We find a great deal of our patients still benefit from pointers on products and proper technique when it comes to oral hygiene routines, and we’re happy to provide them!
Following these guidelines will disrupt the bad bacteria in your mouth:
Warnings against gingivitis are printed on most oral hygiene products you use, but what does the word mean? Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease – and gum disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss.
If you experience bleeding while you floss and/or brush, you have gum disease. You’re not alone–it’s estimated that 50% of Americans do, and that rate jumps to 70% in adults 65 and older. We don’t want you to panic, but we do want you to fight back. Luckily, gum disease is treatable and preventable.
If you play contact sports, suspect you’re grinding your teeth in your sleep, or find yourself clenching your jaw (also known as bruxism), a custom-fitted mouthguard is for you! A custom-fitted mouthguard can not only prevent teeth from being knocked loose but can also reduce headaches and migraines that accompany TMJ aggravation.