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Do Dental Bridges Need Any Special Cleaning?
Posted on 6/23/2018 by Alyce
A bridge can help protect your teeth and oral health for years to come. This is only true if you take proper care of it though. Here are a few tips that can help you take care of your dental bridges. Tips for Taking Care of Your Dental Bridge Properly You'll want to make sure that you carefully and consistently clean around the area of your new bridge. The best way to do this is with dental floss or a water pick. This will help you to remove any food particles that may have become lodged in and around this area of your mouth. You don't want to overlook this since these contaminants can quickly turn into bacteria in your mouth. When this happens, it could have a negative impact on your bridge. Make sure you also brush your teeth every day, so you don't develop any cavities. These occur when you don't brush your teeth since plaque can build up there, eventually turning into tartar - the root cause of a cavity. Common signs of cavities include tooth sensitivity and pain when you bite into food. Both cavities and bacteria can cause oral health challenges that could damage your bridge. Another common way of damaging a bridge is by eating hard or sticky foods (e.g. candy, nuts), especially when your bridge is initially healing. Questions about cleaning and maintaining your bridge are something we can answer for you. Don't put these concerns off or it could turn into a severe, costly issue. When you're ready to get a bridge put in, give our office a call. We'll help you through every step in the process - including taking good care of your new bridge so you won't have any problems with it in the future. To learn more about this process, give our office a call today. We look forward to speaking with you about having a healthy smile....
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Do Canker Sores Damage Your Oral Health?
Posted on 6/13/2018 by Alyce
Canker sores can be very annoying. These little sores pop up in your mouth, and while they may not always be painful, sometimes they are. This is especially true if you eat or drink something that irritates them. Canker sores seem to appear out of nowhere and vanish in about the same way. Most people assume they just have to wait them out. But is that the best idea? Are canker sores dangerous? Do they damage your overall oral health in any way? What Are They? Canker sores are technically a type of small ulcer that only appears inside the mouth. They can form on your cheeks, lips, or tongue. They're uncomfortable, and some acidic foods can make them hurt. You can identify a canker sore by its white coloring. Unlike some other types of sores, they're not contagious, nor are they caused by an infection like cold sores are. Canker sores can affect anyone at any age, but most people deal with them during their teens and early 20s. Women get canker sores about two times as often as men. What Causes Them? No one really knows what causes canker sores yet. Research does indicate that there is a connection between eating fruits that are high in citrus and canker sores, though. Eating a lot of sweets also tends to cause canker sores. Being deficient in vitamin B-12 is another related condition. But Are they Dangerous? Fortunately, no, they're not dangerous. Canker sores can be annoying and painful at times, but they're not a sign of anything serious unless you suffer from them often. Generally, canker sores only last a couple of weeks, and most people will only deal with one of these sores about five times a year. If you find that your canker sores last much longer or recur more often, it can indicate that there's something else going on. Call us to set up an appointment so we can investigate....
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Foods That Make Your Breath Smell Better
Posted on 5/23/2018 by Alyce
Bad breath is one of the most common oral health issues and what concerns people the most because it can be offensive to others. In addition to regular checkups and good oral hygiene habits there are some foods that make your breath smell better. Ginger Ginger is one of the most popular foods due to its many medicinal properties and people have been using it for generations to cure stomach aches. Combining ginger with lemon juice and warm water to make a flavorful tea, helps keep offending smells at bay. Strawberries Eating strawberries can prevent bad breath by fighting bacteria and germs in your mouth because they're packed with Vitamin C. Vitamin C also contributes to the healing process. Apples The act of biting into an apple helps push bacteria that are responsible for tartar and plaque, away from your teeth and helps to keep your gums healthy. It is true that eating an apple a day can keep your dentist away. Green Tea Catechin is a powerful antioxidant, which is found in green tea. Antioxidants can help fight bacteria responsible for bad breath, so have some hot or cold green tea frequently. Water Keeping your mouth hydrated can go a long way in preventing bad odors. A dry mouth is an ideal place for bacteria to grow and cause damage to your teeth. There are specific mouthwashes that for people who suffer from dry mouth. Parsley This is one of the best foods you can eat to prevent bad breath. Parsley is rich in chlorophyll, which is a natural deodorizer and is very effective in preventing bad odors. In addition to brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing, you can eat some foods that make your breath smell better or mask certain odors.a...
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