Your dentist can be a wealth of useful information when it comes to caring for your teeth, but chances are you may have questions that you meant to ask during your last checkup, but forgot. The following are some general dentistry FAQs and answers to some of those questions.
WHAT CAUSES BAD BREATH?
Bad breath is usually caused by microbes on your tongue. When you brush your teeth, brush your tongue as well, and you can lower the likelihood of developing bad breath by up to 70%. Some foods, like onions and garlic, can also cause bad breath. This is because the compounds that cause the odors go into your bloodstream, and end up being transferred to your lungs. So, when you exhale, anyone in your immediate vicinity gets a blast of bad breath.
Some medical conditions can also cause bad breath.
HOW FREQUENTLY SHOULD I BRUSH AND FLOSS?
General dentistry practitioners get this question all the time. It’s surprising how many people are confused about how often they need to look after their teeth. Ideally, you should brush your teeth any time you consume a food or beverage. For most people, though, this is not realistic, so brush at least twice a day (more often if possible) and floss daily. Proper brushing and flossing is your first line of defense against gum disease and tooth decay.
HOW WOULD I KNOW IF I HAVE GUM DISEASE?
In the practice of general dentistry, practitioners typically find that about 80% of people have some form of gum disease, and are totally unaware of it. In its early stages, gum disease is not painful, and may not display any overt symptoms. As the condition progresses, you may find that your teeth feel loose, and that your gums bleed easily. Prevention of gum disease is one of the most important reasons to have regular dental checkups and cleanings.
At Wagner Dentistry of Summerlin and Las Vegas Area, we practice general dentistry as well as offering cosmetic procedures. If you need a checkup or a cleaning, call us at 702-877-2222. You can also use the form on our Contact Us page to request an appointment. We are located at 7618 Meadows Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89107.
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