Category Archives: Gum Care

What Are The Major Tips When Getting A Filling

Dental fillingsNormally, when you go to the dentist there are two consequences. You will say that you’re all right (although you’re certainly supposed to floss more) and in six months they’ll see you or you’ll say the dreaded word … cavity.

Don’t worry, you are not alone. Nearly 90 per cent of individuals had a void in their lives. Your dentist can take care of the hole fairly easily and with ease by bringing in a filling. And, if you are one of those people who already either had or have a hollow, here is what you need to know about fillings.

What is filling? 

Clearly put, a filling is precisely as it looks. This is a tool used to fill up the tooth with a hole called a “cavity.” These gaps may be caused by rotting of the tooth, splitting from grinding the teeth or some other form of trauma. Continue reading What Are The Major Tips When Getting A Filling

Choosing The Right Toothbrush For Your Teeth

Fun young woman with three toothbrushesEach toothbrush is almost the same, right? Fake and you may be shocked to find out why. Many dental problems may be best suited to other dentures, and others may be harder to handle on the gums, or safer off hard plaques.

You possibly never intended to pick for yourself the perfect toothbrush, but we have a number of tips to help you make the safest, most knowledgeable decision.

About The Toothbrush Bristles

There is a range of bristles out there but, for most of us, soft bristles are the way to go. Not only is this unlikely to cause irritation to your gums but also it won’t wear down the enamel on your teeth. If you need a tougher bristle, your dentist will likely let you know.

Along those lines, you also want to look for a toothbrush with a small head on it. This means that the toothbrush can more effectively reach hard-to-get places which will result in a better clean every single brush. And that’s key to good dental health: Cleaning as much of your teeth as possible and doing it on a regular basis. So next time you’re out buying a toothbrush, make sure it is the right size for your mouth. Continue reading Choosing The Right Toothbrush For Your Teeth

Periodontal Scaling and Root Planting

Mouth checkupScaling or deep washing is a no-chirurgical periodontal procedure in which the tartar, bacterial pollutants and etiological agents are removed which trigger inflammatory gum tissue and the underlying bone. The goal of scale-out and root flushing is to remove bacteria and restore support systems for the teeth to stable environments which can be safeguarded by home care and skilled assistance in our offices.

Scaling And Root Planing

Scaling or deep washing is a no-chirurgical periodontal procedure in which the tartar, bacterial pollutants and etiological agents are removed which trigger inflammatory gum tissue and the underlying bone. The goal of scale-out and root flushing is to remove bacteria and restore support systems for the teeth to stable environments which can be safeguarded by home care and skilled assistance in our offices.

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How To Know You Have Gum Disease?

Gum DiseaseThe mouth is an incredible microcosm of oral bacteria that live in tissue. The bacteria operate most often in perfect harmony with the mouth tissues, but the sour note, which is periodontal infection, often disturbs harmony.

Periodontal disease is a term that encompasses several different conditions that affect the areas around the teeth. The term comes from the Latin word “peri”, meaning around and the Greek word “odont”, meaning tooth. The term used to describe the study of the teeth and the supporting structures around them are called Periodontology. The dental specialty dedicated to the prevention and treatment of periodontal disease is called Periodontics.

The group of diseases that fall under periodontal disease all have the same end results, inflammation of the gums (gingivitis), destruction of the periodontal ligament, loss of bone support, and finally tooth loss. Of the people who develop gingivitis, 10-15% will develop more advanced periodontal disease. About 70% of the people who develop more advanced forms of periodontal disease will develop the chronic form of the disease that worsens as the patient ages. The other 30% will develop different forms and patterns of disease. Continue reading How To Know You Have Gum Disease?

How Will You Know You Have A Gum Disease?

dentist holding dental modelThe mouth is an amazing microcosm of bacteria living in the oral tissue. The bacteria mostly function in perfect harmony with the tissues of the mouth, but sometimes the sour note, which is parodontal disease, interferes with the harmony.

Periodontal disease is a term that includes various conditions affecting the areas around the teeth. The phrase comes from the Latin word “peri,” which means around and the Greek word “odont,” which means teeth. The term used to describe the study of the teeth is called periodontology and the supporting structures around them. Periodontics is the dental specialty dedicated to the prevention and treatment of periodontal disease.

The group of diseases that fall under periodontal disease all have the same end results, inflammation of the gums (gingivitis), destruction of the periodontal ligament, loss of bone support, and finally tooth loss. Of the people who develop gingivitis, 10-15% will develop more advanced periodontal disease. About 70% of the people who develop more advanced forms of periodontal disease will develop the chronic form of the disease that worsens as the patient ages. The other 30% will develop different forms and patterns of disease. Continue reading How Will You Know You Have A Gum Disease?

