Pregnancy And Oral Health

Are you or someone you know currently pregnant or planning to start a family in the near future? Pregnancy is a busy time. In addition to all the preparation that takes place in your home, there are also a number of doctor appointments that are needed to ensure a healthy pregnancy and baby. Not only does your body change during pregnancy, but your mouth can change as well. Hormonal changes in your body during pregnancy increase your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Here are some helpful tips for each stage of your pregnancy.

3 Habits That Are Harming Your Teeth

One of our goals is for our patients to have optimal oral health. This can be accomplished when patients visit our office regularly for routine dental care and properly care for their teeth between visits. There are some habits that can cause complications with your oral health. These habits may not be currently causing a problem. Eventually, however, you will see a negative impact on your teeth and oral health. Read on to learn more.

Stress And The Effect On Your Oral Health

Is your life highly stressful? We face many challenges on any given day, whether it is financial difficulty, family issues, an overload of work, or even traffic. Any of these issues can lead to an increased level of stress. You may be surprised to learn that your mouth can show signs that you are under stress. When you visit our office for an oral hygiene examination, there are warning signs that indicate your stress levels. The signs we are looking for include:

Top Family Dentistry Services We Provide

Did you know that we can see your entire family and treat their oral health needs? We know that life can be difficult and busy, especially during this time of year. It always seems like there is a never-ending to-do list, with activities and appointments. We want our patients to know that we are happy to help make your lives easier when it comes to your dental health needs. Instead of making multiple appointments with various dentists for yourself and your children, we are happy to see and treat everyone in our office. Read on to learn more.

Why You Should See The Dentist Before The End Of The Year

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.

Why Do We Provide Oral Cancer Screenings?

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.

Preparing Your Child For Their First Dental Visit

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.