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What is Your Mouth Trying to Tell You?

Posted by: Dr. Sirakian     Categories: Uncategorized

You may not realize it, but your mouth is probably trying to tell you something pretty serious after you turn thirty. Past the age of thirty, you have a fifty percent chance of suffering from some form of gum disease.

If you are experiencing chronic bad breath, bleeding gums while brushing, bleeding or sore gums while flossing, discolored gums, or gums that are moving away from your teeth than your mouth is telling you that you have gum disease. Don’t wait too long to address gum disease. If you see these signs, you should visit your dentist for treatment.

Ways that you can stop the progression of gum disease include sticking to a healthy diet, using a mouthwash with fluoride, and chewing sugarless gum. Chewing gum will help increase the amount of saliva in your mouth and wash away bacteria. These tips will help prevent gum disease so that you will not need further gum restoration and treatment.

Talk to your dentist to see if you are at risk for gum disease and for more information on how to prevent it.

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3 Signs Your Enamel May Be Eroding

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Can Dental Implants Get Diseased?

If you think that dental implants and crowns can’t get diseased, then you’d be right. Titanium implants and ceramic crowns can’t develop infections like in the same manner as regular teeth, but the bone and gums around them sure can. These diseases occur when bacteria latch onto the dental implant or base of the crown […]

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5 Badass Dentists in History

There are some historical badasses, some of which you may have even heard of, that also happened to be dentists. We’ll start with the most famous and work our way down. Paul Revere – This Patriot that played some key roles in the American Revolution was also a dentist for a short period of time. […]

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