My Fixed Bridge Makes My Life Easier

When I had a badly decayed tooth extracted, I got a partial denture to fill in the gap. I didn't mind it at first, because I was just so happy to have my painful tooth out of my mouth. Over time, I began to get tired of taking it out at night. I asked my dentist if I was could get a dental implant, and he said that my gum disease did not make me a good candidate, but a fixed bridge may be a good option for me. I went with his suggestion, and I have no regrets. I love feeling like I have a real tooth again that I don't have to remove at night. I created this blog to remind other people with a missing tooth that they have many replacement options, and if one is not for you, then try another that may be right.

Bleeding Gums: The Precursor To Gum Disease And What You Can Do About It

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Although close to 60% of people suffer from bleeding gums at some point, it's important to understand that this is not normal. This can be a sign that you are developing gum disease, a problem that comes on slowly but can have long-lasting, irreversible effects if not treated properly. While early treatment includes consistent flossing every day and brushing your teeth at least twice a day, you may still experience gums that bleed periodically. When your gums are bleeding, it's time to make an appointment with your dentist. It is recommended that you visit with your dentist at least twice a year, and four times a year if you have significant gum disease.

Other Signs of Gum Disease

If your gums bleed after brushing, you may also notice that your gums appear swollen or red in areas. This means that your gums are inflamed, and possibly starting to get infected from the bacteria within your mouth. Other signs of gum disease include bad breath, gums that are receding away from your teeth, and teeth that become loose for no apparent reason. While there are a number of factors that you can't control when it comes to gum disease, there are plenty of things you can do to help when you show signs of gingivitis.

When You're a Smoker

If you are a smoker, you are compromising your overall health. Your circulation may be poor due to a lack of oxygen, and you will likely suffer from dry mouth. Dry mouth can lead to bacteria buildup. Smoking has a great impact on your oral health, and you should quit if you are showing signs of gum disease.

Keep Your Stress Levels Down

High stress levels are linked with a lower ability to fight off infection. If you are having trouble controlling your stress levels, it's time to learn how to manage stress better. High stress levels can cause all kinds of health problems, including infections within your mouth that can lead to irreversible gum disease.

With some healthier lifestyle choices, you can help your body recover from early signs of gum disease. If you have a chronic condition such as diabetes, HIV, or certain cancers, you may have more difficulty dealing with gum disease. Taking good care of yourself, getting enough rest, and managing your stress should help you manage your symptoms of gum disease a bit better. Contact a dentist in your area for more information.


28 November 2016