Mountain Stream Dental Blog
December 1, 2018
During the holiday season, traveling is almost inevitable. Whether it’s to see family, friends, or to simply get out of town, this time of year is filled with planes, trains, and automobiles. But what happens if you’re on the road and you have a dental emergency? Your dentist may have varied holiday hours, or you may be across the country! Keep reading to learn 5 tips on how to avoid dental emergencies in the first place while traveling.(more…)
October 9, 2018
Dental visits are an important part of maintaining good oral health at a young age, but managing at-home habits is arguably even more important. Most people only need to see the dentist once every six months for a thorough cleaning, which means much of your required maintenance starts at home.
Brushing and flossing daily keeps your child’s teeth free of plaque, which is the direct cause of decay and gum disease. However, how do you protect their smile if they play sports in school or are generally active with their friends? A dentist can answer that today.
September 11, 2018
When you went to sip a hot cup of coffee, did you pull back in pain because your teeth felt incredibly sensitive? When you ate a spoonful of ice cream, did you wince as it made contact with your teeth? Does a cold breeze make it difficult for you to talk as it blows against your smile? These issues are common for those with sensitive teeth. If you’ve had this problem for a long time, a dental emergency could be in your near future.
To learn what causes this and what you should do next, keep reading!
September 4, 2018
Have you ever avoided a medical procedure because of the possible myths surrounding it? Unfortunately, not all myths are true. Some people have avoided receiving dental implants because of misinformation about the procedure. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that get connected to your jawbone when you have missing teeth. They get placed beneath your gums, where they will bond with your bone just like natural roots. After the implant is placed, your dentist will install a custom-made restoration on top. Keep reading to see what your trusted implant dentist has to say about the myths tied to this transformative service and whether there is any truth to them.
July 28, 2018
A growing body of evidence suggests that both tooth and gum disease are tied to cardiovascular problems like diabetes, stroke, and congestive heart failure. This discovery is one more good reason to brush, floss, and see your dentist on a regular basis. By watching out for your oral health, you may be taking better care of the rest of your body as well.
The job of a dentist is to treat oral health problems before they become too serious. Accomplishing this task is easier if the patient knows a little about the subject. In this post, we’ll outline the five stages of tooth disease, giving you the knowledge you need to be a more informed patient.
July 10, 2018
Maybe it is from nervousness, boredom or fatigue, but plenty of people clam up once they climb into the dentist’s chair. However, a dental appointment is about more than just checking your teeth for cavities. Your regular checkup and cleaning is the perfect opportunity to discuss with your dental professionals the best ways to improve your overall oral health and maintain your healthy, vibrant smile.
Here are the 5 most important questions to ask your dental hygienist the next time you walk through the dentist’s office doors.
June 6, 2018
You already know that it’s important to see a dentist regularly to improve your oral hygiene and have a healthy smile for life. But did you know that a dentist can also see signs of other health problems as well? Since most people get dental care more frequently than they see a medical doctor, these visits are a great opportunity for being screened for general health conditions. Keep reading to find out how your checkup could potentially keep your whole body healthier!
May 19, 2018
As the spring season moves forward, you are naturally inclined to take steps to renew different aspects of your family’s health, which includes their oral care. You’re wondering, though, “Should I work with several dentists to meet the needs of the various members of my family or should I seek a family dentist who can provide universal care?” Read on to learn why working with one dentist is the best idea.
May 18, 2018
You’ve probably heard that two of the best ways to prevent cavities are to visit your dentist for cleanings and checkups and to practice excellent oral hygiene. While these activities definitely determine greatly into your ability to prevent cavities, researchers have found that there are some other factors that play a role in their development. Read on to learn what they are.