Why Do Some People Develop Recurring Cavities?

Why Do Some People Develop Recurring Cavities?

Why Do Some People Develop Recurring Cavities?

Tooth cavities are the small holes that form in our mouths causing the teeth to break and leading to discomfort and regular dental visits. Lifestyle is a major factor in the growth of tooth cavities. Below are some of the reasons why people tend to have recurring tooth cavities.

REASONS WHY PEOPLE DEVELOP RECURRING CAVITIES

Dental cavities are very common in most people. However, some people tend to suffer more from them than other people. Here are some reasons why some people develop recurring cavities.

Consuming too much sugary food leads to the teeth being a breeding ground for harmful bacteria. When the bacteria get in contact with the sugars, they release acids that affect the tooth enamel. For people who have had a tooth cavity before, it is advisable that they incorporate a healthy sugar-free diet with lots of water consumption.

Consuming foods rich in acids are also likely to cause tooth decay. Foods rich in acid do not only create a favorable environment for bacterial breeding, but they are likely to work on their own. Even without the harmful bacteria, acidic foods can erode the tooth on their own. Some of the food substances people consume have adverse effects on the tooth enamel, thus leading to cavities.

The composition and flow of your saliva could also result in recurring cavities. Saliva helps in cleaning the tooth surface. If you have a dry mouth, the cleaning of the teeth becomes affected. Saliva that is too thick is also unable to properly clean the teeth and leaves behind substances that cause cavities.

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This does not mean that observing good oral hygiene counts for nothing. You should still take care of your oral health. If you suffer from recurring cavities, then you should schedule a visit with our clinic for a checkup and a deeper diagnosis of the root cause. If left untreated, recurring cavities could lead to discomfort and more serious health concerns. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment.

What We Can Do if You Come In for Something Stuck Between Your Teeth

What We Can Do if You Come In for Something Stuck Between Your Teeth

What We Can Do if You Come In for Something Stuck Between Your Teeth

If you have ever been eating and afterward, you have food stuck. It can be extremely annoying. The most important tip is to remember, it isn’t life or death. Never use pliers or anything metal to remove it. If it doesn’t come up with a floss loop or floss pick. Call us, we can help remedy the situation. There are cases where food is getting stuck regularly. Don’t let it frustrate you, give our office a call.

REGULARLY HAVING PIECES OF FOOD STUCK

If you are noticing more and more that you are experiencing food trapped in between your teeth. We can help. What has happened is that your teeth will move a small amount as you get older. They can shift into a position where food becomes commonly caught. When this happens, we can correct this.

Making an appointment, we can identify the teeth that have moved together creating a wedge. Using some sanding instruments, we can correct the wedge, allowing you to freely apply floss and remove all food from your teeth.

PROBLEMS RESULTING FROM HAVING FOOD STUCK BETWEEN YOUR TEETH

If you are experiencing the constant problem of food being trapped after a meal. It’s important to contact us. If food is being jammed so tight that it’s hard to remove, you can be sure your toothbrush isn’t removing it. Areas of the teeth where food can become stuck can quickly decay.

The food quickly becomes an area that bacteria convert into plaque. You don’t want any pockets or hard to reach areas food gets stuck to start to develop plaque and decay. The occasional piece of food is normal. If you are dealing with it after one or more meal a day, it’s time to seek professional help.

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It’s important to remember if you can’t remove food with a simple piece of floss. Seek our help and avoid further damage to your teeth.

We Won’t Shame You for Not Coming In the Past, We Are Just Glad You Are Here Now

We Won’t Shame You for Not Coming In the Past, We Are Just Glad You Are Here Now

We Won’t Shame You for Not Coming In the Past, We Are Just Glad You Are Here Now

Many people avoid the dentist like the plague. They refuse to see us even after many years of negligence and in the face of poor dental health. This often comes down to fear of the dentist and also the embarrassment of not going for such a long time. Do not worry because we will not shame you for not coming in the past; we are just glad you are here now.

