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Your average person has never been taught exactly what any of those are, so we are here to help you understand the difference between a root canal and an extraction!
COVID-19 has, without a doubt, impacted every aspect of our daily lives. With the added stress and changing lifestyles, the pandemic has also impacted many people's oral health!
On March 20 we celebrate World Oral Health Day, which is the perfect opportunity to begin taking charge of your oral health and start caring for your teeth and gums!
National Dentist’s Day is right around the corner, and because of that, we wanted to share just a little bit about what makes our job so important to our patients!
While your dental health may not seem related to your overall health, it can actually have a significant impact on your body and health as a whole! Many people only think about a toothache or unsightly stains when they consider dental health, but there are many issues that can lead to significant health problems when left unattended.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but that may not be true for your teeth if you do not take the proper precautions over the holiday season. You can have a cavity-free smile while enjoying festive treats and sweets. Follow our five holiday oral health tips to ensure your teeth and gums have a holly, jolly good-time all season long.
Do you shiver in discomfort when taking a bite of ice cream? Do you shrink into agony when sipping hot cocoa? If you feel shocks of pain when eating or drinking foods of different temperatures, you may be experiencing symptoms of tooth sensitivity.
Can you guess what the top ten New Year's Resolutions made in 2018 were?
The months of October, November, and December are all about celebrating. It is a wonderful season of spending time with family and participating in precious holiday traditions.
There seems to be a lot of mystery concerning wisdom teeth... What are they? Why are they often cut out? Why in the world are they called wisdom teeth?? First of all, the term wisdom teeth is simply due to the timing of their arrival...usually during the mid-teen years. During the age of gaining wisdom. Hence, wisdom teeth.
Just because we live in a time that boasts technology superior to any other time in history does not mean that we trump the ancients in everything. For instance... According to some very interesting finds in the remains of Mt. Vesuvius's victim's teeth, residents of Pompeii experienced healthier teeth than we do today - nearly 2,000 years ago!
It's November! This is the month in which diets are kicked to the curb, families gather and eat without the pressure of gift-giving, and all things pumpkin make their way into our homes. And everything is orange and gold and (hopefully) all cooled off from our long summer. What a wonderful and joyous holiday! And it is completely centered around, well, food.
If there is a dental hygiene practice that is commonly overlooked, forgotten, or simply ignored...it is flossing. It is easy to believe that good brushing covers all of the bases, and that as long as you are brushing at least twice a day your teeth will be in tip top shape. Unfortunately, that is just not true.
We live in a DIY-saturated society. Entire TV series are dedicated to the art of the "life hack." Social media is ablaze with lists of DIY birthday parties, holiday decorations, home organization - it goes on and on.
"I'm young and healthy." "I don't have any tooth pain or unusual symptoms." "Going to the dentist twice a year seems a little extreme." "Do I really need to go to the dentist??" It seems like a very logical train of thought. Why would someone have their teeth checked twice a year if there seemed to be no need?
Have you ever had a sensitive tooth and looked in the mirror, only to discover that the affected tooth appears longer than the other ones? If you have, then you might be one of millions of Americans suffering from receding gums.
As you walk down the toothpaste aisle at the grocery store, do you become overwhelmed at the amount of options you have?? Extreme whitening, all-natural, tartar control, cavity prevention, enamel protection, and not to mention all of the kids' varieties...how does one go about knowing what type of toothpaste is actually worth buying?
Xerostomia - more commonly known as "dry mouth" - affects millions of Americans. This condition can range from a mild annoyance all the way to severe complications due to an extreme lack of saliva. Either way, dry mouth negatively affects a person's quality of life.
A chipped tooth can happen to anyone. Playing sports, chewing on ice or hard candy, using your teeth to open something...all of these actions can potentially lead to a chipped or damaged tooth. A small, painless chip may seem like a minor issue not worth dealing with, but here at Montgomery Dentistry we want you to take our word for it: a chipped tooth is always worth looking into!
Did you know that gum disease and diabetes are related? Your overall oral health is affected by so much more than watching your candy intake or remembering to floss...albeit great habits!
If a crowd of adults was asked why it is important to schedule regular dental check-ups, it would be reasonable to assume that almost everyone would mention something about cavities.
Have you ever said, “My teeth are soft, my teeth are translucent, or my teeth are VERY sensitive?” If yes, then you might be dealing with acid erosion. Acid erosion is when your tooth enamel is being worn away from the acid in our foods like: wine, fruit, sodas, and even vegetables.
No one likes to be around someone with bad breath. And even worse is to be the one WITH the bad breath. It can be downright embarrassing! Bad breath, also known as Halitosis, is caused by bad oral habits, the types of foods we eat, and other unhealthy habits.
Tis the season for candy, chocolate, costumes, and party’s. BUT… let’s not forget the importance of caring for our teeth.
Have you ever wondered…? What are sealants, and why are they necessary? Well, let me share with you what they are and why we at Montgomery Dentistry recommend them.
You’ve heard it a thousand times. You need to floss. But let’s be honest, flossing isn’t the most fun activity. And if you don’t regularly floss, it can be pretty uncomfortable.
Our practice often gets questions about the amount of radiation received during routine x-rays. Many patients also want to understand why it is necessary for them to have them taken. Let’s start off with how much radiation you are getting during routine x-rays.
“I have always had very good service with Dr. Buettner and his staff. He is very knowledgeable and is always able to handle anything I might need in dental care. I am 76 years old and have had a lot of dental work done, and I appreciate the way he takes care of me.”
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