What Does it Mean When Your Gums Bleed?

Bleeding gums is a common experience, and often one that comes by surprise. You brush your teeth and spit into the sink only to see some pink staining in the toothpaste. When you smile into the mirror, there is blood along your gum line. Bleeding gums are not a reason to panic, but they should not be ignored either. Gums are not meant to bleed. When they do, it is important to find out why they are bleeding. The fix

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Tips to Prevent Gagging During X-Rays

Mild to moderate gagging is a relatively common experience when getting dental x-rays. Your dentist inserts the bulky bite piece in the back of your mouth between your teeth and cheek, then your gag reflex kicks in as you try to swallow the saliva. Regular x-rays of your teeth are an important step in dental care, but gagging through your dental care can be a stressful issue, especially if dental anxiety triggers your gag reflex before the x-rays even begin.

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Ouch! How to Deal With Flossing Pain

Dr. Washburn – and indeed, all dentists – agree that flossing regularly is important for your teeth. It removes food that gets caught in between teeth and helps promote gum health. Yet it is an all too common experience for people that floss their teeth for the first time to feel that the process is painful. They may even have a lasting ache and bleeding gums.  This pain makes the thought of flossing again unpleasant, and is the reason many

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Are There Foods that Clean Teeth?

The foods we eat can cause the greatest amount of harm to our teeth and gums. Candy, acidic foods, sugary treats – all these wear away at your enamel and feed the bacteria that creates cavities. But just as there are foods that are bad for your teeth, there are also a range of foods that benefit your teeth with natural cleaning abilities.  While these foods cannot replace a regular brushing and flossing routine, they are a great way to

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Ouch! How to Deal With Flossing Pain

Dr. Washburn – and indeed, all dentists – agree that flossing regularly is important for your teeth. It removes food that gets caught in between teeth and helps promote gum health. Yet it is an all too common experience for people that floss their teeth for the first time to feel that the process is painful. They may even have a lasting ache and bleeding gums.  This pain makes the thought of flossing again unpleasant, and is the reason many

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What Is Preventative Dental Care?

When you have a toothache, a loose tooth, or signs of decay, the first step is to call your dentist office. Here at Romie Lane Dentist we are accepting new patients, and you do not have to wait weeks to be seen! The dentist will diagnose the issue and conduct the right procedure to correct the problem. This could be a filling, a root canal, an implant, dentures, or more. This work is necessary, but typically occurs after there are

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