Month: March 2015

Ice is for Chilling, not Chewing

You’d be surprised at how many people think ice is good for their teeth. It’s made of water, after all, and doesn’t contain any sugar or other additives. But chewing on hard substances can leave your teeth vulnerable to a dental emergency and damage enamel. Advice: Break the habit and enjoy water in its liquid form.

Bleeding Gums

There are many reasons your gums could bleed. In some cases, bleeding gums can be a sign of gingivitis, the early stage of periodontal disease. If your gums bleed easily or bleed when you brush, talk to your dentist about your oral health. Gingivitis is reversible and preventable. If you’ve just started a new flossing routine, for instance, your gums may bleed at first as they get used to cleaning between the teeth. This usually […]

Aging and Dental Health

As you age, it becomes even more important to take good care of your teeth and dental health.  One common misconception is that losing your teeth is inevitable.  This is not true.  If cared for properly, your teeth can last a lifetime.  Your mouth changes as you age. The nerves in your teeth can become smaller, making your teeth less sensitive to cavities or other problems.  If you don’t get regular dental exams, this in […]