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Why Your Teeth Need You to Drink Lots of Water
Posted on 5/20/2018 by Water's Edge Dental
Drinking water has a number of health benefits, but did you know it's also good for your teeth? Water, especially fluoridated water, can benefit your teeth in several different ways. Here are reasons why it's a good idea to pass over soda and other beverages for some good old H2O. It Makes Your Teeth StrongerFluoride is a natural way of preventing cavities. All you need to do is drink a few glasses of water a day and you'll likely notice that you don't have as many cavities pop up. One study done in Canada discovered that if the city stopped adding fluoride to the drinking water, cavities in children increased. Fortunately, all you need to do to get water with fluoride is to turn on your kitchen sink. Water Rinses Out Your MouthSoda, tea, coffee, and juice all leave behind sugar or various acids in your mouth. These things can stick to the teeth where they're eaten by the bacteria that cause cavities. Since water has neither sugar nor anything else that can harm your teeth, it's a great way of cleaning out your mouth. It can even help to weaken the acid produced by the bacteria in the mouth that damages your teeth's enamel. It Helps Reduce Dry MouthDry mouth is a condition that occurs when your mouth can't produce as much saliva as it should. There are a number of things that can cause dry mouth, and most of the time it's not really that harmful. However, saliva does help keep your mouth clean. Drinking water can help keep your mouth clean while you deal with the cause of your dry mouth. While drinking a good amount of water every day is certainly good for your teeth and your overall health, it doesn't replace brushing and flossing. Make sure you continue to do both regularly, plus don't forget to come see us for regular checkups and cleanings....

Why Do You Need to Come See Us Every Six Months?
Posted on 5/10/2018 by Water's Edge Dental
Why should you come see us every six months for a check-up and a cleaning, especially if you brush regularly and don't have any cavities? Making an appointment, especially if you have to take time off work or miss a class, might seem annoying and not really necessary. However, there's more to one of these six-month cleanings than just having one of our experts remove any plaque from your teeth. These appointments are necessary to ensure your oral health. Why Cleanings are NecessaryEven if you're brushing several times a day and flossing regularly, it's still very likely that you have some plaque on your teeth. It's very, very difficult to use a standard toothbrush and get rid of all the plaque or tartar. Our professional cleanings remove all of this buildup from your teeth, your gums, and even from under your gums. Some Cavities Can't Be SeenLooking in the mirror, even if it's a magnified mirror, doesn't give you the best view of your mouth. It's not easy to see every cavity. In fact, some cavities may not even be visible without special equipment. You may have a cavity or two and not even know it. If you come in every six months, though, we can do a full examination and find these hidden issues. The sooner we detect a problem and deal with it, the better. Otherwise, you may find yourself in need of a root canal, crown, or even an extraction. We Can Chart Your Oral Health HistorySeeing you every six months lets us keep an eye on your oral health and can alert us to any issues that you might have. This lets us tell if you're developing any type of conditions such as clenching or grinding your teeth. If you have other health conditions, we can see how they're affecting your teeth and mouth. So, don't put it off-schedule your six-month checkups regularly!...

Why Gums Often Bleed in Pregnant Women
Posted on 4/20/2018 by Water's Edge Dental
One of the many symptoms you may experience during your pregnancy is bleeding gums. Close to half of pregnant women experience red, sensitive, tender, swollen, gums that bleed while brushing or flossing. It is common to see a touch of blood on your floss or on your toothbrush. Even so, receiving proper oral care while pregnant is important for not only your health, but your baby's health as well. To help with your comfort and worries, there are a few steps you can take to help control it. Reason the Bleeding OccursPregnancy gingivitis is the reason why gums often bleed while pregnant. Due to hormonal changes, while pregnant, gums often become inflamed. This inflammation is referred to as pregnancy gingivitis; a minor form of gum disease. The inflammation caused by this pregnancy gingivitis makes you more vulnerable to the bacteria located in plaque. Complications of Pregnancy GingivitisPregnancy gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease and is similar to other forms of gingivitis. This condition can lead to periodontitis, possibly increasing the risk of premature birth, preeclampsia, and low birth weight. Practicing good oral hygiene prior, during, and after the pregnancy can help you avoid these issues and ensure your baby stays as healthy as possible. Steps You Can TakePracticing good oral care during pregnancy is the best defense against pregnancy gingivitis. Gently brush at least two times daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush. The gentle movement of the soft-bristles help to prevent extra pressure placed on your gums which can result in bleeding. Using rough movements while brushing may aggravate inflammation. Also, be sure to floss once daily as well. During pregnancy, the dentist may advise you to have additional professional cleanings to ensure the health of your gums. Limit intake of sticky foods and sugar; be sure to get plenty of Vitamin C, D, and calcium. Contact us if you have further questions about what causes bleeding gums while pregnant and what you should do....

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Why Your Teeth Need You to Drink Lots of Water
Why Do You Need to Come See Us Every Six Months?
Why Gums Often Bleed in Pregnant Women
What Swelling In Your Mouth Could Mean
How to Change Up Your Brushing Routine to Make It Less Routine
How Does Nitrous Oxide Help Relieve Dental Anxiety?
Why Do So Many People Fear Root Canals?
What to Do if a Dental Veneer Ever Chips or Breaks Off
Your Dentist is Not Going to Shame You for Coming In After Years of Missed Treatments
Your Dentist Can Help You Give Up Nicotine
Who to Ask for Help From If You Need Assistance Flossing Better
Bleaching Your Teeth Too Often Can Leave Them in Peril
What Scuba Diving Can Do to Harm Your Oral Health
What Orange Lipstick Does to the Appearance of Your Teeth?
Your Tongue May Be the Harbor of Your Bad Breath
Tips for Finding the Perfect Toothbrush
Things to Chew That Will Freshen Your Breath
Protecting Your Teeth and Gums While Pregnant
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