It’s The New Year — Time To Schedule Your Next Dental Appointment

Happy 2024! The start of a new year is such an exciting time. It is not uncommon for people to create resolutions to better themselves, while others reflect on what they want to change from the year prior. The start of a new year is an excellent time to reflect on your oral health and schedule an oral hygiene examination appointment if you or a loved one is due. We typically recommend that our patients visit our office every four to six months for an examination and cleaning. You can start the year off knowing that your teeth are clean and there are no problems with your oral health. Read on to learn more about the importance of receiving regular dental care.

November Is Mouth Cancer Awareness Month

There are many holidays that we celebrate in the fall. Although it may not be a holiday you were thinking of, November is Mouth Cancer Awareness Month. This is an initiative that was started to make people aware of mouth cancer and the importance of early detection and treatment. Mouth cancer can affect all areas of the mouth, including the lips, cheeks, tongue, and gums. It can lead to serious complications, such as tooth loss, difficulty talking and eating, and facial deformity. One important reason we are so passionate about routine preventive care in our office is because it gives us the opportunity to check for signs of mouth cancer.

Tips To Help Teeth This Halloween

Halloween will be here before we know it! So many people love this time of year for the spooky decor and the endless amounts of sweet treats available. We would hate for any of our patients to experience a problem with their oral health due to overindulging in candy this month. Here are some tips to help everyone enjoy sweet treats this Halloween while also protecting their oral health:

Can Your Medications Be Affecting Your Oral Health?

When you visit a medical professional, they may recommend starting medication. While you may be taking the medication to improve an illness, prevent a problem, or help with a long-standing medical condition, you may be causing serious harm to your oral health. We want to raise awareness of the many medications, prescribed and over the counter, that can have lasting effects on your teeth and mouth and seriously impact the future of your oral health. Keep reading to learn about two common side effects and get some tips to help your oral health:

Tips For A Healthy Summer Smile

Are you enjoying your summer? Summer is such a relaxing time for many. Schedules are lighter with school out of session, and some businesses become more lax during this time. One area that should not be more lax during the summer is your oral hygiene routine. This is particularly important for any children in your life. Unfortunately, not caring for your teeth now can lead to unwanted oral health issues in the future. Continue reading to learn some helpful suggestions for caring for your teeth this summer.

Looking For A New Dental Home? Hear A New Patient’s Success Story

If you are looking for a new dental home, we want to welcome you to Ackley Dental Group. We want all of our patients to feel welcome and comfortable while in our care. Visiting the dentist and receiving treatment can be difficult for many people. It can be even more challenging if you are experiencing dental issues that are causing you discomfort or changing the way you see yourself. We recently had the opportunity to sit down with one of our patients who, like you, was looking for a new dental home to help with her dental problems. Click here to watch the short video about her touching story.

Don’t Be A Statistic!

When was the last time you visited our office? If it has been longer than six months, we would love to see you! We know that this time of year is busy for many of our patients. With summer right around the corner, the end of school activities, sports, and time with family and friends is most likely taking up all of your free time. As busy as you may be, we want to remind you of the importance of making your oral health a priority. Unfortunately, neglecting your oral health can lead to serious complications now and in the future. In fact, there is one oral health condition that affects approximately half of American adults. You don’t want to be a statistic, do you? Read on to learn more about this common, yet serious condition.

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: