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Early Treatment is Essential for Reversing the Damage of Gum Disease
Posted on 3/23/2018 by Andrew Weber
Treating gum disease early on is the key to preventing more serious health problems in the future. The reversible part of gum disease is called Gingivitis, catching it early and treating the signs, stops the progression before it hits your bones that border your teeth. Here are the signs and symptoms of gingivitis that can be reversed and that you would want to look for. Reversible Signs and Symptoms of GingivitisHere are some common signs that gingivitis is already present in your mouth. If you smoke and you're showing signs of gingivitis, it may be a good idea to quit. Smoking increases the chance to develop gum infections, and smoking decreases the chances of healing quicker. How You, Yourself Can Reverse GingivitisPracticing great oral hygiene can and will reverse the gum disease and stop it from coming back. Brushing your teeth thoroughly twice a day with a soft-bristle toothbrush's and flossing at least once a day is the key to remove the plaque off of your teeth. If you have an old toothbrush, it is a good idea to get it replaced. When the bristles start to get old and wear down, they don't clean as thoroughly as new ones do. How We Can Reverse GingivitisGetting routine checkups are always great for your teeth and gums. We check for decay and for early signs of gum disease. We can also remove the buildup of tartar that you won't be able to do so on your own. We urge you to call us if you see any signs of gingivitis in your mouth, we can determine how bad your condition is and help you plan a treatment course that stops it from getting worse. Please don't wait, call us now!...

Calling for Help Is Important When You Experience Gum Pain
Posted on 3/13/2018 by Andrew Weber
Tooth Decay and Gum Disease, your pain may also be by an infected tooth that is abscess. It is always a good idea to call us or come in if you experience any type of tooth pain. You could also be getting a wisdom tooth in and it may need to be removed. You could have ground your teeth by accident that could also have led to the pain. It's always a good idea to practice good oral hygiene so you won't further hurt your teeth. Now we are going to talk about ways that you can treat your toothache at home, but if the tooth ache continues or gets worse please call us. Ways You Can Treat a Toothache at Home If you still have a toothache after all of this we urge you to call us and make an appointment. Please do not wait!...

What Can Cause Your Gums to Get Darker?
Posted on 1/20/2018 by Andrew Weber
Have you noticed that your gums went from a bright or even a pale pink, to a dark pink, red, or even brown? This can be a totally natural change as we age, or it can also be a symptom of another issue that your mouth may be facing. If you notice a slow change over the course of a long time, this is likely not much of a concern in most cases. However, if you notice a rapid change where your gums change from one color to another over the course of a month or less, you need to come in and see us. Gum Color Changes Need to Be MonitoredWhen you come in and see us, we make notes about the color of your gums. If they change, we also make notes of that as well. This allows us to track the slower changes that take place, naturally, over time. When you come in and see us and we notice a quick change, we then know that we need to look to see what the problem causing it might be. Sometimes gums get darker when people get gum disease. It adds extra blood right near the surface of your gum tissue, darkening the color. This often brings your gums from a light pink to a dark pink or even red color. If your gums are struggling with something like oral cancer, it can cause changes in the color of your gums, as well. One of the top signs that you have oral cancer is changes in the color of the tissues of your mouth. Sometimes the tissue turns brown, or it can even turn black. Do not hesitate to contact us if your gums change color. We will do whatever we can to help get your mouth back on a healthy track....

All Posts:

Early Treatment is Essential for Reversing the Damage of Gum Disease
Calling for Help Is Important When You Experience Gum Pain
What Can Cause Your Gums to Get Darker?
Stopping Your Gums from Receding More
Who Needs to Consider Crown Lengthening?
Where the Pain Comes from When You Have an Abscess
How Smoking Impacts Dental Implants
Is Using the Wrong Toothbrush Decreasing Your Gum Health?
Ways of Keeping the Jaw Bone Strong During Gum Disease Treatment
Top Things to Do to Help with Bleeding Gums
What Are the Benefits of Getting Your Crowns Lengthened?
What Alcohol Does to the Mouth
Times Where a Ridge Augmentation May Become Necessary
Juice Has an Effect on Gum Disease, Too
What to Rinse Your Mouth with When Your Gums Start to Bleed
What a Missing Tooth Does to Your Leftover Gum Tissue
How Your Weight and Your Gums are Connected
Diagnosing Gum Disease
How Young is Too Young for Dental Implants?
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