Oral Health: Don't Ignore Your GumsOral Health: Don't Ignore Your Gums

About Me

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.

Tips For Removing Your Invisible Aligners

If you watched a person remove their Invisalign aligners after having them for months, it might look easy; however, many people experience a lot of problems trying to learn how to properly remove these aligners when they initially get them. While it does take a little time and practice to get used to this, you can learn how to remove them safely and easily, and here are some tips that may help you with this. Read More 

Can’t Stand Looking At Your Dull Teeth? Brighten Them With These Dental Ideas

If your tooth enamel is so dull that it makes you feel embarrassed to even smile, find ways to brighten your teeth now. Age, bad habits, and even your diet can make your teeth appear dull over time. But with the right dental care ideas, you can brighten your tooth enamel today. The following tips can help you do so. Avoid Large Amounts of Citrus Fruit You probably already know that berries, coffee, soda, and even tea can darken and dull your teeth over time. Read More 

3 Reasons For Prolonged Oral Bleeding

While mild to moderate gingival bleeding is not uncommon when you brush or floss your teeth, prolonged bleeding, or bleeding profusely from the gum tissue, is not normal. If your gums start bleeding profusely, especially when you are not brushing or flossing, visit a dental clinic. You will need the expertise of an emergency dentist who will determine the source of your bleeding and recommend an effective treatment plan. Here are three reasons for prolonged oral bleeding and what you can do about them. Read More 

Drinking With A Straw Offers Benefits For Your Mouth

Have you ever heard that using a straw to drink beverages is better than drinking things straight from a glass, can, or bottle? Using a straw is something you can do with almost any beverage you drink and switching to a straw may offer some benefits for you. Here are several things to know about drinking with a straw and the effects it may have on your oral health. Using a straw protects your teeth Read More 

How To Improve Recovery Time When Having Wisdom Teeth Removed

If your dentist had discovered that your wisdom teeth are starting to come in, they may recommend that you remove the teeth before they start causing problems. If you have concerns about the recovery process, know these ways that you can reduce the time it takes to get back to normal. Control the Bleeding It is normal to experience bleeding after having wisdom teeth removed. It is important to have clean gauze on hand so that you can help control the bleeding. Read More