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Postpartum Dental Appointments Are Incredibly Important

Posted on 11/16/2020 by Alyce
Pregnancy and childbirth comprise a series of hormonal and physical changes. These changes also affect the teeth and require attention to prevent tooth damage. Usually, your teeth will heal naturally after giving birth, but in case this does not happen, then a dental appointment will be necessary. Among the dental issues you will experience that will require a dental appointment after childbirth include oral lesions, gum disease and tooth movement. Oral Lesions and Gum Disease During pregnancy, you might experience an increase in gastric acid due to the increase in your eating frequency. This increase may attract acid-loving bacteria whose activities produce more acid. Also, if you have morning sickness, constant vomiting will expose your teeth to the acid. This acid can erode the enamel, the protective part of your teeth, predisposing you to cavities. It may also erode your soft tissues and leave your mouth with painful sores. Besides the acid sores, you may also get pregnancy tumors between teeth due to accumulation of plaque, but the tumors disappear on their own after delivery. In case they don't, our professional can always remove them after pregnancy. Pregnancy hormones may also cause gingivitis, which, if untreated, may cause gum disease. Thus, after delivery, book an appointment with us to check whether your gums are healing by themselves or require attention. Teeth movement Pregnancy causes an increase in the production of hormone estrogen and progesterone, which cause temporary looseness of the tissues that hold your teeth. This, in turn, loosens your teeth, causing them to move slightly from their sockets. Thus, after delivery, you need a checkup to see whether the teeth have gone back to their right spots. With a regular postpartum dental appointment, it will be possible to correct any damages on your teeth caused by pregnancy. Also, in case you postponed some procedures due to pregnancy, postpartum appointments will provide the opportunity to address the issues. Contact us today for postpartum dental checkups....
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How Allergies Can Impact Your Oral Health

Posted on 11/9/2020 by Alyce
Most people who suffer from allergies experience throat, tooth, and mouth discomfort. Allergies harm your oral health because they can cause pain, breathing difficulties, coughing, and sneezing. The impact of allergies differs from one patient to another. Here are how these allergies can impact your oral health. Sore Throat and Bad Breath Untreated nasal congestion is the leading cause of bad breath, as it leads to a sore throat development. The bacteria responsible for this often creates a foul mouth odor. As much as you might be brushing and rinsing your mouth, you cannot clean your throat. It makes it very difficult to get rid of the smell. Dry Mouth Allergies can cause a dry mouth within just a few hours. It is because when you have an allergy, you are most likely to breathe through your mouth. It is also important to note that most antihistamines have dry mouth as a side effect. Dry mouth doesn't have saliva, which protects your teeth and reduces the chance of developing bad breath, gum disease, and cavities. Saliva is also important because it washes cavity-causing bacteria from your mouth. Tooth Pain Toothache can be a sign of an allergic reaction. Pollen and dust can cause sinuses, which have a negative effect on your immunity. You will start developing excess mucus, which will build up and start becoming congested. The congestion will put pressure on your nerves and teeth, causing tooth pain and sensitivity. Toothaches cause unbearable pain to its victims. Prevention It is hard to predict an allergy attack, but you can prevent this from happening. You will need to stay hydrated; this will prevent you from having a dry mouth. Also, you can gargle salty water; it draws mucus out, preventing sinuses. Contact our offices if you want to find the most effective ways of preventing allergies from occurring....
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Why Does My Tongue Have Strange Patches On It?

