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5 Simple Ways To Avoid A Cracked Tooth

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Cracked teeth can be painful, unattractive, and costly to repair. Today’s post in the Five Star Dental Care’s dental blog contains an easy-to-follow list of tips to keep your teeth whole and strong. If you’re already suffering from a toothache in Valrico, please visit our office for a consolation.

1. Avoiding a cracked tooth means avoiding hard foods. Mind-blowing, right? Everybody should steer clear of ice, hard candies, hard nuts, popcorn, and beef jerky. Watch out for pitted fruits—that peach may be soft but if you bite hard into the pit, you could damage a tooth.

2. It is important to protect your teeth while engaging in any physical activity where your mouth can be hit. If you enjoy pick-up basketball games, indoor soccer leagues, rec center flag football, and many other activities, you should be using a well-fitting mouth guard.

3. Don’t use your teeth as a tool. Locate a pair of scissors to open a package or rip the price tag off a new piece of clothing with your teeth. Use a nutcracker for nuts. A quality dental crown can cost hundreds of dollars.

4. Don’t grind your teeth. Most people know that, but did you know that it can lead to a cracked tooth? If you know or suspect that you are a tooth grinder, speak with your dentist so you can address the problem with stress reduction techniques and/or a mouth guard. Having headaches or jaw pain frequently can be a symptom of teeth grinding.

5. Make sure that you visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings. Your dentist can alert you to conditions that might predispose you to cracked teeth, such as having an uneven chewing surface or brittle teeth. Your dentist may also discover tiny cracks you weren’t aware of. Take care of these cracks before the whole tooth is in danger.

If you already have a cracked tooth, never fear! Treatment is available for cracks small and large. Veneers, cosmetic dental bonding, inlays/onlays, fillings, and restorative dentistry are all used to repair or replace damaged teeth.

If you’re suffering from a toothache in Valrico area and are seeking a friendly, experienced, and gentle dentist, please give us a call or visit our contact page.

Contact Five Star Dental Care:

813-699-5953

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3203 Lithia Pinecrest Rd
Valrico, Florida
33596

 

Don’t Ignore It: Toothache Relief in Valrico

Toothaches don’t always seem like a big deal. You may not even notice a toothache, unless you bite down on something. But Five Star Dental Care in Valrico reminds you to never ignore even a minor toothache, because your body is telling you that something isn’t right.

The most common cause of a toothache is a cavity. But it isn’t the only cause. It may also be the result of a damaged filling, a broken tooth, infected gums, or an abscess.

If you have a toothache that lasts for more than a couple of days, it’s time to pick up the phone and give us a call at Five Star Dental Care. Don’t even wait that long if your toothache pain is severe, or you have an accompanying fever, earache, or pain when you open your mouth.

It’s important that we find out what’s going on, so that we can treat it. In some cases it could be an infection that might spread to other parts of your face and skull.

Treatment depends on what is giving you pain. If it’s a cavity, then we’ll fill it. An abscess may require a root canal or, if it’s really bad, an extraction.

Most toothaches are indications of tooth decay. The best way to prevent that is to have a good oral hygiene routine that includes brushing and flossing twice a day. That will ensure your teeth and gums are healthy. It’s also important to get cleanings and checkups every six months.

Five Star Dental Care in Valrico can provide relief for all manner of toothache pain. We also offer gum disease treatment and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Five Star Dental Care:

813-699-5953

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3203 Lithia Pinecrest Rd
Valrico, Florida
33596

The Whitest Teeth: Beautiful Smiles in Valrico

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Some people’s teeth are naturally whiter than others’, but it’s safe to say that most Valrico residents want teeth that are pearly white! If you are one of them, Five Star Dental Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry can help you get the beautiful smile you deserve.

We’d like to share some tips on teeth whitening, and what we can do for you.

Whitening Tips

Don’t Forget to Brush
The first tip seems like a no-brainer, but many people still need a reminder. We are talking about daily tooth brushing. Brushing your teeth with a soft toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste is one of the best ways to keep your teeth clean and prevent cavities.

Often our teeth become discolored or stained because of what we eat and drink. When we brush, it minimizes the damage.

Fluoride Rinse
After brushing teeth, another tip is using a fluoride rinse to finish the cleaning job. Fluoride helps get into the cracks where bacteria can be hiding away. When the bacteria is killed, it prevents it from spreading and discoloring your teeth. When you are shopping for a fluoride rinse, check the labels. Some ordinary mouthwashes don’t contain fluoride.

Ask A Pro
Sometimes the discoloration takes more than an over-the-counter remedy. That’s why Five Star Dental offers other effective services to beautify your smile. We provide several teeth whitening options: our in-office treatment, and take-home teeth bleaching kits. Each provides an effective method for teeth whitening. The knowledgeable staff at Five Star Dental Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry will work with you to find the best way to improve your smile. Other specialties include cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, and toothache relief.

Contact Five Star Dental Care – Jeff Bynum, DDS:

813-413-7518

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3203 Lithia Pinecrest Rd
Valrico, Florida
33596

 

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