4 Reasons to Get Dental Implants During Summer

-June 6, 2022

Do you have one or more missing teeth? If so, then you might be considering getting dental implants! With their ultimate support, you’ll be able to preserve a healthy smile for many years to come. However, you’re probably wondering when the best time to undergo your treatment is. Keep reading to learn four reasons why you should get dental implants during summertime!

How Can I Give My Mouth a Spring Cleaning?

-March 4, 2022

“Spring cleaning” is defined as “the act or process of doing a thorough cleaning of a place.” Its first-known use was way back in 1841. Conveniently for a dental blog post, the place where said cleaning is occurring can be your mouth! Spring is a great time to dust off the cobwebs and seek a fresh start. Your oral health isn’t too far removed from what is likely its most difficult time of the year – the holiday season – and a teeth cleaning could be just what the doctor (or dentist) ordered. Keep reading to get some helpful tips from your dentist in High Point.

Especially if your last dental checkup was well before the holiday season, you should consider getting a fresh start with a professional teeth cleaning. Your dental team will polish away stains, remove tartar buildup, and make sure you don’t have any developing oral health concerns. Plus, it’s a great time to ask your dentist any questions that might have arisen since your last visit.

The American Dental Association recommends getting a new toothbrush every 3-4 months – or sooner if the bristles are frayed. Instead of an exact replacement, consider upgrading your toothbrush. While firm or medium bristles might make it feel like you’re getting a more thorough cleaning, they can actually do more harm than good. Especially if you brush too hard the result could be loss of enamel or receding gums, so opting for a soft-bristled brush is a wise move. Also, due to their vibrations or rotating movement, electric toothbrushes are proven to offer a more thorough cleaning than their manual counterparts. This is especially helpful as you get older when your hand and arm may not be as strong as they once were.

Cleaning the area your store your toothbrush is a great way to keep things sanitary. After all, the container where you keep your toothbrush is exposed to the same germs and bacteria as your other bathroom surfaces. Wash it in warm and soapy water, wipe it down with disinfectant, or run it through the dishwasher at least once a week to keep your toothbrush – and your mouth – clean as well.

Expiration dates apply to more than the milk in your fridge or the bread on the kitchen counter. Don’t forget that your dental care products have expiration dates, too. Check out your mouthwash and toothpaste to see if they are still current and at maximum effectiveness. If not, this could be a great opportunity to switch up the products you use or at least take a good look at your options when at the store.

Though taking great care of your teeth should be a priority regardless of season, the theme of spring cleaning does offer a great opportunity to upgrade the standing of your mouth just in time for the improvement in the weather and perhaps more friends and family to smile at! Your dentist in High Point is ready to help you do exactly that.

Dr. Nilu Bhadani enjoys the gratification that comes with a patient who is pleased with the dental care they received. After practicing dentistry in her native India, she moved to the U.S. and earned her dental doctorate from the University of Michigan. She’s a member of the American Dental Association and SPEAR Education. Dr. Bhadani would love to help with your spring cleaning via a dental checkup and cleaning which you can schedule on her website or by calling (336) 899-8992.


3 Reasons Why Now Is a Great Time to Schedule Your Dental Checkup!

-January 2, 2022

Now that the new year is here, this means that you are probably just getting started with all of your ambitious New Year’s resolutions. Whether you are planning on getting more exercise, eating less fast food, or sleeping a full eight hours each night, you are taking a step to better yourself. Another thing that you should definitely include is getting back on track with your regular checkups. Here are a few reasons why now is a great time to schedule your next visit.

5 Ways to Make Your Thanksgiving Feast Tooth-Friendly

-November 3, 2021

The air is crisper, the leaves are changing colors, and November has officially arrived. Do you know what that means? Thanksgiving is right around the corner! During this holiday, we spend our time feeling thankful, reconnecting with loved ones, and (of course) eating. Although your belly may be satisfied with all the tasty food, it can be a nightmare for your oral health. Luckily, there are many steps you can take to keep your smile safe this season. Keep reading as a dentist in High Point shares a few ways you can have a healthy Thanksgiving.
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How Do I Choose an Emergency Dentist?

-October 4, 2021

“Don’t worry about it; nothing is going to happen.” Surely some parent has said that exact phrase days, or even hours, before their child got a tooth knocked out.

Just in case something crazy happened like a foul ball hitting you in the mouth at a little league game, who is your emergency dentist?

The key is to have a plan in case it ever needs to be implemented. Read on to learn factors to consider when choosing an emergency dentist in High Point.

Why You Should Get Any Fillings You Need Before the Year’s End

-September 19, 2021

If your dentist has recently informed you that you need fillings, it’s best to have it done before the year ends. But maybe you’re wondering, “why can’t I just wait until next year to have it done?” Continue reading to get the full details on why now is the best time to receive the restorative care you need, instead of putting it off until later.
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3 Reasons to See Your Dentist Before Your Summer Vacation!

-August 26, 2021

Summer vacation will be here before you know it! Since you’re so excited to plan your trip, participate in outdoor activities, or just get some well-deserved rest, heading to the dental office may not be your number one priority. However, there are several reasons why you may want to do so before your vacation comes around. Continue reading to learn why now is the perfect time to head to the dentist for your next visit.

Why You Should Never Skip Your Dental Checkup

-August 11, 2021

Have you ever skipped a dentist appointment? Don’t worry – you’re certainly not alone. Sometimes, you’re just too busy or have other things you’d rather do than sit through a cleaning. We’ve all been there! But while most people think it’s completely harmless, your bi-annual visit plays a crucial role in maintaining good oral and bodily health. Here’s why you should never miss a dental checkup in High Point.