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Signs Your Fillings Are Coming Loose
Posted on 2/20/2019 by Lemond Hunter
Dentists use a wide variety of materials with different properties for tooth fillings and depending on the circumstances; problems can arise that cause painful conditions in your mouth. It is best to take care of these as soon as they occur to prevent the development of even more severe issues. Being aware of what to look for can help you determine if your fillings are in need of repair; below are some signs that may indicate that your fillings are in need of repair. Teeth Pain or SensitivitySensitivity to heat, pressure, and airflow in and around the tooth is common after getting new fillings, but experiencing these symptoms for an extended period, especially after you've had them for a while could indicate a deeper problem. Cracking Good fillings can last for many years, but some factors can cause them to develop cracks. They may crack if they have an unrefined edge, are too high or just as a result of the general wear and tear of biting and chewing. Cracks in fillings could allow food to accumulate under the material, thus encouraging infection-causing bacteria to flourish. This can cause other severe oral health issues that would demand even more complicated modes of treatment. Fillings Falling OutThis is an uncommon occurrence but sometimes happens if you bite down on a large filling thereby breaking the filling or even a tooth. A disruption in the bonding the filling material and the tooth could also cause the filling to become loose and fall out over time. As with cracking, this can also lead to infections and even larger cavities. Seek Medical Advice Should you notice any of these symptoms, get in touch with a dentist immediately because you will save yourself trouble later on. Contact us today and get all your oral health care needs catered to by a team of experts....
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How Sinus Pressure Can Impact Your Teeth
Posted on 2/10/2019 by Lemond Hunter
Have you ever wondered why your teeth hurt when you have a sinus infection? The sinuses are located directly above the roots of your upper teeth and can feel the pressure when you are congested. Sometimes it is hard to determine if the pain related to your teeth comes from your sinuses, so it's always important to establish the underlying condition for your discomfort. How Can Sinuses Cause Tooth Pain?Your sinuses are a space covered by a thin membrane which regulates the air temperatures that come in your nasal passages before it reaches your lungs. Nasal congestion due to a cold or seasonal allergy can turn into a sinus infection, and those pockets will fill with mucus and bacteria. Pressure from the stuffy sinuses can affect the maxillary sinuses, which are located right above your back molars. The roots of those teeth are susceptible because they contain the nerves and connective tissue that provide essential nutrients and blood supply that keeps the tooth alive. When an external force touches them, they can become very painful. How to Tell if Tooth Pain Comes from Sinuses?The problem with feeling tooth pain from a sinus infection is that it is hard to tell the difference between symptoms of other potentially dangerous dental issues, such as a tooth abscess. This type of disease can be life-threatening if not treated promptly. An easy way to tell if the pain you're feeling in your teeth is directly related to your sinuses is by taking a test. Bend your head over. If your tooth pain increases, then it's probably linked to your sinus congestion. If you suffer from chronic sinus infections and tooth pain, the two could be related, but it's essential to determine what is causing your teeth to hurt. Taking over-the-counter decongestants can help relieve your symptoms....
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Foods That Can Freshen Your Breath
Posted on 1/20/2019 by Lemond Hunter
There are many different reasons you suffer from bad breath. The bad breath is often temporary and the result of something you ate. Some bad breath is a sign of potential problems in your mouth or teeth and requires some form of treatment to correct. No matter what the cause, people are always looking for ways to fix their bad breath. Just like there are foods that cause bad breath, there are also foods that can freshen it. It is worth learning what they are and why they are effective at freshening your breath. Learning the Foods The great thing about turning to foods that freshen your breath is that the foods also give you some pleasure. Eating is one way to improve your attitude throughout the day. When you choose these foods, you not only improve your mood, but you also can improve your breath. When people think about ways to freshen their breath, they often turn to gum. Gum chewing is not always an acceptable habit in many places. Replacing it with the right foods can allow a person to ditch the gum. Contact our office today to find out more about this or any other oral health topic you have an interest in....
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All Posts:

Signs Your Fillings Are Coming Loose
2/20/2019
How Sinus Pressure Can Impact Your Teeth
2/10/2019
Foods That Can Freshen Your Breath
1/20/2019
Eating a Rainbow Diet Can Help Your Oral Health Improve
1/10/2019
What Enamel Does for Your Teeth Aside from Protecting Them
12/20/2018
What Dry Mouth Can Do to Your Teeth
12/10/2018
Can You Make it To Where Your Teeth Are Less Sensitive to Heat?
11/20/2018
There Are Several Benefits that Come with Conscious Sedation
11/10/2018
How to Keep Your Mouth Healthy with Partials
10/20/2018
How to Keep Your Mouth Clean Following Pocket Reduction
10/10/2018
Mouth Guards Can Improve Your Sleep
9/20/2018
Medications That Cause Discolored Teeth
9/10/2018
What We Look for During Oral Cancer Screenings
8/20/2018
What We Look At During Dental Exams
8/10/2018
How to Ease Jaw Aches When Your TMJ Gets Inflamed
7/20/2018
Brushing Before Going to Sleep Is Necessary for Good Oral Health
7/10/2018
What People Notice When They First Meet You
6/20/2018
What is It about Sports Drinks that Harm Your Teeth?
6/10/2018
"Types of Problems That Fall Under the Category of Dental Emergencies"
5/20/2018
Types of Dental Bridges You Can Get
5/10/2018
Making Brushing Easier When You Struggle with Arthritis
4/20/2018
How Much of Your Teeth Are Situated Below the Gums?
4/10/2018
What Options Do You Have for a Gap in Your Front Teeth?
3/25/2018
What is the Difference between Power Flossers and Water Flossers?
3/15/2018
What Type of Oral Health Goals Do You Have?
2/23/2018
What to Do When a Tooth Comes in Crooked
2/13/2018
Why You Need to Replace Your Toothbrush When a Cold Sore Erupts
1/25/2018
Why You Need to Limit Drinking Acidic Beverages
1/15/2018
Types of Cracks Best Covered by Veneers
12/23/2017
Tooth Pain and Fevers Usually Signify a Dental Abscess
12/13/2017
Is There Any Benefit to Making Homemade Toothpaste?
11/27/2017
How Your Gag Reflex Impacts Your Dental Visits
11/17/2017
The Importance of Not Using a Hard Bristled Toothbrush
10/25/2017
The Damage That Can Come from Sucking on Candies and Cough Drops
10/15/2017
How Stress Affects Gum Disease
9/27/2017
How Long After a Cleaning Should You Wait to Eat?
9/17/2017
Why Your Toothbrush and Dishwasher Should be Best Friends
8/25/2017
Why You Should Go to the Dentist if Your Gum is Sore to the Touch
8/15/2017
Why Are People Afraid of Root Canals?
7/30/2017
Do You Brush Your Tongue Often Enough?
7/23/2017
Why Eating a Sweet Treat Could Cause Your Teeth to Hurt
6/25/2017
Why Do You Wait to Brush After Anything Acidic?
6/15/2017
There's More to Cosmetic Dentistry Than Whitening
5/30/2017
The Weather Can Affect the Way Your Teeth Feel
5/20/2017
The Beating Your Teeth Take When You Have an Oral Piercing
4/27/2017
Talking to Your Dentist About Having a Filling Replaced
4/17/2017
Why You Want to Indulge in Strawberries As A Spring Time Snack
3/30/2017
Why Chewing Vegetables is So Good for Your Oral Health
3/20/2017
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