If you notice a bit of pink when you spit after brushing or flossing, it could be a sign of gum disease. Though a tiny amount of blood may not seem like a big deal, if you notice it happening consistently, don’t ignore it. Your gums may be bleeding for a variety of reasons, from pregnancy to gingivitis. Change in your oral care routine could also be a cause. You might need to quit some bad habits to stop gum bleeding.
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The term ‘cosmetic’ is generally associated with enhancing or beautifying an individual’s appearance. Cosmetic dentistry mainly focuses on treatments that give users an attractive and healthy smile. Individuals choosing these treatments tend to choose them in order to have a renewed sense of confidence and a prettier smile. However, for someone who hasn’t heard of it before, the information available, online or otherwise, can be overwhelming. So, to simplify the term for you, here is a blog Read more [...]
It is natural for us to want to keep all our natural teeth for a lifetime. However, circumstances do not always allow this to happen. A toothache, throbbing gums, jaw pain, even a headache could all be indications of dental issues requiring immediate attention. It isn’t uncommon for patients to visit their dentist thinking there is absolutely nothing wrong, only to find out there is an issue that requires immediate attention. Sometimes situations arise that prompt your dentist to recommend a tooth Read more [...]
Many of us are unaware of how certain physical activities, foods, and drinks could be destroying our teeth and gums. No matter how much time we spend flossing and brushing, some bad habits continue to damage our oral health. While some of the habits mentioned below can cause immediate damage, like breaking or cracking teeth, others may affect them in the long run. So, it’s vital to educate yourself not just on how to keep your pearly whites white but to also avoid harming them long term. For this Read more [...]
The loss of one or more teeth alters your appearance while also affecting your oral health. Without any replacement teeth, the remaining ones may begin to shift into the open space beside them. This puts them at risk for fractures among other kinds of damage. It will also result in your bite becoming misaligned since the teeth shift from their original place, and later cause problems with the jaw joint. Your jawbone will begin deteriorating, which will put the rest of the teeth at risk. However, Read more [...]
Do you feel like your tongue has been scalded by hot coffee even though you haven’t had any? If so, you may have what is referred to as burning mouth syndrome (BMS). There are several causes for this sensation and it can vary from your gums and tongue to the palate and other areas of your mouth. It’s difficult to pinpoint why this happens as individuals can go through more than one particular cause at any given point. If you’re experiencing a discomfort similar to this, it’s in your best Read more [...]
Oral cancer refers to cancers that are formed within the mouth such as on the tongue, inner cheeks, gums, hard palate, and lips. They occur when the DNA in the cells mutate and form a tumor which can spread to other parts of the neck, head, and body. The cancer generally begins within the thin cells which line the inside of the lips and mouth. Oral cancer screenings are specifically designed to spot initial signs of the disease and prevent it from reaching an advanced stage. Your dentist in Brampton Read more [...]
Canker sores are mainly triggered by stress and can be annoying, uncomfortable and painful. They can make it difficult for you to eat or talk properly. Most of us get them from time to time. Anyone suffering from canker sores wants to get rid of them as quickly as possible but in order for you to do that, you need to first understand what they are and how they are caused. To help you out, dentists in Brampton have explained where canker sores come from, ways to avoid them and how to treat them if Read more [...]
In our previous blog post, we’ve discussed dental fluorosis and its causes. In this post, we’ll continue to discuss more about this dental condition, including its symptoms and classifications, treatment and prevention.
Symptoms of Dental Fluorosis
Normal tooth enamel has a shiny appearance with some level of translucency. But when your tooth gets affected by fluorosis, the enamel loses its translucency and gradually becomes opaque with a dull, chalky appearance. The signs can range from mild Read more [...]
If your child has a misaligned jaw or teeth, he/she may not realize this as a common problem for young people. However, crooked teeth can be embarrassing and take a toll on their self-confidence and social life. Therefore, as a parent, you should immediately take steps to treat your child’s crooked teeth. Make an appointment with an orthodontist who can provide the best dental solutions for your child.
An orthodontist is a dental specialist who treats facial and dental irregularities and perfects Read more [...]