Brushing for Clean Teeth

Brushing your teeth is the most important and effective method for teeth cleaning. Most dentists recommend you brush at least twice a day, but brushing after every meal is even better. Whether you choose electric or manual, select a toothbrush that allows you to easily clean all surfaces and in hard to reach areas. And don’t forget to replace your …

Wisdom Teeth Symptoms

Are your wisdom teeth coming in? There are many different symptoms you may experience that are a sign to initiate wisdom tooth removal. Those symptoms may include the following: Infection Wisdom teeth often cause tenderness, swelling, redness, and pain around the site. As wisdom teeth begin to erupt through the surface of the gums bacteria may enter through the open …

How To Treat My Bleeding Gums

There are many ways to help improve your oral health and help eliminate bleeding gums. Since bleeding gums are mainly due to inadequate plaque removal from the teeth at or around the gum line, starting an effective oral hygiene regimen is a great way to help treat and prevent gum bleeding. Here are some oral hygiene tips that will help …

Common Oral Care Occurrences for Teens

As teens continue to grow, they’re faced with certain dental issues, such as getting braces or having their wisdom teeth removed. Many of these procedures are a normal part of life, while others are proactive steps dentists take to help ensure a lifetime of oral health. Here are a few tips you can discuss with your teen: Bad Breath: Bad …

What Causes Yellow Teeth?

There are many different factors that come into play when it comes to yellow teeth. Here are a few of the most common causes: Diet: Certain foods that are high in tannins, such as red wine, are potential causes of yellow teeth. Coffee, soda, wine, and tea get into the enamel of your tooth causing long-term discoloration. Smoking: Smoking is …

Fluoride

Overview Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally in all water sources, including the oceans. Research has shown that fluoride reduces the risk of cavities in children and adults. It also can reverse early stages of tooth decay! Fluoride is one of the best cavity fighters. Understanding Small particles left in your mouth after a meal breaks down into carbohydrates …

Gum Disease

Definition Gum disease is an inflammation of the gum line. It can affect the bone that supports and surrounds your teeth. There are three different stages of gum disease, gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis. Signs & Symptoms Loose teeth Bad breath or taste in the mouth Receding gums (moved away from the tooth) Visible puss surrounding gums and teeth Swollen, …

Types of Fillings

Fillings help restore damaged teeth from decay. They prevent further decay and bring the tooth back to its normal function. Your dentist will consider many different factors when it comes to choosing what kind of filling material is best of you. Here are a few different types of fillings your dentist may recommend for you.   Amalgam Made of: Silver, …

Dealing With Sensitive Teeth

Tooth sensitivity is a common dental problem that causes discomfort and pain. There are a few different ways to take care of your sensitive teeth.   Brushing too hard can wear down enamel, causing dentin (very sensitive part of tooth underneath the enamel) to become exposed. Gum recession. This often happens in people who suffer from periodontal disease. Cracked teeth. …

Dental Sealants: Save Your Child’s Teeth (and Your Wallet)

You already know the basics of keeping your kiddo’s teeth healthy: Brush and floss twice a day, keep the sugary food and drinks to a minimum, and diligently keep those scheduled checkups. In a perfect world doing these things would guarantee your child a cavity-free mouth forever, but we all know this isn’t always the case. Plaque is terribly stubborn, …