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How to Determine if You May Have Gum Disease

September 29, 2017

How to Determine if You May Have Gum Disease

Millions of people deal with gum disease every year. In fact, it’s the most common cause of tooth loss for adults. That said, it’s common for people to not even realize they have gum disease until they experience a loose tooth or have significant pain. Why? Because there often aren’t noticeable signs of gum disease in the early stage.

That said, the sooner gum disease is diagnosed, the more easily it can be treated. Consider how it beings: When bacteria gather between your teeth and along your gums. That bacteria starts out…


Do You Know What Substances Are Most Likely to Stain Your Teeth?

September 27, 2017

Do You Know What Substances Are Most Likely to Stain Your Teeth?

No one wants stained, yellowed teeth yet many Americans have them. Even if you keep your teeth in great shape, visit your dentist regularly, and ensure your gums are healthy, it’s possible that your teeth won’t look as white as you’d like.

At . You can also keep reading to learn about some of the substances that may be causing your teeth more damage than you know.

Coffee

When…


4 Reasons You May Be Dealing with the Unsettling Taste of Blood in Your Mouth

September 25, 2017

4 Reasons You May Be Dealing with the Unsettling Taste of Blood in Your Mouth

If you bite down on your tongue hard enough that it bleeds, then you won’t be surprised by the taste of blood in your mouth. But what about when the taste is there despite no obvious injury? In some cases, it can be no big deal while in others it can be a sign of a serious health risk. Read on to learn four of the reasons you could end up with the taste of blood in your mouth, then contact …


Are You Interested in Teeth Whitening? Learn About the Two Main Options

September 22, 2017

Are You Interested in Teeth Whitening? Learn About the Two Main Options

Millions of Californians have some type of dental discoloration. Even a person who follows a perfect home oral health care routine can find that their teeth aren’t as white as they’d like them to be, thanks to the foods they eat, their aging process, or simply factors relating to their environment. The good news is that offers some innovative options for teeth whitening that can help eliminate or reduce stains and brighten your teeth.

Technically you have…


Braces for Adults: Find the Answers You’ve Been Looking For

September 20, 2017

Braces for Adults: Find the Answers You’ve Been Looking For

We often see patients who aren’t happy with their teeth but think they’re too old for orthodontics. The reality is that there’s no such thing as being too old for braces. In fact, according to the American Association of Orthodontics, around one in five orthodontic patients are older than 21. Read on to get answers about adult braces and then reach out to with any additional questions or to schedule an appointment.

It seems that adult braces are more popular than before – why is that?

It wasn’t long…


Get Answers to 5 of the Most Commonly Asked Questions About Root Canals

September 18, 2017

Get Answers to 5 of the Most Commonly Asked Questions About Root Canals

Root canals are a very common dental procedure. They’re intended to fix and save a tooth that’s been significantly damaged. This process does involve drilling and filling, and it can cause some people anxiety. At with additional questions or to…


Can Gum Disease Really Cause Heart Disease? The Link May Surprise You

September 15, 2017

Can Gum Disease Really Cause Heart Disease? The Link May Surprise You

Any time your gums bleed, it’s a good time to call your dentist for an exam and cleaning. While it’s true that it may be a simple, non-concerning reason – such as using a toothbrush that’s too hard – it’s also true that it can be a sign of something more serious.

In fact, recent research has shown that there may be a link between bleeding gums and numerous medical issues. What’s going on with your oral health may be a sign of…


Don’t Ignore the Early Warning Signs of Gum Disease

September 13, 2017

Don’t Ignore the Early Warning Signs of Gum Disease

As is true of many health conditions, gum disease doesn’t begin as a huge problem. It starts small and causes little warning signs that you may not even notice. As those symptoms get worse, and the disease gets more severe, then you may be facing some serious consequences. The good news is that if you treat gum disease before it become a huge problem, it’s typically easy to treat.

Read on to discover some of the early warning signs that you may have gum disease. If you experience any of them,…


The Big Bad Wolf: Gum Disease – Can it Be Reversed?

September 11, 2017

The Big Bad Wolf: Gum Disease – Can it Be Reversed?

While many people use the term gum disease to mean something specific, it’s actually a general term that covers a number of levels of gum problems. For example, gingivitis is the most common stage of gum disease, and it’s the earliest stage. When it’s still gingivitis, it’s a relatively minor issue can be easily treated.

On the other hand, gum disease can be used to discuss periodontitis, a more serious condition. If left untreated, periodontitis can eventually lead to losing teeth and other serious health issues. The good news…


What to Expect if You Haven’t Been the Dentist in Many Years

September 8, 2017

What to Expect if You Haven’t Been the Dentist in Many Years

Fear of visiting the dentist is common, and it’s even more likely if you haven’t been to the dentist in many years. If you’re having an issue with your teeth or gums, don’t let your fear prevent you from taking care of your health. Remember that your dental issue isn’t going to get better on its own and it’s not going to get easier or cheaper to repair. In fact, the opposite may be true.

No matter why you’ve avoided the dentist, today is the day to reach out…