Archive for September, 2014

Vitamin C

Gum disease prevention is closely linked to Vitamin C. Vitamin C is required for the development of collagen, the ground substance between ourselves that gives tissues their integrity. Our gums are exposed to an array of nasty bacteria.  Infection and disease in the gums is much more likely if your Vitamin C intake is not optimal. It is very important to take care of your gums by brushing and flossing on a regular basis and using mouthwashes. A great way to take care of your gums is by increasing your Vitamin C intake. If you experience bleeding gums regularly, consult your dentist. If you feel like your teeth maybe are getting longer, that’s a sign that your gums are receding. Vitamin C can greatly increase the health of your gums. Consult your dentist if you’re concerned about the health of your gums or for more information on preventing gum disease.

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Dental Anxiety

Many people suffer from anxiety when it comes to visiting the dentist. People can fear an array of different aspects of the dental visit. It can be anything from the dental chair to the noise of the dental instruments or even a fear of the dentist causing pain. It’s best to keep in mind that the dentist is here to help you. You should not be afraid to ask questions or be embarrassed by the state of your mouth. Or maybe it makes you nervous to sit in a waiting room. Let them know so they can accommodate you as best they can. Some people want the dentist to explain to them what they are doing and some get nervous by hearing what’s going on. Let your dentist know your preference. Figure out a signal to give your dentist if you need a break or if you’re in pain. Perhaps simply raising a hand will work. Always remember that your dentist is there to help you and take care of your smile.

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