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Why Do Some People Need Gum Stimulators?

Posted on 7/26/2021 by Crossroads Family Dental
Gum stimulators are not a common part of most oral hygiene routines. A gum stimulator has a long metal arm with a rubber tip attached to the end. It is used to strengthen your gum tissue through simulation. They can also be used to remove plaque or food debris from between your teeth. These tools are considered extraneous unless you are faced with a specific dental dilemma, gum disease. Use Gum Stimulators to Help Gum Disease Unfortunately, many people have gum disease. It is also called...
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How an Acidic Drink Could Lead To Dental Pain

Posted on 7/12/2021 by Crossroads Family Dental
Acidic drinks can cause significant damage to your teeth. Acidic drinks are those with a pH level of less than 7. Drinks with high acid levels can cause several dental conditions like tooth sensitivity and tooth decay. Read on to find out more. Acidic Drinks and Dental Pain Using acidic drinks like lemon juice, sports drinks, and citrus beverages can cause dental pain. They mostly do so by causing tooth sensitivity that is induced by high acid levels. Therefore, it is important that you...
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Are There Times Where Medium Bristles Are Better than Soft?

Posted on 6/21/2021 by Crossroads Family Dental
You have likely heard that you should always use a toothbrush with soft bristles. This is because hard bristles can damage your gums and even wear down the enamel on your teeth. However, there are medium bristled toothbrushes available. They are a medium stiffness that some people may feel more comfortable using than soft-bristled brushes. But are medium bristles as damaging to your teeth as hard ones, or is there a time when they are better than soft ones? Medium Bristles Do Clear Away More...
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All Posts:
Why Do Some People Need Gum Stimulators?
7/26/2021
How an Acidic Drink Could Lead To Dental Pain
7/12/2021
Are There Times Where Medium Bristles Are Better than Soft?
6/21/2021
Is Caffeinated Water Safe for Your Teeth?
6/7/2021
Emergency Rooms See Over $1 Billion in Visits for Dental Problems Annually
5/24/2021
The Worst Mistakes You Can Make While Flossing
5/10/2021
Treatment Methods for Overlapping Teeth
4/26/2021
Causes of Receding Gums
4/12/2021
Which Antioxidants Help Improve Your Dental Health?
3/22/2021
Veneers or Braces: Which Should I Choose For a Perfect Smile?
3/8/2021
Treatments for Advanced Periodontitis
2/22/2021
Dental Exams Are Vital for Good Oral Health
2/8/2021
What is Baby Bottle Decay?
1/25/2021
Nutrition and Oral Health
1/11/2021
Can You Ever Ignore a Dental Crack?
12/21/2020
A Smile Makeover Could Help You Improve Your Confidence
12/7/2020
Can You Help a Dental Crown Last Longer?
11/16/2020
Foods That Give Your Mouth a Nutritional Boost
11/9/2020
Why Apples and Pears Are Some of the Best Fruits You Can Eat for Your Teeth
10/19/2020
Does Stress Harm Your Gums?
10/5/2020
Why Do Your Molars Feel Flat?
9/21/2020
Does it Hurt Your Teeth When You Open-Mouth Breathe?
9/7/2020
Example of a Good Oral Hygiene Routine
8/24/2020
Example of a Good Oral Hygiene Routine
8/24/2020
What Stress Does to Your Teeth Directly
8/10/2020
Are Chronic Cavities Common?
7/23/2020
How to Tell When Its Time to Get a Filling Replaced
7/7/2020
What Is a Periodontal Stabilization Splint and When Do You Need Them?
6/22/2020
How Bright, White Teeth Can Make You Look Years Younger
6/8/2020
What Is UV Teeth Whitening?
5/29/2020
Gutta Percha: What Is It And When Is It Used
5/15/2020
Can a Dental Filling Ever Leak?
4/25/2020
What We All Look at During Dental Exams
4/15/2020
Dental Implants Can Provide a Way to Remain Looking Younger
3/25/2020
Dangers of Drinking Coffee on Your Teeth
3/15/2020
Some Tea Can Improve Gum Disease Treatment Results
2/29/2020
Snoring is Not an Ailment as Much as It Is a Symptom
2/15/2020
Places Sugar May Hide In Your Diet
1/25/2020
How Much Toothpaste Do You Really Need to Use to Clean Your Mouth?
1/15/2020
The Battle of the Brushes
12/25/2019
Should You Use Toothpicks to Clean Between Your Teeth?
12/15/2019
What Not To Eat Following An Extraction
11/25/2019
Ways Your Dental Health Affects Your Overall Health
11/15/2019
How Can Tap Water Improve Your Dental Health?
10/25/2019
Reduce Dental Anxiety Without the Use of Medication
10/15/2019
Getting Dental Implants Can Help Improve Your Confidence
9/25/2019
Foods to Avoid if You Have a Sore Tooth Until We Can Check It Out
9/15/2019
The Importance of Always Having Up to Date Dental Records
8/25/2019
Senior Teeth Need Special Care to Keep Healthy
8/15/2019
Do You Use the Right Amount of Toothpaste?
7/23/2019
Decreasing How Much Sugar You Consume Can Improve Your Oral Health
7/13/2019
Important Tips for Right Before a Root Canal
6/25/2019
How to Manage the Discomfort That Comes with an Abscess
6/15/2019
You Need to Let Us Know if Flossing Starts to Hurt
5/25/2019
Why Your Teeth Need You to Drink Water Daily
5/15/2019
Foods That Can Freshen Your Breath In a Flash
4/25/2019
Even Minor Dental Problems Can Lead to Chronic Tooth Pain
4/15/2019
Speaking with Us at Each Appointment Helps You Get the Best Care Possible
3/25/2019
How Long Can a Professional Dental Whitening be Expected to Last?
3/15/2019
Wisdom Teeth Only Hurt When There is Something in the Way
2/25/2019
Why Your Teeth Love Tea So Much
2/15/2019
Is There Any Cure for Cavities?
1/25/2019
How to Keep Your Teeth Safe When Struggling with the Flu
1/15/2019
Why Could Biting Hurt?
12/25/2018
Why Composite Fillings Are So Popular
12/15/2018
Why Ibuprofen is Best Following Oral Procedures
11/30/2018
When Struggling with Morning Sickness, You Must Protect Your Teeth
11/20/2018
Which Types of Juice Are Bad for Your Teeth?
10/25/2018
When You Get Cavities Between Your Teeth, They Can Do a Lot of Damage
10/15/2018
Are Toothpicks Good at Improving Oral Health?
9/23/2018
Are There Benefits to Having Xylitol in Your Gum?
9/13/2018
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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