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Gum Lifts Can Help Improve the Look of Your Face
Posted on 11/15/2018 by Andrew Weber
For most people, appearance is important. One of the things that people work hard on to improve their appearance is their face. Men shave, and women turn to makeup. These are temporary ways to improve the appearance of the face. There are some other ways that provide a more permanent change to the way you look. Gum lifts can help in several ways to improve the look of your face. What are Gum Lifts?Before turning to gum lifts to improve the look of the face, it is a good idea to understand what they are. Gum lifts work to improve the smile. A great smile is a good way to make everything around you look better. A gum lift procedure involves cutting into the gum to reshape the gum line. It is a relatively simple procedure that is typically done under a local anesthetic in our dental offices. A soft tissue laser can help reduce any bleeding and recovery time is around 24 hours. What Are the ResultsOnce you understand how a gum lift works, you can then start to determine if it can help your smile and the look of your face. Many people believe their smile is too gummy. They worry that their gum line is not straight. A gum lift is the perfect way to lengthen the teeth and shape the gum line to a more desirable look. A gum lift is often done in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures. When exposing more of the teeth, there is often a need to improve the look of the teeth. Teeth whitening and veneers are two ways to bring back the shine to the teeth. When people have a smile they are proud of, they like to show it off. That is a good thing. Gum lifts can not only improve your smile and thus the look of your face, but they can also help lift your spirits. For more information about this or any other dental questions, contact the professionals at our offices today....
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Ginger Can Help Your Mouth Feel Better During Gum Disease Treatments
Posted on 10/25/2018 by Andrew Weber
There are several different treatment options for gum disease. In general, the further along the gum disease is, the harsher the treatment becomes. No one wants to deal with the discomfort that can come with some of the treatment methods for gum disease. The good news is there are some things you can do to help avoid the discomfort in your mouth. Some things you have in your home can help. One of those things is ginger. What Does Ginger Do?The most common cause of gum disease is bacteria buildup. This can cause the gums to recede, pockets to form and eventually pain, swelling and other symptoms. The treatment for gum disease is to clean out the bacteria and find ways to prevent it from building back up. The processes to treat gum disease can lead to the same symptoms of the gum disease. There is pain, swelling and bleeding of the gums associated with the treatment. Ginger helps in a few ways. The antibacterial properties of ginger can slow down the bacteria growth. These properties are the result of the oil, resin, starch and spices found in ginger. By slowing down the growth of bacteria and reducing gingivitis, the ginger can speed up the recovery process that comes with treatment. How to Use It?There are several ways to use ginger after gum disease treatment. Making ginger tea can provide the ginger while also providing warm, soothing liquid over the treatment areas. It also has a calming effect on the body. Putting crushed ginger powder directly on the affected area for about 5 minutes is another way to use it. Even cooking foods with ginger will provide some relief during recovery. Our dental offices have plenty of modern tools to help fight gum disease, but we realize, some of the oldest ideas still help. To learn more about gum disease treatment and how you can use ginger and other natural remedies to help, contact our offices today....
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Do Your Gums Need More Vitamin C?
Posted on 10/15/2018 by Andrew Weber
When you feel a cold coming on, one of the things you may do is head for the medicine cabinet and bulk up with Vitamin C. That can help your immune system fight the cold that is starting in your body. If Vitamin C is good for a cold, it may have other ways to help the body. It is possible that putting more vitamin C in your diet can improve your gum health too. How Your Gums are at RiskGum disease is a serious problem. It can cause many different oral health issues and if left untreated, can lead to more health problems. One of the causes of gum disease is a buildup of bacteria in the teeth and gums. The bacteria can form deposits of plaque and tartar. If these are not removed, more problems can occur, including cavities, receding gums, tooth loss and others. The best treatment for gum disease is the removal of the bacteria, but there are other things your body does that can help fight gum disease. What Does Vitamin C Do?Your body's immune system works against bacteria that harms the body. The stronger the immune system is, the harder it is for any bacteria to grow. That provides some more defense against the bacteria that can lead to gum disease. Vitamin C boosts the immune system. That means an increase in vitamin C can help fight the bacteria that leads to gum disease. The vitamin C can also fortify the structures of the gum and the teeth. If you maintain better overall oral health, that means the gums are healthier as well. Vitamin C is not a perfect defense against gum disease. You still have to follow all the other good habits to maintain healthy gums and teeth. To learn more about how to maintain the healthiest teeth and gums possible, contact the dental professionals at our office....
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All Posts:

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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