Archive for January, 2016

IT’S COLD! Are You Experiencing Teeth Sensitivity?

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016
Teeth Grinding causes headaches and damaged enamel.

Several factors can contribute to teeth sensitivity, including age!

BRRR. Are you sensitive to the cold? No, we are not talking about the blizzard outside right now, Marylanders. We are talking about your teeth! If you are experiencing tooth sensitivity in response to cold food or drink, your age may be to blame. Surprisingly, tooth sensitivity increases most between the ages of 25 to 30 years old. If you practice good oral hygiene and are not showing any signs of decay, the sensitivity at this time probably isn’t a cause for concern. However, if you are experiencing sudden teeth sensitivity central to one or all of your teeth, it may be a sign of another problem.


How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies

Friday, January 15th, 2016
Pain is a sign that something is wrong in  your body and should be addressed immediately to prevent more serious conditions.

Pain is a sign that something is wrong in your body and should be addressed immediately to prevent more serious conditions.

A dental emergency is any dental problem that requires immediate treatment for the sake of your oral health. Treating dental emergencies can save teeth, prevent ongoing tissue bleeding or alleviate severe pain. If you are having dental issues and are tempted to wait and see if they disappear on their own – realize that severe infections and abscesses in the mouth are extremely dangerous and can lead to death. So, what qualifies as a dental emergency? If you are experiencing any of the dental problems below, remain calm and contact Affinity Dental immediately for help.


Quick Tips for Good Oral Hygiene

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Are you doing a good job of removing plaque from those hard to reach places?

Your mouth can be a dirty place if you don’t take proper care of it. Bacteria can live in your mouth in the form of plaque, which can lead to cavities, bad breath, gingivitis and gum disease. If you practice regular oral hygiene, you likely won’t have to live in fear of cavities and the notion that people are taking notice of your potential bad breath. Let’s talk about some tips that will help you maintain healthy oral hygiene.


New Year, New Smile! What to Know About Invisalign

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Invisalign is an effective and seemingly invisible alternative to braces.

As we transition into the new year, you may be thinking of ways to improve your overall health or appearance. Have you been feeling insecure about your smile? Do you have dental work that you have been putting off? Teeth that need straightening? Don’t delay, put your best smile forward in 2016! Let’s talk about how you can do that using Invisalign.