Category: Preventive Dentistry

Why Are My Gums Bleeding?

Seeing blood can be unsettling. It can be especially shocking if you are not sure where it’s coming from or why you are seeing it from yourself, right? Seeing red or pink in your spit when you are brushing your teeth or looking in the mirror to see bleeding gums can both be situations that… Read more »

Why Should I Invest In My Smile?

The word “invest” means to expend money or time with the expectation of results. Spending time and money on your oral health care is important because it results in a long-lasting, healthy smile. Not too much time or money needs to be invested into a healthy smile: the price for toothpaste, toothbrush, floss, cleanings, exams,… Read more »

Smile Problems Despite Healthy Appearance

Appearances can be deceiving. You may finally have gotten your teeth to the perfect shade of pearly white, but is your smile healthy? There are quite a few reasons why you may not notice smile problems when your smile is looking healthy. The first reason is that it is hard to see inside one’s own… Read more »

What Makes A Cleaning So Important?

There are certain pieces of advice that we have all heard for so long that we might know why they are actually important. You know that you are supposed to get a dental cleaning at least twice a year, but do you know why? Have you asked your dentist in Greenville, TX, what exactly makes… Read more »

Haven’t Seen The Dentist In Awhile?

Life has a tendency to zoom past us while we are living it. Before we know it, years have gone by and we haven’t kept up with all the things we wanted to. Your teeth are important. Your oral health is important. It is essential for your overall health that you take care of your… Read more »

A Quick Guide To Proper Brushing

You already know that brushing your teeth is important for your oral health. It keeps your smile clear of harmful bacteria and helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Do you feel confident that your brushing technique is in tip-top shape? Has a dentist or oral hygienist ever told you that you are missing spots… Read more »

Are You Due For A Dental Checkup?

Maybe life got a little too busy and you forgot to schedule your next appointment? Perhaps you have recently moved to Greenville, TX, and still have not decided on a new dentist yet? Whatever your reason, if you have gone more than six months without visiting a dentist, it is time for a dental checkup…. Read more »

Are Gum Disease And Diabetes Linked?

There is a link between gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) and diabetes (both Type 1 and Type 2). The link between gum disease and diabetes is a two-way street because each condition can effect the other. People living with diabetes are at higher risk of developing gum disease than people with consistently healthy blood sugar… Read more »

What Is Mouth Tori?

Tori are harmless growths of bone within the mouth; the word torus refers to a single bump, while tori is the plural. Tori are defined as hills of bone growth covered by normal gum tissue. They are considered to be ordinary, completely healthy, and rarely a cause for concern. Tori usually develop symmetrically on both… Read more »

What Is Gingivitis?

Have you heard the term gingivitis on a commercial for mouth rinses and toothpastes? Perhaps, you have heard the term from your dentist. Gingivitis is a disease affecting millions of people across all age groups. As the first stage of progressive gum disease, gingivitis can start off innocuously enough. Usually, a person who has it may… Read more »