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How the Risk of Hypertension Rises with Gum Disease
Posted on 1/15/2020 by Jared Pell, DDS
It is widely known that far more people have gum disease than those who realize it. However, what those people need to know is that their untreated gum disease holds problems for the rest of their body at the same time. This means that if the gum disease goes on without treatment, not only are the teeth affected, but so is the rest of the body. It can increase risks of developing issues like diabetes and hypertension, or chronic problems with high blood pressure. Treating Gum Disease Can Reduce the Risk of Hypertension When gum disease is an issue, it can lead to issues all over the body. One area that is often overlooked is when a patient has high blood pressure. As a dentist, we do not typically ask you about your blood pressure at appointments, so we do not always see the connection. However, we do know that the ailments are connected. By seeking treatment for gum disease from us, it can also help the rest of your body. It can naturally reduce your blood pressure and even decrease the risk of chronic high blood pressure. On top of helping with blood pressure, treating gum disease, especially at its earliest stages, means that we can also help the rest of your body be healthier. Treating gum disease can help with weight loss, reducing the risks of diabetes, cut the risk of stroke, and even help patients avoid problems like heart disease. Gum disease is more than an ailment affecting your gums and teeth. It is connected to the rest of your mouth. Call our office for an exam today. We can have you come in and make sure that you are not one of the many American's with untreated gum disease. If you are, we can help set up a treatment plan to keep you as healthy as possible....
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Things to Remember When Your Wisdom Teeth Begin to Erupt
Posted on 12/30/2019 by Jared Pell, DDS
Having your wisdom teeth start to sprout from your gums can be alarming when you aren't expecting it, or you aren't educated on what is normal and what's not. There isn't any cause for discord if you know the signs they are erupting in a healthy way. Our office is here to guide you through this once and a lifetime experience. Symptoms of Wisdom Teeth Eruption You pain start to feel some pain in the back of your mouth behind your molars. As they erupt, the pain should be minimal. If it starts to become more painful over time, contact our office. This may be a sign they are impacted or growing into your current teeth. An impacted tooth becomes blocked by your current teeth. Its root will begin to elongate, resulting in pain throughout the jaw. If your wisdom teeth only partially erupt, it's important to seek attention. Partially erupted wisdom teeth will leave your gums ripped, this allows bacteria to infect the gums. Signs of infection include stiffness, swelling, and extreme discomfort. There should be some minimal pain as they come in. If you are experiencing any severe pain, swelling, or infection. Call us. Treating Wisdom Problems There are many reasons for your wisdom teeth to become impacted. Genetics plays a role, however one of the most common reasons is because the skull is still growing. With wisdom teeth that come in during the teen years, the skull hasn't grown to its full size. This means there just isn't enough room to allow the wisdom teeth room to grow without an issue. The most common treatment for wisdom teeth symptoms is the extraction of the teeth. We will discuss this option and any complications before we perform the extraction procedure. If your wisdom teeth have already erupted through the surface of the gums, we can remove them relatively easily as if they were any other tooth. Impacted wisdom teeth can be a little more complicated to remove. If you still have your wisdom teeth, contact our office at the first sign of their growth. Having an appointment scheduled can ensure that they come in healthy or avoid unneeded suffering with problem teeth....
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The Best Way to Start an Oral Hygiene Routine is Just to Start One
Posted on 12/15/2019 by Jared Pell, DDS
Are you having that nagging thought every day that creeps in telling you that you aren't doing very well at maintaining your oral care? You aren't alone, there are many people that sometimes let their oral care laps. The most important part of starting a new routine is to just start. You may have slips and mistakes here and there. Starting will get the ball rolling for success. Ways to Get Yourself Motivated to Start One of the best ways to get an idea of where you need to start is to set up an appointment with us. There are many factors that go into deciding how and where you need to focus on with your oral care routine. If you have health issues like diabetes, cancer treatments, heart diseases or you are pregnant. These things can change your routine. If you have to take certain medications, it's important to let your dentist know because some of those can have an effect on your oral health. By seeing a professional, you can get a personal guide for protecting your gums, teeth, and smile. Basic Way to Start Your Routine If you aren't in a position to see a dental professional immediately because of lack of insurance, finances or your schedule. These tips will help you get off to a great start. Start by going to the store and getting a soft bristled toothbrush, hard bristles can hurt your teeth and gums. If you don't already have fluoride toothpaste, pick yourself some up that you like. Floss is extremely important, the most effective are floss picks. They are the ones that look like the letter Y sideways. If you don't have fluoride mouthwash, make sure you get some. The American Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth twice per day for a minimum of 2 minutes, followed by using mouthwash. Floss at least once or twice per day. Following that beginning routine will start protecting and healing some parts of your mouth until you can see a dental professional. When you are ready, give us a call. We would be happy to help with your oral care routine....
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All Posts:
How the Risk of Hypertension Rises with Gum Disease
1/15/2020
Things to Remember When Your Wisdom Teeth Begin to Erupt
12/30/2019
The Best Way to Start an Oral Hygiene Routine is Just to Start One
12/15/2019
Why Might Your Teeth Ache When You Get Up in the Morning?
11/25/2019
What Type of Pain Should You Expect if You Are Developing a Cavity?
11/15/2019
Signs You May Have Gum Disease Besides Bleeding Gums
10/30/2019
How to Pick the Right Toothpaste for Your Needs
10/15/2019
Can You Spot Oral Cancers at Home
9/25/2019
How Does Tea Stain Your Teeth
9/15/2019
Is a Filling That Sits Too High a Problem?
8/20/2019
How to Manage Bruxism When You Sleep Through Doing It
8/10/2019
Could Your Oral Health Improve from Including Pumpkin in Your Diet?
7/20/2019
Dangers of Chewing on Ice When it Gets Warm Outside
7/10/2019
Reasons to Not Use Electric Toothbrushes
6/20/2019
How to Tell if You Are Getting a Dental Abscess
6/10/2019
Ideal Foods for Stress Reduction So You Can Stop Grinding Your Teeth
5/25/2019
Ideal Foods for Stress Reduction So You Can Stop Grinding Your Teeth
5/25/2019
Your Teeth Love It When You Snack on Vegetables
5/15/2019
Your Teeth Love It When You Snack on Vegetables
5/15/2019
Is 30 Minutes the Right Amount of Time to Wait to Brush?
4/25/2019
Is 30 Minutes the Right Amount of Time to Wait to Brush?
4/20/2019
Invisalign Questions You May Want to Ask Us
4/15/2019
Invisalign Questions You May Want to Ask Us
4/10/2019
Teeth That Shift During the Night Often Have a Reason
3/30/2019
Teeth That Shift During the Night Often Have a Reason
3/25/2019
How Can You Tell If You Are Starting to Develop a Cavity?
3/20/2019
How Can You Tell If You Are Starting to Develop a Cavity?
3/15/2019
Benefits of Using Waxed Floss
2/25/2019
About to Be in Pictures? Here Are Some Quick Tips to Brighten Your Smile!
2/15/2019
Times When You Should Avoid a Fluoride Treatment
1/30/2019
Things You May Not Even Realize Your Teeth Are Trying to Tell You
1/15/2019
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