We don’t know how you feel, but at Brown & Gettings, DDS, we are thrilled that the summer season is starting in a few short days. We have loved speaking with our patients over the last few weeks about all of their summer plans. Our patients with young children are planning day trips and activities to keep their children busy. Other patients have vacations planned. While others are going to be enjoying the longer days and nights with family and friends. No matter what your plans are, we want to share the importance of continuing to care for your oral health throughout the summer. We would hate for you to experience dental issues during the fall and winter.
Have you noticed that you often see signs of blood when you rinse your mouth after brushing and flossing your teeth? If so, you are experiencing bleeding gums. Bleeding gums can be caused by something as simple as food trapped between teeth, brushing too hard, or flossing too roughly. Signs of bleeding gums are not an immediate cause for concern; however, if you notice it is becoming a regular occurrence, be sure to contact our office. Some other possible causes of bleeding gums includes:
Do you avoid eating foods and drinking beverages that are hot because they irritate your teeth? If so, you may be experiencing tooth sensitivity. It is not uncommon to experience sensitivity from time to time, especially following certain dental treatments; however, when you experience it regularly, you may have a problem with your oral health and need to visit our office. Read on to learn more about tooth sensitivity and how to treat symptoms.