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October 8th, 2019

Buying an electric toothbrush from your dentist has its P.E.R.K.S.

Curious about the difference between a manual and an electric toothbrush?

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To keep your mouth clean and healthy, did you know you should be changing your toothbrush or toothbrush head every 3 months? Waterpik tips should be changed every 6 months.

When you purchase your electric toothbrush or Waterpik through our office, we throw in a free brush head or tip at every hygiene visit. October is National Dental Hygiene Month so we are running a limited time offer on our Oral-B electric toothbrushes and Waterpiks.

When you give someone a gift that involves their health, the gift’s impact runs deeper. It means you took some time out of your day, thought deeply about the person, and wanted to help them. Why? Because you care about them.

Happy National Dental Hygiene Month from YOUR Registered Dental Hygienists:

~April and Tammy~

October 2nd, 2019

Look for Griffith Dental around YOUR town

Recently, our office participated in the Pasco County School Board Health and Wellness Benefits Fair.  We were surrounded by 40 other vendors sharing knowledge to help make YOU healthier. We loved interacting with over 100 participants in the event and invite you to experience personalized dental care with Griffith Dental. We offer free dental benefits evaluations and office tours.

We are scheduled to attend three upcoming health fairs, including: Timber Oaks, SummerTree and Hernando County Sheriff's Office Annual Benefit Fair. If you see us out and about, come spin our wheel and win a prize!

Do you have any dental questions for us? Would you be interested in Griffith Dental attending your health fair or speaking at an event? If so, please email brandi@griffithdental.com for reservations.

September 24th, 2019

Is your tooth abscessed?

When it comes to your mouth, an unforeseen emergency can arise. But with a dental abscess, there are usually some signs and symptoms that will alert you to a potential problem. Knowing how to recognize symptoms can assist you with getting treatment as soon as you realize the pain is not going to improve all on its own.

Signs That You Have A Dental Abscess

A dental abscess (infection in the tooth) can give you these warning signs:

  • Severe and unprovoked pain that lingers or wakes you up at night
  • Pain on your tooth when hot temperatures touch it
  • Discomfort when you chew or bite your teeth together
  • A visible pimple-like fistula on the gum
  • Having an unpleasant taste in your mouth
  • Puss coming from your mouth
  • Bleeding gums

If you experience any of the above symptoms, you’ll need a dental exam to determine how to proceed so contact us right away. If you’re not yet able to permanently fix the problem, we can at least help you get some temporary relief.

September 17th, 2019

Straight Teeth are Healthier Teeth...and Clear Aligners are a win win!

Malocclusion or misaligned teeth affect 74% of American adults. Malocclusion may affect your periodontal health because it is difficult to remove plaque when teeth are not aligned.  Periodontal disease can begin as gum redness or bleeding while brushing your teeth or using dental floss, and you may notice halitosis, or bad breath.  If not treated, gum inflammation can become worse, leading to soft tissue damage, receding gums, the formation of pockets between teeth and gums, bone loss, and eventually tooth loss.

A recent systematic review of 57 articles revealed that clear aligners have an advantage over fixed appliances (brackets bonded to the teeth) for oral hygiene and periodontal health. Some advantages of Invisalign, clear removable aligners:

  • Easier plaque control with less risk of periodontal disease and gum irritation.
  • The removable aligners make it easier to clean at home with less decalcified areas after treatment meaning less decay after orthodontic therapy.
  • Preventive maintenance appointments are easier because the aligners can come out to have your teeth cleaned at the dentist office.
  • Comfort, they are more comfortable to wear on a daily basis
  • Esthetics, you can’t tell you are wearing them
  • Allows you to eat whatever foods you enjoy
  • Office visits only every four to six weeks
  • Allows you to remove when you want

Invisalign orthodontic treatment is a great option to change your smile and correct your bite, which helps keep your gums healthy.  With this option you are less prone to get periodontal disease even during the treatment process.

Over 2.7 million patients have been treated with Invisalign clear aligners. Ask Dr. Bryan about straightening your teeth using Invisalign and start on the road to a healthy mouth today!

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