A healthy mouth is important to able to eat, speak, and smile comfortably and with confidence. However, many adult Americans struggle to maintain good oral health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 90% of U.S. adults have had a cavity in their life, while nearly 50% of all adults over the age of 30 show signs of gum disease. Poor oral health can have a direct negative effect on an individual’s everyday quality of life. If you are searching for ways to achieve and maintain a healthy mouth, consider following the advice of a family dentist below.
New Smile Dental Blog
July 25, 2018
June 17, 2018
With the right care, you can help to ensure that your teeth stay strong and healthy for a lifetime. Unfortunately, the biggest threat to their longevity involves tooth decay. Although it can easily be prevented, it remains the most chronic disease in children and adults. To help prevent cavities, your family dentist in Fort Smith will recommend the use of fluoride to keep your enamel strong; however, you may want an alternative. While fluoride is often the best option, there is another solution available.
May 28, 2018
Do you notice blood-tinged spit in the sink after you have brushed or flossed your teeth? You may think that it is normal, and you are simply pushing too hard; however, this is not the case. Bleeding gums are never normal. In fact, it is often the first sign of gum disease, which is an infection in the gum tissue. Although it is easily preventable, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that at least 50% of adults have a form of it. To stop the spread of the infection, it is best to see your family dentist in Fort Smith right away for treatment.
April 3, 2018
A beautiful smile is something every patient deserves. If you’ve suffered from advanced tooth loss, it can be easy to think that you’ll never have a beautiful smile again, and many patients have a negative perception of dentures. They imagine an elderly person with a shrunken, sagging face, but today, we can offer partial and full dentures that look and feel more like your natural smile. If you’ve lost several teeth or a full row of teeth, it’s time to schedule your tooth replacement consultation to learn more about custom crafted, flawlessly functional dentures.
March 10, 2018
It’s safe to say that most problems begin as quiet, inconspicuous developments, and then, after a period of time, they suddenly reveal what has been going on in the shadows. Such is the case with gum disease, which is why your family dentist in Fort Smith warns that you should be vigilant in monitoring your oral health to prevent this condition from developing. As you continue reading, you’ll learn some of the warning signs to be on the lookout for and how preventive dentistry can help in your fight against this condition.
February 13, 2018
There are a few things that your child may experience that are a “passageway to adulthood.” Some may be high school dances like prom or homecoming, others may be the moment they pass their driving test and actually obtain their license.
Either way, there are a lot of changes that happen as a young adult—even changes that affect their smile. For instance, when you come of age, your very back wisdom teeth will begin developing, which can not only be painful, but they can affect the alignment of your smile.
Learn more about wisdom teeth and orthodontic treatment—two things your teen or young adult may face—in this week’s blog post from your family dentist in Fort Smith.
January 6, 2018
With the collective voice of ADA members across the country and the ADA’s digital grassroots tool Engage, they were able to convince Congress to make the step towards providing millions of children the health insurance they need. This program covers medical care and dental care, making it incredibly important to families. With this stopgap spending bill, more money is being put to good use.
This means a great deal to your family dentist in Fort Smith. To learn more about the bill, keep reading to get the details.
December 10, 2017
Insurance is notorious for being complicated, bureaucratic, and an all-around headache. Whether it’s for your car, your home, your smartphone, or even for your oral health, muddling through all the fine print of your policy can seem like a daunting task. Fortunately, your dentist in Fort Smith wants to help you out! We’re here to explain the basics of how dental insurance works and give you tips on how to maximize your benefits.
November 21, 2017
It’s Monday morning and you start your routine like any other day. You pop out of bed, head to the bathroom and wash your face and hands. You reach for the toothbrush and open your mouth, but as soon as your brush touches your gums, you feel a jolt of pain. In that moment, you think back to all those nights where you forgot to brush before bed; now it’s come back in the form of gingivitis. Learn how to prevent your gum disease in Fort Smith from getting worse before it’s too late. (more…)
October 30, 2017
Nowadays, there is a stronger emphasis on promoting your overall well-being through natural healing to foster your general health. However, this is not just limited to medical treatments. Many have come to prefer holistic dentistry due its philosophy on providing alternative treatments while viewing oral and overall health intertwined instead of in two separate categories. In addition to dental services, this also involves choosing various oral hygiene products to keep your smile healthy. Among one of the most common products that you use to promote your dental health is toothpaste. Now, you can choose a fluoride-free toothpaste to protect your teeth and gums from damage without having to worry about any adverse effects.