Posts Tagged ‘ gingivitis ’
Why Are My Gums Bleeding?
The short answer to this question is that there is inflammation present, bringing increased blood flow to the gum tissues and making the tissues more delicate so that they bleed at the slightest provocation. The longer answer to this question includes what various things lead to inflammation in the gums and predispose you to bleeding. […]
Why Do I Need a Deep Cleaning? I Just Want a Regular One.
When it comes to professional teeth cleanings, they are not all alike. Many people don’t understand this and assume that all teeth cleanings are “regular” teeth cleanings. Finding out you need something other than the “regular” one may be upsetting or confusing. We hope that by explaining the purpose of all professional teeth cleanings and […]
Why Having a Dry Mouth is more than Just a Nuisance
Dry mouth is becoming an increasingly prevalent problem among our adult patients. Some people are unaware that their mouths feel dry, and others are aware, but do not consider it to be a problem. It is a problem, and a serious one at that! Dry mouth is a common side effect from many prescription medications, […]
What is Gingivitis?
A lot of people hear this word from their dentist and are not really sure what it means. Have you been told that you have gingivitis by your dentist or dental hygienist? Do you sometimes see blood when you spit your toothpaste out in the sink? This blog will describe what gingivitis is, what it […]
Why Mouth Breathing is a Big Deal
We are not supposed to breathe through our mouths. Our bodies function best on air that is warm and humid after passing through our noses and sinus passages. Constant mouth breathing is like always using a back-up plan. It gets oxygen to our brains, and it keeps us alive, but it is not the best […]
It would not be a stretch to say that every single person has experienced bad breath at some point in his or her life. We are all susceptible to “morning breath” or “garlic breath”, which are neither surprising nor difficult to fix. Many people suffer from persistent bad breath which seems difficult to cure. As with […]