Month: October 2012

How do I know if I have gum disease?

The symptoms of periodontal disease are often subtle, but the disease is not entirely without warning signs.  If you notice any of the following, it’s possible that you have developed gum disease… Gums that bleed when you brush or floss Red, swollen or tender gums Formation of deep pockets between the teeth and gums Root surfaces becoming exposed, making the teeth look longer Loose or shifting teeth Changes in the way teeth fit together when […]

October Monthly Raffle Update

There are only two days left to get your entry in to win a free massage at Massage Envy of Covington!  If you’re overdue for a cleaning, call us up and schedule an appointment.  You might even get an hour and a half massage out of it!  Next month the awesome monthly raffle prizes continue with the winner receiving 4 tickets to a Thunderbirds hockey game at ShoWare Center.  Good luck!  

Oral Ulcers

Research shows that the bacteria that cause oral ulcers are found in saliva and may often be located in the pockets between your teeth and gums.  This is just one more reason to have great oral hygiene at home and to come in for your regular cleanings at our office.

Carbonated Beverages and Your Teeth

Drinking soda or other carbonated beverages contributes to demineralization of the enamel due to the acidity of the beverages.  It is best for the health of your teeth to limit, or eliminate, carbonated beverages from your diet.  If you do have a carbonated beverage, don’t drink it slowly because the acid will have more time in your mouth to cause damage.  After you’re finished with the drink, you can rinse your mouth out with water […]

Oral Cancer Facts

Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common cancer in the mouth.  At roughly 80%, it has one of the highest mortality rates of all cancers in the body.  Risk factors for squamous cell carcinoma, include but are not limited to the following: Cigarette/cigar smoking Smokeless tobacco Frequent consumption of high alcohol content liquor Oral autoimmune diseases (e.g. lichen planus) Human Papilloma Virus type 16 Radiation If you see any odd-looking red, white or ulcerated areas […]

Monthly Raffle Update

Our September winner for the Monthly Raffle will soon be heading down to Kent Station for a movie night on us.  This month it could be you!  Be sure to fill out an entry at your next visit and you could win October’s prize, a free hour and a half massage at Massage Envy right here in Covington.  See you soon!