A new toothbrush will be on the market later this year. The sad news is that it doesn't address the area between your teeth. This new toothbrush designed by a major toothpaste...
Our office offers the LANAP protocol. LANAP, is a laser assisted new attachment procedure, it can be used for younger patients with inflamed gums or small pockets. No anesthesia...
Gum disease affects our gums and teeth. I am not sure that patients really understand why flossing and brushing has to be done every day. Every day plaque, a sticky whitish mass...
The quality of the lives we'll have when we get older depends on the home care we are doing or not doing right now. Our mouths perform complex services for us. Our mouths and...
We are now being faced with the PANDEMIC. PEOPLE THOUGHT THEY COULD FORCE OFFICIALS TO DO WHAT THEY WANT. THE VIRUS IS GOING TO KEEP GROWING AND INFECTING. THE ONLY WAY FOR US TO SURVIVE IS TO FOLLOW SCIENCE TO PROTECT OUR POPULATION. GUNS ARE USELESS AGAINST AN INVISIBLE VIRAL ENEMY. IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING IMPLANTS, YOU HAVE TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE FOLLOWING ALL THE DIRECTIONS. I HAVE WRITTEN ARTICLES AND GAVE DETAILED CORRECT FLOSSING AND CORRECT BRUSHING, AND OTHER INSTRUCTIONS. IT WOULD BE GREAT IF THIS WERE MADE AVAILABLE FOR EVERYONE.
irritate the gum line tissue. When this tissue is irritated, your gum line area produces chemicals to neutralize this attack. (This IS A GOOD THING). AT THE SAME TIME, THESE CHEMICALS dissolve your attached GINGIVA. This is bad. Dissolving your attached gingiva (no matter how slowly) eventually will lead to loss of attached gingiva. Your ATTACHED GINGIVA prevents food from going down to your roots area. We all need to clean the gum area where the teeth and gum tissue meet. If you have natural teeth, you have to clean the gum-tooth area. If you have a crown, you have the crown tooth junction and your gum tissue. You have to clean this area. Even though you can't see the mico-sized smutz, it still is dissolving your gum line tissue and must be removed every day.
Many patients will use it once and stop. Rinsing with warm salt water should be several times a day especially after eating. Salt water kills bacteria, soothes irritated tissues.
You do not make your salt water solution too salty. Eating a whole bag of chips can make your mouth, tongue, lips and gums very irritated.
Using too hot water can burn your mouth. I never liked using cold salt water. You can use salt water and ajust the temperature you like and it is cheap. You can choose the type of water you use. If you are out, many places offer free hot water for tea. Take the hot water, add some cold water to adjust the temperature to your liking. Restaurants offer free salt packs. You can rinse your mouth as often as you like.
You can buy those three minute denture tablets soaks and your aligners and mouth should feel great! This information is my combination make sure my patients are correctly flossing and correctly brushing. I am teaching you how to clean your tongue and how to take care of your upper and lower aligners. You will be happy and those around you will be happy. Thank you for your question. I am sure you now will enjoy wearing your aligners!
Rinse your mouth with warm salt water several times a day and after eating. Ask how you should take care of your implants, tongue, and teeth daily.. You have to remove the plaque from the your gumline and teeth, daily.
IF YOUR TOOTH JUST STARTED HURTING FOR THE FIRST TIME, YOU CAN TRY RINSING YOUR MOUTH WITH WARM SALT WATER, BRUSHING
YOUR TEETH GENTLY IN THE AREA WHERE YOUR TOOTH IS HURTING. IF YOUR TOOTH FEELS LIKE A HEART BEATING IN YOUR JAW. IT MEANS THAT YOU HAVE AN INFECTION.
YOUR BODY IS FIGHTING YOUR INFECTION AND IT IS LOOKING FOR A WAY TO GET THE INFECTION OUT TO THE SURFACE.
YOU NEED ANTIBIOTICS. PAIN MEDS WON'T WORK WITHOUT ANTIBIOTICS IN MOST CASES.
DENTISTS HAVE PATIENTS CALLING ALL THE TIME ABOUT BEING IN PAIN. MANY PATIENTS WILL COME IN FOR AN EMERGENCY VISIT.
SOME PATIENTS WALK AROUND WITH ROTTING TEETH THAT ARE INFECTED AND THE INFECTION IS ENTERING THEIR BLOOD VESSELS AND CAUSING INFLAMMATION THROUGHOUT THEIR BODY AND ORGANS.
THERE ARE TENS OF HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PATIENTS WALKING AROUND WITH INFECTED TEETH.
