Bleeding Gums Causes

The Most Common Cause Bleeding gums are most often caused by the millions of bacteria in plaque. It is commonly found at or around the gum line. If not taken care of, it can lead to gingivitis. Gingivitis, a mild form of gum disease, may require treatment and improved oral hygiene to help eliminate it. If left untreated, bleeding gums …

Teens and Their Oral Health

Teenagers are often busy with school, jobs, sports and social activities that they don’t find the time to brush. They also tend to eat a lot of junk food and sugary drinks. Combine the two and you’ve got a situation ripe for tooth decay! Approximately 80% of adolescents have had at least one cavity by age 19. Here are a …

Treatments for Nerve Pain

There are a few different dental procedures that can help you get out of pain. This depends on the cause of discomfort and the health status of your tooth. Fillings, root canals, and sometimes an extraction are a few of the most common treatments. Fillings: If your pain is caused by a small cavity, a filling would be the most …

Extractions

What is it and what is it used for? A tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. If a tooth is damaged or broken your dentist will try to save the tooth with a crown, filling, or other treatment. However, if there is too much damage to the tooth it may not be …

Understanding Dry Mouth

The Importance Of Saliva A healthy adult produces about three pints of saliva each day. It plays a very important part in maintaining your physical and oral health. Don’t hesitate to talk to your dentist if you do suffer from dry mouth. Saliva serves many purposes. It can help your body digest using the enzymes it contains and can also …

Fun Facts About Saliva

Here are just a few fun facts you can learn from, considering the fact it plays a big role in your oral health.   – You could potentially produce enough saliva to fill two bathtubs a year! Saliva production varies depending on the person, but on average most people produce about .7 liters of saliva per day which is enough …

Tooth Decay

How Your Teeth Decay In order for bacteria to multiply and live, it must have food! Eating sugary foods, or even starches like rice, feed the bacteria. Acids will produce and may dissolve your tooth enamel (outer layer of the tooth). Types of Decay Children can get a type of decay we call early childhood caries, or baby bottle tooth …

Keeping Your Toothbrush Clean and Effective

Keeping Your Toothbrush Clean and Effective

We all aim to have clean teeth and healthy smiles. The tool that makes this all possible? Your toothbrush. Since effective and diligent tooth brushing is the gateway to good oral health, it’s crucial that we are doing all we can to keep our toothbrush – our key dental hygiene tool – clean and in good condition. This is why …

Here’s to a Clean Mouth

Did you know that the only time your mouth is bacteria free is at birth?   It’s true… Within a few hours after entering into this bacteria-filled world, a normal flora in our mouths will begin to develop.   We then start our lifelong relationship with these little critters.  A mature mouth is inhabited by 500 to 1000 different types of bacteria, …