Archives by Tag 'brushing teeth'

The Warning Signs of Periodontal (Gum) Disease

Common Symptoms, periodontal (gum) disease

02/05/2010
As any dentist or medical professional will tell you, Benjamin Franklin gave great advice that is still true today when he said, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” The first tell tale sign of periodontal disease is bleeding gums when brushing your teeth or flossing. Unfortunately, more...

Gum Disease, Do You Know the Signs?

periodontal (gum) disease

02/05/2010
Understanding the signs of gum disease can prevent needless worry and potentially save you both time and money for treatment. While many people think bleeding gums is caused by brushing too hard, the truth is that you would have to brush extremely hard to make healthy gums bleed. Bleeding when more...

Warning signs of Gum Disease

Common Symptoms, periodontal (gum) disease

02/04/2010
If you are experiencing any of these signs you should be evaluated by your dentist or periodontist. Gums that bleed during brushing or eating Gums that feel swollen or tender Persistent bad breath Pus between your gums and teeth Gums that are receding or pulling back from your teeth Changes more...

How much toothpaste should your child be using?

Fun Dental Facts, Pediatric Dentistry

02/04/2010
Encouraging your young child to brush daily will help to develop good oral hygiene practices early in life. But did you know that parents should monitor the amount of fluoride toothpaste for children under the age of 6. Higher-than-recommended levels of fluoride have been associated with an increased risk of more...

The History behind Your Tube of Toothpaste

Fun Dental Facts, Oral Hygiene

02/04/2010
While brushing your teeth, have you ever looked down at the collapsible tube and wondered about its history? Many people are surprised to learn that it has been around a lot longer than they think. Dr. Washington Sheffield, a dentist practicing in New London, CT, is widely credited with introducing more...

WARNING: Bleeding Gums Mean Gum Disease

periodontal (gum) disease

02/04/2010
If your gums bleed when flossing or brushing your teeth, you most likely have an accumulation of plaque where your teeth meet your gums—an early stage of periodontal (gum) disease. However, to obtain an accurate diagnosis and treatment, you need to schedule an appointment with a dental professional. During your more...

Do Mouthrinses Really Work?

Oral Hygiene

02/04/2010
Have you ever wondered as you stroll the aisles of the grocery or drug store and see the many brands, flavors, and boastful claims of mouthrinses, “Do any of these really work?” As a compliment to daily brushing and flossing some of them can have a positive impact on your more...

Understanding Gum Disease… Is It Affecting YOU?

periodontal (gum) disease

02/03/2010
Periodontal disease affects over 90% of Americans each year and the reality is that you will experience some form of it over the course of your life. The only question is to what degree. The main culprit of the disease is dental bacterial plaque, the biofilm that results when bacteria more...

Do I have Periodontal (Gum) Disease?

periodontal (gum) disease

02/02/2010
While nearly everyone at some time during their life will experience stage 1 of periodontal disease (gingivitis, gum inflammation, and bleeding), 10-15% of people will go on to develop more advanced stages of this preventable disease with the loss of bone and eventually teeth. If you are experiencing any redness, more...

Brushing & Flossing—Are You Sure What You’re Doing Is Correct?

Oral Hygiene

01/30/2010
After brushing and flossing your teeth, have you ever wondered if what you are doing is correct—or more importantly, really cleaning your teeth and gum tissues? Everyone from time to time feels this way! Most of the self-checks for evaluating your oral hygiene habits are easy to do and incorporate more...