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Tips for Effective Tooth Brushing

Posted on 6/15/2024 by Water's Edge Dental
Hopefully, tooth brushing is something we all do. Still, that does not mean we are all doing it right. While tooth brushing is a mundane affair, and one you have been doing for the longest time since the time you could hold a toothbrush, certain approaches to the process make it less effective at removing food debris and plaque. Here are some of the most effective toothbrushing tips. Always Use the Right Tooth Brush There are various toothbrush options, ranging from simple plastic brushes to high-end technological tools. There are toothbrushes with bristles that vibrate or spin. Choosing the right toothbrush is the first step in the right direction for effective tooth brushing. Still, it is not the toothbrush that matters but rather the technique you choose to brush your teeth. You can have an electric toothbrush that vibrates on its own, but if your toothbrushing technique is poor, you can still end up with plaque on your teeth. Use a toothbrush approved by the American Dental Association containing its seal. Ensure that the toothbrush head is the right size for your mouth. Use the Right Tooth Brushing Technique There are different toothbrushing techniques, and every one of those techniques is designed to clean your teeth in unique ways. However, the standard way to clean your teeth is to hold the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle relative to your teeth and gums. You can also decide to brush every individual tooth while targeting the outer and inner sides. You should finish by brushing the chewing surfaces of each tooth. Remember to Brush Your Tongue and Gums Your toothbrushing is not effective unless you also brush your tongue and gums. Bacteria can collect at the intersection of your teeth and gums. You should make it a habit to brush your gums alongside your teeth. Keep Your Toothbrush Clean If you have had a cold a few days prior, you should consider changing your toothbrush to prevent reinfection. In general, you should consider changing your toothbrush once every four months or sooner if the bristles become frayed or worn. This is because a worn toothbrush is less effective at removing plaque and can even damage your gums....
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The Teething Survival Guide

Posted on 6/3/2024 by Water's Edge Dental
No parent should go through the teething process with their babies and toddlers without some handy tips and tricks for survival. Babies teething can be a difficult process, and the more information you have, the better. Here are some helpful ideas to help you survive teething. Start Looking for Signs of Teething Usually, babies begin teething between six and eight months of age, but some do not begin teething until they are about a year old. No matter when your baby begins teething, you can look for signs that teething has begun. First, you may notice that your baby is drooling more than usual. You also might notice bumps or swelling on their gums. They may also become fussier. A lot of babies begin gnawing on objects as well. Once you begin to see the signs, you should know that those first teeth are erupting soon. Prepare for Teething Luckily for parents, there are several ways to give your baby relief from the teething process. First, many babies love to chew or gnaw on something because the pressure on their gums helps to relieve discomfort. You may want to invest in some teething toys, such as teething rings. However, many babies love to gnaw on frozen washcloths because it allows them to feel better while reducing pain and inflammation. Before your baby starts the teething process, take some time to look into which items you may want to buy to help with the teething process. You may want to get pain relievers as well because it is likely your child may experience discomfort and a low-grade fever. If You Have Concerns, Contact Our Dentist It is understandable that you, as a parent, worry about the teething process. That is why it may be a good idea to bring your children to our dentist when you think they may be at the beginning of teething. That way, you can ask questions and get some additional tips from dental professionals. You should also bring your baby in to see us if they are approaching their first birthday and they have not started teething. Call us today to make an appointment to see our dentist....
