Informative information about dental health and how it may affect you.

What to Expect in a First Visit?

The dental exam is critical to your ongoing oral health—and only your dentist can perform this. The exam consists, in part, of the dentist looking inside your mouth. In the past, you may not have ever realized an exam was taking place. Perhaps you thought the dentist was checking the work the hygienist had just […]

Flossing Techniques – Flossing Teeth Effectively

Good oral hygiene is important for your overall health. Here are some ideas to maintain your health: 1) Floss Daily Every time you visit the dentist for a checkup, there’s one question you’re almost certain to hear: “Have you been flossing regularly?” For a lot of patients, the answer isn’t always yes. Many people make […]

Bruxism

Bruxism is also known as grinding and/or clenching of your teeth. It’s a very common condition that affects approximately 30 million to 40 million children and adults in the U.S. Signs & Symptoms If you notice any of the following symptoms, you may be experiencing bruxism: Rhythmic contractions of the jaw muscles A grinding sound […]

Tooth Sensitivity

What is Tooth Sensitivity? Tooth sensitivity is a common name for dentin hypersensitivity or root sensitivity. If hot, cold, sweet or very acidic foods and drinks, or breathing in cold air, makes your teeth or a tooth sensitive or painful then you have sensitive teeth. Is Tooth Sensitivity Common? Tooth sensitivity is very common and […]

Periodontal Disease
The Oral-Systemic link:

It’s time to bridge the gap between dentistry and medicine. “The oral bacteria that is bad for the gums is the same bad bacteria that will cause heart attacks or strokes.” Oral bacteria entering the blood stream can contribute to cardiovascular disease, dementia, preterm labor, pancreatic cancer, diabetes, and more. Science shows that bacteria in the […]

Dental Health and Pregnancy

Why is dental health duringpregnancy important? While many of us are pregnant we often forget that our oral health can directly effect the development of your baby- It is important to maintain good oral habits and ensure that any dental concerns or disease is treated in a timely manner.  Mellow Family Dental Care often works with many […]

How long has it been since your last visit to a dentist?

Here at the office we do our best to contact our patients and book their dental check- ups and cleanings as soon as they are due back. It is important to come to the dentist regularly in order to deal with small problems before they become something larger that may require more visits and possibly […]