Periodontal disease is common and, in the early stages, it is also very treatable. Conversely, it can be easy to develop issues with your gums. Some people are at a higher risk for periodontal disease than others – but everyone has some level of risk. You can look at your family history, daily oral hygiene routine, and lifestyle to get a better idea of your level of risk for developing periodontal disease.Read More
Routine dental care is about much more than keeping your teeth looking white. Routine dental care can actually protect your oral health in a number of ways. Getting to those appointments twice per year can provide you with benefits all year long. Three important ways that routine dental care protects your oral health is by removing plaque and tartar, catching signs of decay early on, and identifying gum disease in the early stages.Read More
If your teeth and gums are currently healthy – congratulations! It takes effort to keep your teeth healthy over the long-run. Some people are blessed with good genetics and seem to be able to maintain good oral health without much effort. The reality is, however, that even if you do have good genetics when it comes to your teeth there are still steps you need to take in order to maintain your good oral health. These steps include being consistent with your daily oral care routine, seeing your dentist on a regular basis, and eliminating habits that harm your teeth.Read More
If you start teaching your kids good oral hygiene habits at a young age, you can put them on a path toward life-long oral health. Some actions become so engrained that it just doesn’t feel right not to complete them. Have you ever noticed that it is difficult to fall asleep if you go to bed before brushing your teeth? If so, it means that you have so firmly established the habit of brushing your teeth before bed that it feels wrong not to follow through. When it comes to teaching your kids about oral hygiene, the goal is to get the good habits so ingrained that they continue them throughout life.Read More
Taking care of your oral health can feel like a routine task. And, as with any routine task, it is easy to let parts of your oral hygiene routine start to slip over time. Allowing your oral hygiene routine to slip can have serious consequences. Fortunately, following a few simple tips can help you stay on track and improve your overall oral hygiene.
Many people experience bleeding gums every time they floss. But just because this is a common issue does not make it a normal issue. Your gums should not bleed every time you floss. In order to fix this problem, you need to understand what causes your gums to bleed when you floss and what steps you can take to get the health of your gums back on track.Read More