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Oral Health: Don't Ignore Your Gums

When you go to your dentist, you are likely concerned about cavities and the stains on your teeth. If you are like me, then you probably never thought much about your gums. Unfortunately, this caused me to form a serious gum recession condition. My dentist said that hard brushing practices, poor flossing techniques, and even the consumption of sugary foods led to the recession. After some deep scaling treatments, I was informed that I needed a gum graft procedure. The gums are extremely important to your health. They provide your teeth with the nutrients they need and they protect the sensitive dental roots. The gums even keep bacteria away from your jaw bone. Don't ignore your gums like I did. Read my blog and learn about proper oral care techniques. Prevention practices can easily save your gums from necessary restoration.

How A Mouth Guard Works For Sleep Apnea

If you struggle with feeling rested after sleeping all night and you snore while you sleep, there is a good chance you might be living with a sleep disorder that dentists and doctors call sleep apnea. This condition, if mild, can be treated with the use of a mouth guard. You can purchase one of these in stores or online, or you can have one custom-made for you. If you are thinking about purchasing an over-the-counter mouth guard, here are a couple of things to know. Read More 

A Pain In The Nerve: How To Deal With Dental Nerve Pain

There can be a myriad of reasons why you perceive pain in your mouth. A visit to the dentist is sure to clear up any doubts as to the source, but you might want to consider the possible causes of tooth pain in the meantime. Read on to find out why teeth hurt and what to do about it. Decay – In most cases, you probably have a cavity. You might not even be able to see it by peering into your mouth, but you will definitely feel it. Read More 

Blunders to Avoid When Whitening Your Teeth

You can whiten your teeth effectively and safety a home if you go about it the right way. For starters, make sure you don't make any of these mistakes with your DIY teeth whitening. Avoiding Dental Consultation DIY whitening doesn't mean that the dentist doesn't have a role in the process. You need to consult the dentist first even if you intend to bleach your teeth at home. Here are some of the specific benefits you will get from the consultation: Read More 

Considering Dental Implants? 3 Things To Know

Losing a tooth or multiple teeth can have a major impact on your life. Missing teeth affect more than just your appearance. Even the loss of just one or two teeth can change the way you speak and have an impact on the way you eat. More than 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, making tooth loss far more common than many realize. If you are missing teeth, there are a variety of tooth replacement options to consider, including bridges and dentures. Read More 

What Happens to the Hole in Your Gums & Jaw After a Tooth Extraction?

During a tooth extraction, your dentist breaks up the tooth and then pulls it in pieces from your jaw. Do not worry; you will be numbed and/or sedated for the procedure, so you will not feel a thing. After, there is a hole in your jaw bone and a hole in the soft tissue of your gums. If you are worried about the holes, here is some information on what happens after the tooth is out to help alleviate your concerns. Read More