Posted on 10/19/2020 by Alyce
If you have noticed strange patches on your tongue, you may be alarmed. However, you may also be relieved to hear that patches on the tongue are often benign and resolve themselves without medical intervention or treatment. There are numerous different types of patches that can occur on the tongue. Two of the most common of these are called geographic tongue and oral thrush. Geographic Tongue Benign migratory glossitis, or geographic tongue, is a condition that causes patches of inflammation resembling map-like figures on your tongue, possibly with raised or uneven white edges. These lesions often move or 'migrate' over the course of days and weeks. These patches occur due to the loss of the small bumps on your tongue called papillae, and can cause some mild sensitivity to spicy foods and mouthwash. Doctors aren't quite sure why the condition occurs. But the good news is that geographic tongue is benign and resolves itself, usually up to a year in time. The condition often runs in families, but is not contagious and is typically no cause for alarm. Oral Thrush Oral thrush is caused by a yeast infection in your mouth and presents as patches of yellow or white bumps on your tongue and cheeks. It can also cause a cotton-like feeling in your mouth and cracked skin around the edges of your mouth. Oral thrush is most commonly seen in infants and toddlers, is usually not serious, is contagious, and can be passed from person to person. Despite usually being benign, other complications can occur which can result in the thrush spreading to other parts of the body. While strange patches on your tongue may be no cause for concern, you should come in and see us for a diagnosis. Call us today to set up an appointment....
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Postpartum Dental Appointments Are Incredibly Important
11/16/2020
How Allergies Can Impact Your Oral Health
11/9/2020
Why Does My Tongue Have Strange Patches On It?
10/19/2020
Even a Single Original Tooth Makes Dentures More Stable
10/5/2020
Why Does Biting Down Suddenly Hurt?
9/21/2020
Does the Shape of Your Toothbrush Head Matter?
9/7/2020
Factors That Determine if You Can Keep Your Wisdom Teeth
8/24/2020
What is Oral Leukoplakia and Do I Need to Worry About It?
8/10/2020
Are Mouthwash Strips Good for Your Teeth and Gums?
7/23/2020
How Your Dental Health Affects the Rest of Your Body
7/7/2020
What to Do if You Develop Aggressive Periodontitis
6/22/2020
How Can You Tell if Your Tooth Has a Cavity?
6/8/2020
Why Whitening Trays at Our Office Are More Effective Than Any Drug Store Options
5/29/2020
How an Untreated Thyroid Issue Could Affect Your Oral Health
5/15/2020
Filling Procedures Are More Advanced Than Ever
4/25/2020
What You Need to Have in Your Emergency Dental Kit
4/15/2020
Did You Realize an Extraction is Traumatic?
3/25/2020
Dangers of Not Brushing After Breakfast
3/15/2020
Specialty Bottled Water Vs Tap Water: Which is Better
2/29/2020
Snacks That Can Increase Your Oral Health
2/15/2020
Poor Oral Health Can Make You Constantly Fatigued
1/25/2020
How Protein Boosts Your Oral Health
1/15/2020
The Best Flossing Techniques Make Flossing Not Painful
12/25/2019
1:Sharing a Toothbrush is Never a Good Idea
12/15/2019
Why Talk to Us if You Have Allergies
11/25/2019
What Options We Can We Offer for Sensitive Teeth
11/15/2019
Could a Fun Toothpaste Flavor Spice Up Your Brushing Routine?
10/25/2019
How Can One Side of Your Jaw Hurt but Not the Other?
10/15/2019
Dangers You Need to Know About Toothpicks
9/25/2019
How a Cleaning in Our Dental Office Differs from Yours At Home
9/15/2019
Causes of Dental Pit Stains Can Be What You Eat
8/25/2019
If the Bumps on Your Tongue Go Away, is That the Sign of a Problem?
8/15/2019
Can You Brush Too Often?
7/23/2019
Best Options for Handling a Fear of the Dental Chair
7/13/2019
Is Brushing Your Teeth for Too Long a Real Problem?
6/25/2019
How to Protect Teeth When You Get Sick
6/15/2019
Why You Should Expect to Drool More with a New Set of Dentures
5/25/2019
You Need to Make Sure Your Teeth are Healthy Prior to Whitening
5/15/2019
Eggs Can Give You Better Oral Health
4/25/2019
Easy Ways of Boosting Your Daily Calcium Intake
4/15/2019
Sterilization Methods We Can Use for Our Tools
3/25/2019
How Exercise Impacts Your Oral Health
3/15/2019
Bruxism Can Affect You for Years to Come if Left Untreated
2/25/2019
Best Restorative Options for Chipped Teeth
2/15/2019
Types of Implants That Can Restore a Lost Tooth
1/25/2019
Top Restorative Procedures For Your Teeth
1/15/2019
Where Do Dental Pit Stains Originate?
12/25/2018
Where Can Bacteria from Your Mouth Migrate To?
12/15/2018
Why You Should Look Forward to It If You Need a Root Canal
11/30/2018
What You Drink Can Ruin Your Breath
11/20/2018
Is Chewing Gum Actually Helpful for Improving Oral Health?
10/25/2018
Is Brushing and Flossing Different with a Bridge?
10/15/2018
Best Options to Drink for a Healthy Mouth
9/23/2018
Besides Flossing, How Can You Get Items Out from Between Your Teeth?
9/13/2018
Greens You Want to Eat for Improved Oral Health
8/30/2018
Good Oral Health Saves You Time and Money
8/20/2018
Signs Your Tooth May Be Decaying from the Inside
7/20/2018
How Dental Chips Can Ruin Your Oral Health
7/10/2018
Do Dental Bridges Need Any Special Cleaning?
6/23/2018
Do Canker Sores Damage Your Oral Health?
6/13/2018
Foods That Make Your Breath Smell Better
5/23/2018
Flossing Needs to Be Done Gently
5/13/2018
Is There Any Reason to Fear Having a Cavity Filled?
4/25/2018
How to Keep Dental Bonding Looking Like New
4/15/2018
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