Why Is Fluoride Important To Your Oral Health?

There have been a growing number of patients that ask us to explain why fluoride is important in preventing cavities and to the entirety of oral health. So, in this blog we'll discuss how helpful fluoride is in protecting teeth from cavities and defending the mouth against bacteria, plaque, and gum disease. Fluoride: An Overview of Oral Support Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral compound found in water from the weathering of rocks and atmospheric emissions. It's been found to be extremely helpful in in protecting teeth from cavities and supporting good overall oral health. If you're trying to prevent cavities in adults or children, fluoride can assist in protecting the enamel on the outer surface [...]

Red Swollen Gums: What Does It Mean?

Red, swollen gums are an extremely common symptom of a deeper underlying cause. Most likely, you have gingivitis, gum disease, or even periodontitis. All of these stem from one tiny issue: bacteria and plaque buildup. But, that tiny place where the plaque begins to grow can cause exponentially more damage than its tiny little self belies. If you're noticing red, swollen gums, especially after brushing or flossing your teeth, then you should visit your Keller, TX dentist. Symptoms Connected to Red and Swollen Gums changes in the way teeth fit together on biting, or in the fit of partial dentures formation of deep pockets between teeth and gums gums that bleed during and after [...]

Gums Bleeding While Brushing or Flossing

Do you have sore, swollen or bleeding gums while flossing? When we think about dental health, our minds usually go straight to teeth, cavities, whiteness vs. yellowness, and sometimes finally gum health. Gums however, are usually the first indicator of oral health and can have an impact on your overall well-being. If you notice that your gums begin to bleed while brushing or flossing your teeth, then that's a sign of gum disease and possibly other gum problems. If you notice your gums are bleeding early on before the damage worsens, then you can prevent periodontitis and gum recession. How to Brush Your Teeth In order to properly brush your teeth, it's important to avoid [...]

Do You Grind or Clench Your Teeth?

Grinding your teeth (a.k.a. Bruxism) is fairly common for many people and while if it only happens on occasion it's not detrimental. Grinding your teeth frequently though can cause damage to the teeth and other oral health complications. If you've woken up in the morning with jaw pain or notice yourself stressed and clenching your teeth, then you might need to request a dental appointment to make sure your teeth haven't been damaged. Why Do I Grind My Teeth? It’s a general rule of thumb that if you’re grinding your teeth during the day (and often at night) that it’s due to stress and anxiety. If you suffer from bruxism during your sleep it [...]

How often do I need to go to the Dentist?

Have you ever had the question, "Do I really need to go to the dentist?" Or, maybe you've asked, "Is it necessary to go to the dentist twice annually?" Then there's the self-comforting, "Well my teeth and gums don't hurt." If any of these questions sounds like you, we'd like to share with you why we and most dentists recommend you come back in 6 months. By the way, not everyone gets that same recommendation. If you have a higher chance of getting gum disease or tooth decay, then we'll usually recommend a shorter time period. Possibly even 3 months! The History of the 6 Month Dental Recall The story goes that back in [...]

Receding Gums – Everything You Need to Know

Gum recession occurs when the gum tissue that envelops the teeth deteriorates or is otherwise pulled back. When this happens, your teeth are dangerously exposed. Gum recession can get to a level where even the roots of your teeth are exposed. The process of gum recession begins when gaps between the gum and teeth are developed, allowing bacteria to build up and cause dental diseases. Because the process of gum recession is slow and gradual, many sufferers of this common condition are unaware that their gums are receding. However, if left unchecked the surrounding tissues and bone structures that make up the teeth and gum will be significantly damaged. With enough damage, your teeth will start to fall out. [...]

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