You often hear about the importance of drinking enough water during the day. Not only is water important for your overall health, but it is also necessary for your oral health. Water helps prevent dry mouth, a condition where your mouth doesn’t make as much saliva as you need to wash away any harmful bacteria that lingers after eating. We know that some of our patients substitute other beverages for water. We want to remind you that many of your favorite beverages may be causing severe harm to your oral health. These beverages can cause harm to your teeth and mouth:
Do you notice a hint of red or pink when you rinse after brushing your teeth? If so, you are experiencing bleeding gums. The first time you see bleeding gums, it is nothing to cause a panic. However, if you regularly notice your gums are bleeding, it can indicate there may be a problem with your oral health. Some causes of bleeding gums include:
We are always sharing tips on how to care for your teeth properly. One of our passions is helping our patients understand how to care for their oral health. While we are sure that by now you understand the importance of limiting sugar and thoroughly brushing your teeth, you may not be aware of other ways that you are harming your oral health. There are a number of habits that people have that can harm their teeth and mouth and lead to serious complications with their oral health now and in the future. Certain habits that you don’t realize you have can lead to a serious problem or a dental emergency. Read on to learn if you are guilty of one of these habits.
Are you thinking about starting a family, are you pregnant, or have you recently given birth? It is so exciting to experience any of these stages. Many of our patients are surprised to learn that pregnancy not only changes your body, but it can have some lasting effects on your dental health as well. We wanted to share how your dental health can be affected during pregnancy and some helpful tips to keep your teeth in top shape. Even if you aren’t currently expecting, this is useful information to share with someone who may be pregnant.
Do you find yourself obsessively trying to mask the smell of your breath by chewing gum or sucking on a breath mint? We have all experienced bad breath at some point in our lives. It usually occurs after eating and drinking certain foods, such as garlic and coffee. However, if you find that you are noticing regular bad breath you may be experiencing a complication with your oral health. Read on to learn what may be causing your breath issues.
After living through a pandemic, we can probably all agree we know more about illnesses and trying to prevent them than ever before. Unfortunately, no matter how hard we try to avoid an illness, our bodies are not indestructible, and sometimes we succumb and fall ill. You may be surprised to learn that there are certain precautions you need to take with your oral health during an illness to help prevent dental issues from developing.
Our goal is to provide you, our patient, with quality dental care so you can enjoy a healthy smile for years to come. We provide restorative and cosmetic dentistry treatments to improve the function and aesthetics of your smile. One of the most important aspects of dentistry that we provide is preventative dental care. We want to improve the basics of dental care and the way our patients view their dental visits. Read on to learn more about the importance of preventative dental care and how it can affect your oral health.
With Valentine’s Day on the 14th, red is a popular color to see this month. If you notice that your gums are the same color as your red decorations or clothing, you may be experiencing a common issue with your oral health. February is Gum Disease Awareness Month. Gum disease is a serious gum infection accompanied by inflammation caused by bacterial growth along the gumline and around the base of the tooth. If left untreated, it can lead to serious complications with your oral and overall health. Read on to learn more.
With the holidays right around the corner, many of our patients are busy dealing with shopping, family events, and preparing to spend time with loved ones. During this busy time of year, we want to encourage our patients to still be mindful of their oral health. It is easy to get wrapped up in the holiday festivities and not care for your teeth properly. Unfortunately, this can lead to issues in the new year with decay and other dental concerns.
We love hearing all of the amazing summer plans our patients have been sharing with us the past few weeks. Whether you have a vacation scheduled or you are going to be spending time with loved ones at home, the summer is a time to enjoy the longer days and nights, children home from school, and an easygoing lifestyle. While summer is a time known for fun and freedom, we want to remind our patients to be mindful of their oral health so a dental emergency doesn’t ruin fun summer plans. Continue reading to learn more about how to care for your teeth this summer.