We are passionate about routine dental care in our office because we don’t just want to clean and shine your teeth, but we also want to look for other common diseases that can be affecting your oral health. Since our team spends so little time caring for your teeth over the course of the year, the bulk of your oral care is left up to you. If you are not cleaning your teeth properly by brushing and flossing thoroughly, you run a high risk of contracting gum disease. The buildup of tartar and bacteria along the gumline can lead to an infection in the gums. Thankfully, if detected in time, we can treat gum disease. Read on to learn more about the treatments we offer to restore damaged gums.
Do you regularly feel like your teeth don’t feel clean? Perhaps you feel like there is a film across your teeth, or your teeth may even have a “fuzzy” feeling. If this sounds like something you experience regularly, you may have plaque buildup on your teeth. Plaque is something common that many people have on their teeth, and it’s easy to remove, but failure to do so properly can lead to a number of problems. Read on to learn more about the problems caused by plaque.
At Integrity Dental, we want to help our patients maintain optimal oral health. One way we do this is through cleaning and checking their teeth thoroughly during routine oral hygiene examinations. When we detect a problem, we make treatment recommendations based on our findings. One of the most common dental issues we see in patients of all ages is cavities. Of course you’ve heard about cavities, and maybe you’ve even had one or two, but do you know how they form and how to prevent them?
We have reached the time of year when many of us are shopping till we drop or clicking and buying until our fingers cramp. We are in the thick of the holiday season, and we can see it all around us. This is a time of year where we attend parties and events to give out the gifts we purchase and enjoy time with the people who are special in our lives. This is also the time of year where we may indulge more often in delicious treats and beverages than we might otherwise. We want to share some helpful tips to keep your mouth healthy this holiday season. Continue reading to learn more.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.