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.
This November 24th, most of us will be feasting on turkey and our favorite Thanksgiving foods. The following day is famous in the retail world as one of the busiest shopping days of the year. However, this November 25th we are going to be celebrating another important day that is not as well known, National Flossing Day!
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:
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.
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.
October is here, and we are sure that you are enjoying all of the fall fun that this season has to offer. October also brings the arrival of many adults’ and children’s favorite holiday — Halloween. While many love the scary movies and costumes, there always seems to be an endless supply of candy and treats at this time. We wanted to share some tips to help keep you from experiencing any frightening tooth issues this season.
Are you concerned about your healing time after your next dental procedure? It is a valid concern because certain procedures, like dental implants, have a longer healing and recovery time than less extensive treatments, such as a filling. There is a newer treatment option we now offer that can promote faster healing using your own plasma. Continue reading to learn more about this revolutionary healing option.
Has our practice been recommended to you, but you are hesitant to make an appointment because we are considered out-of-network with your dental insurance? Or do you not have insurance and are fearful of having needed dental work completed due to the overall cost? Insurance is a great option for many of our patients, but lack of insurance or our practice being out-of-network does not mean that we cannot provide the services you need. In fact, many times our patients with dental insurance are actually limited to accepting the care the insurance provider will pay for instead of the treatments they truly need.
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.
Since a young age, you have been taught the importance of visiting the dentist for teeth cleanings and other treatments. But did you know that your dentist can also diagnose forms of cancer? It’s true! Dentists are the leaders in diagnosing mouth cancer. While you need a dentist to give you a diagnosis, there are warning signs that may indicate a problem is brewing. Continue reading to learn about the symptoms you should look out for.