Category: Gums

The Basics On Gum Health

When it comes to oral health, a lot of people are only doing half the work that they need to, and it tends to start with your gums. Half of the U.S. population over 30 has some form of periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, and it’s a problem here in Canada as well. The bad news is that if left unchecked, unhealthy gums can be painful and potentia ...

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5 Surprising Benefits of Regular Dental Cleanings

We all know that having a routine dental cleaning can remove stains from your teeth and prevent bad breath. That's why many people think it's okay to skip their trip to the dentist. Little do they know that having a regular dental cleaning is essential for keeping your smile and body healthy. The benefits of dental cleanings are surprising and can have ...

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Hello! How are Your Gums Doing?

Have you ever noticed blood in the sink when you brush your teeth? Do you feel embarrassed at times because you believe you have bad breath? This could mean you have gum disease or gingivitis. If gingivitis isn’t treated at once, it can progress to an even worse dental health problem which is periodontitis. Most people brush their teeth twice a day, ...

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Are Your Teeth Prepared for Trick or Treat?

Halloween is finally here! While the kids are preparing their costumes and getting excited about all those treats, dentists and doctors are also gearing up for all those patients coming in with problems that are associated with excessive sugar intake and tooth injuries. There are three important things that we want you to remember. Hard Halloween tre ...

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Pregnancy Gingivitis – Are You at Risk?

Pregnant women have enough on their plates what with the health of their babies and their own on their minds 24/7. Unfortunately with all that to worry about, most of the time, oral health gets overlooked or even neglected. But did you know that there are some oral concerns that may arise while you are carrying a baby, like getting pregnancy gingivitis? & ...

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Why Your Gums are Bleeding

Do you sometimes notice blood on your toothbrush or in your sink when you brush your teeth? If so, then you should know that it is something that you should never ignore. It is possible that your gums bled a bit because you ate something coarse and it scratched them. However, if this is a regular occurrence, then it might be a more serious problem.   ...

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Gingivitis: What You Need to Know

Gingivitis is the most common form of gum disease but the good news is: it’s reversible and, preventable.  Find out everything you need to know about this oral medical condition here:   What It Is Gingivitis is an early form of gum disease that can easily be detected and caught because it causes the gums to become red and puffy ...

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3 Tips for Preventing Toothaches

Toothaches are unforgettable.  If you’ve ever had one, you’re sure to remember how it felt.  Usually, toothaches are either dull, sharp, or worse, throbbing. Toothaches are triggered differently, often, depending on the degree of damage to the tooth, gum tissue or supporting bone.  Some teeth hurt when there’s applied press ...

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How to Prevent Receding Gums

It can, and usually does, happen without you even knowing it.  You smile a big smile in the mirror and you notice something – your teeth seem ever so slightly taller or longer than they used to be.  You have receding gums.  Receding gums is a condition in which the gum tissue around the teeth pulls back or is worn away, exposing more o ...

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The Importance of Preventative Gum Maintenance

Anyone who has had to endure periodontal surgery will tell you that taking care of your gums is a crucial part of your dental care.   Whether you want to end the bleeding you experience while brushing, or never ever want to experience it, there are steps that can be taken to keep your gums healthy.   Here are some of the keys to prevent ...

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How Turmeric Can Help Treat Oral Cancer

 In recent years, there have been numerous studies conducted to measure the impact of natural products on our health. Now, we’ve recently discovered that the yellow spice turmeric could be beneficial in treating some forms of oral cancer. Our latest blog will go into further detail on the benefits turmeric provides and how you can begin to integ ...

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What Dietary Supplements Are Good For Oral Health?

With dietary supplements now more commonly available than ever before, it’s important that patients research the marketplace carefully and make sure they’re selecting the right products for their oral health requirements. The question regarding dietary supplements and oral health is one that we often receive from patients within our clinic and ...

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Why Do My Gums Bleed When I Brush My Teeth?

It’s happened to most people at one time or another. You brush your teeth normally and then notice some blood on the white bristles of the brush. It can be startling when it first occurs. But it’s important to understand why gum bleeding happens and what can be done to prevent the bleeding in future. Here, we’ll analyze the question &ldqu ...

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Why Gums May Bleed When Brushing Your Teeth

When brushing your teeth, do you find that your gums tend to bleed?  Many people deal with this issue, and it's more common than you think.  You may think that you're not even using enough pressure while brushing your teeth to cause your gums to bleed, but this problem isn't the fault of your tooth brush- it's a sign that your gum ...

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