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:
At Ackley Dental Group, we are passionate about helping our patients achieve the best oral health possible. One of the ways to help your oral health is to make wise food and drink choices. We want to share some healthy foods that you should include in your diet that will benefit your oral health.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.