September 2013 / MONTHLY ARCHIVES

Gingivitis

Dental Health 101 : Gingivitis

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If you are old enough, you will remember those old Listerine commercials. You know the ones. Where the voice-over guy, in his deep, almost foreboding voice, convinces us to use the mouthwash or suffer the fate that 3 out of every 4 people will suffer from. That's right… I'm talking about Gingivitis. We've heard about it for years, but what exactly is Gingivitis? In this continuation of our Dental Health 101 series we'll tell you everything you always wanted to know about this affliction that spawned a thousand television commercials. What is Gingivitis? Gingivitis is a very common and mild form of gum disease that causes irritation, redness and inflammation of your gums. Many times the symptoms of gingivitis can be very mild and you may not even be aware that...
Bad Breath

Dental Health 101 : Bad Breath

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Continuing our Dental Health 101 series , this week we discuss Bad Breath, its causes and what you and your dentist may be able to do about it. Bad breath, also called halitosis, can result from poor dental health habits and may be a sign of other health problems. Bad breath can also be made worse by the types of foods you eat and other unhealthy lifestyle habits. How Does What I Eat Give Me Bad Breath? The foods we eat begin to be broken down in your mouth through chewing and enzymes in your saliva. As the food is digested and absorbed into the bloodstream, it is eventually carried to your lungs and exhaled when you breathe. Eating foods with strong odors like garlic or onions can increase the strength of the odors and brushing, flossing and mouthwash will...