Archive for the ‘Gum Disease’ Category

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…)

How To Keep Your Gums Healthy

Friday, October 5th, 2018
Learn about how to keep your gums healthy.

Learn about how to keep your gums healthy.

Even if you have a white smile and straight teeth that are cavity-free, there is still a chance of developing gum disease. While brushing your teeth and keeping them sparkling white is important, gum health is also an essential part of oral care! Continue reading to learn more about gum disease and how to keep your gums healthy. (more…)

2 Effective Cures For Gingivitis To Try From Home

Friday, June 22nd, 2018
Check out these effective home remedies to cure your gingivitis.

Check out these effective home remedies to cure your gingivitis.

If your gums show signs of redness and are swollen or bleeding, you may be developing gum disease. It doesn’t take too long for gum disease to get worse and create more problems, so it’s crucial to catch it early. Once you visit with your dentist, there are a few home remedies you can do to treat gum disease and get back your healthy teeth and gums! (more…)

What Is Plaque And How Do I Get Rid Of It?

Friday, May 18th, 2018
Learn about plaque and how to get rid of it at home.

Learn about plaque and how to get rid of it at home.

At your dental appointments, you’ve likely experienced a professional clean as the dentist removes plaque from your teeth. This is not the most pleasant experience, as a scraping instrument is used to force plaque off the teeth. If you’ve ever wondered about what plaque is and how to get rid of it on your own, we’ve got the answers! (more…)

3 Common Causes Of Tooth Sensitivity

Friday, May 4th, 2018
Learn about three common causes of tooth sensitivity.

Learn about three common causes of tooth sensitivity.

Tooth sensitivity is very common for people of all ages, but there are a few causes of tender teeth. The good news is that tooth sensitivity is treatable, so be sure to visit your dentist if you experience sensitivity and discomfort when eating or drinking. From brushing too hard to grinding teeth, here are three common causes of tooth sensitivity. (more…)

7 Best Foods to Eat if You Have Gum Disease

Friday, March 9th, 2018
Learn the best food to eat for a gum disease fighting diet.

Learn the best food to eat for a gum disease-fighting diet.

Did you know that over half of Americans have some form of gum disease? The good news, however, is that if gum disease is caught early enough, the progression can be stopped and the damage may be reversed. You can only stop the progression of gum disease with a combination of a gum disease fighting diet, professional oral care, and proper oral hygiene. (more…)

Common Causes of Bleeding Gums

Friday, February 10th, 2017
Common Causes of Bleeding Gums

A new flossing routine might result in bleeding gums, but they should clear up in a few days.

Seeing blood after you brush your teeth or floss is always alarming, but it isn’t always an emergency. If you notice bleeding or anything unusual during your oral care routine, give your dentist at Affinity Dental a visit for a check-up. In the meantime, here are some of the most common causes of bleeding gums. (more…)

How to Floss the Right Way

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016
flossing technique

Is your flossing technique up to par?

When it comes to good dental hygiene you can’t rely on your toothbrush to do all the heavy lifting. Flossing is necessary to reach all the deeper areas and tight spaces between your teeth. Bacteria that feeds on the bits of food stuck between your teeth can lead to tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. To truly reap the benefits of flossing though you need to make sure you’re flossing properly. Here are a few tips and tricks to make sure your flossing technique is up to par. (more…)

What is Periodontitis? Dental Warning Signs and Prevention

Thursday, May 5th, 2016
Prevention and treatment of gingivitis

How healthy is your smile? Learn how to spot periodontal disease in its earliest stages.

There are several different forms of periodontal disease, but you are likely most familiar with gingivitis and periodontitis. Periodontal diseases, or gum diseases, lead to chronic inflammation of the gums and can lead to pain and tooth loss. Let’s talk about how you can identify, treat, and prevent periodontitis. (more…)

What is the Difference Between Plaque and Tartar?

Thursday, April 7th, 2016
tartar removal

If you let plaque harden onto your teeth, it will form tartar. Unlike plaque, formed tartar can only be removed from your teeth by a dental professional.

You are likely aware that adults and children should regularly brush and floss to maintain optimal oral health. But do you know just how critical it is to practice oral hygiene every single day, twice a day? Neglecting to clean your teeth can yield dangerous results in a matter of 48 hours. Maryland’s Best Dentists are here to help you understand the difference between plaque and tartar and why this is important. (more…)