Carrington Dental News & Updates
Tips for Healthy Teeth. What You Need To Know.
Every day we see television commercials for toothpastes and mouthwashes. One would think that by simply using a certain brand of toothpaste, or a “special” commercial mouthwash, we could eliminate tooth decay and gingivitis. While it is true that fluoride toothpastes may be helpful in controlling tooth decay, they can’t do the job by themselves.
Test Your Knowledge-Keeping Your Young Child’s Teeth Healthy
All parents want their children to have healthy teeth and a beautiful smile. Keeping teeth healthy begins at a very young age. Take this true/false test to learn more.
1. Parents should begin cleaning their child’s teeth as soon as the first tooth appears.
TRUE-You should begin cleaning your baby’s teeth right from the start. When the first... [More...]
Professional Dental Cleaning. What You Need to Know.
One of the most valuable services you can receive from your dentist’s office is a professional dental cleaning. In the past, you may have thought of this service as “just a cleaning” or simply “polishing teeth”. You are not alone. In fact, many patients believe that coming in for regular cleanings is not very important. After all, nothing... [More...]
My Tongue Looks Funny! What You Need to Know.
Our tongues are an essential part of our oral apparatus. The tongue enables us to enjoy our food, being the site of little bumps also known as papillae, which contain our taste buds. In addition, the tongue is what enables us to speak and swallow, and helps with keeping the mouth lubricated.
The tongue can also be an important indicator of a person’s... [More...]
Do Your Teeth Bleed When You Brush? What You Need to Know.
People sometimes believe that bleeding when brushing is normal. They say that their gums always bleed and so do their other family member’s. Are bleeding gums normal?
The short answer is No. Healthy gums do not bleed with brushing or flossing. In fact, bleeding gums is a sign of gingivitis, which is an early stage of gum and bone (periodontal)... [More...]