Why are My Gums Bleeding?

Why are My Gums Bleeding?

It is very important to not ignore bleeding gums.  The bleeding is an indication of inflammation somewhere in your mouth, usually in the gums lining the teeth.  Acute inflammation is a response to some type of injury or irritant, and it causes redness, swelling, tenderness, bleeding, and sometimes a little heat.  The bleeding is a red flag that something unhealthy is going on. Continue reading Why are My Gums Bleeding?

How Long do Fillings Last?

How Long do Fillings Last?

The lifespan of a filling depends on several different factors, some of which are within your control and some that are not. Fillings do suffer from wear and tear of temperature changes and chewing forces.  Aside from a general, slow deterioration, there are a few conditions that lead to rapid breakdown of a dental filling. Continue reading How Long do Fillings Last?

How Do Fillings Work?

How Do Fillings Work?

While most people have experienced the filling process for “fixing” a cavity, many do not actually understand the process.  Some of that lack of understanding is due to the local anesthetic, which prevents you from feeling what is going on during a dental filling.  The rest may be due to a lack of explanation, which we hope to remedy here in this blog. Continue reading How Do Fillings Work?