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The Range of Symptoms When You Have a Dental Abscess - From Mild Discomfort to Facial Swelling

Posted on 5/15/2024 by Water's Edge Dental
Imagine this: you're enjoying a delicious bowl of ice cream, and suddenly, a sharp pain shoots through your tooth. It's not the kind of pain that goes away with a quick rinse; it lingers, throbbing and unrelenting. This could be a sign of a dental abscess, a painful infection that needs prompt attention. But how do you know if it's just a toothache or something more serious? The truth is, dental abscesses can manifest in a variety of ways, from mild discomfort to significant facial swelling. Recognizing the range of symptoms is crucial for seeking timely treatment and avoiding complications. The Telltale Signs of a Dental Abscess While the most common symptom is a throbbing toothache , other indicators can help you identify a potential abscess: Why Early Detection Matters Ignoring a dental abscess is never a good idea. The infection can spread to nearby teeth, jawbone, and even the bloodstream, leading to serious complications. Taking Action: The Importance of Oral Care and Restoration Dentistry If you suspect a dental abscess, don't delay . Contact your dentist immediately. They will examine you, take X-rays, and determine the best course of treatment. This may involve draining the abscess, performing a root canal, or extracting the infected tooth. Remember, good oral hygiene is your best defense against dental problems. Brushing twice daily, flossing regularly, and visiting your dentist for checkups and cleanings can help prevent infections like abscesses. If you have a damaged or decayed tooth, seeking restoration dentistry options like fillings, crowns, or implants can also help prevent future infections. Don't Let a Toothache Turn into a Nightmare By understanding the range of symptoms and seeking prompt treatment, you can effectively manage a dental abscess and avoid potential complications. Remember, prioritizing your oral health with good hygiene and regular dental care is the key to a healthy, pain-free smile....
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All Posts:

Tips for Effective Tooth Brushing
6/15/2024
The Teething Survival Guide
6/3/2024
The Range of Symptoms When You Have a Dental Abscess - From Mild Discomfort to Facial Swelling
5/15/2024
Cavities Between Your Teeth Can Often Be Avoided: A Peek Between the Cracks of Prevention Dentistry
5/1/2024
Can a Dental Implant Be Removed?
4/15/2024
Biannual Dental Cleaning - How Is It Done?
4/1/2024
Do I Need to Brush My Tongue?
3/15/2024
Do Chipped Teeth Grow Back?
3/1/2024
Are You a Candidate for General Anesthesia Administered During Oral Surgery?
2/15/2024
Are There Side Effects to Dental Implant Procedures?
2/2/2024
What Is the Importance of Mouthwash?
1/15/2024
What Is the Difference Between Tooth Stain and Tooth Decay?
1/2/2024
Dental Habits That Increase The Risk Of Oral Cancer
12/15/2023
The Effects of Systemic Diseases on Dental Health
12/1/2023
I Have Sores In The Corners Of My Mouth. What Causes Those?
11/15/2023
Dental Care For Individuals Undergoing Chemotherapy Or Radiation Therapy
11/1/2023
What To Do When Your Baby's Teeth Fall Out
10/31/2023
Can Implants be Done Immediately after Extraction?
10/15/2023
Managing Oral Complications of Cancer Treatment
9/25/2023
Benefits of Dental Microsurgery
9/11/2023
Dangers of Living with Teeth Malocclusions
8/21/2023
Are Dental Fillings Good For Kids?
8/7/2023
How Oral Infections Can Become Deadly
7/24/2023
How to Calm Dental Anxiety and Fear
7/10/2023
When Should I Have a Tooth Extraction?
6/19/2023
Is Charcoal Toothpaste a Good Option?
6/5/2023
Benefits Of Laser Dentistry For Dental Procedures
5/22/2023
How Do I Get Rid of Bad Breath?
5/8/2023
Complications of Impacted Wisdom Teeth
4/24/2023
What is Some Misconception about Oral Health and Dental Care?
4/10/2023
Is chewing gum good for your dental health?
3/20/2023
Things That Cause Tooth Sensitivity
3/6/2023
Advantages Of Laser Cavity Treatment
2/20/2023
Is Invisalign As Effective As Traditional Braces?
2/6/2023
Types of Orthodontic Corrections
1/23/2023
Easy And Effective Ways To Care For Dental Implants
1/9/2023
What to do when you get a dental emergency
12/19/2022
How Do Healthy Lips Contribute To Good Oral Health
12/5/2022
Baby Teething
11/21/2022
The Best Treatment for Oral Cancer
11/7/2022
What Is A Zirconia Crown?
10/24/2022
Why Do I Need An Oral Surgeon
10/10/2022
Typical Symptoms for Those Who Have Nighttime Bruxism
9/19/2022
Gum Disease And Your Risk Of Stroke
9/5/2022
Why Is Extraction Necessary
8/22/2022
Mouth Sores And Infections
8/8/2022
Are Veneers Recommended?