THEIR PRESENT AND FUTURE HEALTH IS AT RISK.
PEOPLE WITH ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE ALSO HAVE GUM DISEASE. THERE ARE MANY OTHER HEALTH PROBLEMS THAT ARE ASSOCIATED WITH GUM DISEASE AND INFECTED TEETH.
caused by habit (placing your tongue against your upper or lower teeth front teeth when you talk or swallow or thumb sucking. Sometimes there is a small mucle between your two front teeth that is a little thicker/longer. This can be helped with a minor surgical procedure. GUM DISEASE FROM POOR HOME CARE CAN INCREASE THE SPACE. YOUR TEETH ARE SURROUNDED BY BONE AND TISSUES. IF YOU ARE NOT FLOSSING CORRECTLY OR BRUSHING CORRECTLY DAILY AND GUM DISEASE WEARS AWAY THE ATTACHED GINGIVA AND STARTS WEARING AWAY YOUR TISSUE AND BONE SURROUNDING YOUR TEETH. AS THE BONE AND TISSUE ARE ATTACKED, THERE IS LESS BONE TO SUPPORT YOUR TEETH. (YOUR TONGUE IS A MUSCLE. AND YOUR TEETH ARE IN BONE) YOUR TONGUE (A MUSCLE) WINS. CHILDREN AND YES, THERE ARE ADULTS WHO SUCK THEIR THUMBS OR KEEP PUSHING THEIR TONGUE
AGAINST THEIR FRONT TEETH. WITH GUM DISEASE AND POOR MOUTH CARE THE PROBLEMS CAN BECOME WORSE.
surrounding your teeth. There is a band of tissue that is firmly bound down around each tooth. This bound down tissue is called "ATTACHED GINGIVA ". This "ATTACHED GINGIVA " is PRECIOUS. It keeps food and other debris from going down to your root area.
Gum DISEASE bacteria wear away this precious tissue. When gum disease bacteria gets out of control the toxins from your body fighting this bacteria wear away this bound down tissue. When bacteria, rotting food, dead bacteria and fighting cells and their toxic waste remain below your gumline your PRECIOUS ATTACHED GINGIVA wears away, Plaque that we leave on our teeth 24 to 48 hours crystallizes and the hardened calcium (TARTAR ,PLAQUE) can be removed with dental INSTRUMENTS. By not flossing our teeth at least once a day correctly we will eventually loose our teeth. Before that happens,we may have a bad taste in our mouths, bleeding gums, sensitive teeth, mouth odor. Your choice is to have your gum disease treated and get on a daily flossing and brushing routine, you can control gum disease. There is no CURE. Or you can have your teeth removed.
Before your teeth are removed, your entire body (organs and vascular system) will be constantly and slowly attacked. The role that lack of flossing and brushing correctly contributes to our health problems is just starting to be published. Even after patients are told about their gum disease and have it treated, many patients still will not floss. GUM DISEASE IS AN
ECONOMIC AND SECURITY RISK TO OUR COUNTRY. Having over 70 percent of the population of our country having some form of GUM DISEASE does keep a country strong.
WITHOUT GOOD HOME CARE MOUTHWASHES WILL WORK ONLY UNTIL THE BACTERIA MULTIPLY IN ENOUGH NUMBERS AND THE ODOR WILL RETURN . IF YOU HAVE PERIODONTAL DISEASE, THE LANAP PROTOCOL WILL VAPORIZE ALL PERIODONTAL DISEASE BACTERIA AND DISEASED TISSUE AND BONE IN ONE TREATMENT. THE SPECIAL WAVELENGTH OF THE LASER LIGHT WILL STIMULATE SPECIAL HEALING FACTORS.. YOU WILL REBUILD SUPPORTING BONE, TISSUES AND AN ATTACHMENT MEMBRANE TO PLACE YOUR TISSUES TO YOUR TOOTH SURFACE. NO OTHER TREATMENT HAS FDA APPROVAL TO DO THAT. AFTERWARDS YOU WILL START FLOSSING YOUR GUMLINE CORRECTLY AND
BRUSHING YOUR TEETH CORRECTLY TO CONTROL YOUR GUM DISEASE.
Food on your partials can decay your natural teeth. Dirty partials can smell. Wearing partials for long periods of time is like going to bed with your shoes on. Keeping your natural teeth clean by flossing correctly and brushing correctly daily.
Cleaning your tongue, gargle and cleaning your partials will prevent gum disease from tooth movement extraction; the need for new partials.
It is your dentist and your decision.