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The Benefits of Fluoride on Adult Teeth
Posted on 11/25/2019 by Mettler & Griego Family Dentistry
If you are like most, you understand that fluoride is good for children's teeth. You see it in your toothbrush ingredients and sometimes your mouth wash, but aren't anti-bacterial in toothpaste and alcohol burning mouthwash best for ridding the mouth of bacteria? The short answer is no. Your mouth is always going to have a level of bacteria, raising and lowering with what we call the potential hydrogen level or pH. It is the acidic level of your mouth. Your Mouths Ever-Changing System When you are consuming water, your mouth has a high level of pH. Teeth erode at 5.5 and below. Water keeps it around 7.5. Sodas, sugary candies, junk food, and others feed bacteria that lower the pH, producing plaque from the sugar. Plaque is an acid that attacks the teeth's shell, called enamel. The more and longer you consume sugar-rich substances and others, the more the plaque attacks the tooth. Introducing Fluoride When fluoride is introduced to the mouth it begins to inhibit the plaques acidic decay of the tooth and starts assisting the tooth's repair by causing the saliva gland to trigger. Fluoride is, in essence, your teeth's guardian angel. It steps in slowing damage and with continued regular use, it helps allow the teeth to heal. Even if your teeth have early signs of tooth decay. Fluoride can help stop and reverse the process. Use fluoride toothpaste and alcohol-free fluoride mouthwash. If your teeth are really affected, we can also prescribe a stronger version of fluoride to seal and protect your teeth. If your teeth are showing yellowish signs of plaque or even darker spots, showing cavities, we can help. Call us today, we can get you scheduled for an oral cleaning and prescription-strength fluoride.  Let us assist with your oral care needs....

Talking with Us Can Help Reduce Dental Anxiety
Posted on 11/15/2019 by Mettler & Griego Family Dentistry
With all the talk of dental cleanings, effective oral care, and oral surgeries, dentists rarely talk about one issue many people face when coming in to visit, dental anxiety. Dental anxiety can stem from many things, including prior experiences, fear of surgery, and even misinformation. As a team, we pride ourselves on making each and every person that walks through our doors comfortable through reliability and education. We promise to be here for any of the concerns you may have. One thing that sets us above the rest when it comes to dental anxiety is that we have experience helping people overcome it. We find that people who struggle with dental anxiety can be helped over time by using the right tools. For each person, dental anxiety can come different areas of their lives, and we like to sit down and help find a solution with anyone who has trepidation about coming in on an individual basis. Below, we have written some tips that can help you get over your dental anxiety. Tips to Get Over Your Dental Anxiety From your first visit we can help you overcome some of the anxiety that you have. We suggest on your first visit to our office that you bring someone you can trust. It could be a close relative, a spouse, or even a really good friend. It is always good to have someone who can support you nearby when dealing with anxiety. This tip is especially useful for children who may be worried about dentist appointments. Before your appointment, or even when you are in our office, try some relaxation techniques. To calm yourself down and get into the right mind, try some breathing techniques to help steady your heart and relax your muscles. Lastly, always call ahead of time if you have any questions. We can always answer your question at your appointment, but we can give you reassurance of what will happen while you are here over the phone. We will always be happy to take the time and listen to your concerns....

Why You Need Someone to Drive You Home Following IV Sedation
Posted on 10/25/2019 by Mettler & Griego Family Dentistry
Also referred to as general anesthesia, IV sedation usually are dispensed through an IV tube which is placed in your arm. Once the drug is administered, then you will end up becoming utterly unconscious until we complete the dental procedure. Upon the completion of the dental procedure, you will finally wake. While you might have woken up, you will still be groggy for several hours. This is one of the main reasons why we encourage our clients to organize alternative means of transport before their dental procedures. If your procedure involves IV sedation, then someone has to accompany you to our practice. Alternatively, you can organize with a taxi driver to pick you up after the dental procedure. Procedures Which Require IV Treatments Apart from IV sedation, oral sedation before the dental procedure will also need a ride back home. It's essential to familiarize yourself with some of the dental procedures which will require IV sedation. Some of the methods which require IV sedation include complicated treatments such as root canals, teeth extractions and placement of implants. On top of that, we highly recommend IV treatments for individuals with severe or moderate anxiety, patients who tend to have difficulties getting numb and patients who may want to complete several dental procedures within a single dental treatment. Benefits of IV Sedation Benefits of IV sedation during dental procedures include a higher safety level, precise amounts of anesthesia will be administered, fewer incidences of vomiting, urinary retention, malignant hyperthermia, pulmonary complications and patients will come out of the drug quickly. If you have a dental procedure which requires the use of IV scheduled with us, then we highly encourage you to either come with someone to practice or look for an alternative means of transport to take you home. No need to worry; we will always crosscheck with you before the dental procedure begins....
All Posts:

The Benefits of Fluoride on Adult Teeth
Talking with Us Can Help Reduce Dental Anxiety
Why You Need Someone to Drive You Home Following IV Sedation
What to Know Before You Get Your Very First Filling
Ways of Getting More Vitamin D Through What You Eat
What You Should Know About a Dead Tooth
Which Vegetables Help to Brush Your Teeth between Meals?
What We Do During the Earliest Stages of Gum Disease Treatment
How Antioxidants Can Improve Your Oral Health
Do Cracks in My Teeth Need Treatment?
Why Do Your Teeth Shift After Losing a Tooth?
What Happens When Dental Chips Do Not Get Treated
Ways of Being Able to Tell You Are Developing a Cavity
Vitamins Are Important for Optimal Oral Health
What We All Do During a Dental Exam
What to Look for in a New Toothbrush
Drinks to Avoid if You Want White Fillings to Not Get Stained
Does Whitening Teeth Damage Your Enamel?
Reducing Stress Can Reduce Bruxism Problems
Reasons Your Gums May Swell
How to Keep Your Mouth Comfortable While Wisdom Teeth Erupt
How to Keep the Swelling Down Following an Oral Injury
Benefits of Getting Your Teeth Whitened in Our Office
Are There Germs Hidden Within Your Toothbrush?
How to Store A Dislodged Tooth Safely
Aside from Sugar, What Other Foods Can Permanently Damage Oral Health?
Are Your Oral Piercings Increasing Your Chances for Gum Disease?
What Gets Left Behind When You Forget to Brush Before Bed at Night

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