With the end of 2023 fast approaching, now is a fantastic time to evaluate your oral health. Are you in need of an oral hygiene examination or a recommended treatment? We know that this time of year can be hectic, but it is important to make your oral health a priority. The longer you wait to get a cleaning or treatment, the greater the chance you have of experiencing a dental emergency. We would hate for something unfortunate to happen during this joyous time of year. Read on to learn more.
Do you find yourself cringing when you eat foods that are extremely hot or cold? If so, you may be experiencing issues with tooth sensitivity. Tooth sensitivity is not uncommon, and most people experience it at some point. If you experience tooth sensitivity regularly, it can be an indication that you have a problem with your oral health.
Do you grind your teeth at night or play a sport where your teeth could easily be damaged? We would hate for any of our patients with perfectly healthy teeth to experience discomfort and need costly treatments that could have been easily prevented. We offer a customized device that can help prevent wear due to grinding or damage from playing sports.
At Chichetti & Patel Dental Wellness, we are passionate about oral health. This is one of the reasons we recommend staying up to date with your routine oral hygiene examinations. During these appointments, we do more than just clean your teeth. We also thoroughly inspect them for signs of decay, gum disease, and oral cancer. Any of these issues can have serious and lasting effects if not diagnosed and treated in a timely fashion. Approximately more than 50,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer each year. Oral cancer can be located anywhere in the mouth, including the tongue, lips, cheeks, gums, and throat. The good news is that oral cancer is quite treatable.
At Chichetti & Patel Dental Wellness, we are happy to treat every member of your family. In fact, there is nothing more special than when a young person visits our office for their first dental visit. It is always exciting when a child reaches a new milestone in their life, and we feel a first dental visit is one of the best experiences. The child is learning about the importance of dental health from a young age. Once the first tooth emerges, or around the time of the child’s first birthday, it is time to visit the dentist for the first time. If you are reading this and realize your child has yet to visit the dentist, that is no problem at all because there is no time like the present to schedule an appointment.
At Chichetti & Patel Dental Wellness, we are passionate about helping our patients with their overall health and wellness. This is why we stress the importance of regular oral hygiene examination visits in our office for you and your family. Even if you clean your teeth perfectly and are passionate about your oral hygiene, routine visits are still necessary. During these appointments, we not only thoroughly clean the teeth and remove any lingering plaque and bacteria, but we also inspect for any signs of decay, gum disease, and oral cancer.
At Chichetti & Patel Dental Wellness, we believe in achieving optimal oral health and also in what dental wellness can do for your overall health as well. This is one of the reasons we are so passionate about our patients receiving routine oral care in our office. There is a link between oral health conditions and overall health. One example is gum disease. Since February is Gum Disease Awareness Month, we want to share some more information about this common disease and how a lack of treatment can cause great harm to your oral health as well as your overall health.
The start of a new year is the perfect opportunity to reflect on the state of your oral health and be proactive about improving any issues or concerns you may have. Have you recently had a tooth extracted, or have you been experiencing severe dental issues and learned you need a tooth replacement? We know it can be overwhelming and upsetting when you are experiencing issues with your oral health or need a more involved treatment to restore the function of your teeth. We are here to help you every step of the way and encourage you to choose a tooth replacement option as soon as possible.