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What To Do When You Have Gum Inflammation?

Posted on 4/24/2023 by Ronald Watkins
Gingival or gum inflammation is a very common dental issue, but sadly, many individuals do not take it seriously. If you neglect inflamed gums and go about your normal routine, you may be promoting a much more serious problem as well as the discomfort that comes with it the inflammation. Fortunately, using the suggestions below will help you relieve inflamed gums quickly. Use Soft Bristle Brush Anyone working on their teeth and gums should make use of soft bristle brushes. This is especially so for those suffering from irritated gums. They should consider using the softest toothbrush available to them. Since everything that comes into touch with your irritated gums might cause pain, using soft bristled brushes is always the best option because they are gentle and friendly to the gums. Consider Sensitivity Toothpaste Toothpaste containing special ingredients for sensitive teeth can help reduce sensitivity. Seek toothpaste branded as Sensitive Teeth Formula as it can alleviate sensitivity when brushing. Even gentle brushing might cause discomfort if your gums are severely irritated. Using a specific toothpaste can help to alleviate the pain and make it easier to brush your teeth correctly and in the proper manner as advised by the dentist. The impact grows greatly as you use the toothpaste more frequently, so use it in each brushing session. Seek Dentist Appointment Always make an appointment with a dentist if your gums stay swollen for longer than a few days or a week. Numerous things might be causing your gums to be swollen, ranging from pregnancy to periodontal gum disease and dental conditions. Therefore, you must, first and foremost, determine what the cause is. Most of the time, a dentist may simply treat the swollen gum problem by prescribing an effective home therapy. For help with inflamed gums kindly feel free to visit us for a check-up....

Periodontist and Dentist

Posted on 4/10/2023 by Ronald Watkins
Your family dentist is usually the go-to dental practitioner for routine cleaning and dental exams. The same applies when you need someone to fix a toothache or whiten your teeth. While a dentist may offer most of these services, there are instances they can't help, and you require the expertise of a specialist. Periodontists have extended training in bone and soft tissue, allowing them to provide effective treatments to mitigate further disease development. A general dentist usually handles common issues, such as mild signs of gum disease, and thorough cleanings. However, periodontists go beyond scaling and root planing, treating advanced cases of periodontal disease that general dentists cannot. Understanding When to Visit a Dentist and a Periodontist If you experience discomfort and pain in the mouth, it is crucial to know which dental practitioner to see. A general dentist is an ideal person to see when you need a routine checkup to determine your oral health. Other times to see your dentist include cleanings, filling cavities, oral X-rays, crown restoration, and cosmetic procedures like bonding and veneers. On the other hand, a periodontist offers specialized care to patients with severe cases of gum disease. A general dentist will refer a patient to a periodontist for deep cleaning for gum disease, bone grafting, root planing, soft tissue removal, crown lengthening, and recontouring in receded gums. A periodontist starts as a general dentist but undergoes extra training for three years to specialize in soft tissue and bone. If gum disease is not treated correctly, it can become more pronounced, affecting your oral and overall health. Professional dental specialists schedule regular dental exams and cleanings to help patients follow an efficient hygiene routine at home. Now that you know the difference between your family dentist and periodontist, schedule an appointment to prevent trivial dental complications from getting out of hand....

How Can I Save My Teeth?

Posted on 3/20/2023 by Ronald Watkins
Nearly 200 million American adults have lost at least one tooth during their lifetime. Usually, losing one tooth is due to an accident, injury, or dental surgery. However, over 35 million Americans have lost all of their teeth. If you are worried about saving your teeth and making sure you have them for a lifetime, here are some great tips for saving your teeth. Tip One- Brush and Floss If you brush and floss your teeth twice a day, you will help stop mouth bacteria in its tracks. It's the mouth bacteria that cause tooth loss and gum disease. Not sure if you are brushing the right way? Ask the dentist for additional tips. Tip Two- Visit the Dentist One of the reasons you need to visit the dentist is for preventative maintenance on your teeth. If you visit the dentist regularly, they will be able to spot any trouble before it becomes a huge issue. Tip Three- Don't Smoke or Chew While smoking or chewing tobacco raises your chance substantially of getting cancer, that's not the only problem with tobacco. Chewers and smokers also raise the chance of tooth loss and gum disease. Tip Four- Avoid Eating Too Much Sugar Eating sugar is bad for your body in general, but it is especially bad for your teeth. If you are a sugar junkie, you are not giving your teeth their best shot at staying healthy. Sugar is the food that all of the bacteria in your mouth love. In fact, eating too much sugar causes the bacteria in your mouth to multiply to thrive. When you have questions about the health of your teeth, it's time to get in touch with us. Visit us for more information. You can also call us to book an appointment....

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What To Do When You Have Gum Inflammation?
Periodontist and Dentist
How Can I Save My Teeth?
Is a Bone Graft Essential Before Receiving Dental Implants
The Difference Between Gingivitis and Periodontitis
Aftercare Tips For Periodontal Disease Treatment
Do Extractions Eliminate Gum Disease?
What Stages of Gum Disease Can be Cured?
Taking Care of Your Implants
What Happens If Periodontal Disease Isnt Treated?
Why Is Dry Mouth A Problem For My Teeth And Gums?
Risks Involved with Periodontist Treatments
Why is sedation dentistry needed?
Treatment Options for Periodontitis
Gingivitis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
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What Causes Gum Disease
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Always ask these 3 questions when going to a new dentist
Can Gum Disease Affect Infants
When Do You Need Gum Rejuvenation
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What is Sedation Dentistry?
Tips for a Cleaner and Healthier Gums and Teeth
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Here are things every person with dentures needs to know
Dental Implants Placement And Age Limits
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What Is the Difference Between Dentures and Dental Implants?
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How Aggressive Flossing Could Lead To Gum Damage
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How Gums Change as You Get Older
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Signs the Pain You Feel Could Be a Dental Abscess
Alcohol Leaves a Lasting Impact on Your Gums When Consumed Regularly
Preparing for Your First Visit to a Periodontist
How To Reverse Periodontitis
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