Category: Preventive Dentistry

Ultrasonic Scaling And Your Gum Health

Keeping your gums healthy can make a bigger difference than you realize in how you maintain your overall health. Complications from gum disease can negatively affect your ability to manage your well-being, and can even make it more difficult for you to manage other active health concerns. You also have to worry about tooth loss,… Read more »

What To Ask Your Dentist During A Checkup

When you go in for your next dental checkup, you may have several questions. It may come as no surprise that your dentist is prepared to answer the question of whether you have any cavities that need to be treated. However, you may be unsure of what else you can discuss during an appointment? Remember… Read more »

Why Teeth Cleanings Should Happen Regularly

If you feel that you do a good job protecting your smile at home, do you really need to make routine teeth cleanings at the dentist’s office a priority? The trouble with assuming you have nothing to worry about when it comes to your smile health is that you can fail to recognize when an… Read more »

Managing Stress To Protect Your Smile

When you think about the benefits of better stress management, do you think about how you can protect your smile? Periods of heightened stress can impact us in many ways. Through physical changes and habit changes, these periods can make it harder for you to keep your teeth in good condition. One physical issue to… Read more »

3 Problems Flossing Will Help You Avoid

Are you anxious about your next dental exam? People who feel less confident in their daily oral care routine can expect to hear bad news at their next checkup. This does not mean you should put off a visit until you change your habits! After all, an exam gives your dentist an opportunity to identify any active… Read more »

How Checkups Help Prevent Cavities

If you want to protect yourself against the formation of cavities, you should stick to a thorough oral hygiene routine. This means more than just brushing and flossing – it means being thorough when you care for your smile, and it also means making smart choices with your diet to protect your enamel. With that… Read more »

An Ultrasonic Scaling Protects Your Gums

The health of your gums can actually affect your general and dental well-being in more ways than you may realize. When it is not caught and treated in time, an issue with gingivitis can worsen and become hard to manage. In time, the problem can lead to a higher risk for tooth loss, and it… Read more »

The Long-Term Value Of Better Periodontal Health

How does your commitment to periodontal health help you preserve your overall oral health? The work you put into protecting your gums can have more benefit than you realize. By preventing problems with gum disease, you lower your overall risk for tooth loss. You also avoid difficulties that can interfere with your general health. At… Read more »

Is It Past Time For You To Schedule Your Next Dental Exam?

The regular trips you make to your dentist’s office can have long-term value. At each visit, your teeth receive care in the form of a thorough cleaning, and they also receive attention in the form of a detailed check for active problems. By staying consistent with dental exams and cleanings, you can limit your risk… Read more »

3 Reasons To Regularly Schedule Teeth Cleanings

In addition to taking care of your smile at home every day, you should schedule teeth cleanings and exams on a regular basis. Professional teeth cleanings protect you against issues with plaque and tartar buildup. They also lead to important feedback about your current efforts to protect yourself against oral health problems. At our Prairie… Read more »