MESSAGE FROM THE DENTIST
After an extended winter and unusual spring seasons, I am sure that most of us are looking forward to summer. Summer means more outdoor adventures, trips to the beach and sports! If you or your loved ones play contact sports, don’t forget to wear mouth guards! I cannot stress how important it is to protect your teeth from trauma. Yes, I can handle emergency teeth cases but who would want to deal with all of the painful trauma if we could’ve just been extra careful?
We can create a custom fit for your child if you want. It maybe more expensive than the ones you buy in stores but a custom-made mouthguard has exceptional fit and rarely causes interference with speech and breathing. We design and construct them in our dental office – contact us for inquiries!
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH: OZONATED OLIVE OIL
Since the warm season can also bring about sun burn and insect bites, we have a product in the office that not only helps prevent tooth decay, it can also be used for other conditions like the ones we previously mentioned! Ozonated olive oil works great for mouth sores, gingivitis, cuts, burns and wounds! Consider it your all-around ointment cream for just about anything.
Some even use it as dry toothpaste – brushing their teeth with it with no water. It acts like a disinfectant or mouthwash!
SERVICE OF THE MONTH: INVISALIGN
If you are an adult or have a teenager who is on the fence about getting braces, you should learn more about Invisalign. Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners that are a welcome option for adults who are conscious about wearing metal brackets. Treatment needs that are more complicated may still require the use of traditional braces, but ceramic, tooth colored braces hide the metal appearance. We had one of our dental staff try it out and she has written about her experience our blog.
Remember, straight teeth are healthy teeth! Teeth that are properly aligned are easier to keep clean with flossing and brushing, and may help prevent other health problems. Remember this when you consider getting orthodontic treatment.