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Archive for November 2019

Handle Your Gum Disease Comfortably

Handle Your Gum Disease Comfortably

If you’re suffering from gum disease, and you fear the pain associated with the surgery – fear no more. You no longer have to struggle with getting healthy gums back. Gum disease can be fixed with laser gum therapy. LANAP, is a minimally invasive gum surgery to bring back your oral health. Unfortunately, a lot of the population deals with gum disease. Gum disease, while experienced by many, is not understood to be as serious as it is. Gum disease, without being identified can result in periodontitis, which not only affects the soft tissue, but the bone as well. If you are experiencing symptoms of red and inflamed gums, bleeding gums, sensitivity to temperatures, you should seek dental assistance. When you see your dentist after experiencing these symptoms, they will walk you through the laser gum therapy procedure. LANAP, being minimally invasive, has a laser that will kill the bacteria causing the infection, which will make the healthy gums reemerge. There are other precautions you can take to avoid gum disease as much as possible. One way you can avoid gum disease is rinsing your mouth after meals. This will get rid of the bacteria in the mouth, halting the growth. Brushing and flossing your teeth is also essential to maintaining good oral and gum health. LANAP is the perfect procedure for those gum disease sufferers. As previously stated, the procedure destroys bacteria and dead tissue in the mouth. The laser thoroughly cleans any diseased areas, and prevents infections from forming. Also, another perk to this new treatment is the healing time. Because it is a laser procedure, healing time is cut down because it leaves minimal bleeding, and no stitches. Benefits to LANAP include: -reduced bleeding -less inflammation -little to no gum recession -and minimal discomfort Consult with your doctor at your earliest signs of gum disease. It is always better to catch poor oral conditions as early as possible, for a faster, better result treatment. If you believe you could be a candidate for gum disease, and have yet not displayed signs, speak to your doctor about other prevention tactics.
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Keeping Your Teeth Clean

Keeping Your Teeth Clean

Keeping your teeth clean and cared for is an essential part of life, that many tend to overlook. Although we are all taught from a young age that we need to maintain our oral hygiene by brushing our teeth, everyone has a different outlook on what that means. Some believe they only need to brush their teeth at night, or only in the morning. Others are chronic teeth brushers, brushing their teeth multiple times a day, throughout the day. With everyone’s differing opinions, what is the right way to maintain your oral health? The perfect way to maintain your oral health is by brushing and flossing. Seems simple enough, right? Well, it is necessary to brush twice a day, three times if you find it necessary after eating lunch. Brushing your teeth should consist of a toothpaste that benefits your specific oral health, and brushing for two minutes. From there, it is important to not brush too hard, gentle circular strokes is preferred. Picking a toothbrush is also important. Whether you choose to brush by hand or have an electric toothbrush, choosing a small head with soft bristles is recommended by many dentists. This allows for the toothbrush to reach in the hard to get places, such as the back molars, and the soft bristles do not tear up your soft tissue. It is important to remember to replace your brush every couple of months, or when the bristles start to show signs of wear and fray. If the bristles start to get worn down, they can tear away at your gums, leading to sensitivity. Along with brushing your teeth, flossing is equally important. Many tend to gloss over the fact they should be flossing, but flossing and brushing teeth are the perfect duo for great oral hygiene. Floss allows you to reach in between the teeth, where plaque tends to settle. Between the teeth is also where food can get caught, so with floss, you will be able to remove any unwanted debris. This also does not allow tartar to form, because the excess plaque is diminished. Contact your doctor for an appointment or if you have any questions on how you should be properly taking care of your teeth.
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