Compass Dental Blog
April 12, 2020
Life during the COVID-19 pandemic is stressful. When you’re experiencing anxiety, it can be easy to lapse into bad habits that negatively impact your oral and overall health. Things like smoking, nail-biting, and constant snacking can be harmful for your teeth and gums, leading you to have to book an emergency dental appointment during quarantine. Instead of indulging in harmful habits, your emergency dentist in Savannah has advice on how to stay healthy during the pandemic.(more…)
March 20, 2020
Local and national public health officials are advising neighbors and the county as a whole to stay at home as much as possible. While essential trips like grocery shopping, pharmacy visits, and medical emergencies are the most notable exceptions, it can be difficult to know when an emergency dental visit is warranted. According to an emergency dentist in Savannah, here’s what you need to know regarding dental emergencies while under quarantine.(more…)
February 13, 2020
Does your jaw often click or pop when you open or close your mouth? Do you wake with a reoccurring headache? You might be experiencing a disorder of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). It’s located on either side of your face and connects your jaw to the skull. It allows you to perform simple, everyday tasks like chewing, speaking, and yawning. Unfortunately, the joint doesn’t always work correctly, leading to a variety of symptoms, like facial pain or ringing in your ears. Your dentist offers the personalized solutions you need to stop your pain with TMJ therapy in Savannah. There are also several DIY things you can do at home to get the relief you need until you can see your dentist.
September 11, 2019
Have you ever had trouble opening or closing your mouth all the way? What about hearing a clicking or popping sound in your ears? These are common signs of TMJ disorder, or a problem with the joint connecting your jaw to your head. You may need TMJ therapy from your dentist. Read this guide with everything you need to know about TMJ.(more…)
August 2, 2019
When a tooth is missing, you have two options: replace it or leave it alone. Unfortunately, many people opt for the latter simply because of the cost. Dental work isn’t cheap, but what most individuals don’t realize is forgoing treatment, especially a missing tooth, can lead to serious problems. Not only will your oral health suffer greatly but so will your overall well-being. If you’re facing this situation and are unsure of what to do, check out this article to find out why dental implants in Savannah should be considered over traditional dentures or worse, an untreated open socket.(more…)
June 12, 2019
Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body — but that does not make it invincible. In fact, it is brittle enough that it can easily break if it faces a hard impact. To keep your smile intact, it is important that you take precautions to avoid accidents that might chip your teeth. An emergency dentist in Savannah is here to give you some guidance on how to prevent chipped teeth and what you should do if you accidentally damage one of your precious pearly whites.(more…)
April 24, 2018
April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Oral cancer is a type of cancer not discussed enough in the news and on social media. According to The Oral Cancer Foundation, “This year an estimated 51,550 new cases of oral and oropharyngeal cancers will be diagnosed in the US. Of those individuals, 40 percent will not survive longer than five years, and many who do survive suffer long-term problems, such as severe facial disfigurement or difficulties with eating and speaking.”
December 26, 2017
There are several things on a list of to-dos in order to maintain a regimen for good oral health. Brushing and flossing are top priorities along with using a fluoride toothpaste and selecting a toothbrush that is the right size and quality for your individual purposes but doesn’t forget to take care of your tongue. Not only does your tongue allow you to speak but it lets you chew and swallow your food which in turn will aid in digestion.
December 5, 2017
Good oral health is the result of a combined effort. Regularly scheduled professional checkups along with diligent home care will help you to avoid or control oral diseases like caries or gum disease.
November 28, 2017
The acids in the bacterial plaque that covers our teeth eat away at our tooth enamel and cause decay. Tooth enamel is a hard protective coating that keeps bacteria at bay, without it the inner layers of our teeth which are not nearly as resistant are open to infection. When you look at it from this perspective it makes sense that the foods and drinks that you put in your mouth make a difference when it comes to the maintenance of your oral health.