While red is a popular color during the month of February, with the celebration of Valentine’s Day, if you start noticing that your gums are the color of the decorations, you might be suffering from a silent disease. This disease not only affects your oral health, but can impact your overall health as well. Gum disease can be harmful to your teeth and gums, also increasing the risks of some serious health problems. Continue reading to learn more about gum disease and how to prevent it.
Is a root canal at the top of your holiday list this year? We know that root canals are something that you try to avoid at all costs and can create a sense of panic in some patients. Root canals get a bad rap as a procedure full of discomfort; however, this can be further from the truth. Root canals can help save your tooth and eliminate the need for a more in depth procedure such as an implant.
If you are like most of our patients, then you probably don’t like anesthetic shots. The process can be very intimidating and very uncomfortable, usually requiring multiple shots to numb the tooth or teeth involved. If you have had to experience this, then you know that many times the anesthetic shots can be more uncomfortable than the procedure itself. At our office, you don’t need to have that concern. Continue reading to see how we are using a more comfortable anesthesia process.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly half of American adults aged 30 and older have some form of gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. This oral health condition is an infection of the soft tissues that support the teeth and is caused by plaque. Plaque is the sticky film of bacteria that forms on teeth, and when it is left there for too long, it hardens and turns into tartar. It’s tartar that irritates the gums and causes inflammation. If you notice that you have red or swollen gums, bleeding gums after brushing, or sensitive teeth, you might be in the beginning stages of gum disease.
Did you know that 92% of American adults have cavities in their permanent teeth? Cavities and tooth decay are one of the biggest health problems in the world, and while they are common in children and teenagers, older adults are susceptible as well. Even if you keep up with brushing, flossing and regular cleanings, frequent snacking or sugary drinks can undo all your hard work and cause tooth decay. However, there is a treatment that can give your teeth an added layer of protection and give you peace of mind. Read on to learn more.
We know that dental treatments cause anxiety in some patients — not just more complex procedures but for regular check ups, too. Some patients are so fearful of the dentist that they avoid their appointments all together. This can lead to dental problems that progress into bigger issues and puts their dental health at risk. Our patient comfort is a top priority, though and that’s why we offer relief for patients with dental fear. Read on to learn about this solution.
If you are looking for a new dentist in the Spring Hill, FL area, or if you’re already one of our valued patients, we’d love to tell you what our team and patients have to say about what makes Ackley Dental Group unique — like “family feel”, “peace of mind”, and “trusted partner” in this video. For more than 38 years, we have been serving patients with these values in mind. Watch the video now to learn more:
Are you tired of going from dentist to dentist depending on what services you need? At Ackley Dental, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional dental care to patients in Spring Hill, FL and the surrounding area through a variety of services in one convenient location. It’s common for dental patients to have to travel to different offices for certain procedures. For example, you may have to visit one practice for routine care, another for implant surgery and yet another for aesthetic treatments. It’s our goal to make dental visits a comfortable and positive experience for every patient. That’s why we ensure access to a complete suite of dental services under one roof. You’ve found your forever dental practice with us!