Picture your normal dental visit—you walk in, say hello to the front desk staff, and you’re sat in a dental chair. What’s always one of the first things your hygienist or dentist asks you? Usually something like, “How are you feeling? Are there any changes in your health?” However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, these questions take on a whole new meaning. In fact, your dentist in Springfield has developed a quick yet effective health screening to ensure the safety of patients and team members. Keep reading to learn more about the ways your dentist is keeping their practice free of the virus.(more…)
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April 15, 2020
Have you had cavities or tooth decay in the past? If so, there is a good chance you have metal or amalgam fillings. These restorations are silver, making them incredibly easy to notice in contrast with your white teeth. Thankfully, there is a different, more aesthetically pleasing option, plus it comes with other unique advantages! Your dentist in Springfield uses tooth-colored fillings to treat cavities to maintain beautiful smiles and great dental health. Keep reading to learn more about tooth-colored fillings and how you can benefit from them.(more…)
April 2, 2020
With millions of Americans being affected by tooth sensitivity, how do you know if yours is a real cause for concern? Some sensitivity can be a sign of needing an appointment with your emergency dentist in Springfield, while other discomfort is completely normal. Dental offices are closed due to the outbreak of Covid-19, but they’re still treating emergencies. That said, it’s more important than ever to understand when an emergency visit is necessary, and when you should leave professional services to those who need it most. Keep reading to learn more about your tooth sensitivity!(more…)
February 20, 2020
When you bite into an ice cream cone, are you immediately met with sensitivity and discomfort? It’s estimated that over 40 million Americans suffer from tooth sensitivity, and if you’re one of them, you may have become used to this sensation. Hot drinks, cold foods, even cold weather, and a host of other factors can cause tooth sensitivity. Thankfully, your dentist in Springfield has some tips for managing this pain. Keep reading to see how you can smile with confidence and comfort!(more…)
January 21, 2020
Everything that you consume affects your teeth, and drinks are no exception. In fact, certain beverages can cause significant problems for your smile that span far passed slight staining. The wrong drinks can soften tooth enamel, making your teeth more sensitive to hot or cold temperatures and also putting you at risk of tooth decay. Thankfully, your dentist in Springfield has some helpful information on some of your favorite drinks to keep you healthy and smiling.
December 27, 2019
Do you get headaches that seem like they come out of nowhere? Do you have tooth sensitivity? These problems are likely caused by bruxism, also known as teeth grinding. This problem will typically get worse at night, which is why it’s hard to even recognize that you’re grinding your teeth. If you suffer from bruxism, you’re not alone. About 20% of Americans grind their teeth, but thankfully, there’s a solution. Keep reading to learn how your dentist can relieve your headaches and fix tooth sensitivity in Springfield with a custom-made mouthguard.
November 10, 2019
Now that the holidays are officially around the corner, you’ve probably started drinking all of your favorite seasonal beverages. Whether it’s pumpkin spice lattes, peppermint mochas, or hot chocolate, these especially hot or cold drinks may cause you some discomfort. If your teeth feel sensitive or painful when consuming these beverages, other hot or cold foods, or even during extra cold weather, your dentist can help! Keep reading to learn some of the common causes of teeth sensitivity in Springfield and how it’s treated.
September 13, 2019
Are you wondering about your oral health? You can look at your teeth, gums, and other parts of your mouth, but you may get some real answers by examining your tongue. A healthy tongue is pink, covered with small papillae (little bumps you can see on the surface). You can tell a lot about the condition of your mouth just by sticking it out and looking in the mirror. Different symptoms signal different problems, which is why your dentist in Springfield, MO wants you to know about common warning signs that can show up on your tongue.
January 20, 2019
Name one thing that’s worse than someone telling you that you have bad breath? Someone not telling you! If you don’t know, then you may think that your breath is fine and, therefore, not do anything about that offensive odor. And there are definitely steps you can take to eliminate bad breath, also called halitosis. A dentist in Springfield can help you win the battle against bad breath. Read on to find out what might be causing your bad breath and what you can do.
December 14, 2018
Let’s see—Christmas lights are up, the stores are loaded with gifts and you have a to-do list that is a mile long. All of this must mean that the end of the years is just around the corner. How did December get here so quickly? A dentist in Springfield cannot answer that question. But if you’d like to maximize your dental insurance benefits, here’s the answer: schedule an appointment for the preventive or restorative dentistry you or a family member needs! If your dental insurance runs on a calendar year, read on to find out why now is the time to use dental insurance benefits.