Whether you’ve just had a baby, have a baby on the way, or are thinking about having one, there are quite a few bits of info you need to know to take care of your baby’s oral health. Making sure that they have a happy and healthy smile now will help ensure that they have straight and healthy adult teeth as well. What do you need to know about baby teeth? What steps do you need to take to protect their oral health? Here are a few things you should know about your baby’s teeth. (more…)
Gum disease can be a nasty issue to deal with. It can occur when plaque and other bacteria are missed during brushing and allowed to eat away at your gum tissue. This causes your gums to recede and grants that same plaque and bacteria access to under your gums and into your teeth’s root structure. This can lead to tooth decay and even tooth loss. Thankfully, there’s a way to treat your gum disease without surgery.
Getting To The Root Of The Problem
The first stage of gum disease is gingivitis, which can typically be reversed with proper oral hygiene. If allowed to progress however, it can develop into periodontitis, which eats away at the tissue and bone around your teeth. Once it reaches this stage, it cannot be cured, only controlled with proper maintenance.
It’s important to be on the lookout for the early symptoms of gingivitis, which include:
- Your gums bleeding when you brush or floss.
- Bitter taste from pus that can escape from pockets around your teeth.
- Receding gums.
- Bad breath that doesn’t seem to go away.
- Sensation of your teeth moving when you’re chewing or biting.
If you notice you are suffering from these symptoms, schedule an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible. Your dentist can treat and reverse gingivitis by performing scaling and root planing. This treatment involves cleaning and smoothing your teeth’s root structure underneath your gums. Cleaning these bacteria away reduces the risk of periodontal disease and allows your gums to heal and reattach to your teeth.
Don’t Risk Your Smile
Treat any oral issues you may be suffering from as soon as possible. Contact us at our local Lubbock, TX office at 806-686-1262.
Every now and then, we tend to feel like we can just power through certain issues we’re dealing with, even when you don’t know exactly what the problem is. You might have a pain or ache that is nagging at you, but you think it could go away if you just wait it out. It’s never a good idea to give oral issues, such as pain, time; especially when it comes to your oral health. That ache or pain may grow and evolve into a bigger issue if left untreated. Don’t wait out oral pain. See your dentist right away! (more…)
Your teeth do a whole heaping lot for you and your body. They chew your food so you can stay energized, they maintain your face’s structure, and they let you express yourself with a nice and bright smile. You owe it to you and your teeth to give them the best care possible. Doing that starts with the daily act of brushing your teeth. Are you doing the best job at brushing that you possibly can? There may be room to get better. Here’s how you can get the most out of your toothbrush. (more…)
The Sharon Dykes Foundation held a golf tournament on May 7th at the Shadow Hills Golf Course in Lubbock, TX. Local dentist Dr. Everett participated in the event, which was put together to benefit the Alz FL (Alzheimer’s Football League). All the money raised went to local Lubbock projects, community awareness, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, and other local doctors to help further research into the degenerative brain disease and hopefully spur progress towards finding a cure. (more…)
The weather is beginning to warm up, everything is bright and green, and everyone is getting their summer vacation plans ready. It’s almost summer time, which means beach season is right around the corner. You want to make sure you have the best body you can for that new two-piece you have in the closet. Dieting can be difficult, but there are some simple changes you can make that not only will help you shed pounds, but also keep help your teeth stay healthy. Here are some tips to help your teeth and your waistline. (more…)
Preventing all dental health issues is important, especially since the damages they cause are often permanent. When it comes to gum disease, however, prevention is particularly important, and not just for your oral health. In addition to being the most frequent cause of adult tooth loss, gum disease and the inflammation associated with it can also prove a risk to your physical wellbeing. Because of its consequences, preventing gum disease can be one of the most important things you can do for your oral and overall health. (more…)