Posts for the Author "Smile Arizona Dentistry"

Experiencing a Loose Tooth? Here’s How You Can Pull It Out Painlessly

Experiencing a Loose Tooth? Here’s How You Can Pull It Out Painlessly

While a loose tooth is common in children, it can also cause concern among adults. Anything from poor oral hygiene, advanced gum disease, grinding on teeth, chewing on hard food, or an injury to the mouth can damage your tooth and loosen it. While it is always preferable to save a tooth, pulling out a cracked, infected, or diseased tooth will help protect your other teeth. Visit your dentist if your loose tooth causes severe pain and needs to be pulled out immediately.

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Floss Hater? 5 Reasons Why Flossing is So Important!

Floss Hater? 5 Reasons Why Flossing is So Important!

Most people ignore flossing because they have not been properly informed WHY they should floss. Once they see bleeding, a common response is to stop flossing or say, “My gums always bleed!” Ignoring flossing allows harmful bacteria and plaque to accumulate in the mouth, causing cavities and periodontal disease. Learn about the benefits of flossing and follow these tips to floss your teeth properly.

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