Keeping Your Gums Healthy

Happy smileThere are variety of different ways to maintain safe gums and daily oral hygiene. Here are few simple and practical approaches that doctors prescribe.

Intake of Vitamin C: foods rich in vitamin C can help in avoiding any gum diseases or infections. Fruits like strawberries, papayas, oranges, grapes, and lemons are rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants that are not only healthy for your body but are also beneficial for your gums. They help with the growth of body tissues and with the regeneration of bones. Rubbing lemon juice and a little bit of salt on irritated gums can also temporarily relieve pain.

Rinse with Hydrogen Peroxide: you may have heard about the benefits of using hydrogen peroxide when it comes to clean ear wax! Well, it is also useful for keeping gum infections and inflammations at bay. Mix ½ teaspoon of peroxide powder into about half a cup of water and rinse your mouth regularly with it. This method is also used in case of toothache to ease the pain. Continue reading Keeping Your Gums Healthy

What is Periodontal Disease and Pocket Depth?

GumsPeriodontal disease is highly prevalent in adults across the United States. It is important to regularly see your dentist so you can catch this condition early on and undergo proper treatment. We help patients prevent and treat gum disease, as well as educate them regarding the ways they can keep their gums healthy.

Measuring Pocket Depths
A periodontal probe is gently used to measure the sulcus (pocket or space) between the tooth and the gums. The depth of a healthy sulcus measures three millimeters or less and does not bleed. The periodontal probe helps indicate if pockets are deeper than three millimeters. As periodontal disease progresses, the pockets usually get deeper.
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How To Beat Dental Anxiety And Fear?

Patient afraid of dentist during doctor visitHow to Manage Fear and Anxiety at the Dentist

Unfortunately, there is no getting past proper dental care by a specialist. However, what is not noticed by many is that a lot of individuals suffer from anxiety and fear when visiting the dentist. What is usually a simple procedure for most people is regarded as a nightmare to others. Luckily, there are strategies that both the patient and the dentist can undertake to create a more relaxing environment to ease the patient’s fear and anxiety.

Environment

The environment that one finds themselves in influences feelings and expectations. When walking into a dental office for the first time, assess whether or not you feel comfortable, because if you aren’t comfortable in your environment, there is no chance you will feel comfortable during a dental procedure. Therefore, the first step in reducing your anxiety is to ensure that you like the environment you are in. Continue reading How To Beat Dental Anxiety And Fear?

Visit Your Periodontics For A Check-up

Happy patientVisit Your Periodontist

Many people stand the risk of getting gum disease because of poor oral hygiene. Consequently, they might need to visit a periodontist for evaluation and treatment. Most dentists can routinely treat a mild type of gum disease. However, if the gum disease is progressed to a complicated state, most dentists prefer that the patient see a specialist for an in-depth assessment. A periodontist specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of gum diseases such as periodontitis and gingivitis. Some of the services a periodontist offer include: tooth extraction; deep gum cleaning; placement of implants, root therapy; cosmetic dental procedures and any type of surgery to the jaw bone.

Having Good Oral Hygiene

Good oral Hygiene is important to maintain healthy gums and for preventing periodontal disease. When you don’t brush and floss at least twice daily, you allow plaque to build up on your teeth. Over time, the plaque turns into tartar, which leads to inflammation and eventually infection of the gums. This is known as gingivitis. Even though gingivitis is manageable and mild, if it’s not treated properly, it can become significant and permanent. Some of the signs of gingivitis include swelling of gums, soreness in gums and bleeding gums when brushing and flossing. If you have any of these symptoms, you should see a periodontist as soon as possible to discuss treatment. Continue reading Visit Your Periodontics For A Check-up

Best Ways To Keep Your Gums Healthy

Beautiful woman smileThere are several unique ways to keep your gums healthy and maintain regular oral hygiene. Here are a few easy and practical methods, prescribed by doctors.

Intake of Vitamin C: foods rich in vitamin C can help in avoiding any gum diseases or infections. Fruits like strawberries, papayas, oranges, grapes, and lemons are rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants that are not only healthy for your body but are also beneficial for your gums. They help with the growth of body tissues and with the regeneration of bones. Rubbing lemon juice and a little bit of salt on irritated gums can also temporarily relieve pain.

Rinse with Hydrogen Peroxide: you may have heard about the benefits of using hydrogen peroxide when it comes to clean ear wax! Well, it is also useful for keeping gum infections and inflammations at bay. Mix a ½ teaspoon of peroxide powder into about half a cup of water and rinse your mouth regularly with it. This method is also used in case of toothache to ease the pain. Continue reading Best Ways To Keep Your Gums Healthy