Periodontics

Periodontics

Tackling Gingivitis

Gingivitis, or gum disease, is an oftentimes painful condition that occurs in the gums, typically due to poor dental hygiene. Every person is different, so, gingivitis can also be due to genetics or even simply having crooked teeth. Thankfully, there are many ways your dentist can help! Recognizing Gingivitis, Self-Diagnosis Gingivitis can have a range…

Dealing with Dry Mouth

Many people suffer with dry mouth daily. In many cases, drinking more liquids is the best way to get rid of this dry mouth. However, there are many people who visit the dentist with the complaint about how dry their mouth is despite drinking tons of hydrating liquids. What is the issue? How can this…

How to Brush Your Teeth

Brushing your teeth is probably a standard part of your daily routine, but chances are you aren’t following the American Dental Association’s guidelines for cleaning your teeth properly. The ADA currently recommends that you brush your teeth at minimum of two times each day – preferably morning and night or anytime you eat foods that…

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Electric Brush vs. Manual Brushes

Preventative dentistry is about more than just visiting your dentist twice yearly for an exam and thorough cleaning. In fact, the majority of your preventative care is done at-home as a part of your normal hygienic routine. Many residents use manual toothbrushes to remove debris and plaque from their teeth. However, electric brushes have become…

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How to Floss Your Teeth

Flossing is an important part of an oral hygiene routine, but research suggests that fewer than half of Americans do so daily. Flossing is simple and only takes an extra couple of minutes per day. Developing a healthy habit of flossing can prevent tooth decay and gum disease, and it may allow you to keep…

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