Wobbly Teeth is Often a Symptom of Periodontitis

Do your teeth wobble, or does your bite seem a little off? If so, the first question that you may be wondering is why? In most cases, wobbly teeth are caused by gum disease known as Periodontal disease. Never heard of it?

Periodontal disease is diagnosed by your dentist when gum tissue that normally surrounds the tooth, begins to recede away from the tooth. None the less, when gums recede away from the teeth pockets, bacteria is created and collected. When bacteria build-up occurs, the gum can end up infected.

Want to know more? Read more of this blog below to find out more information on Periodontitis symptoms and how it is treated.

What are symptoms of Periodontitis?

• Chronic Bad Breath
• Bleeding Gums
• Mouth Sores
• Pain when chewing
• Wobbly teeth
• Bad tooth alignment
• Receding Gums
• Tooth ache

What are some of the treatments for Periodontitis?

• Good Oral Hygiene
• Medications
• Scaling
• Grafts
• Root Planting
• Flap Surgery

Read more about Periodontitis and other gum diseases by clicking on this link. Also if you are experiencing wobbly teeth or any of the symptoms listed above, be sure to consult with your dentist or contact Masters Dental for more information.

Creepy Cavity Causing Halloween Candy can Damage the Teeth!

This Halloween don’t let the cavity creeps get to yours or your child’s mouth this year! Sure, those little costumes and candy are cute and adorable, and don’t cost much. Unfortunately, what does cost a lot, is the damage that can be done to a child’s teeth if teeth aren’t properly cared for.

In case point, adults are guilty of sneaking candy out of bowls and bags too. Especially those irresistible bite sized candy bars. Furthermore, cavities caused from Halloween don’t stop at children. During the Halloween and holiday season, everyone needs to make sure that they are keeping that holiday smile healthy!

Read more of this blog on tips on taking care of yours and your child’s mouth this Halloween. First and foremost, we will list the worst candy for the teeth….

Halloween’s No Lister Treats
 Gummy Bears
 Candy Corn
 Sour Pucker Candy
 Popcorn Balls
*Dark Chocolate is better than Milk Chocolate

Tips on Keeping  your Holiday Smile Healthy

Drink a lot of water
Keeping a lot of water on hand can help wash the sugar away from the teeth.

Regulate the consumption of candy that you and your child eat
Even one piece of candy can cause a cavity; however, keeping candy eating to a minimum is always healthier.

Brush your teeth often
Without ruining the Halloween fun, make sure that everyone enjoys their candy with a lot of extra brushing, flossing, and rinsing afterwards.

Visit your dentist for a checkup within a few weeks after Halloween
Keeping those teeth healthy is always important any time of the year, and getting regular dental checkups can help prevent future teeth problems.

For more information on keeping yours and your child’s teeth healthy this Halloween, read this article.
Also if you would like more information on Masters Dental click here to see our website.

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Back to School: Add Nutrition to School Supply List

It’s that time of year again. School supplies are piling high. From crayons, notebooks, and binders to a new book bag and lunchbox, we know you are getting stocked up for the new school year. As you juggle the school supply list and some last minute summer reading, we want to remind you not to drop the ball on your health and nutrition.

This school year we want to remind you to put some extra effort into your lunches. Nutrition is very important not only to your dental health, but also to your overall health. When you head into the grocery store in preparation for the school, consider what types of foods you will be purchasing. Are you taking care of your oral health and choosing nutritious options?

The best source for information on nutrition and how to create and maintain a balanced and healthy Diet is MyPlate, a website from the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion run by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. We wanted to share with you some of the things we learned from their website.

Nutrition Facts

We hope these helpful facts guide you in what to and not to pack in your lunchbox this school year. A few simple changes can have a big impact.

  1. Fruits and Vegetables should be half of what you eat everyday.
  2. Choose low-fat and fat-free dairy products like low-fat cheese.
  3. At least half your grains should be whole grains.
  4. Use a variety of lean proteins such as eggs, beans, peas, fish, and poultry.
  5. Great snacks include fruit and yogurts.
  6. Avoid excess sugar from sugary drinks.

These few simple tips can not only boost your nutrition, but also help you to boost your oral health. For more oral health care tips, visit our Masters Dental blog or contact us at Masters Dental.

Flossing

The Ultimate Flossing Secret

Have you seen the recent news reports have questioned the effectively of flossing? These reports state that there is a lack of evidence proving that flossing is a necessary daily routine. So is it really necessary or is flossing just a scam? We still recommend daily flossing in order to practice your best oral hygiene. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services also reaffirmed flossing as “an important oral hygiene practice” in an August 2016 statement. Flossing can remove pesky plaque that brushing cannot always get. It may also aid in reduction of gum disease and cavities. Stopping flossing will just put you more at risk for poor oral health.

There are several flossing methods you can choose from to make flossing more convenient. You can use regular floss, a pick, a water flosser, a pre-threaded flosser, or other options. It is important to consult with your dentist before choosing an alternative flossing option as to ensure you are properly educated on how to use it.

Another flossing question that is often asked if whether you should floss before or after you brush. The answer is: it doesn’t really matter as long as you get it done. Just be sure to allocate a few extra minutes one time daily to get your flossing done. Whether you do it before or after you brush will not make a difference on the effectiveness of flossing.

Please remember flossing is not something you do only when food gets stuck in your teeth. Although flossing with help remove the food, that is not its purpose. Flossing is necessary to remove plaque buildup from in between your teeth. This hard plaque is often not removed from brushing alone. Therefore, you must floss daily to remove it. Otherwise, it will sit on your teeth until you go to your dentist for a deep cleaning. Over time, plaque buildup can cause major damage to your teeth and gums. It is important to remove it as quickly as possible through thorough flossing.

Many people, especially children, have trouble flossing. We’ve outlined a few tips below to help you master the technique. Remember the alternative options listed above if normal flossing is difficult or uncomfortable for you.

  • Use 18 inches of floss. Wrap most of it around the middle finger of one hand, the rest around your other middle finger.
  • Grasp the string tightly between your thumb and forefinger, and use a rubbing motion to guide it between teeth.
  • When the floss reaches the gum line, form a C to follow the shape of the tooth.
  • Hold the strand firmly against the tooth, and move it gently up and down.
  • Repeat with the other tooth, and then repeat the entire process with the rest of your teeth.
  • Use fresh sections of floss as you go.

We hope you better understand the importance of flossing. Although it can be a hassle, it is necessary for optimal oral health. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us today.