Importance Of A Healthy Smile

At Northridge Dental Group, we are passionate about helping our patients have beautiful smiles they are proud to show off. When you meet someone for the first time, one of the things that you typically notice right away is their smile. We never like to hear that one of our patients refuses to smile or show off their teeth because they are embarrassed. A beautiful, healthy smile can not only improve your self-confidence, but it can be a great asset as well. We want to help our patients have the best oral health possible. By following these helpful tips, you can ensure that you have a smile you are proud to show off:

Pregnancy And Oral Health

Are you planning to add to your family sometime soon? Or perhaps you or someone you know is already pregnant. During this exciting time of planning and preparing for a new baby (or babies!), caring for your oral health may not really be on your radar, but that should not be the case. Expectant and new mothers are often surprised to learn that pregnancy not only changes their bodies but can have lasting effects on dental health as well. Hormonal changes can impact your oral health and leave you more susceptible to decay and gum disease. Below are recommendations for your oral health during all stages of pregnancy.

If I Brush And Floss Every Day, Why Do I Still Need To See The Dentist?

When was the last time you visited our office for an oral hygiene examination and cleaning? If it has been longer than six months, then you are due for a visit! Unfortunately, some patients only visit our office when they are experiencing a complication or problem with their oral health. Only visiting our office when you are experiencing a concern means opening yourself up to procedures and treatments that could have been prevented. Read on to learn more about the importance of routine dental care.

Importance Of Caring For Your Teeth During The Holiday Season

We don’t know about you, but at Northridge Dental Group, we are excited to be in the middle of the holiday season. We love hearing about all of the plans our patients and team members have to celebrate this joyous time. No matter what you have planned during this special season, we want to remind you about the importance of caring for your oral health. Not caring for your teeth properly over the holidays can leave you with oral health issues in the new year. Here are two helpful tips to remember:

Why Do I Have Bad Breath?

Are you constantly self-conscious of the smell of your breath? Do you find yourself repeatedly reaching for a breath mint because you know your breath is less than ideal? Bad breath is something that we all experience from time to time. For most of us, we typically experience bad breath after certain foods and drinks. Once you thoroughly brush and floss your teeth, the odor is usually gone. If you find yourself experiencing bad breath on a regular basis, your mouth may be giving you a warning about a problem with your oral health.

Does This Describe You?

Did we recommend a dental treatment for you or a loved one on your visit, and you have yet to schedule your appointment? We know that life is busy and there is always something to occupy your time. Between obligations with work, family, and friends, there never seems to be a dull moment. No matter how busy you may be, making your oral health a priority is extremely important, not only for the sake of your oral health but also for your overall health. We understand that we may not have recommended a treatment to you during your last visit, but being knowledgeable about the need to receive a recommended treatment in a timely fashion is important. Continue reading to learn more about the importance of not delaying a treatment we recommend.

Gum Disease Awareness Month

While many of our patients are focused on love and celebrating Valentine’s Day, at Northridge Dental Group, we are focused on Gum Disease Awareness Month. February is recognized as Gum Disease Awareness Month in an effort to make the public aware of the prevalence of the disease and the lasting effects that it can cause if left untreated. Also commonly known as periodontal disease, gum disease affects more than half of American adults and often remains undetected when regular dental care is not received.