Gingivitis is a fancier term for the initial stage of gum disease. You’ve probably heard it mentioned in mouthwash commercials where they say their rinse can help prevent, reverse, or stop gingivitis. It occurs whenever the starches and sugars from food combine with the bacteria in your mouth to form bacteria and plaque. This plaque in turn hardens into tartar and irritates the gums. Gingivitis can affect all different ages, and it’s been shown to have connections to other serious health concerns
For most people, tooth extractions are synonymous with pain. As tooth extraction processes have become more refined, however, the recovery time isn’t all that bad, and there’s a lot you can do to prevent any pain or infection after you have had the procedure.
What Happens During a Tooth Extraction?
First, your dentist or oral surgeon will use a local anesthetic to numb the area around the tooth so that you don’t feel the extraction at all. If you’re having wisdom teeth removed, you may also opt for a general anesthetic, which
Many people experience jaw pain at some time in their life. Sometimes it’s just temporary while for other people it’s a continual problem. What exactly causes jaw pain? How can we help you to feel better?
What Causes Jaw Pain?
Jaw pain may relate to how the bones of the temporomandibular joint, often abbreviated as TMJ, develop. Sometime the bones grow disproportionately to each other and put an abnormal stress on the joint. We can take X-rays to check for skeletal abnormalities.
It’s no secret that a lack of sleep can have profound effects on your body. Besides causing you to nod off at work, sleep deprivation can impair your decision-making ability and cause a whole host of other issues.
If that’s not worrisome enough, a lack of sleep can also affect your oral health. It can cause raise your risk of gum disease, prevent your body from repairing itself, and lead to tooth wear and breakage. How’s that for a rude awakening?
Chronic sleep deprivation can raise your risk
Here at Gentle Breeze Family Dentistry, we believe that it’s our responsibility to work with you to help you obtain and maintain a happy, healthy mouth. Our job is to carefully listen to you to find out our specific dental needs. We provide a comprehensive exam and take X-rays. We thoroughly clean your teeth and repair any damage or decay that is happening. It’s our job to do all of that and keep you as comfortable and happy as we can while you’re visiting us. Over the years
Depending on your situation, you may have different options open to you when deciding on dental coverage. There are a few factors you’ll want to think about when it comes to this, and even more so when you are selecting coverage for your entire family. Here are two things to consider when choosing a dental insurance plan.
You’ll want to take into account how much the premium is, of course, but also any other fees you will be responsible for. Would there be a deductible? If so, that
When you’re having pain or discomfort with your teeth, the procedures for alleviating the pain seems daunting. You want the pain to disappear, the issue with it. Thinking of the phrase “root canal” conjures images of pain and discomfort. Yes, the cause of needing the procedure is painful, but the procedure itself actually relieves the pain.
When is a Root Canal Needed?
Teeth are multi-layered and a root canal is needed when the inner most layer of a tooth, the pulp, becomes infected and inflamed. This can
While thumbsucking has helped to calm babies and infants for hundreds of years, researchers and dental professionals are discovering many ways by which this habit can harm children’s teeth. Parents don’t have to feel alone in helping children transition to healthier dental habits.
Have you been wondering how can thumbsucking affect your child’s teeth? Read on as we share 2 major reasons why this is a big deal. But don’t you worry, we’ve also included some
Dental implants are a big decision to make, but once you’re ready to restore your smile, you may have some questions you want to discuss with Dr. Orr. Dental implants are the next-best-thing to your natural teeth, and with dental implants, you can talk, smile, and eat again without having to think twice!
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
Dental implants can cost around $1,000-$3,000 for a single implant, which may seem like a lot, but implants are an investment and will often last a lifetime if cared for properly. We have