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You Need to Fix Teeth Even If They Are Not Yet Painful
Posted on 3/25/2020 by Water's Edge Dental
Unfortunately, damaged teeth don't repair themselves. Once there is damage to a tooth, it's more vulnerable to bacteria that can accumulate to form cavities or infections. Bacterial growth and tooth decay can progress to more advanced stages quickly, often without any pain. This means that what began as a minor problem can become a serious one without your even knowing it. This can also mean that your treatment options change to more complex and expensive procedures. If you have a chipped or broken tooth, it's important that you contact our office as soon as possible to prevent further damage to your teeth and gums. How to Fix a Damaged ToothYou have many treatment options for fixing your damaged or severely decayed tooth. Before deciding on the best treatment, we'll visually examine the tooth for decay and possibly view an X-ray of the tooth to determine the severity of damage. If there is a small chip, we may be able to polish the tooth. For a larger chip or crack, however, we may recommend a crown or filling, or a veneer or dental bonding for a damaged front tooth. An extensive break may expose nerves in the tooth and require either a crown or root canal. In the most severe cases, we may not be able to save the tooth and will recommend extraction and a dental implant. Pre-Exam CareBefore you can receive dental care for your damaged tooth, be careful to chew with the tooth as little as possible, if at all. Neglecting a broken tooth can cause many more serious problems that require increasingly complex and costly procedures. If you chip or break a tooth, call our office as soon as possible for a thorough examination of the damage....

Dental Issues That If Left Untreated Could Become Deadly
Posted on 3/15/2020 by Water's Edge Dental
Your oral health is directly related to your overall health in many ways, from your circulation to your hearing. In the most neglected cases, oral health issues can even cause death. First, however, it's important to understand how problems in your mouth can cause illness and disease in all areas of your body. The Link Between Oral Health and Your Body When bacteria builds up around your teeth and gums, it can cause both infection and inflammation in your mouth. When severe enough, the bacteria can enter your bloodstream and affect other areas of your body where disease can develop. In addition, inflammation in your body restricts your blood flow, impairing both your circulation and healing. What Dental Issues Can Become Deadly? All oral health diseases and conditions that can lead to death are largely preventable or are easily treated in their early stages. They may include: Dental Abscess When dental caries (tooth decay) or gum disease is left untreated and a pocket of pus develops, the cavity has advanced to a dental abscess, also known as an abscessed tooth, which can be a life-threatening condition. Periodontitis According to the Institute of Odontology, those with periodontitis are at risk for premature death due to diseases of the digestive and circulatory systems, as well as neoplasms, which are abnormal growths often characteristic of cancer. A chronic inflammatory condition affecting the gums and connective tissue around the teeth, periodontitis increases the risk of death by 12 percent, according to one study. Oral Cancer When we perform a routine exam, we will always examine your mouth thoroughly for signs of oral cancer. According to the oral cancer foundation, almost 53,000 Americans will be diagnosed with some type of oral cancer this year and will cause approximately 9,750 deaths. Of the 53,000 diagnosed, only just over half will be alive more than 5 years. All of these conditions typically occur due to a lack of dental care, with smaller oral issues turning into life-threatening conditions. This is why it's important to be diligent with your oral care routine and keep up with regular visits to your office. Please contact us if you are concerned with tooth decay that may lead to more serious oral health issues....

What Are the Benefits of Getting Dental Debridement?
Posted on 2/20/2020 by Water's Edge Dental
When was the last time you visited us? Can you remember the last time you visited us? Has it been any time in the last two or three years? If not, you may need more than just a teeth cleaning when you come back and visit. Have you ever heard of a dental debridement? Let us take some time to answer some questions about dental debridement. The Basics of Tooth CleaningWhen you come and visit us every six months, we clean your teeth and remove plaque and tartar from your teeth. While plaque is easy to remove just by brushing and flossing, tartar is hard and can't be removed without dental instruments. It is important to remove tartar because over time, the buildup of tartar can damage your gums and cause gum disease. When you visit every six months, we are able to get the buildup off easily. But when you haven't been to us in over a year or two years, you have a lot of buildup. You'll need a dental debridement. What Is Dental Debridement?Dental debridement uses special tools to scrape all of the tartar off your teeth. It takes a little more time to do a dental debridement than it does a regular cleaning. You will need a dental debridement if it has been over a year since you've had your teeth cleaned, or if you have a thick buildup of tartar and plaque on your teeth. Some people have more tartar on their gums than others, even if they have recently been to the dentist. You may also need a debridement if you have buildup underneath your gumline as well as at your gumline. Don't worry, it usually is not painful, but if you are concerned about pain, we can talk with you about that. Do you have questions? Give us a call about the dental debridement procedure, and we'll be glad to answer your questions....

All Posts:

You Need to Fix Teeth Even If They Are Not Yet Painful
Dental Issues That If Left Untreated Could Become Deadly
What Are the Benefits of Getting Dental Debridement?
Ways to Remedy a Sticky Mouth When You Wake Up
How Do Plaque And Tartar Affect Your Teeth?
Is Cosmetic Bonding in Your Future?
Why So Few People Brush the Roof of Their Mouths?
How to Keep from Staining Your Dental Crowns
Signs of Sweet Sensitivity in Your Teeth
How Does Saliva Restore the pH Balance in Your Mouth After Consuming Acidic Items?
How Sleeping with Your Mouth Open Impacts Your Oral Health
Is There Ever a Bad Age for Dental Sealants?
Dangers of Not Getting a Numb Tooth Checked
Can You Leave Ice on Too Long After Dental Work?
Just How Strong Is Tooth Enamel
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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