Does Good Oral Health = A Happy Heart?

Keep Your Heart Happy by Taking Care of Your Gums Paying attention to your dental hygiene and health – especially your gums – may pay you back with more than a gleaming, healthy smile and manageable dental bills. It may keep your heart healthy too. Did you know that the plaque that develops on your teeth…

10 Causes of Swollen Gums

  Know When Symptoms are Superficial or Serious and What To Do Everyone knows you’re supposed to take care of your teeth. But your gums, too? Who worries if their gums are swollen or a little red? Turns out you should! Swollen gums are a lot more than an uncomfortable annoyance; they could signal something…

At Home or Professional Teeth Whitening?

A Dark Side to DIY Whitening: Why Your Dentist Offers the Best Results At-home whiteners are easy to use and relatively cheap. But if your teeth or gums are sensitive, custom-made trays that you get at your dentist’s office will help you avoid irritation. This is just one great reason to see your dentist for…

Root Canals: Facts and Fiction

Not as Painful as You Might Think and Important for a Healthy Smile Ever hear someone say’ I’d rather have a root canal than do that, referring to undergoing an excruciating dental process instead of do something even more horrible? The truth is most people report less pain than they thought after the procedure. Often the…

Overcoming Dental Fear and Anxiety

Tips for Taking Control of your Dental Anxiety Fear and severe anxiety are the reactions of as many as a third of all Americans when they think about going to the dentist. Many will never go at all, and a lot of others will go to the dentist only when absolutely necessary. However, good oral…

Preventing Tooth Infection

Getting to the Root of a Major Health Issue A tooth infection starts simply enough from a cavity or by gingivitis (mild gum disease). Both conditions are easily treatable by your dentist, but if left unchecked can become serious health problems that can spread beyond complications in your mouth. Untreated cavities in a tooth will…

Dental Emergency? Know How to Save Your Teeth

Tips on How to Avoid Permanent Damage For all dental emergencies, get to your dentist immediately. The dentists at Personal Care Dentistry block time in their schedules for emergency patients. Call ahead and provide as much detail as you can about your condition. If the accident occurs when your dental office is not open, visit your…

Gingivitis? Keep It Out of Your Mouth!

This Form of Periodontal Disease Can Lead to Inflammation and Infection…And Worse Gingivitis is a word that many people have heard, but not a lot of people know what it is or why you don’t want it in your mouth. Why? Because gingivitis is a form of periodontal disease that produces inflammation and infection that…