Jun 29th, 2015
Looking to get your pearly whites their whitest? Whether you have a career in front of the camera or are simply trying to achieve a whiter smile, cosmetic teeth whitening is a sure way to get your teeth shining their brightest.
Teeth whitening is a safe form of bleaching performed inside the mouth. The bleach is applied to your tooth’s enamel and stained teeth will appear brighter and cleaner. This is great for those who partake in practices that tend to stain your teeth, such as drinking coffee or cola, smoking cigarettes, and drinking red wine. This powerful whitening effect can last anywhere up to a year, to as little as a month long (depending on your intake of foods or beverages that often stain teeth)
Whitening your teeth can have a powerful effect leading to a brighter smile, however it may also cause tooth sensitivity and gum irritation. It’s important to speak to your dentist before undergoing a whitening procedure to discuss long-term and side-effects associated with whitening your teeth. Results vary dependent on the color of your teeth. Yellow and brown teeth respond very well to whitening practices, whereas grey stained teeth may not show as bright of a result.
Easton Dentist will be able to answer any questions or concerns you have regarding your cosmetic whitening procedure. For a bright, white new smile call Easton Dentist at (614) 414-0111 to schedule an appointment for cosmetic teeth whitening. You will not regret your results.
Jun 24th, 2015
Are you experiencing a bacterial infection and you’re not sure what it is? You may be showing symptoms associated with gingivitis. Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums normally caused by bacteria. The primary culprit of gingivitis is plaque, however smoking, changes in your hormones, irregular flossing and brushing, or a history of dental diseases in the family may all be contributing factors.
Signs And Symptoms Of Gingivitis
Many sufferers of gingivitis may not realize they have gingivitis for quite some time, as the symptoms are usually mild. Left unchecked gingivitis may turn into periodontitis, or gum disease, and lead to more oral issues in the future. Common signs and symptoms of gingivitis include:
• Swollen or tender gums
• Bleeding gums, specifically after brushing
• Receding gums
• Pain associated with chewing
• Persisting, irregular smelling breath
• An irregular build-up of plaque
Treatment Of Gingivitis
After scheduling an appointment with your dentist, he will determine how far along the gingivitis is as well as dental insurance coverage (check with Easton Dentist for company plans). Your dentist will then deep clean your teeth by scaling (removing plaque and tartar from your gums), using lasers to remove plaque, or root planning (smoothing out rough areas and removing infected areas of your teeth). Catching gingivitis early is a surefire way to prevent gum disease.
After your dentist has administered the appropriate treatment, be sure to continue brushing and flossing regularly, as well as using a disinfectant mouthwash to prevent bacteria from building up in the future.
Regular brushing and flossing are essential to keeping great oral hygiene. If you have one or more of the symptoms described and feel you may be suffering from gingivitis, call Easton Dentist at (614) 414-0111 to schedule an appointment.