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 …

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, …

Three Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of a Root Canal

“We are going to have to do a root canal” may be some of the last words you want to hear when you’re sitting in the chair at your dentist’s office. But here are some reasons why you shouldn’t worry too much about it. A Root Canal Will Save Your Tooth Root canals take place when there is an infection …

Mountain Dew Mouth

Many of us enjoy drinking soda pop. We all know that it can have adverse effects on our bodies, but it’s sooo good! Well, you might want to think twice when we tell you about something that could happen to you. A phenomena called “mountain dew mouth” can destroy your teeth and in extreme cases cause visible decay of your …

Teeth Whitening

If you’ve been looking in the mirror lately and feeling unhappy with the color of your teeth, you may be thinking about whitening services. And you may be wondering what the difference is between the services offered by your family dentist and what you can pick up off the shelf in the supermarket. Here’s a look at the options that …