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.
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:
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.
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.
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.