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Loose Teeth as an Adult Signifies a Problem with Your Oral Health
Posted on 3/20/2019 by Lemond Hunter
Your child might notice a wiggly tooth in his mouth and express excitement. After all, a lost tooth equals a visit from the Tooth Fairy and the growth of a new, adult tooth. However, you shouldn't feel that same level of excitement if your teeth feel loose as an adult. This could signal a major oral health concern.Dental TraumaTeeth are strong and durable, but they aren't invincible. A blow to the face or another type of trauma could damage the teeth and the tissues that support them. The result may be a loose tooth. In these situations, you should visit our office as soon as possible. Accidents, falls, and sports injuries can all lead to long-term dental damage if not treated right away.Gum DiseaseGum disease occurs when bacteria-containing plaque accumulates on the teeth. It will stick and form hardened plaque over time, which can cause the gums to recede from the teeth. This creates gaps that may even become infected. The process may ultimately break down the tissues and bone that supports the teeth, causing them to loosen and even fall out.OsteoporosisWhile both men and women can suffer from osteoporosis, the disease tends to affect women more. With this condition, the bones of the body become weaker and more prone to fracture. When jaw bone density weakens around the teeth, the teeth may become loose. Additionally, if you are going through treatment for osteoporosis, it is important that you let us know, as certain medications can interfere with dental treatment. In fact, anti-resorptive medications can lead to osteonecrosis, which may also cause loose teeth. As an adult, you should be concerned about a loose tooth. If a tooth feels wiggly in its socket, give our office a call to set up an evaluation. We'll get to the bottom of the problem and create an individualized treatment plan....

Let Us Help You When You Have Dental Questions Instead of Looking Them Up Online
Posted on 3/10/2019 by Lemond Hunter
Stop us if you've heard this one before. A patient is having a symptom, such as bleeding gums. They use a search engine to look up what bleeding gums might be, and they freak out because they see that one of the symptoms of bleeding gums is oral cancer. So they make an appointment to see their dentist, only to find out their gums are bleeding because their toothbrush is too hard. We actually had a patient who found a hard place on the bottom of her mouth, used a search engine, found cancer tumors when she searched, called us in a panic, came in for a check- and found out it was a bone growth- which is very common and not cancerous. Ask Us Anything Instead of using the internet to ask questions on a search engine, why not ask us instead? We love answering questions from our patients. Why? Because when you ask us questions, we get a chance to display our awesome knowledge of teeth, gums, and oral health. We also get to alleviate your fears about what's going on with your oral health- which makes us happy and saves you lots of sleepless nights. Also, if you ask us questions about your dental health, and we think you might need to come in, we can have you come in and get checked. That way, if you do have a problem, we can go ahead and get you started with treatment right away, rather than you waiting, watching your mouth and wondering what you should do. Sometimes, we are able to solve the problem by telling you to change your toothbrush or toothpaste. We may need to suggest medication for you as well. Either way, having a plan of action is always much better than worrying. Why not give us a call today?...

Signs Your Fillings Are Coming Loose
Posted on 2/20/2019 by Lemond Hunter
Dentists use a wide variety of materials with different properties for tooth fillings and depending on the circumstances; problems can arise that cause painful conditions in your mouth. It is best to take care of these as soon as they occur to prevent the development of even more severe issues. Being aware of what to look for can help you determine if your fillings are in need of repair; below are some signs that may indicate that your fillings are in need of repair. Teeth Pain or SensitivitySensitivity to heat, pressure, and airflow in and around the tooth is common after getting new fillings, but experiencing these symptoms for an extended period, especially after you've had them for a while could indicate a deeper problem. Cracking Good fillings can last for many years, but some factors can cause them to develop cracks. They may crack if they have an unrefined edge, are too high or just as a result of the general wear and tear of biting and chewing. Cracks in fillings could allow food to accumulate under the material, thus encouraging infection-causing bacteria to flourish. This can cause other severe oral health issues that would demand even more complicated modes of treatment. Fillings Falling OutThis is an uncommon occurrence but sometimes happens if you bite down on a large filling thereby breaking the filling or even a tooth. A disruption in the bonding the filling material and the tooth could also cause the filling to become loose and fall out over time. As with cracking, this can also lead to infections and even larger cavities. Seek Medical Advice Should you notice any of these symptoms, get in touch with a dentist immediately because you will save yourself trouble later on. Contact us today and get all your oral health care needs catered to by a team of experts....

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Loose Teeth as an Adult Signifies a Problem with Your Oral Health
Let Us Help You When You Have Dental Questions Instead of Looking Them Up Online
Signs Your Fillings Are Coming Loose
How Sinus Pressure Can Impact Your Teeth
Foods That Can Freshen Your Breath
Eating a Rainbow Diet Can Help Your Oral Health Improve
What Enamel Does for Your Teeth Aside from Protecting Them
What Dry Mouth Can Do to Your Teeth
Can You Make it To Where Your Teeth Are Less Sensitive to Heat?
There Are Several Benefits that Come with Conscious Sedation
How to Keep Your Mouth Healthy with Partials
How to Keep Your Mouth Clean Following Pocket Reduction
Mouth Guards Can Improve Your Sleep
Medications That Cause Discolored Teeth
What We Look for During Oral Cancer Screenings
What We Look At During Dental Exams
How to Ease Jaw Aches When Your TMJ Gets Inflamed
Brushing Before Going to Sleep Is Necessary for Good Oral Health
What People Notice When They First Meet You
What is It about Sports Drinks that Harm Your Teeth?
"Types of Problems That Fall Under the Category of Dental Emergencies"
Types of Dental Bridges You Can Get
Making Brushing Easier When You Struggle with Arthritis
How Much of Your Teeth Are Situated Below the Gums?
What Options Do You Have for a Gap in Your Front Teeth?
What is the Difference between Power Flossers and Water Flossers?
What Type of Oral Health Goals Do You Have?
What to Do When a Tooth Comes in Crooked
Why You Need to Replace Your Toothbrush When a Cold Sore Erupts
Why You Need to Limit Drinking Acidic Beverages
Types of Cracks Best Covered by Veneers
Tooth Pain and Fevers Usually Signify a Dental Abscess
Is There Any Benefit to Making Homemade Toothpaste?
How Your Gag Reflex Impacts Your Dental Visits
The Importance of Not Using a Hard Bristled Toothbrush
The Damage That Can Come from Sucking on Candies and Cough Drops
How Stress Affects Gum Disease
How Long After a Cleaning Should You Wait to Eat?
Why Your Toothbrush and Dishwasher Should be Best Friends
Why You Should Go to the Dentist if Your Gum is Sore to the Touch
Why Are People Afraid of Root Canals?
Do You Brush Your Tongue Often Enough?
Why Eating a Sweet Treat Could Cause Your Teeth to Hurt
Why Do You Wait to Brush After Anything Acidic?
There's More to Cosmetic Dentistry Than Whitening
The Weather Can Affect the Way Your Teeth Feel
The Beating Your Teeth Take When You Have an Oral Piercing
Talking to Your Dentist About Having a Filling Replaced
Why You Want to Indulge in Strawberries As A Spring Time Snack
Why Chewing Vegetables is So Good for Your Oral Health
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