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Why You Should Look Forward to It If You Need a Root Canal
Posted on 11/30/2018 by Alyce
If you have been neglecting that painful tooth, you could be setting yourself up for more severe dental problems. It's never a good idea to ignore tooth pain because it can develop into something that takes longer to treat and costs more money in the end. A root canal is often seen as a painful procedure to avoid at all costs and many people who have this misconception put it off for longer than they should. The first thing to point out is that if we treat you as soon as you feel pain, the procedure is generally shorter and painless. Secondly, root canals are not as bad as people make them out to be. What is a Root Canal? A root canal is a dental procedure where our dentist cleans out an infection in the inner layers of your teeth. This is one of the most common techniques, and we consider it as routine as filling a cavity. Our dentist drills a tiny hole to reach the root of the affected tooth. We then clean and drain the infection using a special solution and seal the hole with a tooth-colored resin material. When done correctly, a root canal will protect your tooth for many years. Getting a Root Canal is Good for You When you've had tooth pain for a long time, you know it's time to call our office so we can take care of you. If you think you may need a root canal, you may be afraid of the procedure, but we are here to reassure you. You will feel no pain during the root canal because we will numb you with a local anesthetic. You may feel some pressure, but that is all. Once the effects of the anesthetic subside, you may feel some discomfort, but those will be nothing compared to the pain you had before and should diminish rather quickly in the following days....

What You Drink Can Ruin Your Breath
Posted on 11/20/2018 by Alyce
When we think about what causes bad breath, we often get images of onions, garlic, and other stinky foods. However, drinks can also cause bad breath, so it is important to make good decisions with your beverages. The Dreaded Coffee Breath Coffee is high in sulfur compounds, and that is one of the reasons that we ended up with the dreaded “coffee breath” after our morning cup. Coffee is also highly caffeinated, which dries out the mouth and slows down saliva production. A lack of saliva is as a major culprit for bad breath, as the saliva is necessary to rinse off food particles and bacteria from the teeth. Another reason that coffee leaves you with bad breath is its strong odor. Coffee usually smells stronger than it tastes. When combined with other foul-smelling odors from foods and drinks, you can be left with terrible breath. Preventing Coffee Breath Fortunately, terrible coffee breath isn't inevitable. You can stop it before it starts by drinking water while you sip on your morning brew. You can also pair coffee with an odor-neutralizing breakfast, including apple slices or a plain piece of bread. Brushing and flossing your teeth, taking special care to brush the bacteria off of the tongue, will also help to rid your mouth of stinky odors. If brushing your teeth isn't an option after your morning cappuccino, try chewing some sugar-free gum. Options that contain Xylitol will stimulate saliva production to wash away any odor-causing germs. Plus, with flavors like mint and cinnamon available, that stale taste will leave your mouth, too. Whether you suffer from halitosis or the occasional stint of bad breath, it is important to have your oral health examined regularly. Give us a call today to set up your next appointment for a cleaning and evaluation....

Is Chewing Gum Actually Helpful for Improving Oral Health?
Posted on 10/25/2018 by Alyce
Imagine for a moment that you are standing in the checkout line of your local grocery store. There are so many candies, treats and snacks just tempting you, but you're resisting the urge to purchase any of these sugary treats. Although you want one, you know deep down inside that they're bad for your teeth. We have good news for you; chewing certain types of gum can actually improve your overall oral health. Most people believe that like most sugary treats, chewing gum can damage your teeth, however, chewing gum can actually improve your oral health! What Does Gum Do? Don't channel your inner skeptic just yet, let us tell you why chewing gum is good for your oral health. When you chew, you naturally increase the flow of saliva in your mouth. When you're chewing gum after every meal, the increased saliva flow helps to neutralize and wash away the acids and bacteria in your mouth. Essentially, chewing gum is rinsing the bacteria and plaque from your teeth and mouth. All Gum Is Not Created Equal When choosing what gum you want to chew, aside from personal taste, it's important to remember that you need to choose a sugar free gum. Sugar may get the saliva flowing in your mouth, but the sugary gum is counterproductive as the bacteria in your mouth will feed on the sugar. Choosing a chewing gum that contains a sugar replacement Xylitol is important. It's a naturally occurring sweetener that has been shown to reduce the amount of bacteria in your mouth. So next time you're craving that something sweet, don't hesitate to reach for your favorite sugar free gum! Your smile will thank you! Please call or stop by our office today to get more information on how you can keep your smile healthy for years!...

All Posts:
Why You Should Look Forward to It If You Need a Root Canal
What You Drink Can Ruin Your Breath
Is Chewing Gum Actually Helpful for Improving Oral Health?
Is Brushing and Flossing Different with a Bridge?
Best Options to Drink for a Healthy Mouth
Besides Flossing, How Can You Get Items Out from Between Your Teeth?
Greens You Want to Eat for Improved Oral Health
Good Oral Health Saves You Time and Money
Signs Your Tooth May Be Decaying from the Inside
How Dental Chips Can Ruin Your Oral Health
Do Dental Bridges Need Any Special Cleaning?
Do Canker Sores Damage Your Oral Health?
Foods That Make Your Breath Smell Better
Flossing Needs to Be Done Gently
Is There Any Reason to Fear Having a Cavity Filled?
How to Keep Dental Bonding Looking Like New
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