If you do not maintain good oral hygiene at home, no treatment will be effective. You will receive advice and instructions on how to care for your teeth and gums when you visit Now Dental.
The team at our office is dedicated to improving your dental health during your visit. However, it is important that you continue to take care of your smile at home through consistent oral hygiene. Maintaining a healthy and bright smile requires a number of daily habits and practices. You can keep your smile healthy by following these basic steps:
- Each meal should be followed by brushing. We recommend using a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride-containing toothpaste.
- Every day, floss at least once. Just before you go to sleep at night is the best time to floss.
- Consume a balanced diet. You can prevent tooth decay by limiting your intake of sugary and acidic foods.
- Schedule a six-month dental appointment. In these appointments, we will perform a professional teeth cleaning and a comprehensive dental exam to determine if any preventive or restorative treatments are needed.
- The dentist and team at our office will discuss your dental hygiene habits with you and provide you with information on any further steps you can take to maintain your oral health. If you would like more information about dental hygiene or wish to schedule an appointment, please reach out to our office.
What Is a general & family dentistry?
The goal of general dentistry and family dentistry is to help you achieve and maintain optimal oral health for the rest of your life. No matter if your child needs a simple dental checkup or a more complex procedure like root canal treatment, we can take care of your family’s smiles. Our experienced dentists and team are pleased to offer comprehensive general and family dentistry to meet all your dental needs and goals.
Patients are encouraged to visit us at least once every six months. During these routine appointments, we will provide a thorough dental cleaning and exam to make sure that your smile is in good health. It may be necessary for you to come to our office more often depending on your dental needs. For high-quality dental care, we urge you to contact us as soon as possible if you notice any type of dental pain or damage.
We invite you to contact us today for more information about our dental services and to schedule your family’s next dental appointment. We look forward to caring for you!
Dr. Skormin, DDSFamily Dentistry
Providing Top General & Family Dentistry for League City, Texas.
Serving League City, Texas and surrounding areas. We look forward to assisting you in attaining optimal oral health and confidence. Call our office if you have any questions or if you would like to schedule an appointment.
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Top 5 Most Frequently Asked Questions about Dentistry.
Dentists diagnose, treat, and prevent conditions, disorders, and diseases of the teeth, gums, mouth, and jaw. As a necessary part of total oral health, dentistry can also affect the health of your entire body.
Dental visits are not a regular part of most people’s schedules. They only go when there is a problem. “Crisis treatment” is often cheaper than “preventive treatment.” Although these patients may feel they are saving money, it often ends up costing much more in dollars and time. Many dental problems do not show symptoms until they reach the advanced stages of a disease process.
In most cases, tooth decay does not hurt until it gets close to the nerve. It is not uncommon to see patients with large cavities who have never felt a thing. Usually, a dentist can detect a cavity 3-4 years before any symptoms appear. Early detection can help you avoid root canal treatment.
Holistic dentists are medical professionals who adopt alternative dental practices. As a result, they usually use natural remedies as treatment options. A holistic approach to medicine is fundamental to their philosophy. Their belief is that the overall health of someone is dependent on the health of their teeth.
Individually crafted porcelain veneers cover the fronts of teeth with very thin porcelain shells. They are very durable and will not stain, making them a very popular solution for those seeking to restore or enhance the beauty of their smile.
Veneers can be used to restore or correct the following dental conditions:
- Tooth discoloration or staining that is severe
- Spaces that are unwelcome or uneven
- Teeth that are worn or chipped
- Crowding of a few teeth
- Teeth that are crooked
- Tooth sizes that are too small or too large
In most cases, veneers require two appointments. Veneers are created from an impression (mold) of your teeth that is then sent to a professional dental laboratory where each veneer is custom-made (for shape and color) for your individual smile.
Veneers are prepared by lightly buffing and shaping the front surface of the teeth to allow for the thin thickness of the veneers without anesthesia. Occasionally, a specialized light is used to harden and seal the bond between the veneer and the tooth. Veneers are carefully fitted and bonded to the tooth surface with a special bonding cement.
Dental veneers can dramatically improve your teeth and give you a natural, beautiful smile.
Brush your teeth for two to three minutes every time. It takes that long to get rid of the bacteria that destroy tooth enamel. Do not brush too hard. It takes very little pressure to remove bacteria and plaque. Floss at least once a day. Flossing is the only way to get bacteria from between your teeth.
Watch what you eat when it comes to sugar. Candy, fruits, crackers, and chips contain sugar. The bacteria in your mouth prefer these foods. Foods like raisins and peanut butter that stick to your teeth should be avoided. As a result, they can provide a constant supply of food to the bacteria eating into your teeth. Eat sweet items at a minimum during the day and brush your teeth afterward.
If you are unable to brush after a meal, rinse your mouth with water to remove food from your teeth. You can also chew sugarless gum after a meal. Chewing regulates the flow of your saliva, which is a natural plaque-fighting agent. Do not forget to visit the dentist on a regular basis. A cavity-free visit is largely due to good dental habits.
Each of us stands to lose a tooth at some point. Every year, more than 5 million teeth are knocked out! We may be able to save the tooth if we know how to handle this emergency situation. When teeth are knocked out, we may be able to re implant them if we act quickly, but calmly, and follow these simple steps:
Only handle the crown of the tooth (the part you chew on), not the roots.
Do not scrub or use soap or chemicals to clean your teeth. If it is dirty or soiled, you can rinse it gently with your saliva or whole milk. If this is not possible, gently rinse it with water.
Visit a dentist within 30 minutes. Re implantation is less likely to be successful the longer you wait.
Transport methods for teeth
As soon as possible, replace the tooth in its socket. Keep the tooth in place by biting down on gauze, a wet tea bag, or your own teeth. Apply a cold compress to the mouth to relieve pain and swelling.
Place the tooth in a container and cover it with a small amount of your saliva or whole milk if it cannot be placed back in its socket. Alternatively, you can place the tooth under your tongue or between your lower lip and gums. Always keep the tooth moist. You should not transport the tooth in a tissue or cloth.
Keep a “Save-A-Tooth” storage container in your home first aid kit. A travel case and fluid solution are included in the kit, which is available in many pharmacies.
As soon as the tooth is replaced back into the socket, the greater the chances of it surviving and possibly lasting for a long time. You can save a knocked-out tooth by following these simple steps.
Broken or knocked-out teeth can be prevented by:
When playing sports, wear a mouth guard
Wear your seatbelt at all times
Keeping fights to a minimum
Do not chew hard items such as ice, popcorn kernels, hard breads, etc.
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