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Foods to Avoid Following Periodontal Grafts
Posted on 2/10/2019 by Andrew Weber
Periodontal grafts are one of the ways to deal with receding gums. Receding gums leave the tooth and the roots of the tooth exposed. This can lead to bacteria growth that eventually can cause gum disease. The graft covers the exposed tooth and root and helps prevent bacteria from growing. Grafts take time to heal. It is important to give good care after a graft to insure healthy gums. That includes watching what you eat. There are foods that help the recovery from gum grafts and there are foods to avoid. Diet Can Damage GumsThe foods you eat can damage the gums in different ways. Some food is abrasive to the gums. Some food sticks to the teeth and gums and is difficult to clean. Some food is acidic or high in sugars, which can promote bacterial growth that can damage the graft site. There are also foods that contain nutrients that can help with the recovery from gum grafts. Think about avoiding these foods. There is a long list of foods to avoid following periodontal grafts. It is easier to concentrate on eating foods that are good for the recovery. Foods high in vitamin A and Vitamin K can help with recovery. Water is something that can wash away debris from the teeth and gums without causing any damage. If you are getting a periodontal graft, make sure to discuss your diet for after the surgery. Contact our offices today to talk to one of our dental professionals....
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Should You Consider Reconstructive Dentistry After Gum Disease Treatment?
Posted on 1/20/2019 by Andrew Weber
Hearing the words reconstructive dental surgery is not something that you want to hear. It sounds painful and expensive. You may wonder if it is something you really need to do. If you have suffered through the problems associated with gum disease and have gone through treatment, it is something you may want to learn more about. The benefits of these procedures can outweigh how scary the words sound. How Can it Help? Gum disease is more destructive than many people imagine. It is much more than going to the dentist to fix a cavity. The problems associated with gum disease include: When to Turn to Reconstructive DentistryJust because you have had treatment for gum disease does not mean you need to turn to reconstructive dentistry. It is something to consider if the problems with your teeth and gums are interfering with your life. If you notice changes to your appearance or if you are struggling to do things you would normally do with your teeth and gums, reconstructive dentistry can provide the answer. It is a great way to restore your appearance to something you do not have to hide behind your hand. If you want to learn more about the options of reconstructive dentistry, contact our dental professionals to schedule an appointment. We can answer any questions you have....
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Salt Water Rinses Help with Treating Gum Disease
Posted on 1/10/2019 by Andrew Weber
Modern medicine has come up with many products to help people maintain their health. When it comes to taking care of your teeth and gums, there are shelves full of products to turn to. Despite the best efforts, some people will develop gum disease. While there are medicines to treat gum disease, one of the best forms of treatment is one of the oldest. It does not require a trip to the pharmacy to get he ingredients. It involves two things found in almost every home. Those two things are salt and water. How to Rinse with Salt WaterThe key to using salt water to help with gum disease is knowing how to do it. We recommend mixing about a teaspoon of sea salt in a glass of warm water. Rinsing with salt water does not mean swallowing it. Instead, take the salt water in the mouth and move it around for 15 to 30 seconds. When done rinsing, spit out the salt water. Repeat the rinsing 2 to 3 times a day. Overuse of rinsing with salt water can damage the enamel and lead to more problems. What it Does Salt is a natural disinfectant. Rinsing with salt water does a few things. Saltwater rinses can help with the treatment for gum disease, but it cannot fix the problems on its own. That requires the help of our dental professionals and other good oral hygiene habits. To learn more about how to take care of your teeth and gums, contact the dental professionals at our office to schedule an appointment....
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All Posts:

Foods to Avoid Following Periodontal Grafts
2/10/2019
Should You Consider Reconstructive Dentistry After Gum Disease Treatment?
1/20/2019
Salt Water Rinses Help with Treating Gum Disease
1/10/2019
Your Quality of Life Might Suffer with Gum Disease
12/25/2018
Types of Grafts and Their Uses
12/15/2018
How a Bridge Can Help Those with Gum Disease
11/25/2018
Gum Lifts Can Help Improve the Look of Your Face
11/15/2018
Ginger Can Help Your Mouth Feel Better During Gum Disease Treatments
10/25/2018
Do Your Gums Need More Vitamin C?
10/15/2018
Do Receding Gums Actually Cause Problems?
9/25/2018
Do Gum Grafts Help with Receding Gums?
9/15/2018
How a Ridge Augmentation Can Restore the Gum Line
8/23/2018
Do You Need to Take Time Off After Scaling and Root Planing?
8/13/2018
How Do You Manage Bleeding Gums?
7/20/2018
Can Oil Pulling Give Your Gum Health a Boost?
7/10/2018
Ways of Removing Bacteria from Below Your Gum Line
6/25/2018
Understanding the Process of Scaling and Root Planing
6/15/2018
How Tooth Loss Follows Receding Gums
5/25/2018
How to Rebuild Gums After You Lose a Tooth
5/15/2018
Foods to Consume Regularly for the Healthiest Gums
4/23/2018
Can Losing Weight Give You Better Oral Health?
4/13/2018
Early Treatment is Essential for Reversing the Damage of Gum Disease
3/23/2018
Calling for Help Is Important When You Experience Gum Pain
3/13/2018
What Can Cause Your Gums to Get Darker?
1/20/2018
Stopping Your Gums from Receding More
1/10/2018
Who Needs to Consider Crown Lengthening?
12/23/2017
Where the Pain Comes from When You Have an Abscess
12/13/2017
How Smoking Impacts Dental Implants
11/27/2017
Is Using the Wrong Toothbrush Decreasing Your Gum Health?
11/17/2017
Ways of Keeping the Jaw Bone Strong During Gum Disease Treatment
10/27/2017
Top Things to Do to Help with Bleeding Gums
10/17/2017
What Are the Benefits of Getting Your Crowns Lengthened?
9/30/2017
What Alcohol Does to the Mouth
9/20/2017
Times Where a Ridge Augmentation May Become Necessary
8/27/2017
Juice Has an Effect on Gum Disease, Too
8/17/2017
What to Rinse Your Mouth with When Your Gums Start to Bleed
7/30/2017
What a Missing Tooth Does to Your Leftover Gum Tissue
7/23/2017
How Your Weight and Your Gums are Connected
6/30/2017
Diagnosing Gum Disease
6/20/2017
How Young is Too Young for Dental Implants?
5/30/2017


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