Gum infections are no fun, which is why you should listen to your dentist when you’re told to take proper care of your oral health. By letting things go, you leave your mouth open for infections. Known as periodontitis, it targets just below your gum line in sulcus, the crevices between your teeth and gums.
Worried about gingivitis? You should be because it can lead to worse oral health problems down the road. Your best course of action is to avoid it altogether. But how do you do that?
The world is passing through a difficult phase at the moment, a situation that hasn’t been felt before - at least in recent times. The pandemic may have brought misery and frustration in its wake but lots of people have devised a coping mechanism on how to get along and maintain a happy life regardless of the challenges. One of such ways is by being in high spirit with a healthy smile. Studies have shown that aside from its mood boosting ability, smiling helps our body release endorphins and cortisol that are beneficial in helping reduce pain, increase endurance, reduce blood pressure, strengthen the immune system, and reduce stress. To make it easy for you to enjoy a bright smile with benefits, here are the steps to take.
You probably brush your teeth every day, but are you doing enough for your oral health? As we age, it becomes even more important to step up our oral care. Aging takes more of a toll on the mouth and doing the right things can make all the difference in having a great dental visit or one that makes you frown.
Getting dental procedures done can often feel like a real chore, but the benefits of keeping up a great dental health routine following a visit to the dentist's office are immense. Whether you've just had a cavity filled or have just had a new crown placed, there are many ways to take care of your dental health after your latest appointment. Here are just a few great methods for keeping your smile bright and healthy.
In a rush to brighten the teeth and improve the smile, we overlook the gingiva surrounding it. We neglect bleeding and inflamed gums. They subdue initially but as the situation worsens, the gum problem becomes the most complicated dental issue.
Studies have shown that only four out of 10 Americans floss daily. This number shows us that there are a lot of people who do not see the importance of flossing in their everyday oral care routine. This is alarming because it is very important for people to actually go beyond brushing to take care of their oral health. And this is also the reason why dentists all over the world are continually introducing this activity to their patients.
Gingivitis is a common gum disease that causes the gums to become swollen and red and bleed easily especially when brushing or flossing. The condition is entirely preventable and easily reversible. But left untreated gingivitis becomes a more serious form of gum disease called periodontitis which can lead to tooth loss and is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.
If you’ve ever been on the receiving end of a whiff of someone’s bad breath, you know it’s an unpleasant interaction. But chances are, you’ve likely nearly bowled someone over yourself. While it’s fairly normal for people to have unsavory breath upon waking, chronic halitosis, the official name for bad breath, occurs for a variety of reasons.
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