Gingivitis happens when plaque, or a sticky film of bacteria, builds up around the base of your teeth (or gingiva) and causes red, swollen gums. It’s also the first stage of gum disease. If left untreated, these gingivitis symptoms can lead to a more serious form of gum disease called … [Read more...] about Gingivitis Symptoms and How to Prevent Them
Most patients know wisdom teeth for one thing: they need to be removed, usually in your late teens or early twenties. This removal is necessary because wisdom teeth can grow sideways or get stuck under your gums for lack of room to grow. Dentists call this impaction, and it’s a common problem with … [Read more...] about Wisdom Teeth: 7 Problems You Might Not Be Aware Of
Using mouthwash vs toothpaste is frequent source of confusion. Many people use mouthwash as part of a regular addition to their daily oral hygiene routine. For days when you are running late or just trying to save a step somewhere, using mouthwash is not the best way to save time. Mouthwash may seem … [Read more...] about 3 Reasons Not to Use ONLY Mouthwash Instead of Brushing Teeth
When someone has a beautiful smile, you notice. When someone has a less beautiful smile…you tend to notice that too. If you are self-conscious about your smile, veneers or Invisalign may be truly life-changing.If your teeth are not straight and even have small gaps, or you may hide your smile and … [Read more...] about Veneers or Invisalign: Our Dentists Explain Which One is Right For You
Pain in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is very common. In fact, it’s estimated that over 10 million Americans experience it. Problems can arise within the TMJ for many reasons, with one surprising cause being the consumption of food and beverages that are high in caffeine. Here’s everything you … [Read more...] about Caffeine and TMJ: Friends or Enemies?