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Ways of Removing Bacteria from Below Your Gum Line
Posted on 6/25/2018 by Andrew Weber
One of the keys to healthy teeth and gums is removing the bacteria that grow on them. The best way to remove the bacteria from the teeth is by flossing and brushing regularly That is also one of the best ways to remove the bacteria from the surface of the gums. The problem is that there are bacteria below the teeth and the top of the gum. It is important to know how to get rid of the bacteria that grows below the gum line. If this is not one, a person will run into problems Home Care and Visiting the DentistAt home, you can clean slightly below the gum line with three different techniques. To get a good cleaning below the gum line, the best bet is to head to a dental professional. We have the tools and the products to safely clean the teeth, the gum line and below the gum line to help you maintain your oral health. You should have a professional cleaning at least twice a year If you want to get your teeth and gums cleaned professionally or if you notice problems with your gums that include swelling, bleeding or painful gums, do not wait until the problems get worse. Contact us now to help you keep your great smile....
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Understanding the Process of Scaling and Root Planing
Posted on 6/15/2018 by Andrew Weber
If you have developed serious periodontal issues, we may tell you that we need to engage in a procedure called scaling and root planing. While this may sound like a mouthful, the reality is that it is a simple process. Here is more information. What is Scaling and Root Planing?To explain the process, you first must understand the way your teeth sit in your mouth. As you know, there are roots that anchor the teeth in the bone. Above the root is the gum tissue in your mouth-this is where periodontal disease strikes. When you develop deposits of plaque below the gum line, it will eventually harden into a tough material that cannot be removed with dental floss. This material will contain microorganisms and toxins that can severely damage your teeth and gum. As this material is deposited, your gum tissue will retract from it, causing you to develop pockets between the gum tissue and the roots of your teeth. These pockets will collect food and other debris, causing more problems. And, perhaps worst of all, this takes place below the gum line where you cannot reach with a toothbrush. The process of scaling and root planing involves using a specialized tool to remove the deposits below the gum line. Once these deposits are gone, the gum tissue will eventually reattach to the tooth, closing the pocket that had developed. Scaling and Root Planing is Easy, Fast, and Necessary for Your Oral HealthFortunately, most of the time, the process is simple enough that it can be accomplished in a single visit. And, if you are concerned about the potential discomfort, rest assured that it is usually not that bad. If you do have serious concerns about discomfort, talk to us, and we can offer you some solutions....
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How Tooth Loss Follows Receding Gums
Posted on 5/25/2018 by Andrew Weber
Have you noticed that your gums are receding? Do you know why this is happening? Do you know what can happen? Do you understand what follows the receding gums? Are you ready for the idea of tooth loss that could follow the receding gums? Is it time for you to learn how to connect all this. These are the things you need to think about. Reasons for Receding GumsThe struggles with receding gums come from different reasons. Trauma, genetics, teeth grinding, and poor oral hygiene are some of the reasons that people have receding gums. The problem that people run into is that they do not notice the problem until it is too late. The gums do not recede to a point where the teeth will fall out overnight. It is a gradual process that takes time to occur. Receding gums create a variety of issues that can lead to losing teeth. Over time, the receding gums will create gaps between the teeth and gums. Some may think that the gap will cause the teeth to loosen and that is what will cause them to fall out. That is not the only danger that people face. The gaps that the receding gums create allow bacteria in. The bacteria can cause tooth decay and other problems for the teeth. The damaged teeth are more likely to fall out as a result. The bacteria build-up can also lead to gum disease which will endanger the teeth as well. The good news is that there is treatment for receding gums. It is possible for our dental professionals to stop the receding gums before the teeth are in danger. The key is to catch the problem as early as possible and that is done through regular visits to our office. If you want to find out more about receding gums and the effect they have on your teeth, contact our professionals at the office and we will help you in any way we can....
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All Posts:

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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