Archives for gingivitis

Is Dental Care Dangerous When I am Pregnant?

Is Dental Care Dangerous When I am Pregnant? September 12, 2018 Great question!  The short answer is no.  The long answer is that pregnancy actually makes dental care more important.  Read on. During pregnancy, your body goes through so many changes.  Some of these change affect your mouth.  There are also things in your mouth that can affect your growing baby. Here are the things you need to know about pregnancy and your mouth! Pregnancy hormones make your gums go crazy! Many of our pregnant patients suffer from a condition called pregnancy-induced gingivitis.  We also call it hormone-induced gingivitis, because
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What are These Gum Measurements? What is a Pocket?

What are These Gum Measurements?  What is a Pocket? August 29, 2018 The people who come to Prosper Family Dentistry regularly for professional teeth cleanings know that once each year, they will have gum measurements taken by the dental hygienist.  We use terms like “FMP”, “pockets”, and “probing depth”, as well as a long list of numbers. What are Gum Measurements? Gum measurements are a way to evaluate the state of the gums and jawbone around each tooth.  These measurements tell your dental hygienist and dentist whether your gums are healthy or unhealthy. You cannot have a healthy mouth without
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Caring for Teeth While in Braces

Caring for Teeth While in Braces October 18, 2017 Best Day Ever The day you get your braces off should be the best day ever. After months, maybe even years, of hiding your metal mouth and constantly digging food out of the brackets and wires, you will feel a newfound sense of freedom and won’t be able to pass a mirror without smiling at yourself. The end result of orthodontics is always worth the time, money, and effort you put into it. Not only are straight teeth beautiful; they are actually healthier than crooked teeth. There are two reasons straight
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What is Gingivitis?

What is Gingivitis? October 4, 2017 A lot of people hear this word from their dentist and are not really sure what it means.  Have you been told that you have gingivitis by your dentist or dental hygienist?  Do you sometimes see blood when you spit your toothpaste out in the sink?  This blog will describe what gingivitis is, what it is not, what causes it, and what you can do about it. What Gingivitis Is The word gingivitis is easy to break down into its two components: gingiva and the suffix “–itis”.  Gingiva is the scientific term for gum
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Product Highlight: Periosciences AO Pro Gel

Product Highlight: Perioscieces AO Pro Gel May 3, 2016 Why are antioxidants important? There is a lot of hype about antioxidants these days, and most of you know that antioxidants are good for your overall health. Antioxidants are large molecules that pair with and inactivate free radicals.  In a normal, healthy body, there is a balance between antioxidants and free radicals.  When that balance is disturbed, the body has too many free radicals and can go into a state known as oxidative stress.  Oxidative stress is thought to be involved in various diseases, including cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, heart attacks, chronic
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