Get tips and tricks to maintaining your optimal health, and learn about new procedures.
Last month we talked about proper flossing. This month, we are learning what to use if floss doesn’t work for you because of gaps in between your teeth, bridges, implants, or places food always seems to get trapped in.
As we start counting our years, we begin counting the number of things changing in our bodies too. Our mouth is no exception. Today, 75% of people over the age of 65 hold onto least a few of their teeth. However, older people can still suffer from tooth loss, mouth infections, oral cancer, dental decay, and gum disease. While you might not like to think about some of these things happening to you, there’s a lot you can do to keep your mouth feeling and looking younger than you are.
Routine visits to our dentists at Spokane Dental can do a lot more than keep your smile looking and feeling great – dentists can also tell a lot about your overall health and the risk you have for any chronic diseases.
Have you been told that you are at risk of or need a root canal treatment? If so, you are not alone. Each year, endodontic therapy treats and ultimately saves millions of teeth. But what exactly causes a root canal, and how can you prevent the need for this procedure? Read on to find out.
We have some new smiling faces to greet you and treat you at Spokane Dental, and wanted to tell you a bit about our awesome staff!
As a hygienist, I always encourage patients to floss. Not to add another box to check on a to do list, but because flossing or using another dental aid to clean between your teeth is the only way to reach the bacteria making it’s home there.
Did you know that your smile is one of the first characteristics someone notices when you meet them? Because our smiles have such a critical influence on our first impression, the state of our mouth, gums, and teeth have an impact on our confidence.
Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars located in the very back of your mouth on either side. These are generally the last teeth to develop, coming in between the ages of 17 and 25. Since wisdom teeth do not generally develop until a person’s later teenage years, there are many cases when there is simply not enough space left in the mouth for them to effectively grow. At this point, our dentists at Spokane Dental may recommend a removal.
Would you be concerned if your hands bled every time you washed them? The answer is yes, you probably would, yet many people think it’s completely normal if their gums bleed when they floss or brush. The truth is, this could be a sign of periodontal (gum) disease.