While flossing your teeth is still important, many people skip this essential part of their oral care routine. Flossing helps remove plaque and bacteria from the spaces in between your teeth that are impossible to reach with your toothbrush. Flossing can help prevent decay, gum disease, and bad breath that can come...
People need to have a tooth extracted for a variety of reasons. Whether your tooth decay has gotten to the point that an extraction is necessary, your wisdom teeth are impacted, or you have crowded teeth, sometimes extraction is the best option. Although a tooth extraction is generally a successful procedure, doing...
A gummy smile typically has too much gum tissue covering the teeth, which can lead to a smile that’s composed of mostly gums. There are many causes of gummy smile, including teeth that didn’t erupt correctly, hyperactive upper lip muscles, and improper jaw development . The lips, facial muscles, teeth, and gum tissue...
Teething can be a challenging time for baby and parents alike. Fortunately, this phase of your child’s life won’t last forever—but in the meantime, what can you do to help your baby be more comfortable?
It’s understandable that you’d want your stinky breath to go away as soon as possible. While you’re waiting to see your dentist, what can you do the meantime to have a clean and fresh smile?
Getting a prenatal care checkup from your oral health provider is just as important as keeping up with your other appointments. If you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant, this is a great time to schedule an appointment with your dentist!
An infection of the gums can be painful and threaten your oral health. But what exactly causes someone to get a gum infection? Here’s how gum infections happen and how they’re treated.
Gum disease, also referred to as periodontal disease, is a condition in which bacteria accumulate around the gumline and cause an ongoing infection. As a result of this, gum disease causes symptoms such as gum inflammation, chronic bad breath, or bleeding gums . With an estimated half of American adults over the...
Dental bridges are restorative options for people who have a tooth or several teeth missing in a row in their mouths. The bridge relies on the surrounding teeth for support and typically consists of two dental crowns on these supporting teeth with an artificial tooth in the center to fill in the...
Gum tissue has an important role to play in the oral cavity. It helps anchor the ligaments that hold our teeth in place and keeps bacteria away from our tooth roots and bones, helping to prevent infection. However, gum tissue is not immune to problems, particularly disease and irritation that can make gum...