For a child, losing a tooth is cause for celebration and a reward from the Tooth Fairy. For an adult, however, tooth loss can be a real problem. Restorative options such as dental implants, a bridge or dentures can remedy the situation. However, some people choose to live with a missing tooth, especially if it happens to be one less noticeable like a molar. The truth is that even one missing tooth could have a serious impact on the health and functionality of your smile. Read on to learn from a dentist in Ocala about six ways tooth loss may impact your life.
Weldon General and Cosmetic Dentistry Blog
June 1, 2018
May 23, 2018
Dry mouth endangers your oral health. Without enough saliva to rinse away bacteria and food particles, your teeth become more vulnerable to decay, and you become more likely to have bad breath. Moreover, dry mouth is downright uncomfortable. It can make it difficult to articulate your speech, and you might even feel like you have cotton balls stuck in your mouth. What causes this problem, and is there anything you can do about it? Your dentist in Ocala is here to discuss these important questions.
May 18, 2018
Your family dentist in Ocala probably reminds you all the time how important it is for you to floss. Yes, grown-ups need to floss daily in order to achieve optimum oral health — but so do children. Even though their primary teeth will fall out eventually, it’s still vital to get kids into the habit of flossing. Helping them floss every day will play a role in preventing cavities and sparing your little one from excessive pain and dental work. But when should you start flossing your child’s teeth, and how can you do so effectively?
April 14, 2018
If you wake up and notice your tooth is in severe pain, it’s likely you won’t be able to think about anything else. Severe tooth pain indicates you’re having a dental emergency and need to visit your emergency dentist in Ocala right away.
However, whenever we encounter pain, especially suddenly, it’s easy to jump to conclusions on what’s happening. That’s why your dentist wanted to provide insight on what types of tooth pain likely mean the next time you have it.
April 5, 2018
If you’ve ever waited to ask your dentist in Ocala questions during your dental visit, you’ll want to take this advice from them today. In many ways, your dental team is just as capable of answering any questions you may have, so you don’t have to wait for your dentist to get the professional information you want. For example, your hygienist can help your children improve their oral health, recommend the right mouthwash or toothpaste for your teeth, or explain how to make your teeth whiter.
Here are a few questions to ask your hygienist during your next visit.
March 22, 2018
Human teeth are pretty tough, and healthy pearly whites are firmly attached to your jawbone via ligaments. However, just because nature creates a secure home for your smile doesn’t mean that an accident can’t knock one of those chompers clean out of your mouth. Hard hits during contact sports, falls, and other incidents could mean that you suddenly find that one of your teeth is no longer where it belongs. What should you do in such a situation? Your emergency dentist in Ocala is here to guide you.
March 15, 2018
We all know that icky metallic taste that comes when we bite our cheek too hard or end up with a nick on our tongue. Ow! Sometimes, though, you might notice that your gums are bleeding even when they haven’t suffered an obvious injury. Your dentist in Ocala is here to talk about why this happens and how you should handle such situations.
February 21, 2018
There is no question that your dentist in Ocala is your best friend when it comes to preventing, diagnosing, and treating issues that threaten your oral health. But did you know that problems in your mouth can actually point to other serious health conditions? The human body is full of fascinating connections; what happens in one area can have significant consequences for other areas. Therefore, when your dentist examines your mouth, they may be able to alert you to issues in your body that weren’t aware of, including:
February 15, 2018
Botox at your dentist’s office? What? Yes, Dr. Weldon offers Botox in Ocala to help you regain the youthful glow that you’ve been missing. This treatment might not be able to turn back the clock in a literal sense, but it can help you look your best no matter how many decades of life experience you have. Let’s take a closer look at Botox and how it may be able to make you love what you see in the mirror.
January 26, 2018
Did you know that having good oral health can help your overall body feel better? So much so that you can actually lose weight? Your dentist in Ocala is here to help you reach your new body and smile goals with this week’s blog post regarding losing those extra pounds and improving oral health all at the same time.