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Month: November 2019
Author: Main Street Dental Clinics
There are lots of aches and pains that you can get in your mouth, and one of the most common that has to do with your gums is gingivitis. Gingivitis is a type of gum disease that causes your gingiva (the part of your gums right around your teeth) to be red, irritated, and painful. It can also cause your gums to swell and bleed.
We live in a world where strong healthy teeth are a prized possession so it's no wonder people go to great lengths to enhance their teeth because, after all, it's one of the first things that people often notice about us.
One-third of the U.S. population has skipped out on necessary dental treatments or preventive care due to anxiety or fear of going to the dentist. Are you one of the millions of Americans that avoid the dentist out of anxiety or embarrassment? Just know that you're not alone!
Brushing, flossing, and proper nutrition are key for good health. But good personal dental habits may not be enough to prevent dental issues and disease. To maintain good overall health, you should include consistent dental visits. Failure to do so may have dire consequences.
If you have a numb or tingling feeling in your mouth, tongue, lips or gums, it can be quite a strange and sometimes frightening experience. The good news is that a numb mouth is usually nothing to worry about and can be treated and relieved easily.
Teeth tingling is a prickling or stinging sensation in your teeth and might be accompanied by inflammation or bleeding gums. Usually, this is nothing to worry about, and your dentist will provide you with relief for the sensitivity.
It may surprise you to think of chewing gum as the sort of thing that can make your teeth healthier. After all, isn't it mostly made of sugar, the very substance that causes cavities? That's certainly true for many types of gum. But once you remove sugar from the equation, the act of chewing a piece of gum can have surprising benefits for your teeth.
When you notice your gums bleeding, it can be disturbing, but nothing to panic about. There are many reasons for bleeding gums, and some of them are completely harmless. Even if you do have a gum issue, there are a number of steps you can take to cure the problem.
Dentists use dental sedation in several types of situations in the office. While this practice may be commonplace, it can affect special needs individuals differently from the average patient. Being aware of these treatment changes can help you prepare your special needs clients before the visit.