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How to Protect Teeth When You Get Sick
Posted on 6/15/2019 by Alyce
When you get sick, there is likely a lot on your mind as far as your recovery, but make sure that your dental hygiene stays at the top of the list. Even though you feel unwell, you still need to take steps to protect your teeth while you are ill. Don't Forget to Brush and Floss When you are sick, you probably want to stay in bed and watch Netflix all day. While rest is essential to a swift recovery, you can't forget about your oral hygiene. To protect your teeth, make sure to brush at least twice per day and floss daily. Don't Brush Immediately After Vomiting After you throw up, you may be tempted to brush right away in order to get that foul taste out of your mouth. However, this can actually harm your teeth, as vomit is highly acidic. Brushing while these acids are in your mouth could actually damage the enamel, so instead, rinse your mouth out with water. Wait about 30 minutes before you brush. Stay Hydrated If you are experiencing a sore throat, cold, or sinus issues, you may notice that your mouth feels dry. Staying hydrated by sipping on water throughout the day will both help your recovery and will protect your teeth. Dry mouth is a major risk factor for tooth decay, but keeping your mouth well-lubricated can protect your teeth. Rinse with Salt Water Rinsing your mouth out with salt water is another helpful tip to care for your mouth when you are sick. This activity will rid your mouth of bacteria and other germs before they have a chance to impact your gums and teeth. If you are recovering from an illness and are concerned about your teeth, please give our office a call. We will perform a cleaning and thorough examination to ensure your teeth are in optimal condition....

Why You Should Expect to Drool More with a New Set of Dentures
Posted on 5/25/2019 by Alyce
Whether it is because of injury or decay, you may be facing the fact that it is time for you to get a set of dentures. One of the things we commonly hear from patrons with new dentures is concern that there is increased drooling when dentures are placed. This is completely normal, although we do recognize it can be an annoying inconvenience while your mouth adjusts to having new dentures. Increased Saliva Flow As tempting as it may be to remove your dentures to stop the excessive saliva flow, the first thing we recommend is that you continue wearing them. We recognize that this can be difficult because excessive saliva can be unpleasant, so here are a few tips that can help you get through this transition. Keep in mind that in the first two or three weeks, your body and mouth are adjusting to dentures and that excessive drool and saliva is completely normal. Just because you are drooling more does not mean that there is a complication. If you continue to have excessive drooling after about three weeks, call our office and we can make sure everything is fitting well in your mouth. Find some distractions to help you keep your mind off of your new dentures. It may seem a little silly, but the more you think about your new dentures, the more you focus on them. This can increase your anxiety, and this can lead to even more drooling. Relax, breathe and find something to keep your mind off of the dentures. If you're drooling is extreme, do give us a call as in some cases we can prescribe medication that will help control the drooling. If you have any questions or concerns about your new dentures, please do not hesitate to call our office....

You Need to Make Sure Your Teeth are Healthy Prior to Whitening
Posted on 5/15/2019 by Alyce
If you ask all of your close friends, they will probably all say the same thing. A healthy smile is super important, and the whiter and brighter, the better, right? While we all want a whiter smile, and we all want to look camera ready for whatever might come our way, you need to pay attention to some details prior to whitening to make sure you have the best smile possible. If you are thinking about whitening your teeth, you need to make sure your teeth are healthy before you whiten. Dental Check Up Before you whiten your teeth, you need to make sure your teeth are in great shape. You may want to think about scheduling a checkup with your dentist. That way, if there is a problem with your teeth, you can get it taken care of before you whiten. For example, if you have a cavity that needs to be filled, or a crack in one of your teeth, you need to fix those issues before you whiten. If you don't, you may find that once you whiten your teeth, your cavity or crack is a different shade than your whitened teeth, which may make them more noticeable. If you do go to the dentist and your teeth are in great shape, then you could always have them whiten your teeth while you're there. Many dentists offer teeth whitening as part of their program of care. You can also whiten your teeth yourself using whitening toothpaste, which whiten your teeth over time. You could also try whitening strips or whitening trays if you need your smile whiter more quickly. We would love to talk to you about your teeth whitening needs. Why not give us a call, or stop by, and let us make you an appointment?...

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How to Protect Teeth When You Get Sick
Why You Should Expect to Drool More with a New Set of Dentures
You Need to Make Sure Your Teeth are Healthy Prior to Whitening
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Bruxism Can Affect You for Years to Come if Left Untreated
Best Restorative Options for Chipped Teeth
Types of Implants That Can Restore a Lost Tooth
Top Restorative Procedures For Your Teeth
Where Do Dental Pit Stains Originate?
Where Can Bacteria from Your Mouth Migrate To?
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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?
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