Archive for March, 2021

How to Defeat Dental Plaque

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021
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Learn what you can do to defeat dental plaque.

You have likely heard of “dental plaque” before. You probably know that it’s something to avoid and something your dentist is very concerned with. But what exactly does dental plaque do? How can you tell when you have it, and can you do anything to remove plaque from your teeth and restore them to their former health? The key to preventing and treating dental plaque is first knowing what plaque is and where it comes from. Read on to learn everything you need to know to defeat dental plaque. 


When Should Wisdom Teeth Be Removed?

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021
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You should consider having your wisdom teeth removed when they start causing you consistent pain.

Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that appear in adults. However, while humans of the past may have benefited from extra molars, they don’t help us much today. In fact, wisdom teeth can often cause more harm than good. Because of that, it is common for young adults to have their wisdom teeth removed as they come in. The best time to have your wisdom teeth removed varies from person to person. But generally, there are signs that you can notice which indicate it’s time to have your wisdom teeth removed by a trusted dental professional. Read on to learn more about wisdom teeth extraction.


How to Care for and Prevent Swollen Gums

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021
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Learn how you can care for swollen gums and return them to health.

Gum problems can affect anyone at any time. If you brush too hard or floss too vigorously, you may see your gums turn red, become swollen, or bleed. Healthy gums can recover from mild trauma quickly. However, if you find that your gums remain swollen or bleeding for several days or longer, there may be other problems present. Read on to learn more about what may be causing your swollen gums and what you can do to care for swollen or bleeding gums in adults and children. 


5 Potential Causes of Severe Tooth Pain

Tuesday, March 9th, 2021
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Discover the potential causes of your severe tooth pain.

Severe tooth pain can be excruciating and disruptive to your daily life. Sometimes tooth pain can indicate a minor issue, and other times it can be a cause for concern. How can you tell what your tooth pain might mean? It depends on what is causing your severe tooth pain. Some issues are easy to fix in one or two dental appointments, while others require more long-term treatment. The following five causes are often the causes of tooth pain. Schedule an appointment with your dentist at Affinity Dental to determine which might be the cause of your pain and how you can treat the problem. 


How to Find the Right Toothbrush For Your Oral Health

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021
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How do you find the right toothbrush? Consider the strength of the bristles.

Buying a new toothbrush has become increasingly confusing, as more and more styles become available to customers. You no longer have to decide how your brush looks but how it functions as well. The most important factor in selecting a toothbrush may be the bristles. Soft, medium and hard bristles are all available but work differently for different people. To determine how you can find the right toothbrush for your oral health needs, read on to learn more about each bristle type.