Yoga Flow for the Dental Pro!

With great excitement, we wanted to share with you a great new opportunity Dr. Hennington has to promote his Yoga Flow for the Dental Pro! Back in April, as you may remember, we highlight Dr. Hennington’s powerful yoga classes that he held each morning during the Eco-Dentistry Annual Meeting. The classes, as is Dr. Hennington’s “Yoga Flow for the Dental Pro”, were focused on experiencing the personal and professional benefits that yoga can bring to those who work in the tense and demanding field of dentistry.

With focus on the cultivation of both mind and body, Dr. Hennington urged the students of his classes at the Eco-Dentistry Meeting to strive towards the countless rewards that increased flexibility and mental clarity would have in their every-day lives – both in and out of the dental office!

The classes had an astonishing impact, and so much so that the Eco-Dentistry Association has once again teamed up with Dr. Hennington to promote his “Yoga Flow for the Dental Pro” to a larger number of dental professionals!
Dr. Hennington has done a 75 minute yoga class webinar, which is available to dental professionals on the Eco-Dentistry Association’s website! Dr. Hennington and the EDA are so excited for this unique yoga course that they have even featured Dr. Hennington on their homepage!

Below is a great video promo of the webinar course Dr. Hennington filmed. We hope you take a moment to watch!

What Exactly is a Root Canal?

Hearing that you need a root canal can be highly intimidating. What is a root canal? It is the removal of the nerve supply from the tooth. Here, Dr. David Hennington will describe the parts of a tooth and explain the reasons for a root canal and how it is done when you visit us in our Georgetown, TX office.

Your tooth is made up of many layers. The outside layer is called enamel and is made of minerals. The middle layer is dentin, which is also a calcified tissue, but less dense. The center of the tooth is called the pulp, and that hosts the nerves and blood vessels. A root canal is the removal and replacement of this center with a sterile filling.

A root canal is needed when an infection spreads to the center of the tooth. This can be from trauma (recent or previous), a cavity, a severe crack, or other compromise that causes nerve damage. An X-ray and examination are required to see if a root canal is needed. Symptoms may include but are not limited to pain, swelling, change in tooth color, and over-reaction to temperature change or pressure.

When it is time to begin, you’ll receive local anesthesia (via injection) to make you most comfortable. A rubber dam is used to isolate the tooth, while other equipment determines the nerve location and maintains a sterile working environment. All of the infected area is removed including the nerve tissue and blood vessels. Then, medicines are used to sterilize and alleviate any pain. Next is the placement of a filling material in the spot where the nerve used to be.

When your nerve and blood supply are taken away, the tooth is non-vital, or dead, and can become weak and fragile. If your tooth is badly decayed, a large portion of it will have to be removed. It is recommended to place a crown on the tooth to keep the enamel from breaking or falling apart. If you do not get a crown, you could eventually lose the tooth to more decay or infection. The tooth could also break off completely and you would have to have an extraction. The crown fits over the top of the tooth and secures it from breaking down.

A root canal saves the life of a tooth that would otherwise succumb to further infection and eventually extraction. Infection is the cause of most-needed root canals. If you are ever unsure what is happening at your appointment, don’t be afraid to ask questions so you understand the procedure completely.

Why Visiting the Emergency Room for Your Dental Problem isn’t a Good Idea

Emergency rooms are for emergencies, so before you head to the hospital because of a dental problem, you need to ask yourself this question: Is what you’re experiencing really a medical emergency? While emergency room visits for dental related issues are on the rise across the United States , they’re not necessarily the best solution for every problem. Many people don’t know about emergency dental care services, many of which are available 24/7, and so they go to the ER.

These types of statistics are common across the country. However, despite the numbers, not all dental problems are created equal. If you’ve experienced some type of injury to your mouth, jaw, or face, then an ER visit is a good idea, but if you’re suffering from a toothache, cavity, or broken crown or veneer, then the ER is not the best place to handle the situation. If you’re having a dental emergency, then seeking emergency dental care should be your course of action.

Seeking Long-Term Solutions

The ER doesn’t provide a long-term solution to your dental issue; it only gives you temporary relief. There’s a chance they will simply hand you a prescription for pain medication and tell you to call your dentist in the morning. In the end, you’re going to be saddled with two medical bills, and nobody wants that. Even if the ER outfits you with a temporary crown or filling, you’re still going to have to make a follow-up appointment our office.

There are numerous homemade remedies that can sooth tooth and gum pain. However, if you’re experiencing a dental emergency, the ER is not the place to go. The specialized emergency team at Trade Winds Dental is available to take care of every dental problem you may have. In the case of a dental emergency, don’t wait any longer than necessary. Feel free to contact our Georgetown, TX office at any time, day or night.

What puts you at ease in our office?

Dr. David Hennington and our team understand not everyone is thrilled to see the dentist. But we strive to bring you the best and most comforting experience at each visit. We’d like to know: What is it about our Georgetown, TX office that makes you comfortable or puts you at ease? Is it something about our pleasant office environment? Our friendly staff or doctors?

Let us know by posting below or on our Facebook page! Or tell us at your next scheduled visit!

Some Benefits to Giving Your Smile an Extra Boost

For many individuals, autumn brings with it a number of new beginnings. Fall is the time that many people return to school, get back to the daily grind after an enjoyable summer, and even get married. As the weather cools down, it’s easier to enjoy the outdoors. And regardless of what fall-related events are on your calendar, Dr. David Hennington and our team at Trade Winds Dental know you’ll want to look your best.

One of the very first things that people will notice about you is your smile. And if yours has become less dazzling over the years — as teeth tend to do — you know how disappointing it is not to have the beautiful, pearly white look you’re used to.

Benefits to Teeth Whitening

For school-bound students and autumn brides, fall calendars are certainly filled. School and weddings call for large financial investments, loads of social interaction, and a large amount of personal dedication. So the last thing any bride or student wants to think about is a less-than radiant smile.

For many, there is a lack of confidence associated with their smile and investing in teeth-whitening techniques can be an effective solution. Studies suggest that not only can you experience a boost in your level of confidence, but also you may find that other advantages quickly fall into place.

A confident smile can affect:

  • Personal and work-related relationships
  • Job interviews and meetings
  • Success when dealing with customers and potential clients
  • Your personality and general happiness with your age
  • Overall outlook on daily interactions

A Real Affect on Daily Living

All of these benefits can relate directly to how you see yourself. When you are insecure with something as prominent as your smile, it can affect the way that you handle your life, everything from social gatherings to professional situations.

Now is the perfect opportunity to rejuvenate your smile. With the right teeth-whitening product and regular hygienic practices, walking down the aisle or starting the new semester with the utmost confidence has never been easier.

References:

Benefits of Teeth Whitening from: http://www.professionalteethwhitening.org/benefits-of-teeth-whitening.html.