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Tips for College Students When It Comes to Oral Health

Posted on 9/21/2021 by Life Long Dental
Being a college student comes with a lot of new responsibilities. Oftentimes, college students are too busy to think much about their oral health. Not paying enough attention to the oral health could have severe consequences down the road. It is important for college students to follow these tips to be proactive about their oral health during their college years. Tips For College Students Our first tip is to brush your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes per session. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and gently brush your gums and tongue as well. After brushing your teeth in the evening, floss your teeth as well. Flossing your teeth will clean the surfaces between your teeth and possibly prevent infection. Our second tip is to eat well during your college years. Choose your sweet treats carefully. It can be tempting to sample the desserts in the cafeteria without your parents looking over your shoulder. Make good choices to benefit your body during these years and choose to eat healthy foods. These good choices will turn into lifelong habits that can benefit your teeth as well as your overall health for a long time. Our last tip is to make an appointment with our office if you think your wisdom teeth may be erupting. These are critical years as the wisdom teeth come in, and it is important to know if the wisdom teeth are coming in properly. Call Our Office to Schedule Your Next Appointment Call our office to schedule your next dental appointment. When you are on break is a great time to come into our office for your professional cleaning and exam. We want to make sure that you stay on track with good oral hygiene during your college years....

Dangers Associated with Using Hard Toothbrush Bristles

Posted on 9/6/2021 by Life Long Dental
Walking down the grocery store or pharmacy aisle, the consumer has many choices when considering a new toothbrush. Not only are there many sizes, colors, and brand names to choose from, there is a wide range of bristles to evaluate before purchasing a toothbrush. We want to help you choose a toothbrush that is best for your mouth. While it may not be a top pick as far as color or style, we feel it is important to choose a toothbrush that is good for your teeth and gums. If you're not sure what toothbrush is best for you, we can help! The Danger in Using a Hard Bristled Toothbrush Quite simply, you can damage your teeth if you use a hard-bristled toothbrush. You are more likely to aggressively brush your gums with a hard-bristled toothbrush. This can cause excessive irritation to your gumline. The stiff texture of a hard bristle toothbrush can even scratch your gums. Your gums could bleed and swell, which is a gateway to infection. Most people brush their teeth too aggressively anyway, so to reduce this potential as well as other problems, we suggest everyone in your family use a soft-bristled toothbrush. We Can Show You How to Brush We make sure our patients know how to brush their teeth properly at each dental cleaning and exam. While this may sound remedial, we have found that we can help patients avoid common problems like damaged enamel, root surfaces, and gum tissue by doing patient education. We want to help you brush your teeth well and avoid problems associated with hard bristled toothbrushes. Give us a call today to schedule your next dental cleaning and exam. We look forward to working with you so that you can have a bright smile both now and in the future....

If You Have Swollen Gums We Should See You to Check for Problems

Posted on 8/23/2021 by Life Long Dental
Looking in the mirror can be troublesome if you notice you have swollen gums. Even nice white and aligned teeth can look unhealthy if your gums are swollen. Healthy gums appear pink and firm. Are your gums red or even bleeding? If so, we should see you to check for problems. Your gums should be relatively uniform in color and follow the curve of the tooth. Healthy gum tissue, which is not inflamed, can appear scalloped next to the tooth. if your gums are bright red and swollen, that could be an indication of a dental issue. Changes in Gum Appearance Could Mean That You Have a Dental Issue If your gums appear bright red and bleed easily, you should give our office a call. You may notice your gums bleed most often when you brush or floss. Let us know when you notice the bleeding. Infection is one of the top reasons your gums may be swelling. If you think you might have an infection, please contact our office immediately. It is important to treat and contain any oral bacteria as you do not want the bacteria to migrate to other parts of your body and cause problems. If you have had an injury to your face, your gums may swell. This is normal for a trauma situation, but you should still seek our professional opinion as other complications in your mouth may be present. Call Our Office Right Away Call our office right away if you notice swelling or any other abnormalities in your gums. We are here to help you. We will talk to you about your gums and how we can treat it. We have helped many patients with swollen gums, and look forward to giving you the time and attention that you need....

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Tips for College Students When It Comes to Oral Health
Dangers Associated with Using Hard Toothbrush Bristles
If You Have Swollen Gums We Should See You to Check for Problems
Reasons to Get a Composite Filling
Great Birthday Gift Ideas for Those Who Treasure Good Oral Health
Benefits Your Mouth Gets When You Drink Tap Water
Chewing on Ice Cubes Could Leave Your Teeth Broken or Gums Lacerated
Options We Can Provide Through Restorative Dentistry
How Acids Work Against the Enamel on Your Teeth
Water Can Help Keep Your Teeth Cleaner
The Connection Between Heart Disease and Oral Health
Benefits of Flossing Your Teeth
What to Expect From a Routine Dental Exam?
Everything You Need to Know About Baby Teeth
What Does It Mean When You Have Hard Water Stains on Your Teeth?
At What Age Should I Start Taking My Child to the Dentist?
Types of Dentures
A Brown Spot on Your Teeth May Not Be a Cavity
Cracked Teeth Are a Constant Danger to Your Oral and Overall Health
Tips for Keeping Your Breath Fresh While on the Go
Foods You May Not Realize Damage Your Teeth
Are Whitening Strips Safe to Use?
Do Genetics Play A Role In Cavities?
Benefits of Sanitizing Your Toothbrush
What Do X-rays Really Show?
Benefits of Using a Water Flosser Over Traditional Floss
Are There Any Foods That Stop Gum Recession?
Why is Tap Water Better for Your Teeth Than Bottled Water?
Top Three Reasons to Consider Getting Veneers
Should You Gargle Each Day for Better Oral Health
Missing a Tooth? Why Its Necessary to Get Treatment ASAP
How Oral Piercings Can Damage Your Teeth
How Missing Teeth Can Change Your Life
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Digital X-Rays: Why They Are Important
Can the Sun Damage Your Teeth?
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