Bad Habits That Can Harm Your Oral Health

At Ackley Dental Group, we want our patients to have optimal oral health. We know that some patients are at a higher risk of developing certain conditions, and others may experience a dental emergency from time to time. You might be surprised to learn that certain habits can negatively affect your oral health. While these habits may not currently be causing a problem, eventually you will see an impact on your teeth and your oral health. Habits that you may want to change include the following:

What Does A Bridge Do?

Dealing with tooth loss or severe decay can not only affect your quality of life, but it can also cause additional problems with your oral and overall health. We recommend that patients experiencing these issues speak to us as soon as possible to learn more about the tooth replacement options we offer to restore their oral health. Even if you are not dealing with tooth loss or severe decay at this time, the state of your oral health can change quickly, making it important to be knowledgeable of the treatments we offer. One treatment in particular is beneficial for restoring multiple teeth at one time. Read on to learn more about a dental bridge and why we may recommend this treatment.

Help Your Teen Manage Their Dental Health

At Ackley Dental Group, we are passionate about the oral health of our patients of all ages. Since we typically see our patients only twice a year, we encourage you and your family members to maintain a regular oral hygiene routine at home to ensure your teeth are being cared for between visits to our office. While we know adults are more than capable of handling this directive, our child patients may need some extra help and direction from the adults in the home. Sometimes, problems can arise with teenagers, who are known for being reluctant to follow directions and may not make their oral health a priority.

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.

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.

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.