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You Need to Tell the Truth about Your Flossing When You Come to See Us
Posted on 11/30/2018 by Bisson Dentistry
The American Dental Association recommends flossing at least once a day, but we know that for many people, this is a challenge. That's why some of our patients come in for their cleanings and are not completely honest about their flossing habits. We want you to be truthful about how much you floss so that we know how to best help you. Flossing is Critical for Good Oral Health Flossing plays an important role in the prevention of gum disease and tooth decay. Plaque builds up around the gum line and between the teeth where your toothbrush won't reach. Failure to floss will allow bacterial buildup that can wreak havoc on your mouth. We Can Tell if You Don't Floss For the most part, lying about your flossing habits is unnecessary, because we can tell whether or not you floss by the condition of your teeth. When plaque isn't removed immediately, it turns into a substance called tartar, and this hard material cannot be removed by any type of at-home oral hygiene. We'll need to use specialized tools to remove it. We Can Help Flossing is relatively easy, and we can show you how to do it so that it is painless and comfortable. If you have dexterity issues, we can recommend a pre-threaded flosser or other tools to make the process easier. Otherwise, you'll simply need to wrap about 18 inches of floss around your middle fingers. Work the floss gently between the teeth in a back and forth motion and be sure to move on to a new section of floss for each space. The next time you come in to see us for a dental cleaning, please know that you can be honest with us about your oral hygiene. We want to help you maintain a healthy mouth and beautiful smile, and to do that, we need an accurate picture of how you care for your teeth....
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What to Do When You Notice Loose Teeth
Posted on 11/20/2018 by Bisson Dentistry
Loose teeth are common and generally nothing to worry about during childhood, but a loose tooth as an adult may be the sign of a major issue. These are some of the treatment plans for loose permanent teeth. Tooth Splinting With tooth splinting, a splint is bonded to the enamel of the loose tooth, and it is then attached to an adjacent, stable tooth. This gives the gum tissue time to heal, and eventually, the tooth will tighten up in the socket. If gum disease is the cause of your loose tooth, we will generally do a deep cleaning treatment prior to splinting. Deep cleaning can eliminate bacteria pockets that may result in infections between the tooth and the gums, causing it to loosen. Without this treatment, even splinting may not help to secure the tooth. Treating Bruxism For some people, loose teeth are the result of grinding teeth at night. Known as bruxism, this condition places excessive force onto the teeth, and with time, they could shift positions and even feel loose in the mouth. One of the most common treatment options for bruxism is to wear a night guard, and we can create a custom-fitted guard that will protect your teeth. Call Us for an Appointment Loose teeth could be the sign of a serious problem, such as severe gum disease. For this reason, you should give our office a call to set up an appointment. We will inspect your mouth, gums, and teeth to determine the severity of the problem, and we can identify – and treat – the cause. Ultimately, acting quickly and getting in to see us promptly can save your teeth. Whether you've noticed a problem, or it is simply time for your next dental checkup, give our office a call. We can't wait to help you improve your oral health....
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How Your Oral Health Affects the Overall Health of Your Body
Posted on 10/20/2018 by Bisson Dentistry
You have probably heard that your oral health is critical to the overall health of your body. Dentistry is more than just making sure your cavities are filled, and your teeth are clean. Sometimes we are the first ones who detect an underlying health condition that needs treatment. If you think about it, it will make sense. The mouth is where everything starts. What you put in your mouth when you eat will result in a health or not so healthy body. If you eat junk food five days a week, you will see the results in your fitness level and overall health. How Oral Health Affects Your Body Having good oral health habits such as visiting us twice a year, brushing and flossing daily, and eating healthy foods is very important for a healthy body. If you don't take care of your teeth, you could suffer from conditions that not only affect your mouth but can have severe consequences for the rest of your body. For example, allowing a tooth infection such as an abscess to develop without seeking treatment can be life-threatening. Also, if you are a smoker and you don't come to see us regularly, you are at an increased risk for oral cancer. Moreover, many other conditions can be the result of not receiving regular dental exams. Such is the case for gum disease which can put you at a higher risk for diabetes and make the condition more difficult to treat because of blood sugar control disruption. The same goes for cardiovascular disease which could be the result of gingivitis or inflammation of the gums. Some studies suggest that inflammation in the gums may also cause inflammation in other parts of the body including arteries. Finally, severe cases of gum disease could contribute to preterm deliveries in pregnant women. As you can see, your oral health affects the overall health of your body and in many cases promote serious illnesses. Please call us to make an appointment for your next dental examination now....
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All Posts:
You Need to Tell the Truth about Your Flossing When You Come to See Us
11/30/2018
What to Do When You Notice Loose Teeth
11/20/2018
How Your Oral Health Affects the Overall Health of Your Body
10/20/2018
Can a Frenectomy Make Speaking Easier?
9/30/2018
Breath Mints Help to Freshen Your Breath, But Do They Harm Your Teeth?
9/20/2018
Setting Dental Goals to Accomplish Over the Next Year
8/30/2018
Root Canals Are Safer Than Extractions in Nearly All Cases
8/20/2018
Strep Throat and Your Toothbrush - What To Know
7/20/2018
How Diabetes Can Cause Tooth Loss
7/10/2018
Protecting Your Teeth When You Travel is Very Important
6/23/2018
Could a Frenectomy Help You Speak More Clearly?
6/13/2018
Announcing Our First Annual Free Event
6/11/2018
Are Veneers Good Solutions for All Dental Imperfections?
5/23/2018
A Healthy Mouth Saves You Money
5/13/2018
How Teeth Change as we Age
4/23/2018
How Often do you Need to Replace Your Toothbrush Head
4/13/2018
Medications Known for Causing Tooth Stains
10/30/2010
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