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Danger Zone! 5 Signs Of Gum Disease

dental payment plans Brandon FLAt Five Star Dental Care – Jeff Bynum, DDS in the Tampa, FL area, we take our patients’ oral health very seriously; it is part of our ongoing effort to provide the highest quality cosmetic and implant dentistry possible.

Here is some vital news if you care about your dental health too: periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a principal cause of tooth loss among adults. There is also evidence that it is connected to heart disease. Fortunately, this problem is easy to treat if it is found in the early stages.

Here are some of the main warning signs you should be looking for:

  1. Gums that bleed frequently
  2. Gums that appear tender, swollen, or very red, or gums that have visible pus in between them when they are pushed
  3. Your bite changes or your teeth suddenly don’t seem to fit together
  4. Gums that are loosening from the teeth
  5. A bad taste in the mouth or chronic bad breath

Hopefully, you are not noticing any of these symptoms. Besides not brushing and flossing regularly, other factors that put you at risk for gum disease, include smoking, diabetes, genetic pre-disposition, certain medications, and stress. And if you aren’t taking care of your teeth properly, plaque will likely build up on your teeth and turn into tartar that brushing can’t remove. If it isn’t removed, then gingivitis and periodontitis will probably become a problem. And remember, brushing alone is not adequate—make sure you floss daily. Regular check-ups with your dentist is another vital weapon in the fight against gum disease.

At Five Star Dental Care – Jeff Bynum, DDS in the Tampa, FL area, our commitment to service begins with our our pride in providing the highest quality of cosmetic and implant dentistry. We consider caring for our patients an honor and want them to have a healthy and attractive smile. Our practice offers Invisalign, porcelain veneers, dental crowns, teeth whitening among a host of other cosmetic and general dentistry services. Call us today to schedule an appointment and to see if a smile makeover is right for you.

 Contact Five Star Dental Care – Jeff Bynum, DDS:

813-653-2273

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3203 Lithia Pinecrest Rd
Valrico, Florida
33596

 

Oral Health: Beating Horrible Halitosis in Riverview

Halitosis in Riverview

“My neighbor’s bad breath is scaring me.”

Do you live in Valrico, Florida or nearby? Bad breath isn’t just a problem for careful brushers in Tampa, Plant City or Brandon. Your neighbors in Riverview can spend all day brushing their teeth and still come out with bad breath. But why?

At Five Star Dental Care – Jeff Bynum, DDS, we’ve been in business since 1996. Our specialty is cosmetic dentistry. At Five Star Dental Care – Jeff Bynum, DDS we perform restorative dentistry and dental implants regularly. As a favor to our patients, we’d like to take a few minutes to share with you some insight about bad breath and give your neighbors some places to start in improving or removing the offending odor.

Treating Halitosis in Riverview

Brushing just the teeth may not remove food particles between the teeth and up in the gums. Bacteria can grow and stink from hidden floss-only locations. Gently brushing the gums, sides of the mouth and the tongue in addition to the teeth may make the difference. Also, the food your neighbors are eating can affect the air they’re releasing. Onions, garlic, and coffee are likely to show up on the breath no matter how much time is logged brushing.

Illness, infection, and allergies can all cause salivation issues which in turn upset the control of bacteria in the mouth. Also, diabetes, kidney failure, radiation therapy, liver malfunction, dry mouth or even postnasal drip can increase your likelihood of developing Halitosis in Riverview.

Dentures or a removable appliance may also carry bacteria that needs to be cleaned and freshened up on a regular basis, so remember to clean them regularly. Bacteria balance in the mouth is ever changing, so it’s necessary to stay on top of health issues. Lastly, don’t forget that it’s vital to brush and floss teeth as often as possible, as well as brush the tongue to prevent halitosis in Riverview.

Contact Five Star Dental Care – Jeff Bynum, DDS:

813-653-2273

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3203 Lithia Pinecrest Rd
Valrico, Florida
33596

 

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