WHAT TO EXPECT

If it has been a while since your last visit to any type of dentist, you can expect to have X-rays done so that your teeth, gums, and bone structure can be assessed. A deep cleaning may also be recommended to remove built-up plaque and tartar. During the appointment, our dentist may tap teeth or use a probe to check under the gumline.
This is to see what may need to be taken care of, such as cavities or the erosion of enamel. If we do find a problem, we can recommend further treatment in the future. Do not worry if problems do present themselves, this is the first step to fixing the issues that have brought you to our office in the first place.
There is a saying, better late than never. While it is better to visit a dentist early and often for regular checkups and routine cleanings, it is never too late to take charge of your oral health. The health of your mouth can have a significant impact on your life and your wallet, so it is always best to prevent rather than to cure.
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Rest assured, we are not going to make you feel guilty for not visiting us. We would love to get you in here and help you make the right decisions when it comes to your dental health for now and into the future. Call us today to schedule your consultation!

How Exercise Can Boost Your Oral Health

How Exercise Can Boost Your Oral Health

How Exercise Can Boost Your Oral Health

There are more people jogging on the streets than there were thirty years ago. These are all people who understand how exercise can help boost their overall health. It is a great place to begin if you are into prevention more than curing illnesses. Most people however do not know that exercise can help you with oral health too. You get actual full body coverage when you engage some parts in exercise. This includes going to the gym and working out from home.

HOW EXERCISING FACE MUSCLES IS IMPORTANT FOR ORAL HEALTH

When you exercise and engage face muscles, then you are giving your dental formula and jaw a stretch too. This can help stretch out the muscles that hold your entire jaw. This might be simple, but it helps deal with jaw locking and lying slightly outside the joint socket. It is also helpful when you turn your neck from side to side and open your mouth to breathe. This helps open the airway and allows stretching of muscles that are around and inside the mouth.

WHAT DOES EXERCISE HAVE TO DO WITH PERIODONTAL DISEASE?

There is a lot of research that has been conducted on this subject. A lot of people do not understand that exercise can help prevent periodontal disease. This is extreme gum disease that begins with the inflammation of gums. The plaque accumulating around teeth causes the pulling away of teeth from the gum and digs up some pockets that collect pus.

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This can cause more harm to the parts that form the tooth. It is important to eat healthy foods and brush your teeth at least twice and floss once a day. It is also important to stick to a routine that allows you to keep fit. Call us today to get more information on how to boost your oral health through exercise.

Pregnancy Dental Care Tips

Pregnancy Dental Care Tips

Pregnancy Dental Care Tips

During the pregnancy, you will have routine doctor visits for prenatal checkups, it’s also important to call us and get scheduled to visit our dentist for prenatal dental care. Our dentist can help explain the changes in oral health during pregnancy and what you should be aware of. We know of many links between your oral health during pregnancy and your baby’s health. Having scheduled visits throughout your pregnancy is critical to your oral health, physical health, and your child’s health.

DENTAL DISEASE EFFECTS ON A DEVELOPING BABY

Researchers have linked gum disease in pregnant women and premature birth with low birth weight. Babies that are born prematurely run the risk of a series of health conditions. These can include cerebral palsy as well as issues with eyesight and hearing. Rough research estimates suggest that around 18% of premature births are in conjunction with gum disease. This is one of the reasons we schedule a series of appointments throughout your pregnancy.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

During pregnancy, your hormone levels changing can leave your mouth more vulnerable to plaque forming and cavities. What is most common is gum inflammation, it’s most likely to occur during the second trimester. This swelling of the gums creates pockets for bacteria to form, resulting in gum diseases. Many studies show it is very common to have plaque buildup during pregnancy.

This can be from your diet, dry mouth, and hormone imbalances. Your gums may be tender and sometimes bleed. Your body may not fight off plaque as well when you’re pregnant. This can lead to tooth decay and gingivitis. Be sure to ask our dentist about getting an antimicrobial mouthwash to help fight bacteria and plaque. We will remove plaque buildup when you come to our office for the regularly scheduled appointments.

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A pregnancy can be a trial in and of itself. Our office is here to assist you with your oral health care. If you aren’t scheduled yet, call today and let us provide the needed treatments throughout this exciting period of your life.