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Are Mouthwash Strips Good for Your Teeth and Gums?

Posted on 7/23/2020 by Alyce
Often, we are asked by patients about mouthwash strips or breath strip. If they freshen the breath, are they also good for the teeth and gums? That is a good question, as breath strips and some mouthwashes only act as a temporary fix. In other words, they perfume the mouth, or mask unpleasant odors. The information below will give you further details about the reliability of mouthwash strips. Why People Use Mouthwash Strips Most people, who use mouthwash strips, known as breath strips, do so as an inconspicuous way to freshen their breath. These strips can come in handy if you just had onion or garlic for lunch, and don't have a way to brush your teeth. While you might choose to chew gum, it still might not be as indiscreet as using breath strips. If your bad breath is short term, then using the strips can be effective. However, it is not a good idea to use breath strips frequently. What Happens If You Use Breath Strips Too Often? If you use mouthwash strips or breath strips frequently, you can end up changing the bacterial content in your mouth, which is not good. The mouth has a delicate balance of bacteria – some of which is good and some of which is bad. The key to making everything work is to get rid of the bad germs and preserve the good bacteria. If you use breath strips too often, all the bacteria are killed, not just the bad germs. As a result, you could end up getting a yeast infection in your mouth, or damaging your teeth and gums. If you have a problem with bad breath, you need to consult with our office. We can steer you toward products that have antibacterial agents that offer a permanent solution to halitosis. For example, a mouthwash with chlorhexidine controls the gingivitis and plaque that causes bad breath. Give us a call with your questions and set an appointment for an examination today. Whether you need a temporary or permanent solution to a breath problem, we can provide a solution....

How Your Dental Health Affects the Rest of Your Body
Posted on 7/7/2020 by Alyce
Normally, people don't link dental health with the other parts of their body. After all, there is a reason why a dental clinic and a dental clinic are separate; our mouths are complex and require special care. Due to this, it is easy to not think about the effects that a dental infection or actions that affect your mouth can have on other parts of your body. Periodontitis and Diabetes There is a substantial link between periodontal disease and diabetes. Periodontal disease causes inflammation in the gums which in turn reduces your body's ability to keep blood sugar levels under control. On the flip side, high blood sugar makes it easier for infections in the mouth to both start and spread. In summary, periodontitis, and diabetes work together to help each other become more hostile to your body. Poor Diet Affects Both Dental and Physical Health What you eat affects your dental health substantially. A person that almost lives off of junk food will have healthier teeth than someone who gets all their nutrients in a day while keeping sugar and sodium levels low. The same applies to your body as well. Healthy eating promotes increased energy, healthy weight, and strong teeth and bones. Smoking Also Affects Your Mouth and Body Smoking is considered a big no-no in both the dental and medical world because it negatively affects both aspects of your body. The chemicals in tobacco put you at 5 times the risk of developing oral cancer. Smoking tobacco also stains your teeth, causes bad breath, harms your lungs, and lastly, the nicotine in a cigarette narrows the arteries and increases blood pressure, putting you at risk of a potential heart attack. It is something you definitely want to try to stop doing if you are a smoker. It may not be easy, but if you get the help you need, we believe you can do it! If you would like to check up on your dental health. Give us a call and we will set up an appointment for you!...

