Water is one beverage that offers many benefits to overall health, so much so that companies have created water bottles with time indicators to encourage us to drink large quantities of water throughout the day. Water has many health benefits and can be beneficial in flushing harmful toxins from the body. When a patient is experiencing a health complication, medical professionals will often encourage them to increase their water intake. Dentists are no different. Water can have an amazing positive impact on your oral health.
Medications are often prescribed to assist with an illness or a long-term medical condition. While these medications are often used to improve your health, there are various side-effects that can negatively affect your oral health. When under the weather or dealing with a medical complication, the effect medications can have on your oral health is not always your first concern; however, many medications, prescribed and over-the-counter, can have lasting negative effects on your teeth and gums.
Do you notice that your gums bleed easily? When you are brushing and flossing your teeth you might notice a slight pink tint when you rinse your mouth or you might experience extreme bleeding from time to time. Although bleeding gums are something that many patients experience at some point, it can sometimes be difficult to pinpoint the reason behind the bleeding. It is also important to be mindful of how often you experience bleeding gums as it can be a symptom of a more serious condition that might need professional treatment. To understand more about bleeding gums and the possible causes, continue reading.
Since your youth, you have learned about the importance of brushing your teeth twice a day and maintaining your oral health. Did you know that being diligent with your oral care does more than prevent tooth decay? It also helps other important parts of the body such as your heart. The American Heart Association suggests that you can help lower the risk of developing certain cardiovascular diseases by properly brushing your teeth for two minutes per day. This is in addition to findings that your gum health is also linked to your heart health.
Are you pregnant or planning to become pregnant in the near future? Did you know that pregnant women are more likely to experience tooth decay and gum disease? Even if you are not expecting at this time, it is possible that you have a loved one or friend who might be. While being pregnant is an exciting time, it can also be a time of exhaustion, illness, and food cravings. These symptoms can affect your dental health more than you realize. We wanted to share how your dental health can be affected during pregnancy and some helpful tips to keep your teeth in tip-top shape. Even if you aren’t expecting, this would be great to forward to a friend or loved one who is or soon will be. Their dental health is important too! Keep reading to learn more.
With the start of a new year, we are wishing nothing but health and happiness for all of our patients in the year ahead. It is our goal to help our patients achieve optimal oral health.
We do our best to make sure our patients’ teeth are clean and healthy, but hygiene habits practiced outside of our office have an even bigger impact on your oral health. We all need a refresher from time to time on the best ways to keep our teeth clean at home. Read more to learn how to keep your smile healthy and happy.