Practicing good oral health is important for your overall health—but sometimes, it’s easy to put off going to the dentist. Having an understanding of common dental issues can help you know when it’s time to come see us. We’re here to help.
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Did you know that 1 in 4 adults have at least one cavity?¹ If your smile has been impacted by cavities—you’re not alone. Your Aspen Dental dentist will help make it easy for you to stay on top of your dental health.
¹Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Oral Health Surveillance Report: Trends in Dental Caries and Sealants, Tooth Retention, and Edentulism, United States, 1999–2004 to 2011–2016. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Dept of Health and Human Services; 2019. https://www.cdc.gov/oralhealth/publications/OHSR-2019-index.html
Taking care of your smile means knowing when it’s time to see your dentist. It’s a good idea to visit your local Aspen Dental as soon as you experience symptoms for common dental issues, such as tooth sensitivity or consistent bad breath. Your dentist will work with you to create a customized care plan to treat the issue at the source and get you smiling again.
A strong smile starts with healthy gums (and teeth, of course). That means paying extra attention to them with good oral health habits like these:
According to a survey conducted by the American Academy of Periodontology, only 1 in 4 Americans floss every day. The result? An increased risk for gum disease. By getting into the daily habit, you can keep bacteria and plaque at bay.
When it comes to cavities, candy is the biggest culprit (sorry, gummi bears). The sugars break down the enamel of your teeth, making them more prone to decay. Acidic foods do damage too, so limit your intake to keep your smile strong. Explore preventative measures you can take to keep your mouth its healthiest.
Sometimes a tooth repair or restoration is unavoidable—but your Aspen Dental team has services to support you. Our dental experts are skilled at providing common treatments like dental fillings, root canal therapy and placing crowns. How can we help you today?
Root canal therapy can save a damaged or infected tooth and keep your smile healthy for years to come. Your care team will keep you safe and comfortable during your procedure, so it won’t feel much different than having your tooth filled.
Just complete a root canal? A dental crown can fit over your tooth to restore its shape and usability. Explore how this solution can work for your smile (and keep your oral health in top shape).
Cosmetic dentistry is a great way to restore your smile and confidence. You can enhance the look of your smile with services like teeth whitening, veneers and dental bonding, all offered at Aspen Dental offices near you. Looking to achieve a straighter smile? Orthodontic options like braces or Motto™ clear aligners may be the best options for you.
Learn everything you need to know about dental services on our General Dentistry FAQ page.