As the middle of the holiday season approaches, we are all rushing around to finish all of our holiday shopping. We are trying to complete all of our work commitments, housework and attend all of the necessary holiday parties as well. However, in the midst of all the madness, we often put our oral health on the backburner. Coming home exhausted from the corporate holiday party may tempt you to pour into bed without completing your evening routine, but don’t skip the brushing and flossing!
Make Yourself Noticed At The Christmas Party!
The best way to avoid any problem is prevention. This holds true for stains on the teeth as well. The best advice we can give is to do your very best to avoid foods and drinks which cause dark, unsightly stains. Although the obvious ones are hard to avoid during this season (coffee, tea, red wine, sugar, etc.) it is important to consider all consumption. Foods which are made with heavy tomato sauce, berries and holiday cocktails which are high in sugar can cause discoloration as well. Fruits are very popular at festive events and berries are a very big contributor to enamel staining.
Make Great New Year’s Resolutions!
As 2016 approaches, make a pact to yourself to have an even better year than 2015! This means living a healthier lifestyle, both inside and out. In order to feel and look your very best, you must be proud of your smile. A great way to improve your oral health is to be conscious of your daily habits. Something as simple as drinking beverages through a straw (to avoid direct contact with the tooth enamel) can help you avoid undesirable marks from developing. Quitting tobacco products is another great goal and one of America’s most popular resolutions. This will brighten your smile nearly immediately and freshen your breath as well!
No matter what your plans are this holiday season, be sure to put your health first. This should be your top priority, as well as spending time with friends and family. Be sure to keep your smile glowing throughout the year by contacting your dental professional. Dr. Finley and his team deliver the smile you are dreaming of. Together, you can work as a team to keep your pearly whites shining from year to year (or ear to ear!) Call (419)472-6645 TODAY.
When we think about time spent in the dental chair, having our photograph taken is probably the furthest thing from our mind! We know that dental x-rays are often taken to diagnose different oral pathology, but what can be the benefit of state of the art digital photography inside the mouth? Finley Dentistry wants to answer that question for you!
SEE WHAT WE SEE
The number one complaint most patients have (in almost any type of medical office) is the unexplained or the unknown. Patients often sit in the procedure chair and wonder what each instrument is used for, why they must endure painful, uncomfortable drilling and what exactly the dentist is touching with that probe. When several patients were asked, most were curious about what the dentist uses the small, angled mirror for.
EDUCATING THE PATIENT
The team at Finley Dentistry has come up with a way to remove the unknown factor. They use a state of the art photographic device to help the patient understand and visualize each step of their journey to a better smile. A small camera with a cover is placed inside the mouth. Once the photo is taken, the patient is shown the inner details of their teeth, gums and surrounding oral structures. Our dental professionals review each crevasse and answer each and every question about your oral health and hygiene, based on a vivid photographic map! At Finley Dentistry here in Toledo we like our patients to know what we are doing and why. We form a team with you and value your input into the overall plan. In the long run patients are happiest when they have agreed to the treatment fully before hand – knowing WHAT they actually agreed to.
Give us a call to schedule your most important photo shoot at Finley Dentistry today! 419-472-6645.