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Category: General Dentistry

How and Why Should I Keep My Dentures Clean?

How and Why Should I Keep My Dentures Clean?

In order to enjoy the benefits of your dentures for as long as possible, it’s important to care for them properly. All it takes are a few simple steps. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), 120 million people in the US are missing at least one tooth, and over 36 million are missing all
Why Do I Keep Getting Canker Sores?

Why Do I Keep Getting Canker Sores?

Canker Sores are benign, but they can be extremely painful. Here are some ways to relieve the pain as they heal. Canker sores aren’t a serious oral problem. But if you’ve ever experienced the pain and throbbing of a canker sore, you know how difficult they can make eating and speaking, and you’ll want to
Are Your Irritated Gums Self-Induced?

Are Your Irritated Gums Self-Induced?

Everything from tobacco usage to sports-related injuries can irritate your gums. However, sometimes gum irritation is self-induced. While your teeth are the hardest substance in your body, your gums are one of your body’s softer tissues. Delicate and moist, gum tissues can be irritated by several things, from sports-related injuries to accidental falls. However, there’s
5 Possible Reasons for Your Bleeding Gums

Five Possible Reasons for Your Bleeding Gums

Lots of people experience bleeding gums, whether from an underlying ailment or vigorous oral hygiene habits. Let’s dive into some common causes! It has happened to many of us — after brushing your teeth, there’s blood in your toothpaste when you spit. Or maybe you’re flossing in between your teeth, and your gums start to
I Just Got a Filling. What Now?

I Just Got a Filling. What Now?

Getting a filling is one thing, but what happens when you leave the dental office? Get tips on keeping your mouth healthy beyond the dentist’s chair. We all know that maintaining oral health is important, but despite that, very few people escape needing tooth fillings at some point in their lives — particularly in childhood.
Everything You Need to Know About Gum Abscess Treatment

Everything You Need to Know About Gum Abscess Treatment

Gum abscesses can be painful and even dangerous. Luckily, they are easily treatable, as long as you seek help from your dentist. If you’ve noticed a loose tooth, a receding gum line, increased tooth sensitivity, pus discharge, or a lump, swelling, redness, bleeding, or pain in your gums, you might have a gum abscess. While
The Hidden Dangers of Pumpkin Spiced Lattes

The Hidden Dangers of Pumpkin Spiced Lattes

Pumpkin spice lattes may seem like a delicious fall treat, but their high sugar content and acidity can lead to some serious oral health risks.  While fall was once signalled by changing leaves and cool weather, more and more the season is harkened by the appearance of the famed Pumpkin Spice Latte on menu boards
Dry Mouth Toothpaste: Does It Actually Work?

Dry Mouth Toothpaste: Does It Actually Work?

If you have dry mouth, you may be wondering if dry mouth toothpaste actually works. The short answer is yes — as long as you pick the right one. Not only is dry mouth uncomfortable, but it can also lead to bad breath, cavities, and tooth decay. Luckily, there are a few things you can do
Dental Tape vs Dental Floss

Dental Tape vs Dental Floss

When it comes to flossing, you have options. Dental floss and dental tape are effective tools for cleaning between your teeth — as long as you know how to use them correctly. You’ve probably been hearing that you should floss each day since you were a child. From your parents to your dentists, everyone seems to
Young woman smiling with a gap between her teeth against red background

Choosing the Right Teeth Fillers For You

If you have a diastema, or a space between your teeth, several options are available to minimize or eliminate the gap. Diastemas, or spaces between teeth, are most noticeable between the upper front teeth, though they may form anywhere in the mouth. If your teeth are too small for your jawbone, your teeth may be