Archives by Tag 'flossing 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: 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...

The True Value of a Dental Cleaning

Oral Hygiene

02/03/2010
Maintaining good oral healthcare involves several factors: daily cleaning with your toothbrush, using a fluoride toothpaste, flossing, and of course routine dental exams and cleanings. Your partners in this effort are your dentist and dental hygienist—the people who typically perform your cleaning. Dental hygienists collaborate with dentists to provide optimal 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...

The Proper Way to Brush and Floss

Oral Hygiene

01/30/2010
If you asked most adults if they feel that their method for brushing and flossing is correct, most would reply, “yes.” However, many are surprised when they discover that what they've been doing for years may in fact be undermining good oral health. By holding your toothbrush in the wrong more...