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.

The Importance Of Caring For Your Oral Health While Sick

Winter is a common time for illness, but there are still plenty of viruses that can impact your summer plans. While we hope our patients remain healthy this summer, we want to stress the importance of caring for your oral health even when you are not feeling your best. There are also changes that you should make in your oral hygiene routine to accommodate for your illness and to help you from reinfecting yourself or a loved one.

Have You Forgotten Something?

When was the last time you visited our office for a hygiene examination and cleaning? If it has been longer than six months, or possibly shorter if you are being treated for gum disease, we encourage you to contact our office to schedule an appointment today. Summer is the perfect time to visit our office before the hustle and bustle of the fall and winter holiday season approaches. We would hate for you to experience a dental emergency that could have been avoided. Dealing with a dental emergency is a sure-fire way to ruin exciting summer plans. Read on to learn more about the importance of routine dental care.

Effects Of Sugar On Teeth

Starting when we are young, we hear about how sugar can negatively affect our oral health. Even though you have probably been hearing this fact for years, do you really know why sugar is so bad for your oral health and the damage it can cause? We think it is important to mention that the sugar alone is not what is harmful to your teeth, it is more the way you care for your teeth after consuming it. Your oral habits and hygiene have more to do with the state of your oral health than the food you eat. You may be surprised to learn that there are a number of foods that can negatively affect your oral health if you are not cleaning your teeth properly.

We Can Help You Conquer Your Fears

Do you avoid visiting our office due to severe anxiety about the dentist? Or do you know you need dental treatment and have postponed scheduling due to fear? If so, you are not alone. There is a large percentage of people who experience all degrees of anxiety when it comes to the dentist, ranging from slight nervousness to outright fear. No matter how you feel, we are here to help you be comfortable getting the dental care you need. We believe that all of our patients deserve to be heard and cared for in the way that is best for their overall health and oral needs. We offer different sedation options for patients who may need some extra support to help them relax while under our care. Continue reading to learn more about the sedation dentistry options we offer.