Does Clean Teeth Mean Healthy Gums?

When most people think of dental care, they think of how important it is to keep their teeth clean and healthy. Your gums are just as important to your oral health and should be given equal attention. By keeping your teeth free of plaque buildup, you can prevent gum infection and the progression of gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. At Star Dental, we help treat periodontal disease to keep your gums and mouth in great condition.

We Understand

We understand that not everyone loves to go to the dentist. We don’t take it personally, though! In fact, many Americans have a genuine fear of the dentist. They feel anxious and stressed at the thought of an upcoming appointment. Do you try to figure out a way to avoid your dental visit? Does the thought of visiting our office make your palms sweat? We care about your comfort and dental health and want you to know we have a solution that can make your next visit with us actually enjoyable. Would you like to know how?

Are Cavities Contagious?

In general, cavities are formed when bacteria stays on the teeth and results in tooth decay. But can you catch a cavity like you can a cold or flu virus?

First off, a cavity is a hole in the tooth forms due to untreated tooth decay. How does tooth decay form in the first place? While most people think it is due to sugary candy, bacteria is the real culprit. Bacteria that is left on food particles in your mouth produce an acid that eats away at your teeth.

Make a Good Impression

Having missing teeth can affect your self-confidence and lower your self-esteem. It can also contribute to other serious oral health issues. But missing teeth don’t just affect how you see yourself, they also have an impact on how others see you — and it often isn’t in a good way. We believe that a healthy smile reflects an overall healthier you. Read on to discover the missing tooth replacement treatment we highly recommend.

The Proper Care of Implants

An implant is surgically placed in the jaw, which means that immediately following the surgery, the implant area may be slightly sore and swollen. You should eat soft foods and drink clear liquids for the first few days post-surgery. Infection is a main reason implants fail. Saltwater rinses can help ward off infection, and if you’ve been given antibiotics, you’ll want to take the entire prescribed course as a precaution.

Seeing Your Dentist During Pregnancy

Pregnant or know someone who is? You may already know that pregnancy causes physical changes that affect hormone or appetite levels. Did you know these changes can have an impact on oral health too? Good oral health is essential for the overall health of both mother and child, yet only 22% to 34% of women in the United States visit a dentist during pregnancy. Read on to discover why we need to be part of your medical team during pregnancy.