7/18/2022
Benefits of Dental Braces
7/4/2022
What Are The Procedures Of Mouth Reconstruction?
6/20/2022
Emergency Dentistry
6/6/2022
Bad Oral Health Leading to Sensory Problems
5/23/2022
What Does A Dental Hygienist Do?
5/9/2022
The Benefits Of Same-Day Crowns
4/25/2022
Jaw sprain or jaw strain symptoms and treatments
4/11/2022
Did You Know Turmeric Can Help You Get A Better Smile?
3/21/2022
What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
3/7/2022
How Do I Treat A Toothache?
2/21/2022
Are Veneers or Crowns the Right Fit for You?
2/7/2022
How To Buy a Toothbrush?
1/24/2022
Tips to Maintain a Healthy Mouth
1/10/2022
About All-On-Four
12/23/2021
Do You Have Dental Pit Stains?
12/10/2021
How Restoring Lost Teeth Has Long-Term Benefits
11/22/2021
What are the risk factors of periodontitis?
11/8/2021
What Are Dental Implants and Who Can Benefit Most From Them
10/25/2021
Tips for Teaching Kids to Brush Their Teeth
10/11/2021
What Vitamins Do Yellow Produce Give Your Teeth and Body?
9/21/2021
How Often Should You Be Brushing and Flossing?
9/6/2021
Options You Have for Cracked Front Teeth
8/23/2021
Tools We Can Use to Reshape Your Teeth
8/9/2021
Whitening Your Teeth Can Help You Age More Gracefully
7/26/2021
Examples of Foods That Lead to Increased Gum Recession
7/12/2021
Do You Know How Long Whitening Generally Lasts?
6/21/2021
Strange Toothpaste Flavors You May Want to Consider
6/7/2021
How To Take Care of Your Toothbrush
5/24/2021
What Types of Dental Fillings Look Like Your Natural Tooth?
5/10/2021
Best Treatments for Oral Thrush
4/26/2021
How Periodontitis Is Treated
4/12/2021
How to Keep Your Teeth Forever
3/22/2021
Foods to Avoid with Braces
3/8/2021
Wear A Sports Mouthguard To Prevent Dental Injuries
2/22/2021
Causes of Dental Cavities
2/8/2021
Why Is It Necessary To Visit a Dentist Every 6 Months?
1/25/2021
Protecting Your Teeth Against Enamel Erosion
1/11/2021
Tooth Decay Becomes Visible If It Becomes Extensive
12/21/2020
Tooth Decay Becomes Visible If It Becomes Extensive
12/21/2020
Why Do Teeth Develop Sensitivity?
12/7/2020
Should You Rinse After Brushing with Water or Mouthwash?
11/16/2020
Do I Have to Use Mouthwash Every Day?
11/9/2020
The Best Way to Brush and Floss in the Back of Your Mouth
10/19/2020
DIY Whitening Can Leave Your Enamel Weak
10/5/2020
When is a Problem Truly a Dental Emergency?
9/21/2020
Dangers of Not Getting Regular Dental Care
9/7/2020
Do Teeth Take Damage When They Get Whitened?
8/24/2020
When Do Adults Need Dental Sealants?
8/10/2020
What to Do if Your Filling Feels Too High
7/23/2020
Foods That Lead to Gum Recession More Quickly
7/7/2020
Foods That Lead to Gum Recession More Quickly
7/6/2020
Do Your Gums Change as You Get Older?
6/22/2020
Do Sugar Substitutes Do the Same Kind Of Damage As Process Sugars
6/8/2020
How to Keep Waking Up with Caffeine but Without the Dental Stains
5/29/2020
Dental Hygiene for Toddlers
5/15/2020
Do You Need to Have a Cracked Tooth Extracted?
4/20/2020
Danger of Not Fixing a Tooth You Can Tell Has Cracked
4/10/2020
You Need to Fix Teeth Even If They Are Not Yet Painful
3/25/2020
Dental Issues That If Left Untreated Could Become Deadly
3/15/2020
What Are the Benefits of Getting Dental Debridement?
2/20/2020
Ways to Remedy a Sticky Mouth When You Wake Up
2/10/2020
How Do Plaque And Tartar Affect Your Teeth?
