Posts Categorized: Preventive Dentistry

World Diabetes Day And The Link To Oral Health

November is National Diabetes Month in the United States and today, November 14th, is World Diabetes Day. The purpose of both the month and the day is to bring awareness to Type 1, Type 2, and gestational diabetes. The dental team here in Sheridan, WY wants to take this opportunity to educate you on the… Read more »

Importance Of Routine Cleanings And Exams

You have probably heard of the recommendation by dentists to get a routine exam and cleaning at least once every six months. Do you know what makes routine preventative care so important?  Tooth decay and gum disease are incredibly common chronic conditions. By regularly getting a dental exam and cleaning, you help to decrease your… Read more »

Ways To Manage Your Dental Anxiety

Most dental procedures are not particularly painful or scary, but that doesn’t stop many people from being afraid of going to the dentist. Even just the thought of making an appointment with a dentist can make many people feel stressed. Dental anxiety, nervousness, or fear can make people avoid important visits to their dentist. People with… Read more »

What’s Causing My Toothache?

Toothaches are so common that most people will experience at least one throughout their lifetime. Along with the wide variety of people that get toothaches, there also a wide variety of potential causes for a toothache. Each person’s toothache can be vastly different from the next person’s. To give you relief from your aching tooth,… Read more »

Damage Caused By Grinding Teeth

Grinding your teeth, which is known as bruxism, is a common problem for many people. It often happens while you are sleeping. If it happens while you are asleep, how do you know if you if you suffer from it? Do you wake up with a sore jaw, sore cheeks, or sore teeth? Do you… Read more »

How Do I Prevent Gum Disease?

Studies from the Centers for Disease Control reveal the extent of gum disease’s threat. Half of adults in the United States suffer from some stage of the disease. Without treatment, the risk of adult tooth loss grows. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to help prevent gum disease from developing.

Quiz: The Importance Of Dental Visits

Part of staying on top of your oral health is enjoying the care and attention your dentist can provide. Your dentist is trained to detect and treat a variety of problems, and is capable of spotting a small cavity you are overlooking. Each visit also includes an important cleaning session with your hygienist. That being… Read more »

Thinking About Your Oral Health Over The Holidays

You may want to spend your holidays forgetting your responsibilities, but unfortunately, you still need to be mindful of your oral health. As we gather to meet with friends and family, and enjoy generous helpings of holiday meals, we can expose our teeth to potentially harmful items. If you are dismissive of your need to… Read more »

Effective Oral Care Practices

The benefit of an action like brushing your teeth can be diluted if you do not do it effectively. You should be brushing your teeth at least twice a day, and you should make sure to avoid missing areas of your teeth. As time goes on, these areas can suffer prolonged damage from plaque left… Read more »

How Different Beverages Can Affect Your Oral Health

Do you put much thought into how your drink will affect your teeth? While beverages do not require the biting and chewing of solid food, they can still impact your oral health in different ways. If you tend to drink items with more sugar, it could lead to a cavity, and leave you seeing your dentist… Read more »