Am I experiencing a dental emergency?
At Howard Family Dental, we provide emergency dental care for our patients when they need it. Oftentimes, patients aren’t sure what constitutes a dental emergency. It can be hard to know if a toothache means you need immediate attention, or can just schedule a normal appointment. It’s important to know the difference so that you […]
Dental Benefits Are Back!
Welcome to 2023! With the new year comes new beginnings, resolutions, and the best part – insurance resets! Dental insurance benefits typically reset at the beginning of the year, making room for you to get preventative care and any needed dental treatment either free or at a more accessible price. Oral health has been shown […]
What Those Gum Measurements Really Mean about Your Oral Health
We know that dental visits can be stressful for a lot of patients. So when you’re leaning back and the hygienist starts poking your gums with a metal instrument while saying a series of numbers, you might be wondering what exactly is going on. Not to worry — what we’re doing is called periodontal charting, […]
Keeping Your Smile Healthy for Dental Hygiene Month
Every year in October we celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month! This is the time of the year when we recognize the work dental hygienists do, and help raise awareness on the importance of good oral health. As your partner in oral health, your dental hygienist helps to keep your teeth clean and educate on and […]
Should you consider getting dental implants?
September is National Dental Implant Awareness Month! A time to spread awareness about the benefits of dental implants and how they can benefit a patient’s life. Dental implants are a great solution for missing teeth. They are suitable for patients of varying ages who have lost teeth due to injury, illness or gum disease. Dental […]
I have a toothache, what does it mean?
Having a toothache is no fun, especially when you’re not sure what’s causing it. The pain can begin to affect your quality of life and even limit your ability to eat, depending on how severe it is. It’s important to see your dentist and find the root of the problem — pun intended! — so […]