Common Causes Of Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity is a sensation that unfortunately happens to many of us from time to time. This uncomfortable sensation is often felt when eating and drinking foods and beverages that are extremely hot or cold. When tooth sensitivity happens on occasion, it is nothing to cause concern. However, if you regularly experience tooth sensitivity and it is causing you to avoid foods or makes it difficult to clean your teeth properly, it may be alerting you to a problem with your oral health. These are common causes of tooth sensitivity:

We Miss You!

When was the last time you visited our office? If it has been quite some time since your last appointment, we encourage you to schedule your next visit today. For many of our patients, we recommend an appointment every six months for a routine hygiene examination and cleaning. However, for some patients, especially those who suffer from gum disease, we suggest you see us more frequently. With the holidays fast approaching, we would hate for your plans to be disturbed due to a dental issue that could have easily been avoided. Continue reading to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants

At Integrity Dental, we offer a number of tooth replacement options to our patients. One of the most popular that we frequently recommend is dental implants. This option is also a popular choice among many of our patients. We know that replacing a missing tooth can be a difficult decision. When we recommend dental implants, many of our patients often have questions due to the nature of the treatment. We have compiled some of the frequently asked questions to help inform you about the treatment.

These Two Options Can Transform Your Smile

It’s already October, and the holiday season will be here before we know it! Would you love to make an improvement to your smile before your upcoming holiday events? We offer two cosmetic dentistry treatments that can improve any number of imperfections or concerns with your front teeth. Both options offer multiple benefits to our patients. Continue reading to see if either choice will work for your needs.

Why Are My Gums Bleeding?

Have you been noticing signs of pink or red when you are brushing your teeth? If so, it may mean that you have bleeding gums. Bleeding gums does not automatically indicate a problem with your oral health, but if you notice it is occurring frequently, it should prompt you to visit our office to ensure there isn’t a problem. Bleeding gums can be caused by something as simple as trapped food between your teeth, and once you floss and brush thoroughly, the problem is gone. Some other possible causes of bleeding gums include:

Warning! Warning!

Thankfully, in many cases, we are given a warning sign before something goes wrong. For example, cars have warning lights to indicate you are low on gas or that there may be a problem with your vehicle, allowing you to get your car checked before it breaks down and leaves you stranded. Your mouth works in much the same way. There are often warning signs that you have a problem in your mouth and it needs to be evaluated and repaired. The longer you ignore the warnings, the greater chance you will experience a dental emergency. Read on to learn warning signs in your mouth that you should never ignore.

Helping Teens Manage Their Dental Health

At Integrity Dental, we stress the importance of maintaining proper oral health to our patients of all ages. From a young age, we are shown how to care for our teeth and learn about how what we eat and drink can not only affect our overall health but our oral health as well. When children are younger, it is easier for parents to control their food choices and help care for their teeth. Once children move into their teenage years and start making their own choices, it can be more difficult to manage. We want to help our teenage patients understand the harm they can cause their teeth when they are not cared for properly.

What Cosmetic Dentistry Can Do For YOU

It’s hard to believe that summer is winding down, and before we know it, the holiday season will be upon us yet again. While it might not be something you want to think about at the moment, now is the perfect time to make a change to your smile that you can show off at your upcoming holiday events. We know that we have a number of patients who would like to change their smiles and don’t express their desires to our team. We offer a number of cosmetic dentistry treatments that can bring about any change you would like to see. Continue reading to learn more about the treatments we offer.

What Causes Damage To Tooth Enamel?

You may be surprised to know that your tooth enamel, which is the outer covering of your teeth, is the strongest substance in your body. When you give it some thought, it makes sense considering all of the biting and chewing we do on a daily basis — not to mention that our teeth are constantly exposed to the elements and frequently in harm’s way. Although your tooth enamel is strong, and can withstand a lot, it is not indestructible and can easily be damaged when it is not cared for properly.

Top 3 Causes Of Bad Breath

Are you self-conscious when speaking closely to others? Do you take a step back because you are concerned about the smell of your breath? It isn’t uncommon for us all to experience bad breath from time to time. It is expected after a cup of coffee or a big meal full of onions and garlic. After a thorough brushing, most of us have fresh breath again; however, if you continuously deal with bad breath that is not caused by food or drink, you may have a problem with your oral health. Read on to learn what conditions you may be experiencing.