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September 27, 2020

Why Are My Gums Red and Puffy All the Time?

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woman poking at her puffy gums

Have your gums been feeling sore or sensitive lately? Do they look uncharacteristically red or puffy? Unhealthy gum tissue isn’t just annoying—it could be a warning sign of an underlying issue that needs to be addressed right away. Read on to find out what may be causing your puffy gums, what you can do about it, and when to see your dentist to get your gum health on track and protect your smile.

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September 9, 2020

I Think I Cracked My Tooth—What Do I Do Now?

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Man with cracked tooth puts hand to his cheek

Imagine you’re enjoying some popcorn at the movies or chewing on a pen cap while you work, when suddenly you hear a crack! What would you do if you found yourself with a cracked tooth? Your enamel is the hardest material in your body, but there are plenty of ways to damage it. Not only are broken teeth typically painful, but they leave the sensitive pulp and nerve of your tooth vulnerable to damage and infection. Read on to find out how to handle a cracked tooth and what your emergency dentist can do to restore your smile.

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August 26, 2020

How to Decipher Between a Cavity and a Toothache

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Man with a toothache

No matter what the reason behind your toothache is, it can be unbearable to deal with. The problem is that often times, they don’t just go away on their own. A lot of the time, you may automatically think that you have a cavity. This is a common cause of toothaches, but how can you know? Continue reading to learn how to decipher between a cavity and a toothache with another underlying cause.

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August 12, 2020

How Do Eating Disorders Affect Teeth?

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Woman with eating disorder

Did you know that more than 10 million Americans are currently suffering from a serious eating disorder? Even though it’s possible for anyone to suffer from this type of disorder, they are most common in teenagers and young women. They affect the relationships, self-image, health, and quality of life of the person who is affected. Continue reading to learn more from your Arlington dentist about eating disorders and the effects that they can have on oral health.

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July 17, 2020

What is Periodontal Disease and How Do You Avoid It?

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Person with periodontal diseaseYou’ve heard your dentist tell you that you need to brush and floss regularly to fight back against gum disease, but what is it exactly? How serious is it? Why does it occur and what can you do to prevent it? Continue reading to learn more about periodontal disease, signs you may have it, and different ways to keep it from developing or progressing to late, more harmful stages.

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July 4, 2020

Hard-Bristled vs. Soft-Bristled Toothbrushes – Which Should You Choose?

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toothbrushesWhen you go into the dental aisle at your local drug store, it can be overwhelming. There are so many different types of toothbrushes with a variety of price ranges. One thing many people struggle to choose between is the toughness of the toothbrush bristles. Do hard-bristles make your teeth cleaner? Which one is best for your gum tissues and tooth enamel? Continue reading to learn from your dentist what you need to know about choosing a toothbrush as well as other recommendations.

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June 23, 2020

Is Chewing Gum Good or Bad for Cavity Prevention?

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Woman chewing sugarless gum to prevent cavities in ArlingtonIt’s common knowledge that regularly brushing your teeth and avoiding eating too much candy are essential for preventing cavities. However, that’s not the only way to reduce your risk of tooth decay! Researchers are beginning to discover that chewing gum may be able to help you keep your smile healthy and strong as well. Read on as your Arlington dentist gets to the bottom of whether gum is good or bad for cavity prevention.

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June 17, 2020

7 Ways to Treat Sensitive Teeth at Home

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Pained man holding popsicle suffers from sensitive teethDo you have sensitive teeth? The Journal of American Dentistry reports that about one in eight people suffer from tooth sensitivity. While many people simply chalk this uncomfortable sensation up to bad luck or bad genetics, there’s a good chance that something in your everyday life is triggering it. Thankfully, there are just as many ways you can easily treat your tooth sensitivity from home! Read on to learn seven of the best ways to keep your smile strong and healthy.

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May 18, 2020

Toothache in Quarantine? 10 Common Pantry Items That Can Help

Filed under: Uncategorized — allheart_dental @ 5:52 pm

Man on couch with ice pack has toothache in quarantineTo help slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly all dental practices have temporarily closed. While many are still treating true dental emergencies, all other non-urgent appointments have been postponed until social distancing orders have been lifted. If you have a mild or moderate toothache that doesn’t require immediate attention, it may be safer for you to treat your symptoms at home until quarantine is over. Here are 10 common household items that can help you manage your tooth pain until your Arlington dentist reopens.

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May 1, 2020

Why Are My Gums Bleeding & What Can I Do About It?

Filed under: Uncategorized — allheart_dental @ 7:38 pm

close up of bleeding gums in need of periodontal therapyDo your gums bleed when you floss or brush your teeth? It can be startling to see blood on your toothbrush or dental floss after using them, but this symptom is often relatively painless on its own. However, your gums may be warning you of a serious underlying issue if they bleed easily. Here’s what might be causing your gums to bleed and what you can do to restore your oral health.

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