As a dental practitioner, you are taught to focus on preventive health. As your relationships with patients develop, they often become more like friendships, bonds that becomes so comfortable that patients begin to share secrets, family vacations, and recipes with you. Over time, your role tends to become part oral healthcare provider, part therapist, and
So you’ve found that no matter how well you brush and or floss your teeth, you still seem to have the same issues when you visit the dentist…cavities and or bleeding gums. To make matters worse, you get the snarky look from your dental provider who tells you all of the things that you are
Bacteria (also known as plaque), tartar, food and dental work are the 4 main irritants that cause gums to bleed. Plaque irritates the gums because it is a colony of harmful bacteria that make the gums raw and painful. Plaque is the sticky, nearly invisible film of bacteria that continually forms in your mouth.
Our clever bodies were designed to be self protective. Here are some examples: If you leave a splinter in your finger, your body will trap the splinter with white blood cells (pus) and push the splinter out. If you get something in your eye, you will blink repeatedly and tears will form until it’s gone.
We all know the recommended saying. Brush, floss and visit your dental office twice a year. But what is so important about that twice yearly appointment, and what are they trying to do while you are there? There are key factors to a dental exam For starters, your appointment should include an exam, and
You know the saying, 'necessity is the mother of invention' and in this circumstance I must say that I agree. I had the pleasure of speaking with the Periogen creator last week, and although I knew it was a great product, it was that day that I realized just how great it was, and how
Bleeding gums are a symptom of disease and to get your gums back to health you will have to make a few decisions about your dental health in general. You need to examine your dental routine and the tools or implements that you use. An example would be to examine your mouthwash. If it
You are right to look for a natural remedy for bleeding gums. Chemicals can sometimes do the trick but they can have nasty after effects or be so new that studies can’t predict the effects of long-term exposure. There are many natural ways to combat your mouths bacteria problem but the best way is
Over the years I have had mixed emotions about the RotaDent electric toothbrush. Overall it is one of my favorites, but I am not a fan of it as a solo brush. Below is a list of features that the RotaDent has: Rotadent Features There is a LIFETIME warranty on the battery, as far
So many people find the task of taking care of their mouths daunting. It’s no wonder seeing that every time they visit the dentist they are often shamed into doing what their Dental Hygienist or Dentist recommends as the “correct method”. Brush for 2 minutes twice a day, floss daily making sure that you
Bleeding Gums and Diabetes Diabetes is characterized by the bodies’ inability to process the sugar in the body. To discuss all of the issues and risk factors associated with this disease is a task that I am not embarking on at the moment. I have, however, found a site that seems to give