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What Type of Flosser is Best for Your Gum Health?
Posted on 6/25/2018 by Edelweiss Dental Implant Center
There are a number of flossers on the market that are great for your gum health. Those that want to learn more about which one is best for their oral health can do so by reading on each of them and what they provide the user with. However, at the end of the day, the best one comes down to which one you are most comfortable using because you will be less likely to forget about it or skip using it. Using floss is highly recommended and when it comes to better oral health, flossing is one of the best ways to strengthen your gums, make them bleed less and also make sure that you're getting the clean feeling that you want and need between your teeth. Traditional Floss Traditional floss is often underrated for its ability to clean between the teeth. It is one of the best options to go with that is inexpensive and that really provides a clean that you wouldn't be able to get from just brushing. However, when the floss is not used correctly, you can actually do more harm than good to your teeth and gums. Air Flosser An air flosser can be uncomfortable to some since it is a bit more harsh than other options out there. It does provide a way to clean between the teeth and you don't have to worry about purchasing floss over and over again since you just need the machine and air! Waterpik Flosser These are one of the most used and loved flossers on the market. They clean in between teeth well, are not overly expensive, and allow you to add splashes of your favorite mouthwash into the water to help you freshen your breath and enhance that clean sensation you're after. If you are not sure which type of flosser is right for you, we'd be more than happy to sit down with you and help you figure out which styles and brands are right for you....
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What Tobacco Does to the Gums
Posted on 6/15/2018 by Edelweiss Dental Implant Center
Everyone knows that using tobacco puts you at risk for cancer. When people think about the type of cancer they risk when they smoke, they worry about their lungs. They need to think about how tobacco affects their gums as well. They may find out that cancer is only one of the things they are in danger from. Conditions Related to Tobacco Use The list of struggles that tobacco causes for the gums is rather long. Some of the problems are cosmetic, but almost all of them are something that could cause more problems later. The use of tobacco stains the teeth and turns them yellow. It also causes bad breath, but they are also signs of more trouble. The salivary glands are affected by tobacco. Less saliva means that he bacteria on the teeth can grow faster That increases the amount of plaque and tartar on the teeth and ultimately on the gums. This increase the risk for gum disease. Smoking also leads to a condition called leukoplakia. This condition appears as white spots in the mouth and on the gums and is another thing that can lead to gum disease. The tobacco increases the bone loss and makes it harder for a person to recover from any oral surgeries. The fear of lung cancer from smoking is real, but there are other types of cancer that result from the use of tobacco. People that chew tobacco can end up with cancer in their mouth and their gums. The use of chewing tobacco will destroy the teeth and gums and lead to the loss of the teeth. It also makes it harder to use dental implants to replace any teeth that are lost. At our office, we do not recommend anyone to use tobacco products. They are bad for all the parts of the body, including the teeth and gums. If you want to see the effects of tobacco on the gums please contact us and we will share what we have seen....
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How Scaling Removes Plaque from Beneath Your Gums
Posted on 5/25/2018 by Edelweiss Dental Implant Center
Scaling is done on the outside of the teeth and under the gum line to ensure that any plaque buildup is completely removed from the outside of the teeth. When a person goes for long periods of time without a professional cleaning, this buildup begins to spiral out of control and can lead to serious oral health complications, including, but not limited to, gum disease. This is why scaling is so important. Scaling and Your Oral Health Scaling is something that is done during a routine dental cleaning, which is typically every six months. Ideally, you want to have your teeth cleaned professionally twice a year. During the process a scaler is used to scrap away plaque that has hardened into tartar from the teeth and the gum line. This process in and of itself can help to reduce the risk of gum disease and other oral conditions. Scaling can also be used prior to any major dental procedures to help minimize the risk of complications or infections. So, if we recommend a cleaning, including scaling, prior to a dental procedure, there is nothing to worry about. While some people fear that the process of scaling will hurt, we ensure that our patients mouths are numb before the we even begin scaling. This means that the entire process will end up being virtually painless. The reason we recommend scaling is simple. By removing the plaque, tartar, and calcium deposits that have accumulated on teeth and near the gum line, your gums can begin to heal. Without proper scaling, your gums will have an increasing difficult, uphill battle to climb when it comes to repairing any damage or recovering from an oral injury. If you would like to know more about scaling and how we can use it to help you, contact our office today and we will happily answer all of your questions for you....
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