At Northridge Dental Group, we are passionate about helping our patients have beautiful smiles they are proud to show off. When you meet someone for the first time, one of the things that you typically notice right away is their smile. We never like to hear that one of our patients refuses to smile or show off their teeth because they are embarrassed. A beautiful, healthy smile can not only improve your self-confidence, but it can be a great asset as well. We want to help our patients have the best oral health possible. By following these helpful tips, you can ensure that you have a smile you are proud to show off:
With Valentine’s Day in a few short weeks, the color red is all around. If you notice that your gums are matching the Valentine’s Day decor, you may be experiencing a problem with your oral health known as gum disease. This common condition affects more than half of American adults. February is designated Gum Disease Awareness Month in an effort to educate the public about the prevalence of the disease and the lasting effects it can have if left untreated. Read on to learn more about gum disease and how it can affect your oral health.
Are you planning to add to your family sometime soon? Or perhaps you or someone you know is already pregnant. During this exciting time of planning and preparing for a new baby (or babies!), caring for your oral health may not really be on your radar, but that should not be the case. Expectant and new mothers are often surprised to learn that pregnancy not only changes their bodies but can have lasting effects on dental health as well. Hormonal changes can impact your oral health and leave you more susceptible to decay and gum disease. Below are recommendations for your oral health during all stages of pregnancy.
When was the last time you visited our office for an oral hygiene examination and cleaning? If it has been longer than six months, then you are due for a visit! Unfortunately, some patients only visit our office when they are experiencing a complication or problem with their oral health. Only visiting our office when you are experiencing a concern means opening yourself up to procedures and treatments that could have been prevented. Read on to learn more about the importance of routine dental care.
We don’t know about you, but at Northridge Dental Group, we are excited to be in the middle of the holiday season. We love hearing about all of the plans our patients and team members have to celebrate this joyous time. No matter what you have planned during this special season, we want to remind you about the importance of caring for your oral health. Not caring for your teeth properly over the holidays can leave you with oral health issues in the new year. Here are two helpful tips to remember:
Are you constantly self-conscious of the smell of your breath? Do you find yourself repeatedly reaching for a breath mint because you know your breath is less than ideal? Bad breath is something that we all experience from time to time. For most of us, we typically experience bad breath after certain foods and drinks. Once you thoroughly brush and floss your teeth, the odor is usually gone. If you find yourself experiencing bad breath on a regular basis, your mouth may be giving you a warning about a problem with your oral health.
At Northridge Dental Group, we are passionate about our patients’ oral and overall health. You may be surprised to learn that your overall health has a direct effect on your oral health. This is one of the reasons we regularly ask about any changes to your medical history during each visit to our office. Patients are surprised to learn that many medications, prescription and over-the-counter alike, can cause lasting problems with your teeth and mouth that can affect their oral health for years to come. We want to share some of the common side effects and tips to help your oral health:
Are you due for a visit to our office for a hygiene examination or recommended treatment and have avoided scheduling your appointment due to nervous feelings? Millions of Americans experience some form of dental anxiety. However, you should not allow your feelings to keep you from getting the dental treatment you need. Allowing nerves to get in the way of needed dental care can result in added treatments and longer procedures. If dental anxiety is a concern for you or a loved one, we offer a solution to help you get the care you need.
Do you find that after you brush and floss your teeth the water is pink or red when you rinse? This is a sign that you are experiencing bleeding gums. Bleeding gums can happen from something as simple as food stuck between your teeth. However, if you experience bleeding gums frequently, it may be an indication that there is a problem with your oral health.
When you are thinking about your dental home, what characteristics are important to you? Do you want a dentist who is honest with you and helps you understand your dental needs? Would you like to feel like part of the family? Or is time a big concern and you are looking to have all of your dental needs met in one location? At Northridge Dental Group, we are here to help you with all of these requirements and more. We are ethical and honest with all of our patients, and we do our very best to make everyone feel comfortable and welcome. We encourage you to learn more about our practice and hear thoughts from our team and our beloved patients.