Archive for July, 2018

Are Your Hormones Making Your Gums Bleed?

What is hormone-induced gingivitis? Hormone-induced gingivitis is a type of gingivitis that occurs specifically during changes in hormonal levels .  It is a very common condition that we see frequently in our office.  Hormone-induced gingivitis causes a patient to have gums that are swollen, red, tender, and bleed easily.   The tenderness and bleeding often make […]

Do I Really Grind My Teeth?

Some of our patients are surprised when we tell them that we see evidence in their mouths of teeth grinding, or bruxism.  Many people have no idea that they are grinding their teeth.  And what happens very frequently is they come back in six months and say, “You know . . . I think I […]

Are Dental X-rays Safe?

We are often asked by our patients about the safety of dental x-rays.  Many people are concerned about the levels of radiation they are exposed to when diagnostic x-rays are taken.  Since exact measurements are difficult to obtain, this article will use averages and comparisons to help you understand what levels of radiation you are […]

Mouthwash:  Which One is Right for You?

Because of the vast number of mouthwashes available to us today, it can be difficult to know which one is right for you.  A recent Crest survey found that 52% of Americans say they do not believe that mouthwash and rinses have any health benefits.  As dentists, we believe that using a mouthwash is very […]