5 reasons gums bleed

5 Reasons Why Your Gums Might Be Bleeding

Are you seeing some red in the sink after brushing or flossing? It may seem like your gums are bleeding for no apparent reason. But before you venture down the rabbit hole of what-ifs, consider these common causes of gum bleeding. Gingivitis and Periodontitis Gum bleeding, as well as swelling and tenderness, is a common…

Effects of Soda on Your Teeth

Have you ever seen the video where someone puts a baby tooth in a glass of soda and watches it decay? Well, the effect of soda in an actual mouth is a bit different. Although saliva and other things you eat throughout the day, help to wash away most of the sugar, soda is not…

What Causes Tooth Discoloration?

Ever look at a photo of yourself from only a few years ago and ask yourself, “Huh, were my teeth a bit brighter back then?” We definitely have. Coffee and red wine usually get the blame for teeth discoloration, but several other causes may share more of the blame. Common Reasons for Tooth Discoloration: •…

Reasons You May Have A Dry Mouth

We all know drinking enough water is good for our health. And when you’re feeling parched, there’s nothing better than a tall drink of ice-cold water to dampen that dry mouth of yours. But what do you do when you find yourself constantly needing to wet your whistle? There are numerous reasons you could be…

How Stress Affects Oral Health

  Most of our patients know a thing or two about stress. Whether you’re dealing with chronic stress, or a brief stressful life circumstance, we all encounter it from time to time. Most people associate stress with heart attacks or ulcers, but do you know how stress can affect your oral health? Stress may negatively…

Flossing 101

Of all the things you can do to maintain a healthy mouth, flossing has got to be the least expensive!  But many patients don’t take the time to floss. And if you do, you might not be doing it correctly! Welcome to Flossing 101… Why should you floss? Your toothbrush isn’t enough to brush away…