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Most Common Signs That You Are Not Brushing Well Enough
Posted on 10/25/2019 by Bisson Dentistry
One would think brushing teeth, it's something you really can't mess up, right? You put toothpaste on the brush, it goes in your mouth, you hit each tooth, you did well, right? Pull out an old magnifying glass and in some good lighting, take a good look at your teeth. Most who read this will be shocked by how much plaque and tarter are visible. Here are some tips between now your next visit to our office. Tips Related to Brushing The first tip related to brushing involves your toothbrush. Most people forget that a toothbrush is only good for about 90 days. After that, the bristles will begin to wilt at the end and do a poor job of removing bacteria in essence wasting time. When you purchase your brush verify it contains an ADA seal of acceptance. Gently brush your teeth, the harder you brush will not remove more bacteria. Brushing too hard can damage your gums. If you feel the need to brush your teeth after eating a meal make sure and wait for at least 30 minutes. The acids found in food soften the enamel for a short time, you can brush it off your teeth leaving them armor less against invading bacteria. Store your brush vertically, allowing for a quick dry. Tips Before and After Brushing Before brushing, it's important to thoroughly floss once per day. Any more or you'll hurt your gums. The most common reason people don't floss daily is a pain in their gums or it makes them bleed. There are many types of fosses out there like waxed or unwaxed, nylon, and rubber. The most popular being the one hand design looking like a bent letter Y. It has the string between the forks and reaches your molars easily. With daily gentle flossing sensitive or bleeding gums should go away in a week. After flossing it's time to brush the particles you've broken loose. Follow that up with an ADA approved mouthwash containing two ingredients. Fluoride for its aid in tooth decay and preventing cavities and Antimicrobials for killing bacteria that cause bad breath, plaque, gingivitis, and inflammation of the gums during early stages of gum disease. Following these tips should take you on around 6-8 minutes each day. The average American spends only 90 seconds each day on their oral health care. The time you spend in the bathroom practicing good hygiene will keep you in the recliner and out of the dentist chair. The last tip comes from the American Dental Association. See your dentist every 6 months. That is recommended for people who practice good oral care. Give our office a call, we would be happy to schedule your next oral screening....

How to Ease The Pain of an Oral Burn
Posted on 10/15/2019 by Bisson Dentistry
We all know to be careful that we don't burn our skin. However, the skin isn't the only area of your body that could potentially suffer from a burn. Your mouth could also very easily get burnt. Let's say you're in a pizza place and your delicious pizza has finally been served. You're so excited about eating it that you don't take a moment to check how hot the pizza is. You bite deep into it and you get your hard palate burnt. You could also get burnt when you sip extra hot coffee or when you eat especially hot food. The thing about your mouth is that it can take a lot. It was built to take a lot of hard foods and chew them to a pulp and also to handle foods of different temperatures. However, the mouth also has lots of sensitive tissues that can easily get injured by intense foods. That's exactly what happens when you get an oral burn. How to Avoid Dental Burns In fact, the tissues in your mouth are even more sensitive to burns than many other kinds of soft tissues in your body. The same food that can easily burn your mouth might not even cause a mark if placed on your skin. That's why you have to be extra careful when eating foods and drinking drinks of different temperatures. When to Seek Medical Assistance Once you get an oral burn, your first priority should be to alleviate the pain in the interim before you come to our offices for medical assistance. Consider taking ice cubes or cold foods like ice cream to soothe the burn. You can even have sugarless gum. Once that's done, don't hesitate and visit our offices so we can have a look at the burn and prescribe the right medication for you. Whatever you do, however, do not try to treat it yourself. Leave it to the professionals!...

Gifts That Help Promote Good Oral Health
Posted on 9/25/2019 by Bisson Dentistry
If you want to give your loved one a unique birthday, Christmas, or anniversary gift this year, consider something that will promote good oral health. We call all use help once in a while in remembering the importance of good oral health, and one of these gifts can do just that. These are a few great options. Dental Floss Nobody really enjoys flossing, and it is one step in the dental hygiene routine that many people skip. Gifting someone some dental floss is a good way to remind them of the importance of flossing. There are many varieties available, and you can choose an interesting flavor that will make the process of flossing more fun for the recipient. An Electric Toothbrush Give the gadget lover in your family a unique gift in the form of an electric or battery powered toothbrush. Depending on the brand, these brushes may play music and offer unique settings that can improve the brushing experience. A quick Google search can show you the many options available. Sugarless Gum Do you have a gum lover in your inner circle? If so, sugar free gum will be a gift that they enjoy without worry about their teeth. Acids in the mouth can devastate the enamel, but chewing on sugar free gum can help by stimulating the production of saliva. Make sure you purchase gum that contains Xylitol, an artificial sweetener that has been proven to reduce cavities. Cleaning Aids While a toothbrush and floss are the main cleaning aids that you'll need for a healthy mouth, some people like special picks to keep their mouths clean. These may be useful to people who find it hard to use traditional floss. In addition to one of these great oral hygiene gifts, encourage your loved ones to visit our office every six months for a checkup. Call us today to learn more....

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Most Common Signs That You Are Not Brushing Well Enough
How to Ease The Pain of an Oral Burn
Gifts That Help Promote Good Oral Health
How Can Hard Bristles Harm Your Teeth?
What Are White Spots That Form on Your Teeth?
Your Teeth May Be Able to Signal Oncoming Osteoporosis
Complications from a Dental Abscess to Be Aware Of
Common Reasons People Give for Not Seeing Us Every Six Months
Is Pumpkin the Best Food for Oral Health?
How to Rid Your Mouth of Tobacco Stains
Why We Look for Signs of Oral Cancer During Each Full Exam
You Still Need to Brush and Floss with Dental Implants to Avoid Gum Disease
Have You Ever Heard of a Dental Cap?
Do You Have Good Oral Health Goals?
Symptoms That Your Tooth Fractured
How Coconut Water Helps Your Body More Than Sports Drinks Can
Chewing Should Not Be a Painful Process
Can Light Colored Beverages Help You Avoid Dental Stains?
Uncommon Health Problems That Damage Your Oral Health
Top 5 Questions to Ask a New Dentist During Your First Appointment
Why You Can't Just Deal With A Slightly Broken Tooth
Which Types Of Over the Counter Mouth Guards Work Best?
You Need to Tell the Truth about Your Flossing When You Come to See Us
What to Do When You Notice Loose Teeth
How Your Oral Health Affects the Overall Health of Your Body
Can a Frenectomy Make Speaking Easier?
Breath Mints Help to Freshen Your Breath, But Do They Harm Your Teeth?
Setting Dental Goals to Accomplish Over the Next Year
Root Canals Are Safer Than Extractions in Nearly All Cases
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How Diabetes Can Cause Tooth Loss
Protecting Your Teeth When You Travel is Very Important
Could a Frenectomy Help You Speak More Clearly?
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Are Veneers Good Solutions for All Dental Imperfections?
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How Teeth Change as we Age
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