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Is There Anything You Can Do if You Lose Your Tooth's Enamel?
Posted on 8/15/2019 by Water's Edge Dental
The enamel of your teeth protects the teeth. It is one of the hardest substances in the body, but that does not mean it will last forever. It is possible to wear down your enamel and you can end up with spots on your teeth where the enamel is gone. That means your teeth do not have the protection they need. When that happens, you need to know what to do. You also need to know how to prevent it from ever happening. Prevention is the First StepIt is much easier to prevent the erosion of enamel instead of trying to restore what is already lost. Prevention is done through good oral hygiene habits. That includes brushing twice a day with a good toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. It also includes flossing and cleaning of the tongue to remove as much of the bacteria that eats away at the enamel as possible. Other keys to reducing the dangers of enamel erosion include avoiding foods that are highly acidic and foods that are high in sugar. Regular visits to our office and professional cleaning will help you keep the enamel on your teeth as long as possible. Restoring and Repairing EnamelIf you do start to lose your enamel, all is not lost. It is possible to restore and repair the enamel of the teeth. Fluoride is a mineral that can help rebuild the enamel. Fluoride can come from drinking tap water, toothpastes and supplements. It is also possible for us to apply a fluoride gel to the surface of your teeth to stimulate the growth of the enamel. A dental sealant on some of the teeth can add additional protection to prevent a cavity. Don't underestimate the importance of enamel for your oral health. Learn how to prevent the erosion and what to do to restore the enamel to help you maintain good oral health. For more information about this or any other oral health issue, contact our office to schedule an appointment....

It Is Important to See a Dentist During Pregnancy
Posted on 7/20/2019 by Water's Edge Dental
Many women put off going to the dentist once they discover they are pregnant. The reasons we hear are mostly related to their fear that x-rays taken during the team will hurt the baby or otherwise affect their pregnancy. We can assure you that we take all of the precautions necessary and that you are perfectly safe getting your annual examination. In fact, you may be better off doing it because we can also detect problems. Your oral cavity reveals a lot of information about you. One of the main reasons you should visit us during your pregnancy is that your pregnancy itself can cause dental problems. But those dental issues can, in turn, cause other problems that could endanger your pregnancy. What Can Happen If I'm Pregnant?There are several oral health issues associated with pregnancy. Gingivitis, cavities, gum tumors, and enamel erosion are the most common problems that are pregnancy-related. The good news is that these are all readable without any harm coming to your new addition to the family. So, what kind of trouble can you face? If your gums start to bleed or they are red or puffy, you may have gingivitis. The reason your pregnancy is related is due to the hormonal changes your pregnancy causes. It can make your immune response to bacteria in your mouth go overboard causes the inflammatory response by your gums. As for cavities, you have to eat for two now so unless you boost the number of calories you eat, you may not be getting enough of a vitamin or mineral you need to fight decay. This can easily be corrected with a filling. If you get red bumps along your gumline you may have gum tumors, but don't worry, they aren't cancer tumors. In fact, they are just pockets of plaque building up at your gumline. They are rare and tend to go away by themselves when your pregnancy ends. One more problem that morning sickness can cause besides embarrassment is eroding tooth enamel. Your morning sickness assures acid will be sitting on your teeth on a daily basis. Don't worry, just rinse your mouth out with a little baking soda in a cup of warm water. It will neutralize the acid and you can then safely wait for a half hour before brushing....

Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Flossing?
Posted on 7/10/2019 by Water's Edge Dental
It is important for you to floss your teeth every time you brush your teeth – which should be twice daily. At the very least, you'll want to make sure that you're flossing your teeth once a day. This is because the quality is of more importance than quantity, which means that if you floss your teeth really well one time, you're doing much better than if you floss your teeth poorly two or more times each day. Too Much of a Good Thing Flossing your teeth too often can seriously damage the gum tissue that surrounds your teeth. Besides flossing too often, this can also happen when you apply too much pressure to your gums while flossing. You'll be able to know that you're doing this because your gums will bleed. When you continue to floss your teeth too often, over a long period of time this will destroy your gum line. How to Floss ProperlyYou should floss your teeth before brushing them so the plaque and food particles are loosened and can be brushed away. Doing so also enables your fluoride toothpaste to make better contact with your teeth. Make sure you use about 18 inches of floss, holding it tightly between your thumb and forefinger so you can guide it gently between your teeth. You want to get in between your gum line and each tooth in your mouth. By correctly flossing the proper number of times each day you'll ensure that your mouth is as healthy as possible. Of course, it's important to understand that this doesn't guarantee that you won't ever have any issues with your teeth. It just means that this is a great way to significantly reduce the likelihood of developing such issues. With this in mind, we highly recommend you take your time and properly floss your teeth at least once daily....

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Is There Anything You Can Do if You Lose Your Tooth's Enamel?
It Is Important to See a Dentist During Pregnancy
Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Flossing?
What Does an Oral Piercing Do to Harm Your Oral Health?
How Can a Dental Filling Leak?
Tips for Caring for New Veneers
Things to Avoid if You Have Veneers
Dangers Associated with a Boring Oral Hygiene Routine
Cracked Teeth Have Several Restorative Options
Should Adults Ask About Dental Sealants, Too?
Reasons Your Teeth May Hurt When You Get Up In the Morning
Tips for Better Oral Hygiene You Can Begin Today
How Ice Harms Your Teeth
Is Alcohol Based Mouthwash Good for Your Mouth?
How to Relax Before We See You to Avoid Dental Anxiety
What to Expect Following an Injury to Your Tooth
What to Do When You Notice Loose Teeth
Is An Over The Counter Mouth Guard Better Than A Custom One?
How to Relax Before We See You to Avoid Dental Anxiety
Tips for Better Oral Hygiene You Can Begin Today
Times When You May Need a Soft Tissue Graft
We Want You to Share Your Fears with Us So We Can Help
We Can Help with Restorative Dentistry
Why You Never Want to Skip Past Dental Insurance Because of Expensive Premiums
Why You May Want to Start Oil Pulling
Managing Acid Reflux Can Help Your Oral Health
Does Vaping Cause Oral Health Problems?
Why a Toothache May Start Off as Sinus Pain
What You Should Have in a Dental Emergency Kit
Why Your Teeth Need You to Drink Lots of Water
Why Do You Need to Come See Us Every Six Months?
Why Gums Often Bleed in Pregnant Women
What Swelling In Your Mouth Could Mean
How to Change Up Your Brushing Routine to Make It Less Routine
How Does Nitrous Oxide Help Relieve Dental Anxiety?
Why Do So Many People Fear Root Canals?
What to Do if a Dental Veneer Ever Chips or Breaks Off
Your Dentist is Not Going to Shame You for Coming In After Years of Missed Treatments
Your Dentist Can Help You Give Up Nicotine
Who to Ask for Help From If You Need Assistance Flossing Better
Bleaching Your Teeth Too Often Can Leave Them in Peril
What Scuba Diving Can Do to Harm Your Oral Health
What Orange Lipstick Does to the Appearance of Your Teeth?
Your Tongue May Be the Harbor of Your Bad Breath
Tips for Finding the Perfect Toothbrush
Things to Chew That Will Freshen Your Breath
Protecting Your Teeth and Gums While Pregnant
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