect teeth from cavities and decay. Although it is primarily used for children, it can also be beneficial to adults.

Professional Teeth Cleaning Is A Must

At Ackley Dental Group, we are passionate about our patients visiting our office for routine hygiene examination appointments. Do you remember the last time you visited our office for an examination and cleaning? If it has been some time since your last visit, you may be in need of an appointment. With the start of the new year, there is no better time to schedule an appointment for you and your loved ones. No matter how well you clean your teeth on your own throughout the year, routine dental exams are a must.

Straighten Your Teeth At Any Age

Would you love to straighten your teeth but have delayed learning more about orthodontic treatment due to your age? What was once thought to be a treatment for children and teens can be beneficial to patients of all ages. In fact, we have many adult patients who love the results of their smiles following the completion of orthodontic treatment. No matter your age, there is no time like the present to learn more about orthodontic treatment and how straightening your teeth can not only improve the aesthetics of your smile, but can also improve your oral health. Read on to learn more.

Importance Of Following Directions Before And After Treatment

As much as it is our goal for our patients to have ideal oral health and not experience any dental decay or other oral health issues, unfortunately, that is not always the case. Thankfully, at Ackley Dental Group, we offer a number of dental treatments that can improve and repair any damage or concerns with your oral health. As with any medical treatment, it is imperative that you follow all of our instructions before and after your procedure. Failure to do so will negatively impact the success of treatment as well as your recovery time.

The Best Tooth Replacement Option

Do you need a tooth replacement, but you’re having difficulty choosing a treatment method that is best for your lifestyle and budget? Even if you are not in need at this point, anything can happen in the future with your oral health, so it is best to be knowledgeable and prepared should you or a loved one need a tooth replacement in the future. Choosing a tooth replacement option can be emotional and overwhelming. While we do everything we can to guide you towards a treatment that is best for your oral health, the final decision is ultimately yours. There is one replacement option that is always our first choice for patients. Continue reading to learn more about it and reasons why it is the best option for most patients.

You Deserve To Look Your Best

Would you love to change or update your smile before the start of the new year? Whether you have a special occasion coming up, like family photos or a holiday party, or you want to do something special for yourself, we can help. We offer a number of cosmetic dentistry treatments that can improve the color, shape, size, and overall appearance of your teeth. Interested in learning more about which treatment would be best for your needs and desires? Continue reading to learn more.

Should You Be Concerned About Bleeding Gums?

At Ackley Dental Group, we care about the state of your teeth and your gums. If you are finding a red or pink tint when you brush your teeth, you are experiencing bleeding gums. You might experience bleeding gums from time to time because of something as simple as irritation from food trapped between your teeth. If your gums bleed frequently, it can be a sign that you have a problem with your oral health. Some causes of bleeding gums include:

Top 3 Causes Of Bad Breath

Are you constantly self-conscious about the smell of your breath? Do you find yourself repeatedly reaching for a breath mint because you know your breath is less than ideal? It is not uncommon to experience bad breath from time to time, especially if you are a fan of drinking coffee and eating foods with garlic and onions. Many foods can lead to bad breath, but once you thoroughly brush and floss your teeth, the smell typically disappears. However, if you find that you are frequently experiencing breath issues, your mouth can be warning you of a problem with your oral health. Continue reading to learn what your breath may be telling you.

Dental Trends To Avoid

If you’re on social media, then you’re familiar with the neverending trends. It seems like every week there are new fashion, beauty, cooking and home decor trends that are taking the world by storm. The biggest problem with viral trends is when they have the potential to negatively impact someone’s health. There have been a few trends over the past few years that left people ill and injured when they attempted the trend. The dental community has also been included in some trends that can lead to serious and possibly irreversible damage to your oral health. We want to discuss some of the more recent dental trends and explain why they are a bad idea.