1/25/2020
Is Cosmetic Bonding in Your Future?
1/15/2020
Why So Few People Brush the Roof of Their Mouths?
12/25/2019
How to Keep from Staining Your Dental Crowns
12/15/2019
Signs of Sweet Sensitivity in Your Teeth
11/20/2019
How Does Saliva Restore the pH Balance in Your Mouth After Consuming Acidic Items?
11/10/2019
How Sleeping with Your Mouth Open Impacts Your Oral Health
10/25/2019
Is There Ever a Bad Age for Dental Sealants?
10/15/2019
Dangers of Not Getting a Numb Tooth Checked
9/25/2019
Can You Leave Ice on Too Long After Dental Work?
9/15/2019
Just How Strong Is Tooth Enamel
8/25/2019
Is There Anything You Can Do if You Lose Your Tooth's Enamel?
8/15/2019
It Is Important to See a Dentist During Pregnancy
7/20/2019
Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Flossing?
7/10/2019
What Does an Oral Piercing Do to Harm Your Oral Health?
6/25/2019
How Can a Dental Filling Leak?
6/15/2019
Tips for Caring for New Veneers
5/25/2019
Things to Avoid if You Have Veneers
5/15/2019
Dangers Associated with a Boring Oral Hygiene Routine
4/20/2019
Cracked Teeth Have Several Restorative Options
4/10/2019
Should Adults Ask About Dental Sealants, Too?
3/25/2019
Reasons Your Teeth May Hurt When You Get Up In the Morning
3/15/2019
Tips for Better Oral Hygiene You Can Begin Today
2/25/2019
How Ice Harms Your Teeth
2/15/2019
Is Alcohol Based Mouthwash Good for Your Mouth?
1/25/2019
How to Relax Before We See You to Avoid Dental Anxiety
1/15/2019
What to Expect Following an Injury to Your Tooth
12/25/2018
What to Do When You Notice Loose Teeth
12/15/2018
Is An Over The Counter Mouth Guard Better Than A Custom One?
11/25/2018
How to Relax Before We See You to Avoid Dental Anxiety
11/15/2018
Tips for Better Oral Hygiene You Can Begin Today
10/25/2018
Times When You May Need a Soft Tissue Graft
10/15/2018
We Want You to Share Your Fears with Us So We Can Help
9/25/2018
We Can Help with Restorative Dentistry
9/15/2018
Why You Never Want to Skip Past Dental Insurance Because of Expensive Premiums
8/25/2018
Why You May Want to Start Oil Pulling
8/15/2018
Managing Acid Reflux Can Help Your Oral Health
7/20/2018
Does Vaping Cause Oral Health Problems?
7/10/2018
Why a Toothache May Start Off as Sinus Pain
6/20/2018
What You Should Have in a Dental Emergency Kit
6/10/2018
Why Your Teeth Need You to Drink Lots of Water
5/20/2018
Why Do You Need to Come See Us Every Six Months?
5/10/2018
Why Gums Often Bleed in Pregnant Women
4/20/2018
What Swelling In Your Mouth Could Mean
4/10/2018
How to Change Up Your Brushing Routine to Make It Less Routine
3/25/2018
How Does Nitrous Oxide Help Relieve Dental Anxiety?
3/15/2018
Why Do So Many People Fear Root Canals?
2/25/2018
What to Do if a Dental Veneer Ever Chips or Breaks Off
2/15/2018
Your Dentist is Not Going to Shame You for Coming In After Years of Missed Treatments
1/25/2018
Your Dentist Can Help You Give Up Nicotine
1/15/2018
Who to Ask for Help From If You Need Assistance Flossing Better
12/25/2017
Bleaching Your Teeth Too Often Can Leave Them in Peril
12/15/2017
What Scuba Diving Can Do to Harm Your Oral Health
11/27/2017
What Orange Lipstick Does to the Appearance of Your Teeth?
11/17/2017
Your Tongue May Be the Harbor of Your Bad Breath
10/27/2017
Tips for Finding the Perfect Toothbrush
10/17/2017
Things to Chew That Will Freshen Your Breath
9/30/2017
Protecting Your Teeth and Gums While Pregnant
9/20/2017

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