Why Are My Gums Bleeding?

We always stress the importance of brushing and flossing your teeth for optimal oral health. Do you often notice signs of pink or red when you brush or floss your teeth? If so, you may be experiencing bleeding gums. While bleeding gums does not always mean there is an issue with your oral health, as it can happen on occasion from something as simple as food trapped between your teeth, if you experience bleeding gums frequently, it can be a warning of a significant issue. Continue reading to learn more about what may be causing your bleeding gums.

Bad Dental Habits To Stop Today

At Family Friendly Dentistry, we do our best to ensure our patients have excellent oral health. Aside from treating our patients in our office, we also do our best to educate patients on how to properly care for their teeth at home. We often share the best practices to help develop a helpful oral health routine. Today, we want to take a few moments to discuss some dental habits that are harming your oral health. There are quite a few bad dental habits that can lead to discomfort as well as a dental emergency. These include:

Are You Concerned About Bad Breath?

Are you self-conscious about the smell of your breath? Are you someone who religiously carries mints or gum because you always want to have fresh breath? While it is very kind to want to have fresh breath when speaking closely with others, there are times when it is not possible, such as after a garlicky meal or a large cup of coffee. The problem arises when you experience frequent bad breath. This is a warning sign from your mouth that you may have a larger problem with your oral health. Continue reading to learn what your mouth is trying to tell you.

A Special Month For Dental Health

Did we recommend a root canal during your last visit to our office and you have been hesitant to schedule your appointment? There is no better time to schedule your visit than today! This month, we celebrate Root Canal Awareness Month. This time is dedicated to bring awareness to this tooth-saving treatment that is often thought of negatively thanks in part to movies and television. We know it can be a little nerve-racking to learn you need a root canal. We want to take some time this month to explain more about this treatment and the benefit it offers to your oral health. Read on to learn more.

Helping Your Teens Navigate Their Dental Health

It can be difficult to navigate a child’s dental health. Children don’t always brush properly and have a habit of enjoying sweets, gummies, and other goodies that can lead to decay and other damage. The one positive when dealing with a child’s oral health is that parents can try to restrict certain foods or assist with the oral hygiene routine to ensure that a child is cleaning and caring for their teeth properly. We notice more problems arise as children enter into their teen years. Teenagers begin to test the waters of adulthood and push back against boundaries. Since we were all teenagers at one point, we can appreciate the need to find your own identity. However, with their newfound freedom, many teens become involved with friends and activities and forget about caring for their own hygiene, especially their oral health.

Could Stress Be Hurting My Teeth?

Many children dream of becoming adults, looking forward to the freedom associated with adulthood, but being an adult is not always all it’s cracked up to be. Unfortunately, as we all know, adulthood is filled with work responsibilities, family obligations, bills, household tasks, and the list continues on. Adulthood also comes with a number of stressors that can lead to serious health complications. You may be surprised to learn that stress can also lead to a number of oral health complications as well. Continue reading to learn if you are experiencing any complications with your oral health that may be related to stress.

What To Know About Gum Disease

At Friendly Family Dentistry, we continuously stress to our patients the importance of maintaining a proper oral hygiene routine. Most patients assume that preventing tooth decay is the reason we are so passionate about cleaning teeth properly. While this is absolutely true, maintaining good oral hygiene also helps to prevent other oral health issues that can cause a great deal of damage to your mouth. Gum disease is one of these issues. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a bacterial infection of the gum tissue.

What To Know About Sensitive Teeth

Do you like to enjoy a nice, hot beverage on these cool winter mornings but experience some discomfort and sensitivity from the extreme temperature? If eating foods and drinking beverages that are extremely hot and cold bothers your teeth, you may be experiencing tooth sensitivity issues. Although common to experience from time to time, when it is persistent, it may mean that you have an issue with your oral health. Continue reading to learn what tooth sensitivity could be telling you about the state of your teeth and gums.

What to Know About Dental Crowns

Many times, when patients are experiencing dental issues or have not visited the dentist in several years, they assume the worst and immediately think their tooth will need to be extracted. Or, thanks to movies and television, the term root canal is often used when thinking of having a dental procedure. However, when patients are experiencing an issue with their oral health, there is another wonderful option that can restore the function of your bite and smile — a dental crown.

Is This One Of Your New Year’s Resolutions?

Happy 2022! The start of a new year signifies new beginnings and a fresh start to anything you want to accomplish. We want to remind our patients that the beginning of the year is the perfect time to re-evaluate your oral health. If you have not been to our office in quite a while and are in need of a routine hygiene examination and cleaning, now is a great time to schedule your visit. Delaying your examination and cleaning can lead to a number of problems with your oral health and eventually your overall health as well. Read on to learn more about the importance of routine appointments.