It is not uncommon to experience bleeding gums occasionally. It is most noticeable if you see a hint of red or pink when you brush your teeth. Most of the time, bleeding gums are nothing to be concerned about and may indicate that you damaged your gums while eating or have food stuck between your teeth that irritated your gums. The problem arises when your gums are bleeding on a regular basis. It can signal that you have a problem with your oral health that needs to be treated. Some causes of bleeding gums may include:
We don’t know about you, but we cannot believe that it is September already! It feels like we were just ringing in the new year, and before we know it we will be celebrating the start of 2023. Not that we want to rush anything, but if you would love to make a change to your smile in time for the holidays, now is the perfect time to learn more about the treatments we would recommend for your mouth and your face. Interested to learn more about how we can improve your smile to enjoy for the holiday season? Read on to learn more.
Do you or someone you know suffer from fibromyalgia or symptoms associated with chronic pain? Fibromyalgia is a condition in which individuals experience all-over muscle pain, fatigue, joint pain and discomfort, as well as many other symptoms. It is not uncommon for someone who suffers from fibromyalgia to also experience symptoms related to TMD or temporomandibular joint disorder. Similar to fibromyalgia, TMD symptoms can also include regular pain and discomfort in the jaw joints, facial muscles and soft facial tissue in the area of the head, face and neck.
We not only want our patients to have a healthy smile, but we also want them to have a beautiful smile they love to show off. Have you or a loved one recently learned you need to have a tooth replaced or are looking to upgrade the tooth replacement option you have had for years? Some of our patients are interested in learning more about dental implants but hold off on speaking to a member of our team because they are afraid they won’t be a good candidate. Does this sound like you or someone you know? If so, we are here to tell you that more patients than ever before are eligible for dental implants. Read on to learn more.
We have reached the middle of the summer season, and we are all feeling hot, hot, hot! When the temperature rises, most of us reach for our favorite ice cold beverages to cool off. We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there is a chance that your favorite drink can be harming your oral health. Our recommendation is for patients to drink plenty of water. Not only is it beneficial to your overall health, but it can help prevent bacteria from lingering in your mouth leading to unwanted decay.
Are you unhappy with the appearance of your front teeth and would love to improve your smile? We offer a number of different cosmetic dentistry treatments that can bring about any change you would love to see. If your concern is your front teeth, we perform a treatment that can rival the smile of any movie star or model. Continue reading to learn more about this popular treatment.
Life is busy. It always seems that something is being added to the schedule, whether it is a work obligation, a family event, or an outing with friends. It can be easy to postpone appointments, such as a routine hygiene examination, especially if you are not experiencing discomfort. We want to encourage our patients to remain proactive with your oral health. Unfortunately, once you experience dental decay or a dental emergency, waiting is no longer an option.
Would you love to straighten your teeth, but feel that the time has passed for you? We are here to tell you that patients of all ages are taking the opportunity to straighten their teeth. Thanks to the advancements in orthodontic technology, we offer a treatment that is perfect for our adult patients. Not only are you able to straighten your teeth, but you are also able to eliminate serious problems that can seriously impact your oral health now and in the future. Read on to learn more.
Self care is important and, many times, as adults, we often put our desires on the back burner to accommodate family and work obligations. At Dentistry by Angela Britt, we encourage our patients to be honest about what they would like to see with their smiles. We offer a number of treatments that can bring about any changes you would like, not only to improve the appearance and function of your teeth, but also to improve your self-esteem and the way you view yourself. Many times, patients are hesitant to express their desires in fear that we may recommend an extravagant treatment, when more often than not, a simple procedure can make big changes to your smile.
Did we recently recommend a dental crown during your last appointment and you have been hesitant to schedule your appointment? We know that unfamiliar treatments can be intimidating, but following through with treatment in a timely fashion decreases the likelihood of needing additional treatments. A dental crown treatment is a common procedure that can restore and improve the function of your teeth. Even patients who have received numerous dental crown treatments over time can get a bit nervous and forget what the treatment entails. Continue reading to learn more about this treatment to help you feel more at ease during your appointment.
At Dentistry By Angela Britt, we do more than offer general dentistry services, restore teeth after decay and create beautiful smiles with the help of cosmetic dentistry treatments. We also inspect the mouth for other serious oral health complications such as gum disease. Gum disease is a serious gum infection, accompanied by inflammation, caused by bacterial growth along the gumline and around the base of the tooth.
With the arrival of spring and summer right around the corner, there is no better time to treat yourself to a mini-makeover. This time of year is popular for various events such as weddings, class reunions, special vacations and other special events with friends and family, so why not do something special for yourself? If you have been eager to spruce up your look, there is no better time! While we offer a number of treatments that can improve the aesthetic appearance of your teeth, you may be surprised to learn that we offer other treatments that can assist with the lines and wrinkles that may be getting you down. Continue reading to learn about other cosmetic treatments we offer.
The importance of properly caring for your oral health is not only for the sake of your mouth, but for your overall health as well. Your mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body, meaning that it provides many signs and warnings of trouble that could be happening with your health. The bacteria found within your mouth can lead to problems in other areas of your body, one area being the heart.
Do you routinely suffer from discomfort in your jaw or experience frequent headaches and migraines? If so, you may have a common condition known as TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder. This condition arises when the jaw joint, muscles in the jaw and face, and facial nerves that control the movement of the jaw become misaligned, injured, or inflamed. We offer treatments to help this condition; however, certain habits could be creating or adding to the discomfort you may be experiencing. Read on to learn if you are making your TMD symptoms worse.
While everyone is busy preparing for Valentine’s Day on February 14th, there is another little known holiday that takes place on February 9th — National Toothache Day. Contrary to the name, this day is not to celebrate the discomfort associated with a toothache, but rather to bring awareness to the importance of maintaining proper oral hygiene in order to avoid the dreaded toothache.