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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.

Three Reasons Laughing Gas Is The Perfect Choice For Dental Sedation

If you need to have a more involved dental procedure, such as an implant placement or wisdom tooth extraction, your dentist is likely to recommend that you're sedated during the procedure. Though there are several types of sedation regularly used in dentistry – including pills, inhaled sedation, and IV sedation, in many cases, inhaled sedation – also known as laughing gas – is the ideal choice. Here are a few reasons you should learn more about dental sedation: Read More 

3 Causes Of A Soft Tissue Lump Near Your Molar Teeth

Molars are the rearmost teeth on your upper and lower jaw. These wide teeth with multiple cusps are responsible for the grinding function during chewing. Did you recently notice a swollen area near the molars? Contact your dentist for an appointment to discuss potential causes and treatments. What are some of the potential causes and treatments for a soft tissue lump near your molar teeth? Impacting Wisdom Tooth The rearmost molars are the wisdom teeth, which erupt during the teenage to young adult years. Read More 

Root Canal Aftercare

Having a root canal is often a painful process, and aftercare is something that many people struggle with. Most people treat this as similar to a cavity, when in fact you should be treating as you would after surgery. Immediate aftercare Immediate aftercare is essential to the immediate healing of your tooth. First and foremost, to prevent yourself from doing any extra damage, don't eat or drink anything until the numbness wears off. Read More 

Helpful Flossing Tips When You Have Dental Implants

As your dentist has probably been telling you your whole life, flossing is very important. Without flossing, you can't fully get rid of debris and food particles that end up in-between your teeth. Although flossing is always important, it can be even more important when you have a dental implant. However, you do have to be careful about how you do it if you don't want to cause damage to your implant. Read More 

What’s The Deal With All These Dental Flosses?

When the time comes to buy dental floss at your local drugstore, you may feel overwhelmed at the different options to choose from on the shelf. Some may seem like a good alternative that is going to make your flossing better, and others you shouldn't be using at all, depending on your individual dental needs. By understanding the differences between these flossing products you can make sure you don't purchase the wrong thing. Read More