Bad BreathHalitosis, or bad breath, can be embarrassing, but the good news is there are numerous ways to prevent it! Following these tips can make a huge difference when it comes to your oral health. Make sure to brush 2x per day, floss daily, don't forget to brush/scrape your tongue, use a mouth rinse, make sure to keep up on cleanings every 3-6 months (depending on your hygienist's recommendation), put down those tobacco products and stay hydrated! If these tips aren't cutting it, call for a consultation with Dr. Moos today!
Brushing & Flossing
Brushing & FlossingThe recommended rules still haven't changed! To maintain oral health, brush 2x per day and floss daily. Make sure to replace your toothbrush/toothbrush head when bristles become worn (about every 2 months). Moos Family Dental recommends using a toothpaste containing fluoride. Flossing removes plaque and food from in between your teeth, so don't skip this step! This is one of the most common places to get cavities, brushing alone just won't cut it. And don't forget to brush your tongue!
Comprehensive ExamsFor our first-time patients (both adult and children), the comprehensive exam is a necessary starting point to get everyone on the same page. We generally take the annual digital x-rays and any additional x-rays needed to fully diagnose your oral health standing. From this point, Dr. Moos creates a treatment plan that outlines any future procedures necessary to get you back to excellent oral health. Moos Family Dental wants you to leave your first appointment feeling well informed and satisfied!
ConsultationsSometimes you need more than one opinion when evaluating the best way to go about a procedure. We understand and have been there ourselves. We are happy to see new or established patients for a consultation appointment to answer questions about anything that is concerning you.
Gum (Periodontal) Disease
Gum (Periodontal) DiseaseUnhealthy gums can lead to other issues such as heart attacks, stroke, diabetes, pregnancy complications, not to mention the number one reason for tooth loss in adults! Gum disease starts with minor symptoms such as bleeding or swollen, inflamed tissue. It can then advance to the point where it becomes very painful if it goes untreated. Seeing your hygienist for regular cleanings is a great way to prevent gum disease from occurring.
Mouth GuardsIt has been reported that 40% of sports injuries are to the athletes face. Mouthguards help protect your teeth, lips, tongue and gums.The benefits of a custom fit mouthguard is that it is going to perfectly fit each individual athlete providing the most protection available. They are bulky enough to protect but thin enough to be very comfortable.
Night GuardsMany people have a destructive habit of clenching or grinding their teeth at night. This habit can be something that goes unnoticed by many patients but is fairly easy to diagnose with a dental exam from Dr. Moos. If you have woken up in the morning to a sore jaw, headaches or chipped teeth you most likely are clenching and grinding your teeth at night. A Night Guard is a very simple comfortable night time appliance that helps protect your teeth. It is a piece of hard acrylic molded to custom fit your teeth. We have a number of patients in this appliance and all of them have great success with relieving symptoms caused by clenching and grinding, not to mention protecting their teeth from any future wear.
Oral CancerOral cancer has many appearances to it but things you can look for yourself are color changes of tissues, abnormal swellings or sores, sores that bleed and never heal, lumps, bumps, rough patches, painful areas or numb areas. Some of the most common areas to look are the lower lip and sides of the tongue. If you notice something that seems out of place give Dr. Moos a call and schedule an exam to have him take a look.
Snoring & Sleep Apnea
Snoring & Sleep ApneaDo you constantly feel like you are tired day in and day out? Have you ever been told you snore? There’s a good chance that you have some degree of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a very common sleep disorder. This constant routine of starving the brain of oxygen deprives the body of good quality sleep. Here at Moos Family Dental we want to help you achieve whole body wellness, not just great oral health. We have an array of appliances to fit every degree of snoring and sleep apnea.