As we continue to persevere through a time when we are unable to provide dental care for our patients (for both their safety and ours), we are considering the dental issues that you might be facing during this time of quarantine. While we follow our state and regulatory agencies’ protocols regarding the cessation of non-emergency dental procedures, we want to continue sharing relevant information that will help you understand and manage any non-emergency dental issues that arise. Continue reading What Causes Gingivitis?
Recently, a UK man was hospitalized and nearly died from a heart condition that headlines claim was caused by a popcorn kernel lodged between his teeth. The man is a young, healthy firefighter who went to the hospital after experiencing flu-like symptoms for several weeks. After testing, the doctors diagnosed him with bacterial endocarditis, a dangerous infection of the lining of the heart that can lead to death if untreated. Continue reading Teeth in the News
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?
It happens to the best of us. We wake up with cringe-worthy breath and hesitate to open our mouths in the vicinity of anything with a nose. Or maybe you are on the sniffing end of someone else’s morning breath. This week’s blog can help you explore some of the potential causes of morning and give you tips on improving it. Continue reading Morning Breath: What Causes It and How to Prevent It