Great Impression Dental Blog
June 3, 2018
If your dentist informed you that cavities are present in your mouth, or you’ve simply had a silver filling for a long period of time, you probably need a dental crown to protect your tooth. You may think that placing dental crowns in Boonville can be prolonged, but the fact is teeth that have fillings or fractures are at greater risk of becoming more damaged. That’s why your dentist thinks you shouldn’t take any risks.
To learn how dental crowns protect your oral health, keep reading.
May 3, 2018
Oral cancer — if you are like most people, it’s probably not something you think about too often. You probably don’t realize, then, that this disease is estimated to kill one American per hour. Or that close to 50,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer in 2018 alone. Are you listening now? Your dentist in Boonville wants to remind you that adults of all ages should receive an oral cancer screen at least annually. Getting one this year could save your life!
April 19, 2018
When you look in your mouth as an adult, you should have 32 teeth—that’s if you haven’t had any fallout or extracted. Each of your teeth serves a certain purpose and make up your marvelous smile. Learn more about each type of tooth in your mouth, how it helps your smile, and how you can properly care for them in this week’s blog post from your dentist in Boonville.
February 1, 2018
Any time is a good time to talk about children’s dental health. After all, we love to see the bright, infectious, and healthy smiles of little ones. But February is an especially appropriate time to discuss caring for those young teeth because it is National Children’s Dental Health Month. Let’s take a moment to focus on this annual observance and the ways in which you and your dentist in Boonville can support it.
January 2, 2018
Many parents wonder why it’s so important to care for their child’s baby teeth when everyone knows that they are only there for a short period of time. Just because baby teeth are temporary, doesn’t mean that they don’t play a permanent role in how your child’s smile develops. In fact, your dentist in Boonville is here to explain the many benefits that come with caring for little teeth.
December 28, 2017
Here’s an important question posed to you. If you had a choice, would you prefer to finish first or last in a competition? Of course, you’d prefer to finish first. Nobody wakes up in the morning with the goal of losing, but unfortunately, by making certain choices a loss sometimes is the only logical outcome. When it comes to your oral health the same rules apply. However, your dentist in Boonville says that making the right decisions early will ensure that you’re on the winning side of the coin.
November 12, 2017
No treatment is right for every patient, but for many adults, fluoride varnish is an effective way to strengthen teeth and prevent decay. If you want to learn more about topical fluoride and whether or not it will improve your oral health, ask your dentist at your next dental checkup. You can also read this post to learn more about the ins and outs of topical fluoride treatments.
October 28, 2017
Many people think of oral health and overall health in separate terms. It’s how our healthcare system is set up, that dentistry is its own thing apart from medical care — but in reality, your teeth and gums can greatly impact or be impacted by what is going on in the rest of your body. Caring for one promotes the health of the other.
September 26, 2017
As a parent, the health of your child’s teeth and gums are important to you, which is why you strive to promote proper oral hygiene habits and take them to their children’s dentist in Boonville every six months for a cleaning and checkup. However, despite your best efforts, you may be overlooking a vital aspect to protecting their teeth from damage. If your child is over the age of six and has not had dental sealants, their smile is at risk for tooth decay.
August 8, 2017
When a bad weed sprouts in a garden, it’s always better to pull it rather than letting it multiply and suffocate the rest of your beautiful, healthy garden. The same thought process can be applied to your smile. When a tooth’s health begins to decline or suffers severe trauma, sometimes the best move for your whole smile’s health is to pull the individual tooth. Your Boonville only recommends a tooth extraction when absolutely necessary. Even when one is highly recommended from your dental office, we have the resources and expertise you need to even have a positive experience during your tooth extraction.