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All Posts in Category: Preventative Care

why are my gums swollen and bleeding

Why are my Gums Swollen and Bleeding?

One of the most common questions patients ask is – Why are my gums swollen and bleeding?

Irritated, inflamed or swollen gums are a sign that you need to make changes. Since bleeding gums are so common many people take them casually but they are a sign that your mouth needs some tender loving care both at home and at your dentist’s office.

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Are Dental X-Rays Safe?

Oftentimes patients ask us, “Are dental x-rays safe?” We would like to take a moment to discuss this subject because there are a lot of misconceptions as well as legitimate health concerns. For example, many patients do not realize there are different types of X-rays and imaging techniques. For dental X-rays, we use the lowest dose of radiation we can.

When considering whether you need a set of dental X-rays, it may help to weigh the pros and cons.

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Oral Cancer Awareness Month: The Importance of Cancer Screenings and Head and Neck Exams

Early detection and diagnosis lead to early treatment. For most conditions, including head and neck cancer, early treatment is more likely to be successful. Oral cancer screening only takes a few minutes and it just may save a life. Your dentist is your first line of defense against oral cancers.

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, so we published this post to educate our patients on the importance of oral cancer screenings. This post isn’t intended to serve as a replacement for medical care. We hope the information empowers you to seek appropriate screening and care for yourself and for your family.

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How to Navigate Stress and Dental Health

Not only can stress wear you down both emotionally and physically, it also has a drastic effect on your health and well-being. Surprisingly enough, this includes your oral health. From teeth grinding to canker sores, stress can be the culprit for a long list of dental issues. Furthermore, your diet during stress also takes its toll on your smile. A poor diet can lead to faster tooth decay and additional oral health problems. Not sure if stress is causing your tooth problems? Preventive dentistry solutions could be the answer! If you’re unsure about a dental issue, we will always recommend getting a checkup. Being preventive and seeking preventative dental care can save thousands of dollars down the road.

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