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How Your Sleep Affects Your Oral Health
Posted on 10/20/2018 by Implant & Periodontal Associates NW
There are several keys to good health. Proper diet, exercise and rest are the things health professionals recommend for your body. When it comes to oral health, these things still apply. Some may wonder how sleep can affect your oral health. The answers may surprise them. The Importance of SleepSomething happens as we get older. Children get to bed early so they can get their body ready for the next day. Adults worry that they do not have enough time in the day to do everything they want and often give up sleep to pursue other things. It is important to get a good night's rest to...
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How to Manage Exposed Root Pain from Receding Gums
Posted on 10/10/2018 by Implant & Periodontal Associates NW
The are many reasons for receding gums. For some people, they are simply a part of getting older. Others may have receding gums because of not maintaining good oral hygiene. Regardless of the reasons, receding gums happen and it is a good idea to know what to do when you have pain or other problems because of them. It is possible to do some things that can help. How Receding Gums Lead to Pain?The more the gums recede, the more of the tooth becomes exposed. This can provide bacteria with access to the teeth, the roots and eventually the gums. It can cause decay, infection, and loss of...
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What Tobacco Does Directly to Your Gums
Posted on 9/20/2018 by Implant & Periodontal Associates NW
Smoking is one bad habit that can severely affect your oral health. It is not only the risk of getting cancer from smoking that should keep you from doing it, but there is another potential risk to your teeth with this habit. Gum disease. This what tobacco does directly to your gums when you do it on a regular basis. Gum DiseaseSmoking can have a very serious side effect on your gums. It's called gum disease or periodontitis, also periodontal disease. This is an infection of the gums that can affect the bone structure that supports the teeth and lead to receding gums and even tooth...
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What Things Can Cause Sores on Your Gums?
Posted on 9/10/2018 by Implant & Periodontal Associates NW
Most mouth sores can occur on the tongue, lips, inside of the cheeks, and gums. At first a sore can appear as an ulcer or a red or white patch in the mouth, with or without bleeding. No matter what, a sore in your gums can be extremely painful and it can prevent you from enjoying your favorite foods and brushing properly after meals. What Causes Mouth Sores?Sores on your gums or any other part of the mouth can be caused by several things including, an injury – for example from a hard bristle in a toothbrush, some acidic and spicy foods, autoimmune disorders, vitamin deficiencies...
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How Can Medicated Trays Help Reduce Gum Disease?
Posted on 8/20/2018 by Implant & Periodontal Associates NW
There are several treatment options for patients with gum disease. We not only want to clean your teeth and gums, so you can be healthy again, but we want to prevent the disease from returning. One of the options people with gum disease have, is medicated trays. How Do Medicated Trays Work?Medicated trays are custom made by taking an impression of the patient's teeth. These trays are generally used in conjunction with scaling or root planing to deliver the medication patients need to kill bacteria that are causing damage to their teeth and gums. This treatment can be an ideal option...
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How Are Receding Gums Fixed?
Posted on 8/10/2018 by Implant & Periodontal Associates NW
Receding gums happen when the gum tissue surrounding the teeth wears away, exposing more of the tooth or root. In this situation, gaps between the teeth and gum line form allowing bacteria to build up. While this can develop into a more serious condition such as periodontitis, there are treatments available to stop receding gums. During an oral examination, the gum line around each tooth is measured to determine what course of action needs to be taken. Deep Cleaning or Root PlaningIn this procedure, plaque and tartar that are attached to the tooth along the gum line and under it, is...
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Does Fiber Help with Gum Health?
Posted on 7/20/2018 by Implant & Periodontal Associates NW
Dietary fiber is actually shown to fight off some of the tooth decay that a person may be experiencing. When fiber is added to a diet, it actually helps them in many ways and not just for their overall gut health, but also for their gums and teeth. In general, it helps all of your body's organs run more smoothly. When a diet is lacking in fiber, it can actually accelerate any tooth decay that might be happening inside your mouth. Your Diet Matters for Your Oral HealthWithout enough fiber, a person will likely be dealing with other health issues. Unfortunately, most people do not...
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Are Stem Cells Able to Help with Gum Regeneration?
Posted on 7/10/2018 by Implant & Periodontal Associates NW
Stem cell technology is still fairly new. Researchers are trying to figure out the different ways that this technology can help people. They are trying to find out what conditions will benefit from the use of stem cells. Gum disease and the problems of receding gums is one of the areas that stem cell technology offers some possibilities. It is worth considering whether stem cells can help with gum regeneration to help with this problem. Treatment for Gum DiseaseGum disease is a serious problem that if left untreated will only get worse. It can cause issues that include receding gums,...
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Stopping Bleeding Following Gum Trauma
Posted on 6/25/2018 by Implant & Periodontal Associates NW
If you have injured your gum tissue, you may be concerned with the amount of bleeding that you are seeing. Whether the bleeding is due to an accidental injury or a deliberate action, such as surgery, we frequently hear from patients who are wondering whether it is normal to bleed as much as they are. The good news is that you should usually not be concerned about bleeding that seems to be heavier than what you would expect. Injuries and trauma to the head tend to bleed more than other parts of the body. (Of course, if the bleeding is severe, you should contact us or another medical provider...
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Signs You Need to Come Get a Cancer Screening for Your Gums
Posted on 6/15/2018 by Implant & Periodontal Associates NW
No one wants to think they have cancer. It is a scary word that makes people think their lives will change. One of the best things a person can do to fight a cancer is to detect it early. The sooner a person gets treatment for cancer, the less likely they are to suffer serious problems resulting from it Learning the signs of cancer in the gums can help a person get the early detection they need. Risk FactorsThere are several risk factors to know about oral cancer. People that have these factors should pay more attention to the signs of cancer. The risk factors include: People that...
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