What to Do if You Develop Aggressive Periodontitis

Posted on 6/22/2020 by Alyce
Many people will develop mild periodontitis at some stage of their lives. Periodontitis, also called gum disease, is a very common condition that is easily treatable in its early stages. In fact, many people can cause the condition to reverse course, simply by beginning to pay more attention to regular brushing and flossing. However, in some cases, the condition can progress beyond what can be remedied simply by beginning to follow a regular oral hygiene routine. If this has happened to you, here is what you need to know. Advanced Periodontitis is No Joke The first thing you need to know is that this condition can have serious repercussions on your health. In addition to causing your teeth to become loose and even fall out, gum disease can wreak havoc on your facial structure by causing your jawbone to deteriorate after your teeth come out. In addition, the bacteria involved in gum disease can get into the bloodstream and cause infections elsewhere in the body. Finally, it is possible for you to aspirate the bacteria and cause a serious infection in your lungs. Given these facts, it is vital that you aggressively treat periodontitis as soon as you become aware of its existence. This will help prolong not only your oral health, but your overall health as well. Get Professional Help Immediately The biggest mistake you can make is to try to treat the condition yourself. While early gum disease responds very well to improved oral health routines, once the condition becomes aggressive and advanced, you simply cannot handle it on your own. Professional care can help you save your teeth, and your overall health. There are procedures we can perform that can help you. Remember, the worst thing you can do is to ignore the condition and hope that it will go away....

All Posts:
Are Mouthwash Strips Good for Your Teeth and Gums?
How Your Dental Health Affects the Rest of Your Body
What to Do if You Develop Aggressive Periodontitis
How Can You Tell if Your Tooth Has a Cavity?
Why Whitening Trays at Our Office Are More Effective Than Any Drug Store Options
How an Untreated Thyroid Issue Could Affect Your Oral Health
Filling Procedures Are More Advanced Than Ever
What You Need to Have in Your Emergency Dental Kit
Did You Realize an Extraction is Traumatic?
Dangers of Not Brushing After Breakfast
Specialty Bottled Water Vs Tap Water: Which is Better
Snacks That Can Increase Your Oral Health
Poor Oral Health Can Make You Constantly Fatigued
How Protein Boosts Your Oral Health
The Best Flossing Techniques Make Flossing Not Painful
1:Sharing a Toothbrush is Never a Good Idea
Why Talk to Us if You Have Allergies
What Options We Can We Offer for Sensitive Teeth
Could a Fun Toothpaste Flavor Spice Up Your Brushing Routine?
How Can One Side of Your Jaw Hurt but Not the Other?
Dangers You Need to Know About Toothpicks
How a Cleaning in Our Dental Office Differs from Yours At Home
Causes of Dental Pit Stains Can Be What You Eat
If the Bumps on Your Tongue Go Away, is That the Sign of a Problem?
Can You Brush Too Often?
Best Options for Handling a Fear of the Dental Chair
Is Brushing Your Teeth for Too Long a Real Problem?
How to Protect Teeth When You Get Sick
Why You Should Expect to Drool More with a New Set of Dentures
You Need to Make Sure Your Teeth are Healthy Prior to Whitening
Eggs Can Give You Better Oral Health
Easy Ways of Boosting Your Daily Calcium Intake
Sterilization Methods We Can Use for Our Tools
How Exercise Impacts Your Oral Health
Bruxism Can Affect You for Years to Come if Left Untreated
Best Restorative Options for Chipped Teeth
Types of Implants That Can Restore a Lost Tooth
Top Restorative Procedures For Your Teeth
Where Do Dental Pit Stains Originate?
Where Can Bacteria from Your Mouth Migrate To?
Why You Should Look Forward to It If You Need a Root Canal
What You Drink Can Ruin Your Breath
Is Chewing Gum Actually Helpful for Improving Oral Health?
Is Brushing and Flossing Different with a Bridge?
Best Options to Drink for a Healthy Mouth
Besides Flossing, How Can You Get Items Out from Between Your Teeth?
Greens You Want to Eat for Improved Oral Health
Good Oral Health Saves You Time and Money
Signs Your Tooth May Be Decaying from the Inside
How Dental Chips Can Ruin Your Oral Health
Do Dental Bridges Need Any Special Cleaning?
Do Canker Sores Damage Your Oral Health?
Foods That Make Your Breath Smell Better
Flossing Needs to Be Done Gently
Is There Any Reason to Fear Having a Cavity Filled?
How to Keep Dental Bonding Looking Like New
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