4 Tips To Prevent Dental Emergencies

As we all know, an emergency can occur at any time. The same is true for a dental emergency. While there is nothing we can do to prevent trauma to the mouth from a fall or other accident, there are certain precautions we can take to prevent many of the dental emergencies we do see often, such as severe discomfort or a cracked or broken tooth. Read on to learn helpful ways to avoid a dental emergency.

Summer Oral Health Tips

At Ackley Dental Group, we live in an area many people flock to during the summer months. Even though we are lucky to enjoy enviably beautiful weather for most of the year, we know that many of our patients still look forward to the summer. School is out, families enjoy spending the longer days together, there are special occasions to celebrate and fun vacations to take. No matter what exciting plans you have for the remainder of the summer, we want to encourage you to be mindful of your oral health.

A Treatment To Save Your Smile

At Ackley Dental Group, our goal is to help restore your oral health and save your natural teeth whenever possible. Unfortunately, there are many factors that can contribute to the deterioration of your oral health, such as age, food preferences, medications, oral hygiene and family history. We will attempt every possible solution before recommending an extraction. We often use one treatment in particular as a last resort to save the natural tooth, and that is a root canal. There is no better time to learn more about root canals since this is Root Canal Awareness Month.

Has Time Gotten Away From You?

Did we recommend a dental treatment during your last examination and you have postponed or delayed making your appointment? We know life can get busy and can sometimes become overwhelming. It often feels like there is never enough time in the day, and the days seem to pass quickly. Unfortunately, delaying a recommended dental treatment can lead to serious oral health complications, increased discomfort, and added expense. Continue reading to learn why dental treatment should never be delayed.

What To Know About Gum Disease

From the time of our youth we learn about the importance of properly caring for our teeth to prevent tooth decay. While this is fantastic and greatly helps many patients avoid the need for dental treatments, other important areas of the mouth also need to be properly cared for to prevent serious oral health complications. The gums are one area that often is overlooked when it comes to oral health and oral care. Lack of gum care can lead to gum disease, which is an inflammation or infection in the gums. When gum disease remains untreated and is allowed to progress, it can cause damage to the jawbone that supports the teeth.

This Year, Make Oral Health A Priority

Happy 2022! We don’t know about you, but we can’t believe that we are starting a new year — time seems to be flying by. The start of a new year provides a clean slate and is a great time to tackle the resolutions you may have made for yourself. Oftentimes, resolutions revolve around improving health, which is one of the reasons gyms and athletic facilities see an increase in enrollment in January. We want to take a minute and discuss your oral health. When was the last time you visited our office for a hygiene examination and cleaning? Postponing and avoiding your dental cleaning and care can lead to less than ideal oral health conditions and the need for extensive and costly treatments. Read on to learn more.

Helpful Tips To Care For Your Oral Health Over The Holidays

December has arrived! It is hard to believe that the year is almost over and the holiday season is upon us. You are probably in the thick of planning your festivities, purchasing and shopping for holiday gifts, attending holiday parties, and spending time with family and friends. Last year, a lot of people’s holiday traditions and visits were cancelled, and many of our patients are eagerly awaiting the return of the magic of the holiday season. With all the hustle and bustle, we know that it can be easy to stray from daily routines; however, there is one routine that we hope you maintain, even during this busy season — your hygiene routine.

An Easy Way To Protect Your Teeth

Do you find that food is constantly stuck in the grooves of your back teeth? If you answered yes, or you are noticing this happening in your child’s teeth, you may soon be experiencing dental decay. Any food that remains on the surface of the teeth can lead to bacteria and acid eating away at the tooth enamel. You may be wondering, what can be done to eliminate this problem. Lucky for you and your family, we offer a treatment that is designed to help prevent cavities from developing in the grooves of the rear molars. Read on to learn more.

Dental Care Before, During, and After Pregnancy

Are you or a loved one pregnant, planning a family soon, or a new mom? This is such an exciting time for a family, whether it is the first time you are experiencing this life event or you have been through it before. It can become easy to get wrapped up in all of the details and checklists that need to happen over nine months and beyond. One important detail that is often overlooked before, during, and after pregnancy is oral care, when it should really be at the top of the list. Of course, the mother’s prenatal care and baby’s pediatric care is extremely important, but many patients don’t realize the effects that a lack of dental care can cause.