Ever wonder why you should go to the dentist every 6 months? And why you should have x-rays taken every year? The short answer is prevention from tooth decay. As your dental health team, it’s our role to help you ward off tooth decay by keeping your teeth and gums healthy.
As we get older, we may notice that our gums appear to be receding. Teeth may become more sensitive, develop decay, or even feel a bit loose or less sturdy. Receding gums gradually reveal more of the roots of our teeth so you may notice a darker gum color around the rim. Gum recession can impact the appearance of our smile and often leads to issues surrounding one’s self-confidence.
During the course of a normal week as a dentist, we inevitably get the distress call about a broken tooth. In my career thus far, especially in my residency, I have heard some very interesting stories.
Vacca Family Dentistry in Midlothian | With gum disease being the #1 cause of tooth loss, find out what you can do to protect your gum health – and your entire well-being.
Stress in some individuals can lead to excessive grinding or clenching of teeth – also known as bruxism. While occasional bruxism may not be harmful, when it occurs regularly, it can be associated with moderate to severe dental damage, disturbed sleep, and jaw/facial pain. The impact of bruxism If you… Read More»
At Vacca Family Dentistry, our dental professionals take every measure to thoroughly and gently clean your gums to avoid future concerns of gingivitis or gum disease.