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Gum Care Awareness

 How Important Is Gum Health?  September is Gum Care Awareness month, although few people know about it. Even though it’s not widely celebrated like some other awareness month diseases, good gum health is integral to good physical health. Therefore, the importance of healthy gums to a healthy body can’t be overstated. Poor gum health is the leading cause of tooth…

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Basic Dental Care in Peoria

A long, healthy life begins with good dental care. Although most people don’t consider their oral health vital to their physical health, research has shown that the two are inextricably linked. Those who have good oral health have a lower rate of serious disease. In contrast, those who have poor oral health have a higher incidence of serious diseases such…

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Uncover the Truth About Root Canal Treatment

Root canals are notorious for their pain and discomfort, and they’re probably the most dreaded of all dental procedures. But is their notoriety deserved, or is it simply the stuff of legend? A root canal was first performed in 1766, and at the time, the reputation was probably deserved considering the lack of anesthesia, dental tools, and expertise that existed…

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What to Expect During a Tooth Extraction

If your dentist has recommended the removal of one or more of your permanent teeth, you may have many questions: Why does my tooth need to be removed? Will I still feel pain after the tooth is gone? What should I tell the dentist before my procedure? How will the extraction be performed? What kind of sedation or pain relief…

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Understanding Sensitive Teeth

Feeling a sharp, stinging sensation when consuming things that are sour, sweet, hot, or cold can be indicative of sensitive teeth and gums. Fortunately, this is a common issue that is simple to treat. While this issue is a treatable one, it is also one that can cause you a great deal of pain. Routine activities like brushing, flossing and…

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Cavity Prevention Advice for Everyone

It’s sometimes tempting to skip your brushing and flossing routine when it’s late at night, and you’re exhausted, or you’re out of time in the morning. However, of all the tasks you could skimp on or skip, your oral hygiene regimen shouldn’t even be on the list. Many serious diseases such as dementia, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and even premature…

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Reasons and Remedies for Tooth Discoloration

If you no longer smile much because your teeth are discolored or stained, then your self-confidence may be suffering. However, discolored teeth can be a thing of the past with a few simple techniques and lifestyle adjustments. Why Have My Teeth Become Discolored? Tooth enamel becomes discolored for several reasons. Some reasons can be controlled and some can’t. Your diet…

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Why Flossing Is a Must, Not a Maybe

If you think that brushing your teeth twice a day is enough to keep your teeth and gums healthy, think again. Most dentists agree that daily brushing is only the first step. The only tool in your arsenal that is strong enough to eliminate plaque from in between the teeth and gums is a skinny strand of floss. Without it,…

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Causes of Bleeding Gums and Gum Disease

Facing the Facts About Gum Disease Cavities and tooth decay are bad for your teeth. You’ve most likely heard this ever since you started brushing your teeth. But, there is an often overlooked disease that is just as bad or worse for your oral health! If you’ve been having issues with red, swollen or bleeding gums after brushing or flossing,…

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Brush Up on the Benefits of Brushing

Brushing your teeth is one of those basic habits that we do daily without thinking. However, we’re so accustomed to this habit that we often become lackadaisical about it, which causes our oral health to deteriorate. Brushing and flossing correctly and frequently take just a few minutes of your time, but can have lifelong positive results. Why Should I Be…

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