Archive for February, 2019

Why Does Flossing Hurt My Gums and Teeth?

Friday, February 22nd, 2019
f Learn why flossing may be hurting your gums or teeth.

Learn why flossing may be hurting your gums or teeth.

Your dentist always tells you how important flossing is to your oral care routine, but do you experience pain every time you try to floss? Flossing has many advantages, such as preventing gum disease, but many people decide to skip the easy step because it hurts. Continue reading to learn why flossing may be hurting your gums and teeth, and how to floss without pain! (more…)

Difference Between Alcohol-Based and Alcohol-Free Mouthwash

Friday, February 15th, 2019
Learn about the difference between alcohol-based and alcohol-free mouthwash.

Learn about the difference between alcohol-based and alcohol-free mouthwash.

While you may not give much thought to your mouthwash, it’s an important part of your oral care routine, and you should know the difference between alcohol-based and alcohol-free mouthwash. Alcohol-free mouthwashes offer a more comfortable cleaning experience, as well as many health benefits! Continue reading to learn more about the two types of mouthwash. (more…)

What Is Periodontitis?

Friday, February 8th, 2019
Learn about the symptoms and types of periodontitis.

Learn about the symptoms and types of periodontitis.

Periodontitis is a gum infection that causes damage to the soft tissue and destroys the done that supports teeth, and can result in loose teeth or even tooth loss. You may have heard that periodontitis is common, but the good news is that it is very preventable with proper oral hygiene. At Affinity Dental, our staff periodontist provides specialized care to patients when needed. (more…)

What Can I Do About My Tooth Sensitivity?

Friday, February 1st, 2019
Learn a few ways you can treat your tooth sensitivity.

Learn a few ways you can treat your tooth sensitivity.

Do you suffer from tooth sensitivity to sweet, cold, or hot food and drinks? If so, you aren’t alone- over three million Americans have pain when eating things like ice cream or sugary treats. While there are a few treatments for tooth sensitivity, it’s important to talk to your dentist as soon as possible to get advice on what will work best for your teeth. (more…)