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Signs You May Have Gum Disease
Posted on 7/20/2018 by Crossroads Family Dental
Periodontal disease, more commonly known as gum disease, is one of the dental issues most patients don't even realize they're dealing with. This disease often shows very few symptoms until it's too late. By the time you realize something's wrong, especially if you don't visit us regularly for cleanings, you can be in the advanced stage of gum disease. That can result in losing teeth and other issues. That's why it's important to watch for these signs of gum disease and make an appointment with us as soon as you see any of them. Common Signs of Gum Disease Pain often alerts you that something is wrong with your teeth and gums, and that's true here, too. Gum disease often leads to tender gums that are swollen and red. They might bleed when you brush, floss, or even eat something that irritates the gums. Having chronic bad breath can be another sign of gum disease, although it can also indicate a number of other issues. You may also notice that you have teeth that wiggle a bit. That's a sign the gums have weakened in that area. You may also notice gaps forming between your teeth or that your gums have receded. Receding gums are often something people notice, but don't do anything about because it doesn't seem to be a problem. Don't fall into the "if there's no pain, there's no problem" mindset. Receding gums are a sign of something serious. You might also notice that you've developed sores in your mouth or that you regularly have a sore or two pop up. Even if you don't have sores, you may notice that some pus appears between your teeth and gums. These are both signs that you're dealing with gum disease. Do you have one or several of these signs of gum disease? If so, call us today to set up an appointment so we can see what's going on....

How Can You Tell if a Filling Comes Loose?
Posted on 7/10/2018 by Crossroads Family Dental
Many people assume it's fairly easy to tell when a filling comes loose and falls out. While that's true if you feel it in your mouth and spit it out, that's not always what happens. Sometimes, fillings get accidentally swallowed. Other times, they come loose, but don't completely fall out, leaving a space between them and the inner part of your tooth. How can you tell if a filling has come loose in this case? Here are a few signs to watch for. You Suddenly Feel Pain If you feel a sudden jolt of pain in a tooth you've had a filling in, it's a good indication that something is wrong with the filling. Usually you can tell when this happens and look in a mirror to confirm that the filling is gone. You Feel Something Small and Hard in your Mouth This usually happens when you're eating something and suddenly realize there's something else in your mouth. It can also happen when you're chewing gum and suddenly find the soft gum has a hard spot in it. That's your filling. Don't worry if you swallow it—it's harmless to your stomach. The loss of the filling is much more damaging to your tooth. You're Suddenly Sensitive to Cold or Hot Drinks and Foods Without the filling there to protect the root of your tooth, you may suddenly be much more sensitive to hot or cold foods and drink. If you haven't had any issues like this before, it can be a sign the filling is gone. You Feel a Hole in the Tooth Does something feel off with the tooth when you touch it with your tongue? If that's the case, it can be a sign that the filling is loose or gone. If it's loose, you might be able to feel a crack or a bit of an indent. When you experience any of these signs, call us as soon as you can. It's likely we need to schedule you for a new filling....

Why You Should Leave Reviews After Coming to Our Office
Posted on 6/23/2018 by Crossroads Family Dental
We use reviews for many reasons, especially to read what our patients think about our services and our staff. This is why you should leave reviews after coming to our office. This will also help others who are shopping around for a new dentist because they are new to the area or are unhappy with their current dentist. Our patients are what makes our office run, so we are always interested in what they have to say about the way in which we care for them. Our staff is constantly trying to improve the way in which they comfort and reassure you. Why is Leaving a Review Important? Leaving a review about your experience with our office can be extremely helpful in identifying problems that need to be corrected moving forward. As with any service, we realize that you choose to come to us for all your dental needs and we want to make sure we are doing what you expect from us. We ask that you are honest with your opinion about your dental experience and let us know if we can improve in any way. There are always areas that can be better, and we fully understand that. We take great pride in the training our staff gets and their friendliness and professionalism, but none of that matters if you aren't happy about the way in which we serve you. Going to a dentist can be extremely hard for millions of people and in recent years, things have changed significantly. Our main goal now is to may you, the patient, comfortable while receiving the care you need, from regular cleanings to a root canal, we never want you to be in pain. Please help us be the best we can be by leaving a review after coming to our office. If you have suggestions on things we could change, let us know at your next visit to our office!...

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Signs You May Have Gum Disease
How Can You Tell if a Filling Comes Loose?
Why You Should Leave Reviews After Coming to Our Office
Why You Need to Time How Long You Brush
Caring for Veneers Means Keeping Up with Oral Hygiene
Maintaining New Fillings is Important
You Need to Come In and See Us Every Six Months Without Fail
You Can Make Brushing More Fun By Swapping Toothpaste Flavors
You Need to Come In and See Us Every Six Months Without Fail
You Can Make Brushing More Fun By Swapping Toothpaste Flavors
Why Your Teeth Suffer When You Get Insomnia
Why Should You Wait After Eating to Brush?
How Long Does it Really Take for a Cavity to Form?
How Do You Build Up Your Tolerance for Oil Pulling?
Dry Mouth is a Problem for Denture Wearers Too
Brushing Immediately After Eating Can Hurt Your Teeth

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