What Your Teeth Can Tell You About Your Overall Health

What Your Teeth Can Tell You About Your Overall Health

Dental care is no longer simply about cavities, teeth whitening, or gum disease. A growing body of evidence suggests that your teeth and overall health are tied together in many ways. The health of your mouth is a strong indicator of the overall health and wellness of the rest of your body.

You probably look at your smile in the mirror daily, but when was the last time you took a long, careful look at them? Here are some things to look out for in your teeth that indicate there may be another problem somewhere else in your body.

Bleeding or Red Gums Indicate Inflammation Problems

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Oral Health and Prevention Explained

Creating Smiles Dental explains prevention

Prevention is a big buzz word. But do you know exactly what Dr. Brayer and her educated capable staff are helping you prevent? There are four dangers as discussed at last November’s Prevention Summit and they are as follows:

  1. Oral Cancer
  2. Periodontal Disease (gum disease)
  3. Caries (cavities or dental decay)
  4. Facial Injuries

You probably would have guessed cavities as one, and since gum disease is more common than the common cold, you may have been told you have it and therefore may have  guessed that one two. But did you know that Creating Smiles Dental can help prevent facial injuries and oral cancer too?  Oral … Read the rest

Do I Really Need Regular Dental Check Ups? Clearwater Dentist, Dr. Jergins of ClearWhite Dental, Says, Yes!

So, your teeth look good, they’re not hurting you, and you’re wondering if you really do need to go the dentist for regular check ups.  Can’t you just go every couple of years?  Well, the short answer is, no, says Clearwater Dentist , Dr. Jergins of ClearWhite Dental.

“Even if your teeth look okay, that doesn’t mean they’re healthy,” he says.  “I’ve seen people in my office who have the most beautiful teeth who are unknowingly have gum disease.”

Plus, preventative care is a great way to save money in the long run.  Just like getting your car’s oil changed.  If you do the regular oil changes, you’ll avoid … Read the rest

Gum Disease: What You Need To Know

Gum disease, or periodontal disease is not an enjoyable experience! If you want to avoid gum disease, or if you already have it and want to fight it, read this article.

Symptoms of Gum Disease

How do you know if you have gum disease? Here are some of the symptoms you should look for. Often you will notice inflammation of the gums and mouth – soreness, bleeding, and/or redness. Another common symptom is bed breath (a.k.a. Halitosis), and / or a bad taste in your mouth. Other signs of gum disease include shaky or loose teeth, receding gums, and spaces between the teeth and gums.

Cause Of Gum Disease

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What to Look for when Choosing a Cosmetic Dental Practice

There is one thing that holds true no matter the country you live in; a fear of dentists, no matter their type, is deep within the majority of us, and there seems to be very little we can do about it. The mere thought of a masked individual sticking their hands in our mouths, with or without the high-pitched, spinning sound of a drill, is enough to make even the most courageous among us as squeamish as a baby.  So the attempt to search for a cosmetic dentist, even with the striking outcome we know awaits us, can be more dreary than looking for any other type of doctor.

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Straightening Your Teeth May Be Good for Your Health

Straightening your teeth can work wonders on your smile, but did you also know it may help lower your risk of developing serious diseases?

“Crooked, crowded or unevenly spaced teeth are harder to keep clean and tend to harbor more food and bacteria,” said Dr. Jacqueline Fulop-Goodling, an orthodontics specialist in New York. “This can lead to an increase in plaque and bacteria in the mouth which can cause decay and periodontal disease, a bacterial infection of the gums, bone and periodontal ligament that can enter the blood stream, travel to major organs and cause systemic complications.”

According to the American Academy of Periodontology, gum disease may contribute to the … Read the rest

St Petersburg Dentist Shares Tips For Keeping Your Teeth Extremely Healthy

Dr. Cindy N. Brayer –St Petersburg Dentist

what-patients-sayHi my name is Dr. Cindy N. Brayer and it is extremely important to me that my patients understand the importance of keeping their teeth healthy. Sometimes I hear patients say that their busy lifestyle keeps them from making their appointment for a regular checkup and business is often used as an excuse for the neglect of their personal dental care. Plaque build up, bacteria and painful dental issues are the result of poor dental care. Today I am going to share tips to help you keep your teeth beautify and healthy.

It only takes just a few minutes a day to … Read the rest

St Petersburg Dentist Reveals 3 Simple Teeth Whitening Tips

Dr. Cindy N. Brayer – St Petersburg Dentist

St Petersburg DentistOver time, the enamel on our teeth begins to thin and the dentin, or the inside part of our teeth, can look darker. Add staining drinks such as coffee and foods such as dark berries and our teeth can greatly discolor. Smoking or chewing tobacco is the worst offender of staining teeth. Some people are born with dark or yellowish dentin; that cannot change. Medications can make our teeth look darker, particularly when we are growing up. Tetracycline is an antibiotic that can discolor a child’s teeth and affecting their smile.

There are ways to whiten your teeth without visiting a dentist. … Read the rest

St Petersburg Dentist Can Perfect Your Smile The Painless Way

St Petersburg DentistDentist. The very word evokes memories of noisy drills and aching jaw muscles – and pain.

It’s hard enough to force yourself to go for just routine maintenance, but for cosmetic dentistry? Even people who want to improve the look of their teeth and enhance their smiles hesitate when faced with the prospect of applying veneers.

Traditional veneers usually involve the drilling or grinding of sensitive tooth structure, often requiring an anesthetic and painkillers after the procedure. Because the tooth structure is destroyed, veneers are irreversible.

St Petersburg dentist can perfect your smile the painless way. A newer alternative called Lumineers by Cerinate provides a painless way to straighten teeth … Read the rest

A Guide To Dental Health

People begin to learn about dental health from a very young age, when teeth first begin to grow. But in spite of such early awareness, many people fail to maintain good dental health through their adult life. Good dental health comprises brushing and flossing your teeth every day, and regular visits to a dentist or dental hygienist as well. Besides, people supplement their dental care with the use of products like mouthwash or advanced mouth care systems. You should keep in mind that the lack of adequate dental care practices will result in cavities and gum disease which are much more costly to treat that the cost of regular dental … Read the rest