Why Are My Gums Sore and Bleeding Blog

When gums are tender, red, swollen and/or bleeding; gum disease is quite often looked to as the culprit. However, there are other reasons gums may be “acting up”. Even if no discomfort is experienced, it is incredibly important to visit the dentist so the source of the symptoms can be addressed. So what causes gums to turn red? Swell? Bleed? Read below for possible causes of irritated gums....

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pregnant woman hands on top belly

Oral health care is an exceptionally important component of a healthy pregnancy. It is important for both the care of the expecting mother, as well as the health of the unborn child. There is quite a bit of discussion around if dental visits are safe while pregnant. Belmont Dental Care and Dr. Parrott want patients to know dental care during pregnancy is not only safe, it is essential and effective at combating pregnancy gingivitis and promoting overall health for mother and child. The American Dental Association, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists......

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Oral Health for Seniors

We only have one set of adult teeth and they are meant to last us a lifetime. Trauma, genetics and other factors sometimes make this impossible. But, for the most part, good oral health and habits are enough to make your teeth go the distance with you as you gracefully age. As we age, natural changes occur in our general health. Below are tips from Lakeview dental clinic, Belmont Dental Care, on how to work with these changes to keep oral health care in check as we age....

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Custom-Fitted Mouthguard Benefits

An often overlooked safety tool/device in sports and recreational activities is a custom-fitted mouthguard. Unfortunately, many of us realize the benefits of a mouthguard after injury has taken place instead of before. The purpose of a mouthguard is to protect the teeth and jaw during impact. A properly fit mouthguard will do this and more. Highlighted below are 5 benefits of custom-fitted mouthguards from Lakeview Chicago dental clinic, Belmont Dental Care....

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