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Reasons to Replace a Toothbrush Before It Gets Worn Out

Posted on 7/23/2020 by Lemond Hunter
Many people don't replace their toothbrush until it shows visible signs of wear. While this is responsible behavior and should be encouraged, there are other reasons to swap that toothbrush out that may not be as obvious! It Is Loaded With Bacteria The idea of brushing your teeth is to remove harmful bacteria that are clinging to your teeth and so naturally, you don't want your toothbrush to carry said bacteria! There are different ways a toothbrush can accumulate bacteria and one of the most common is improper storage that allows bacteria from the toilet to cling to an exposed toothbrush. The next is allowing someone else's toothbrush to touch yours. And finally, brushing while sick. If you suspect that your toothbrush has been contaminated, it is best to swap it out! It Is Low Quality If you are using the absolute most bottom of the barrel toothbrush, you may be doing your mouth a disservice! Many ultra-cheap toothbrushes use hard bristles that are harmful to your enamel. The recommended bristle is a soft, rounded type; this is more than enough to properly clean your teeth. Many like to brush as if they are removing dried food off of dishes, but teeth require a gentle approach. The Toothbrush Does Not Feel Right When Using It On top of the bristle type, ergonomics play a role in the quality of a toothbrush. Many modern toothbrushes are opting for a diamond-shaped head which provides an easier clean by letting you reach the hard-to-get areas without trouble. An ADA accepted toothbrush can be found pretty much anywhere, and we recommend that one of them be your daily toothbrush of choice! For Help Picking Out a Toothbrush, Call Us! If you would like to see how your oral health is currently doing, please don't be afraid to schedule an appointment by calling our office! Part of a healthy mouth is keeping up to date on its condition....
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What Is Oral Thrush

Posted on 7/7/2020 by Lemond Hunter
Oral thrush is a relatively common condition among infants, toddlers, and sometimes teens and adults. It is a yeast infection caused by Candida Albicans. It causes white or bright yellow bumps to appear on the tongue or inner cheeks. It is considered a mild infection and can be easily treated, especially in the early stages, but it can also develop and cause a host of unpleasant symptoms. Is Oral Thrush Dangerous? For people with healthy immune systems, oral thrush typically can be resolved with regular brushing and flossing. In most instances, thrush isn't something to panic about, but it is something to keep an eye on since it can progress to severe levels. If oral thrush ends up developing further, it can cause symptoms such as soreness, difficulty swallowing, bleeding, and either a bad taste in the mouth or loss of taste. It is important to keep an eye out for these symptoms, both in yourself and little ones. Those with compromised immune systems can potentially have the infection spread to other parts of the body. In addition to this, oral thrush is contagious and those who have it should not have their mouths in contact with anyone else to prevent it from spreading to others. When To See Us As mentioned earlier, oral thrush doesn't cause symptoms at first, in fact, it is possible to not even realize you ever had it and it just goes away on its own. But if the condition has developed into further stages and you are experiencing the symptoms mentioned, then it is time to get professional assistance to treat it to protect yourself and/or others. If you are needing to schedule an appointment with us to help fight oral thrush, simply call the number provided and we will book an appointment for you....
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Is Scaling and Root Planing a Painful Process?

Posted on 6/22/2020 by Lemond Hunter
If you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease, you may have all kinds of questions. You may be worried about saving your teeth and gums. You might also be worried about the effect gum disease might have on your mouth. You could be worried about possible pain from gum disease cleanings. We have the answers for you, and we hope more information will help you understand that scaling and root planing means less pain for your mouth, not more. What Is Gum Disease? Gum disease is a bacterial infection. The bacteria in your mouth can cause a gum infection. In the early stages, gum disease can be treated with better oral hygiene habits, a toothpaste that fights periodontal disease, and visits to us. If gum disease is left untreated, it will get worse. In stages two and three of the disease, spaces between the teeth and gums will begin to develop. These spaces- called pockets- lead to even more infection for your gums. What is Scaling and Root Planing? If left untreated, gum disease can cause excessive infections, and loss of teeth or bone in the jaw. In fact, more people lose teeth to gum disease than any other cause. One way that we can treat gum disease is through scaling and root planing. Although the name sounds horrible, it is actually a deep clean of your teeth below the gumline, as well as your gums. The procedure, because it is so thorough, can be painful. If you are worried about the pain, please talk with us. There are all sorts of medication we can use to make you feel more relaxed and pain free prior to the cleaning. If we can make the deep cleaning pain free, you are more apt to visit us frequently to get your teeth cleaned. Are you worried about your teeth, and you worry about scaling and root planing? Give us a call and let us help you with your dental cleaning....
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All Posts:

Reasons to Replace a Toothbrush Before It Gets Worn Out
7/23/2020
What Is Oral Thrush
7/7/2020
Is Scaling and Root Planing a Painful Process?
6/22/2020
Why Homeopathic DIY Dental Solutions Should Be Avoided
6/8/2020
Have you Ever Heard of Dental Debridement?
3/20/2020
How Rinsing with a Mouthwash After Brushing Benefits Your Teeth
3/10/2020
How the Sinuses Can Lead to Pain in the Upper Jaw and Teeth
2/20/2020
Are Your Teeth Causing Your Migraines?
2/10/2020
Do People Eating Low Carb Diets Have To Worry About Extra Dental Problems?
1/20/2020
Does Seaweed Do Anything to Boost Oral Health When It Is Part of Your Diet?
1/10/2020
Do You Really Need to Get Annual X-Rays?
12/20/2019
Dangers of Letting Your Mouth Dry Out
12/10/2019
Can You Feel When a Dental Filling Becomes Loose?
11/20/2019
Best Filling Options for Front Teeth with Cavities
11/10/2019
Why Do Athletes Tend to Get More Gum Disease?
10/20/2019
Are There Secrets to Always Having Pleasant Breath?
10/10/2019
Top Reasons We Use Suction Tools When Cleaning Your Teeth
9/20/2019
Times Where You Need to Get Panoramic X-rays
9/10/2019
Oral Health Changes You Can Start Making Today
8/20/2019
How to Eat When You Have a Toothache Until We Can See You
8/10/2019
Understanding the Importance of Biofilm
7/20/2019
Uncommon Causes of Bad Breath
7/10/2019
Did You Know We Can Help When You Decide to Quit Smoking?
6/20/2019
Dental Implants Can Greatly Boost Confidence
6/10/2019
Should You Brush Your Teeth in Circles or Lines?
5/20/2019
How to Keep Your Lips from Cracking?
5/10/2019
Can Crowns Become Loose?
4/20/2019
Best Ways to Learn How to Be Proactive About Your Oral Health
4/10/2019
Loose Teeth as an Adult Signifies a Problem with Your Oral Health
3/20/2019
Let Us Help You When You Have Dental Questions Instead of Looking Them Up Online
3/10/2019
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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