As if pregnant women didn’t have to worry enough about with their changing bodies, they must not neglect their oral health during those 9 months. Pregnant women may discover that they have bleeding gums during their pregnancy. Is it something they should worry about? It’s important to know what can cause it and how to treat it.
Why Do Gums Easily Bleed During Pregnancy?
Bleeding gums can typically be blamed on hormones. Read More»
The debate over amalgam fillings in dentistry still rages on. An amalgam filling is silver in color and contains mercury, silver, tin, and copper. Many people now prefer the tooth-colored composite fillings because they are more attractive and less noticeable, but the main controversy about amalgam fillings comes from the mercury they contain. Some mercury vapor is released whenever you chew or grind your teeth. Although amalgam is still considered safe by many in the dental profession, you may want to consider having them removed by your dentist. Read More»
If your teeth are in bad shape and you’re embarrassed at how they look, you should talk to your dentist about your options. Restorative dentistry has come a long way. A dentist can give you a beautiful smile no matter what shape your mouth is in or what your age. Besides having a nice smile, your mouth will be restored to its normal function so that you can chew normally and not be bothered with constant toothaches. Read More»
If you suffer from seasonal allergies that leave you feeling stuffy and snuffly, you may think your problems are isolated to your nose and eyes. However, suffering from allergies (and treating them) can have some impacts on your dental health. If you are an allergy sufferer, here are three dental issues you should be aware of – and how to best deal with them.
Mouth breathing can lead to tooth decay. Read More»
Your dental fillings are intended to stay in place a long time, but they can come out. When this happens, your tooth will no longer be protected. When a filling falls out it may also allow the nerve of the tooth to become exposed. An exposed nerve can be very painful. You want to call your dentist as soon as the filling falls out and make an appointment to get in as quickly as possible. Read More»