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Symptoms of Gum Disease

If your gums are looking a little red and swollen, feel sore or bleed a little when you brush your teeth, then you could be suffering from some degree of gum disease. This progressive condition is extremely common, with recent studies suggesting that gum disease affects more than half of the U.S. population at any one time. Although there are different stages of the condition, early diagnosis and treatment is recommended as associated symptoms worsen in severity in line with the progression of the disease. At its worst, gum disease can cause deterioration in the quality of the jaw bone, widespread infection and tooth loss.

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How To Prevent Gum Disease

Many people believe that good dental health is purely about the wellbeing and appearance of your teeth. However, many people underestimate the importance of the things that keep your teeth in position and secure in your mouth – your gums and jaw bone. Unfortunately, this means that gum health is often neglected. Many dentists say that they see just as many instances of gum disease as they do of dental decay, making it one of the most prevalent oral problems today.
 

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My Gums Bleed Every Morning

Many people believe that it is normal for their gums to bleed when they brush or floss their teeth. After all, dental floss can catch on the gums or catch on food particles that are underneath the gums. Brushing can be rough on the gums as well, particularly if you’re using improper brushing technique.

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My Tooth Just Cracked, and it Hurts

Teeth are one of the strongest materials produced in the human body, but they are not invincible. There are many ways for your teeth to become injured, and even crack. If your tooth cracked, it is important that you contact us immediately for evaluation and treatment. What if I can’t come in right away?...

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My Tooth Looks Black Under My Crown

Is it normal for my tooth to look black under my crown? It’s not supposed to darken. Most of the time, tooth discoloration is caused by bacteria getting in the dental crown. It can also be the result of inadequate seal on the crown. It could be a cavity. But most of the time, it’s

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My Tooth Is Numb

If your tooth is numb this could be a serious dental issue that should be brought to your dentist’s attention immediately. Teeth are alive, with blood vessels and nerves like any other body part. Numbness can indicate that a tooth has lost contact with its blood vessels and is beginning to die. Why would a tooth...

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My gums bleed when I floss, what could be causing it?

Many people believe that it is normal for their gums to bleed when they brush or floss their teeth. After all, dental floss can catch on the gums or catch on food particles that are underneath the gums. Brushing can be rough on the gums as well, particularly if you’re using improper brushing technique...

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My gums are turning yellow, what causes this?

If your gums are turning yellow or are discolored, this is an indication of a serious health issue that needs to be addressed as soon as possible. In many cases, a yellow coating on your gum line is an indication that you have begun to develop gingivitis. Plaque and tartar builds up along the gum...

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Why Visit The Dentist?

Why Visit the Dentist Your teeth are an important part of your body and keeping them clean, helps your mouth and body stay healthy. Taking care of your teeth and visiting the dentist regularly will help keep your teeth healthy and maintain an attractive smile throughout your life. How often should I visit the dentist?

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My Tooth Smells Bad

A tooth may begin to smell bad for a number of reasons. The most common cause of this however, is tooth decay. When bacteria in the mouth begin to feed on the tooth, they can emit an odor and the tooth smells bad. Over time, this bacteria builds up on the teeth, feeding on the...

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