Do you notice your gums appear to be bleeding after you brush and floss your teeth? It is more common than you probably realize. Most people likely experience this from time to time. Most of the time, it is nothing to be concerned about. It can happen if something becomes stuck between your teeth and makes the area sore, for example if a kernel becomes lodged after eating popcorn. The problem arises when the gums continue to bleed daily, indicating there is an underlying issue that needs to be corrected. Some possible causes of bleeding gums can include:
Are you due for a visit to our office? We know that life is busy and it can be easy for time to get away from you. As we get older, it seems like time moves faster than ever. We encourage our patients to visit us at least twice per year for a routine hygiene examination and cleaning. During these visits, we inspect the state of your oral health and make treatment recommendations as needed. One of the best ways to avoid additional treatments is with your oral hygiene routine. We only see our patients for a short amount of time each year, so the bulk of our patients’ oral care lands on their shoulders. Are you using proper oral care routines to ensure your oral health is where it should be? Read on to see.
Did we recommend a dental treatment the last time you visited our office and you have delayed scheduling your appointment? We know that the past few months have been hectic with the holidays and the start of the new year. It seems like life is constantly busy and there is always something new to take up free time whether it be work, school, extra-curricular activities, or social commitments. With the start of the new year, it is important to evaluate your oral health. Delaying needed dental treatments can lead to more severe problems. If you experience dental anxiety or fear, we never want your feelings to hold you back from getting the care you need. Read on to learn about the importance of scheduling your appointments and how we can help if you are nervous.
There is a common misconception that older people typically end up with some form of tooth replacement such as dentures. Thanks to endless images of older adults with gummy smiles, many would believe that to be true. The real truth is that your teeth are designed to last a lifetime. Dental enamel, the outside covering of your teeth, is the strongest substance in your body. If you care for your teeth by maintaining proper oral health, you can live your life with no dental health concerns. Although, as you age, it becomes even more important for you to maintain your hygiene examinations every six months as well as continue to clean your teeth properly. We want to share some oral symptoms that you should be mindful of as you age.
When was the last time you visited our office for a hygiene examination and dental cleaning? If you can’t recall or it has been quite awhile, we want you to call and schedule your next appointment today. Believe it or not, we understand everyone is busy, especially with everything going on during the past year. It seems like schedules are constantly changing, and it has been easy to forget to schedule your appointment, or maybe you needed to cancel your appointment and haven’t rescheduled. No matter the reason, delaying hygiene visits and needed treatments can cause major consequences. Read on to find out more.
Have you noticed a difference with your oral health and can’t quite put your finger on what might be causing the problem? A number of patients who maintain proper oral hygiene and continue to visit our office regularly are experiencing symptoms with their teeth and jaw that are a mystery. We know what the potential problem might be and the answer may surprise you. Continue reading to learn more about what might be causing your unexplained dental health concerns.
Do you dream of improving your smile and straightening your teeth, but are unsure which option would be beneficial to you? Or perhaps you don’t even know where to begin, feel very overwhelmed, and are not sure if it is a waste to pursue treatment at your age.
We all know that tooth decay can cause numerous negative effects for your oral health. Without treatment, decay can lead to severe cavities, worn enamel, discomfort, infection, and even tooth loss. Did you know there is another area in your mouth that needs just as much monitoring and affects almost half of the adults in the United States?
When you think of the month of October, your first thoughts probably go to crisp, cool mornings, Halloween decorations, and pumpkin spice everything. But did you know that there is something else that happens in October? October is Dental Hygiene Month, which means it’s a great time to review some practices that can help improve your dental health. Check out some simple ways to make sure that your teeth stay healthy.
When the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are but a memory, and one year ends and another begins, it’s natural to think of all possibilities to improve our lives in the coming year. For many of us that means dusting off our New Year’s resolutions from the previous year and either renewing our pledge to do better this time or making a completely new list of promises to be the best 2.0 version of ourselves.