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Fiber is Great for Improving Oral Health
Posted on 8/30/2018 by Crossroads Family Dental
Health professionals have told people to add more fiber to their diet for a long time. People often associate the need for a high fiber diet with digestive problems. Fiber can help someone with irregular bowel movements, but it also helps people in other ways. Fiber can also help improve your oral health. What Does Fiber Do When you hear that fiber will improve your oral health, you probably start to try to figure out how this happens. Fiber is the indigestible part of plant-based foods. These foods offer many benefits to not only your oral health, but your overall health. The positive impact of fiber on your oral health happens in many ways....
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Facts You Need to Know About Untreated Cavities
Posted on 8/20/2018 by Crossroads Family Dental
No one likes having their teeth filled, but unfortunately, it is a necessary step if you have a cavity. You cannot simply avoid the problem forever, and you may actually cause even greater issues with time. If you have a cavity, learning some important facts may help you finally accept that you need to get it treated. Your Pain Level with Increase Many people believe that the fact that their cavity doesn't hurt means they don't need to treat it. That simply isn't true. While a small cavity may not produce any major discomfort, with time, it will become more painful. This is especially true when you chew on food, as you'll experience sharp and recurrent pains. Your Healthy May Be in Jeopardy Research has found connections between oral health and overall health. If you have an infected tooth, that infection could enter your bloodstream. The effects could be harmful – even devastating – on the rest of your bodily systems. Failure to Treat Your Cavity May Lead to a Root Canal The longer you put off treating your cavity, the more extensive the repair will be. An untreated cavity may cause nerve root infection, and the only way to fix that is with a root canal. Extraction is a Possibility If the damage is too extensive that a root canal can't fix it, extraction may be the only option. Removing a tooth is always done as a last resort. When the tooth is removed, your jawbone may start to resorb, and the remaining teeth could shift in your mouth. In the event of an extraction, a restoration like a bridge or dental implant is always recommended. If you suspect a cavity or know you need a filling, give our office a call. We want you to avoid the problems associated with untreated cavities. Let us help you....
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Signs You May Have Gum Disease
Posted on 7/20/2018 by Crossroads Family Dental
Periodontal disease, more commonly known as gum disease, is one of the dental issues most patients don't even realize they're dealing with. This disease often shows very few symptoms until it's too late. By the time you realize something's wrong, especially if you don't visit us regularly for cleanings, you can be in the advanced stage of gum disease. That can result in losing teeth and other issues. That's why it's important to watch for these signs of gum disease and make an appointment with us as soon as you see any of them. Common Signs of Gum Disease Pain often alerts you that something is wrong with your teeth and gums, and that's true here, too. Gum disease often leads to tender gums that are swollen and red. They might bleed when you brush, floss, or even eat something that irritates the gums. Having chronic bad breath can be another sign of gum disease, although it can also indicate a number of other issues. You may also notice that you have teeth that wiggle a bit. That's a sign the gums have weakened in that area. You may also notice gaps forming between your teeth or that your gums have receded. Receding gums are often something people notice, but don't do anything about because it doesn't seem to be a problem. Don't fall into the "if there's no pain, there's no problem" mindset. Receding gums are a sign of something serious. You might also notice that you've developed sores in your mouth or that you regularly have a sore or two pop up. Even if you don't have sores, you may notice that some pus appears between your teeth and gums. These are both signs that you're dealing with gum disease. Do you have one or several of these signs of gum disease? If so, call us today to set up an appointment so we can see what's going on....
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All Posts:
Fiber is Great for Improving Oral Health
8/30/2018
Facts You Need to Know About Untreated Cavities
8/20/2018
Signs You May Have Gum Disease
7/20/2018
How Can You Tell if a Filling Comes Loose?
7/10/2018
Why You Should Leave Reviews After Coming to Our Office
6/23/2018
Why You Need to Time How Long You Brush
6/13/2018
Caring for Veneers Means Keeping Up with Oral Hygiene
5/23/2018
Maintaining New Fillings is Important
5/13/2018
You Need to Come In and See Us Every Six Months Without Fail
4/20/2018
You Can Make Brushing More Fun By Swapping Toothpaste Flavors
4/10/2018
You Need to Come In and See Us Every Six Months Without Fail
3/27/2018
You Can Make Brushing More Fun By Swapping Toothpaste Flavors
3/17/2018
Why Your Teeth Suffer When You Get Insomnia
2/27/2018
Why Should You Wait After Eating to Brush?
2/17/2018
How Long Does it Really Take for a Cavity to Form?
1/27/2018
How Do You Build Up Your Tolerance for Oil Pulling?
1/17/2018
Dry Mouth is a Problem for Denture Wearers Too
12/30/2017
Brushing Immediately After Eating Can Hurt Your Teeth
12/20/2017

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