Happy February from your Ross Township dentist! Wow, how time flies when you’re having fun and making the most out of every moment! Many of us have taken the last month to throw out old items that don’t serve us anymore. How recent was your last toothbrush purchase? Toothbrushes should be replaced every several months to keep work optimally and keep your mouth clean and free of the bacteria that may collect over time. The bristles on your toothbrush wear down with use, becoming less efficient at cleaning the entire surface area of your teeth over time. An ADA seal on your toothbrush will ensure that the bristles will last without falling out into your mouth, until your next purchase. Whether you shop online or near your Ross Township dentist, the only constant is change. Here are some changes to the toothbrush marketplace and opportunities to upgrade your toothbrush since
Thanksgiving may be over, but you likely have plenty of evidence left in your fridge. When eaten in moderation, in normal serving sizes, these leftovers are great for your oral health and for your body in general. Get creative with the food leftover over to enjoy all the vitamins and minerals that this feast has to offer. Here are some of the most nutrient-dense Thanksgiving leftovers that our Ross Township dentist recommends: Cranberries The cranberries may have been the healthiest dish at your Thanksgiving feast if they weren’t straight out of a can. They are an excellent source of Vitamin C, manganese, and fiber. Vitamin C is fantastic for your immune system and assists in repairing soft tissue, like your gums, tongue, and the roof of your mouth. Fiber also aids in digestion and flushes your body. Manganese is great for supporting strong teeth and bones. You can sweeten your
Our Ross Township dentist team would like to welcome you to fall … the season for everything pumpkin! Do you see pumpkin patches popping up left and right? Are there pumpkins at the entrance of the market? Now’s a great opportunity to explore adding pumpkin to your diet. The supply is ripe and there are a plethora of ways to add this superfood into your usual food routines. This gourd of the Cucurbitaceae vine is a fruit, full of nutrients. The edible seeds are also a great addition to a healthy diet. We’ll go over some reasons our Ross Township dentist suggests adding pumpkin to your diet this season: Supply is High Since before 5500 BC, pumpkins have supplied the Mayan and Aztec tribes with nutrients. Sometime between then and the 1500s, they made their way from Central America into Europe, where recipes show them in savory and sweet pies.
If you are experiencing acute or chronic tooth pain, the issue should be identified and treated as quickly as possible. A toothache may be a sign of cavities and delaying treatment could cause more severe pain. Our Ross Township dentist team has experience treating all tooth pain. Why I Would Need a Root Canal? Tooth pain is likely from bacteria and decay in your teeth. The decay can grow and enter the canal of the root of the tooth and cause an infection. If you delay treatment further, you may be setting yourself for a more substantial procedure in the future. If you receive an injury to the face or have an accident, you may also need a root canal. What Does the Root Canal Procedure Look Like? A root canal can be completed in a visit or two. We will work with your schedule so that your treatment plan
If you’ve ever seen acrylic fingernails, then you have some idea of what dental veneers are. While the material is different, they are similar in that they cover your natural nails to be more visually pleasing. Dental veneers are most often used to fix aesthetic problems, like discoloration. In this article, we will address the basics of dental veneers further to see if they are right for you! Do I Need Dental Veneers? Dental veneers are a wonderful solution if you’d like to make your chipped teeth look perfect again, or if you’d like to close small gaps in your teeth and reshape your smile. If you’d like a brighter smile, after years of exposure to acidic foods and drinks, veneers can also help you. How are Dental Veneers Made? Porcelain is the closest match to your natural teeth, and are resistant to stains, making them the ideal option for
Our Ross Township dentist and staff have spent the month of April education patients about oral cancer. This is a great time to reconnect with your dentist if you haven’t had a dental exam in a while so that you can get your oral health back on track. Oral Cancer Awareness Month happens every April and serves as a reminder to all of us about how we can prevent oral cancer. As the dentist Ross Township patients trust for their cosmetic dentistry and oral health needs, know that we have the tools and experience to keep you in good health and free of oral cancer. What is an oral cancer screening? If you visit our Ross Township dentist on a regular basis, you can be sure you’ve been screened for oral cancer. We do an oral cancer screening at every exam so that we can monitor any changes to your