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How to Manage the Discomfort That Comes with an Abscess
Posted on 6/15/2019 by Crossroads Family Dental
Abscesses are infections that are found along the gum line to the side of the tooth, or sometimes can come from inside, or under the tooth. These are problems that need to be taken care of right away. You shouldn't ignore the pain that comes with them and you should always give our office a call as soon as you notice that you have an abscess because you want to make sure that the problem is handled sooner, rather than later. Managing the Discomfort of an Abscess When you have discomfort that comes from an abscess, you want to make sure that you speak with us about ways to reduce the pain until we can get you into our office. Use over the counter medications to reduce any pain and swelling that might occur in the mouth. You want to reduce the swelling, as this is what is causing all of the pain. By placing a warm, wet tea bag on the infected area, you can help to relieve some of the pressure, allowing the mouth to relax. Another thing to do is place a cold compress on the outside of the mouth. This can be anything from an ice pack to a bag of peas. This reduces the amount of swelling in the gums and helps the face relax. Always, always give our office a call first. Give our office a call to find out when we can get you in. If you let us know that you have an abscess that needs to be handled, we will get you in as soon as possible. This is because it is important that this problem is handled before the infection becomes any worse than it already is. Call us today for this serious problem so we can lend a hand to get you covered....

You Need to Let Us Know if Flossing Starts to Hurt
Posted on 5/25/2019 by Crossroads Family Dental
When you floss your teeth, your gums should not hurt when you do so. There are many reasons for this to happen, but a few are more common than others. If you find that flossing is something that is hurting you, or that it is unbearably painful, which is a bad sign, make sure to give our office a call. Flossing shouldn't be painful what so ever and if you're having a difficult time doing it without pain, we should take a look to see what is happening. When Flossing Hurts When flossing starts to hurt, then it might be time to think about some of the things that might be causing this to happen. Flossing is something that is important for oral health, so you should be able to regularly do this in order to have a healthy overall mouth. The way you're flossing might be the problem. Having bad form while lifting weights is like having bad form while flossing. They're both going to end up doing more harm than good. Another reason is that you do not brush and floss often enough. Usually, when you start to regularly brush twice a day and floss at least once a day, you will not have pain or other issues that might come from not doing this. Contact Us Today and Let Us Help You Floss If you need to have a cleaning or exam, give our office a call. Our professionals can not only take a look and let you know what exactly is going on inside your mouth, but we can recommend the best practices to help you get a cleaner, better smile overall. Make sure to smile once you have your flossing and brushing under control. You want the best smile and we can help you make that happen with some simple tips and tricks....

Why Your Teeth Need You to Drink Water Daily
Posted on 5/15/2019 by Crossroads Family Dental
Water is extremely beneficial for all of your bodily systems. It contains zero calories and no sugar, making it a great alternative to other acidic and staining beverages. For this reason and many others, your teeth need you to drink water on a daily basis. Prevent Dry Mouth Dry mouth is a major cause of cavities and gum disease. The saliva serves an important role in keeping your mouth lubricated and washing away sugars, bacteria, and acids. Drinking water throughout the day will help to keep your mouth from drying out, giving you the chance to wash some of these harmful particles away from your teeth before they can do damage. Strong Teeth Most cities add fluoride to public drinking water, as fluoride helps to strengthen then enamel and protect against cavities. This is especially important for children, as fluoride makes the teeth more resistant to decay. The fluoride found in drinking water can also promote re-mineralization, which may repair the early stages of decay. Avoid Bad Breath Bacteria is the main cause of bad breath, especially the dreaded morning breath that you probably experience after waking. However, you can avoid bad breath if you stay hydrated by drinking water throughout the day. Drinking water will wash away the odor-causing bacteria, and it also stimulates saliva production. More saliva means that lingering food particles are rinsed away, further protecting you from bad breath. It Doesn't Stain Unlike coffee, red wine, and fruit juice, water won't stain your teeth. By drinking it daily, you'll help to keep your teeth white. Plus, drinking water after you eat can help to protect your teeth from acid attacks and other stains. Drinking water is just one step to maintain a healthy smile. You'll also need regular dental checkups. Call us today to set up your next appointment....

All Posts:
How to Manage the Discomfort That Comes with an Abscess
You Need to Let Us Know if Flossing Starts to Hurt
Why Your Teeth Need You to Drink Water Daily
Foods That Can Freshen Your Breath In a Flash
Even Minor Dental Problems Can Lead to Chronic Tooth Pain
Speaking with Us at Each Appointment Helps You Get the Best Care Possible
How Long Can a Professional Dental Whitening be Expected to Last?
Wisdom Teeth Only Hurt When There is Something in the Way
Why Your Teeth Love Tea So Much
Is There Any Cure for Cavities?
How to Keep Your Teeth Safe When Struggling with the Flu
Why Could Biting Hurt?
Why Composite Fillings Are So Popular
Why Ibuprofen is Best Following Oral Procedures
When Struggling with Morning Sickness, You Must Protect Your Teeth
Which Types of Juice Are Bad for Your Teeth?
When You Get Cavities Between Your Teeth, They Can Do a Lot of Damage
Are Toothpicks Good at Improving Oral Health?
Are There Benefits to Having Xylitol in Your Gum?
Fiber is Great for Improving Oral Health
Facts You Need to Know About Untreated Cavities
Signs You May Have Gum Disease
How Can You Tell if a Filling Comes Loose?
Why You Should Leave Reviews After Coming to Our Office
Why You Need to Time How Long You Brush
Caring for Veneers Means Keeping Up with Oral Hygiene
Maintaining New Fillings is Important
You Need to Come In and See Us Every Six Months Without Fail
You Can Make Brushing More Fun By Swapping Toothpaste Flavors
You Need to Come In and See Us Every Six Months Without Fail
You Can Make Brushing More Fun By Swapping Toothpaste Flavors
Why Your Teeth Suffer When You Get Insomnia
Why Should You Wait After Eating to Brush?
How Long Does it Really Take for a Cavity to Form?
How Do You Build Up Your Tolerance for Oil Pulling?
Dry Mouth is a Problem for Denture Wearers Too
Brushing Immediately After Eating Can Hurt Your Teeth

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