22
Jan

Five Signs Of Periodontal Disease

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Good oral hygiene isn’t just about our teeth, but also about taking great care of our gums. Neglecting oral health can lead to gum disease, which if left untreated can become serious. Gum disease is very common, in fact, most adults have or have had it. It can be mild inflammation, or can be more serious, causing sore, swollen gums. If gum disease is caught early, it is easy to stop it from happening. Gum disease is caused by a buildup of plaque on the teeth. Plaque, a sticky substance, contains bacteria that can lead to gum infection and cause inflammation. It’s important to prevent plaque buildup by brushing at least twice daily, flossing every day, and seeing your dentist for regular check-ups and cleaning. Mild gum disease is called Gingivitis. If it progresses, it can turn into Periodontitis and affect more of the soft tissues in your mouth, even…

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16
Jan

Tips To Overcome A Fear Of Anesthesia

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Many of us don’t enjoy visiting the dentist, but do because we know how important it is to maintaining good oral health. However, for some, going to the dentist isn’t just unpleasant, it’s downright frightening. For those who are frightened by the prospect of a simple cleaning or check-up, having more serious dental procedures performed can be a nightmare. Since we obviously avoid the things that frighten us, people who are fearful or phobic of the dentist often have poor oral health, due to irregular dental visits, if any. Unfortunately, neglecting oral health can lead to major dental problems, such as tooth decay and gum disease, which require dental procedures that are way more frightening than a routine cleaning! For those who require dental surgery, the prospect of being under anesthesia may provide a whole new dimension of fear. The good news is that dentists are now more sensitive than…

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10
Jan

The Relationship Between Oral Health And Sinus Infections

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Those who have suffered from sinus infections know how painful and uncomfortable they can be. Since our sinuses are located so close to our mouth and teeth, the two can become closely linked, and oral infections can affect sinuses, and make sinus infections even worse. Sinus infections are usually caused by viral infections such as the flu or the common cold, but can also be caused by infection in the teeth or gums. For this reason, it’s important to examine the mouth when diagnosing a sinus infection. During a sinus infection, your sinuses become inflamed. A sinus infection may be acute, and only last a short time, usually the effect of a cold or flu, or they may be chronic, and last more than eight weeks, as well as recurring. Symptoms of sinus infection include: Pain: Sinus infections usually cause aching around the nose, forehead, eyes, or jaw. Discharge: Often,…

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2
Jan

How To Maintain Healthy Teeth And Gums

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Oral health is a big part of overall health. Having healthy teeth and gums not only has positive effects on your physical health, but also on your self-confidence, and even the way others respond to you. As we age, health problems including oral health problems become more common. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, as they say, so by starting early and building excellent oral hygiene habits, you can set yourself up for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Some find it difficult to follow a strict oral hygiene routine, especially if they aren’t used to having to. But, by being consistent and building healthy habits you can make a huge difference in your oral health, and avoid gum disease, tooth decay, tooth loss and other negative health impacts later on in life. Here are some ways you can stay on top of your oral…

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