Archive for the ‘Gum Disease’ Category

How To Treat Gingivitis Naturally

Friday, June 28th, 2019
Learn how to treat gingivitis naturally.

Learn how to treat gingivitis naturally.

Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums and can be prevented by practicing proper oral care and regularly visiting your dentist. The condition is caused by plaque buildup around the teeth and is not destructive, but it can lead to gum disease and ultimately be very harmful to your oral health. Continue reading to learn more about gingivitis and a few ways to treat the condition naturally. (more…)

How Gum Disease Affects Your Overall Health

Friday, June 7th, 2019
Learn how gum disease affects your overall health.

Learn how gum disease affects your overall health.

Dental hygiene isn’t just about having strong, white teeth and a great smile; it’s also crucial for your overall health! Poor oral hygiene and gum disease are linked to a variety of conditions and illnesses- some of which can be very severe and life-threatening. Continue reading to learn more about gum disease and how it affects more than just your gums. (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…)

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…)