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Myth: I can’t see any problems with my teeth, so I don't need to go to the dentist.
Fact: There are dental problems that aren’t visible
to the naked eye – gum disease, hairline fractures and root canal
disease are just a few. Dentists use sophisticated technologies – like
digital X-rays – to detect problems both on and beneath the surface of
your teeth. Plus, it’s a mistake to think of dental visits as emergency care; they’re just as much about preventive care.
Myth: I don’t need to worry about my teeth because my parents never had problems.
Fact: Though genetics may play a small role in
predicting your oral health, how well you take care of your teeth will
be the single most important determinant in how healthy they are.
Myth: Chewing sugar-free gum after a meal is just as effective as brushing.
Fact: It’s true that chewing sugar-free gum after
meals can help clean your teeth, stimulate saliva flow and freshen your
breath after meals. But it’s no replacement for a thorough brushing and
flossing, which actually removes dental plaque and food debris.
Myth: I shouldn't brush my teeth if my gums are bleeding.
Fact: Bleeding gums can be a sign that you’re
brushing too vigorously or gum disease. Keep brushing, but make some
adjustments. Use a toothbrush with medium-soft bristles and brush in a
circular motion. If the bleeding continues after a few days, see your
Myth: If I have a toothache, placing an aspirin tablet next to the tooth will relieve pain.
Fact: Putting an aspirin tablet in direct contact
with the soft tissues of your mouth will not help relieve a toothache.
In fact, this can lead to painful chemical burns. Don't do it! See your
dentist for relief.
Myth: All dental procedures must be avoided during pregnancy.
Fact: Although certain procedures, such as X-rays or dental
surgery, should be avoided during pregnancy, regular dental treatments
should continue as usual.
Fact: Book an appointment today by calling our office at 516-506-9490.
unusual to feel shy about smiling if your teeth aren't everything you
would like them to be. Stained teeth might inhibit you from smiling as
often or as big as you normally would. Chipped teeth and gapped teeth
can have a similar effect. But with a little dental bonding, you can
start smiling again with confidence.
Dental bonding is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to make cosmetic improvements to your teeth.
During a bonding procedure, a tooth-colored resin, or
plastic, is bonded to your tooth with an ultraviolet "curing" light.
Unlike veneers and crowns, which are sometimes used to make similar
improvements, a bonding procedure usually takes just 30-60 minutes per
tooth and is often complete in just one dental visit. Another advantage
of dental bonding: It requires less prep work than veneers or crowns, so
more of your tooth enamel remains intact.
Bonding can even be used to replace existing amalgam
(silver) fillings with natural-looking composites. It’s also ideal for
treating cavities in the front teeth, where aesthetics are especially
Keep in mind that dental bonding isn’t the cure-all for
every tooth defect. Bonding doesn’t work well on back teeth or larger
cavities. But for the smaller changes, bonding can have a huge impact on
the way you feel about your smile.
pink in the sink after you brush? Don’t fall for the popular belief that
it’s normal and happens to everyone. Bleeding gums may be a sign of
something that’s easily correctable – by brushing less vigorously or
flossing every day. But it can also be a warning of something more
serious, like periodontal disease or even diabetes. With stakes that
high, the smart thing to do is to improve your oral hygiene routine. If
your symptoms don’t improve after a couple of weeks, be sure to make an
appointment with your dentist.
1. Brush twice a day. Brushing with fluoride toothpaste is an
essential way to stop bleeding gums. Make sure you choose a brush head
with soft nylon bristles and brush using gentle, circular motions that
massage and clean the teeth and gums – back-and-forth motions can
actually aggravate gum bleeding.
2. Floss every day. Flossing may be the most important thing you
can do at home to prevent the plaque buildup that leads to gum
bleeding. Ask your dentist or dental hygienist for tips on proper
3. Use a good mouthwash. Ask your dentist to recommend a good
fluoride mouthwash, which can help fight bleeding gums. Avoid
mouthwashes with alcohol -- they can dry out your mouth and actually
lead to bleeding gums.
4. Keep your tongue clean. A "coated" tongue provides the
perfect environment for the bacteria that promotes bleeding gums. Brush
your tongue with a tongue cleaner or soft-bristled toothbrush using a
5. Eat a well-balanced diet. A diet filled with vitamin C, folic
acid, calcium, and B vitamins will help you maintain healthy gums.
Limit your snacking between meals, especially carbohydrates and sugars;
these feed the dental plaque that causes bleeding gums.
Keep in mind, no matter how scrupulous you are about oral
hygiene, a professional dental cleaning is the single most effective way
to remove the plaque that causes bleeding gums – so be sure to see your
dentist at least twice a year.