3 Tips For Treating Sore Or Bleeding Gums At Home

Sensitive, sore, or bleeding gums can be a sign of serious dental health problems, like abscesses, tooth infections, gingivitis or periodontitis. It's important for you to see your dentist if you notice symptoms like this, so that you can get to the root of the problem. However, in the short term, you need to soothe your sore gums and stop the bleeding so that you can eat and speak normally. Here are a few home remedies that you can use to treat your gums until you can get to the dentist. Read More 

Keeping Your Smile White And Bright In Between Professional Whitening Treatments

A professional whitening treatment is the absolute best option available if you desire a whiter, brighter smile. Unfortunately, while these professional treatments can help to whiten your teeth by several shades, they cannot prevent the development of future stains. Add to this they fact that you can only safely bleach your teeth a few times a year, and it becomes easy to see why it is so important to make use of safe whitening alternatives in between your professional treatments. Read More 

At Risk For Osteoporosis: The Importance Of Dental Checkups

You probably already know how important regular dental checkups are to your oral health. No matter how well you brush and floss, it's still important to get your teeth professionally cleaned, and it's also an opportunity for your dentist to catch any dental problems early. But did you know that there's another group of people for whom regular dental exams are even more important – people at risk of osteoporosis? Read More 

Are Tooth Extractions Painful?

A dentist may have to perform dental extractions when your teeth are badly damaged. It is common to want to know what to expect before having the extractions done. Here are four things to consider when determining if tooth extractions are painful. Is the Injection of Anesthesia Painful? Many patients are concerned about the dental injection hurting. The level of pain that you experience depends on the location and tissue type. Read More 

A Tiny World In Your Mouth: What Learning About The Dental Microbiome Could Do For Your Dental Health

The world of the microbiome is a strange and blindingly new place. With science in every area evolving at a rapid pace, it's easy to see why scientists are eager to dive into this new frontier and learn as much as possible. However, when looking at the mouth as a kind of microbiome, new questions (and new problems) can arise about the bacteria that outnumber human cells more than 10 to 1. Read More