Modern-Day Dentistry: Essential Oral Health Care Tips

When building a better smile, it’s important to start by building a better foundation. Even if you continually take care of your teeth and gums and keep them free of debris, it’s important to also avoid unhealthy habits that can cause oral accidents and injuries. Modern oral health care often depends on using the appropriate cleaning products every single day. Furthermore, consuming nutritious meals and snacks can help improve your oral health. By following these important guidelines, you can strengthen your smile and give yourself the best chance of oral health success.

How would you rank your oral health care at this moment? Do you believe that there are things you could be doing better to keep your smile safe? If you have any doubts about your oral health, or if you are looking for ways to improve it, don’t be afraid to seek out new tools and techniques. Although you may be brushing and flossing on a daily basis, are you using any other additional teeth-cleaning tools, such as mouthwash and sugarless chewing gum? If you are not, you should consider the benefits that they can provide. It is important to use additional teeth-cleaning tools throughout the day because your teeth are highly sensitive after eating, and your toothbrush and toothpaste may be too abrasive.

In addition, it’s a good idea to enhance your oral health care by improving your diet. If you have any dietary choices that are unhealthy for your waistline, the chances are they’re also unhealthy for your gum line. This is because food particles, especially sugars and starches, can be converted into harmful acids that eat through your tooth enamel.

Commit to your oral health care by keeping your mouth clean. You are welcome to schedule an appointment with our Dentist at Gill Family Dentistry by calling (209) 549-1721. Dr. Amandeep S Gill and our team want to help you get a whiter, brighter smile today at our dental practice in Modesto, California!

There Is Help for Bleeding Gums

At Gill Family Dentistry, Dr. Amandeep Gill and our team want you to know how important oral care is for your gum health. Because your gums support your pearly whites, you will want to keep them in tip-top shape! Following are some tips we would like to share with you if you are experiencing bleeding gums:

– Limit your consumption of sugar and sugary drinks, and increase your intake of vegetables. When you do eat sugar, rinse well with water afterwards and brush your teeth to limit the exposure to teeth.

– Certain medications, such as blood thinners, can cause bleeding of the gums or interfere with saliva flow by causing dry mouth, a condition which allows oral bacteria to thrive. Your doctor may be able to switch medications or alter the dosage to help you.

– If you smoke, the toxins can actually interfere with your gum’s ability to receive nutrients and can cause inflammation. As the gums bleed, harmful bacteria which live along the gumline can enter the bloodstream via the ulcers in the gums and travel to your organs to cause inflammation.

– Bleeding gums are actually contagious by spreading harmful amounts of bacteria. If you or your partner has a lot of oral bacteria, avoid sharing drinks, keep your toothbrushes from touching, and be aware that kissing will spread the bacteria and make you more susceptible to bleeding gums.

– It is so important to brush your teeth at least twice daily. Using an electric toothbrush can massage the gums which increases nutrient absorption into the gums by stimulating blood flow.

– Floss at least once each day to remove dental plaque, a biofilm made of bacteria and waste products. If you have difficulty flossing, a water flosser may be a good investment to remove bacteria between the teeth.

– Keep up with professional dental cleanings to remove tartar (hardened plaque). Dr. Amandeep Gill may recommend more frequent dental cleanings, antibiotic treatment, scaling and root planing (deep cleanings), or gum surgery to help alleviate bleeding gums.

At Gill Family Dentistry, we can diagnose and treat gum disease before it becomes a serious problem. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call Gill Family Dentistry in Modesto, California at (209) 549-1721 today. We are excited to help you achieve a healthy smile!

Don’t Let Summer Go by without a Dental Cleaning Boost

Summer is the perfect time for a dental cleaning and exam to boost your oral health and your smile confidence. At Gill Family Dentistry in Modesto, California, Dr. Amandeep Gill and our team are excited to get your smile ready for summer!

The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) reports that patients who have routine six-month dental cleanings and exams benefit from improved oral health. Not only do these visits help prevent gum disease, tooth decay and bad breath, but they can help lower the risk for certain diseases such as heart disease and stroke.

Why is six months the recommended time period for dental checkups? Well, during a six-month period, tartar build up will require a professional dental cleaning to remove it. The six-month dental cleaning schedule was created for the “average” person in mind, which typically means:

— Those who are middle-aged

— Those who don’t eat a lot of sweets

— Those who brush their teeth at least twice each day

— Those who don’t smoke

Some people, however, may need to go more often. In fact, if you have any of the following, you may be more susceptible to damage from oral bacteria and should come in more often:

— Your diet is high in sugary foods and drinks

— You are older

— You have dry mouth

— You have periodontal disease

Dr. Amandeep Gill finds that routine six month dental visits are the perfect complement to daily at-home oral care when it comes to maintaining a healthy smile. So if you are ready for your summer cleaning and exam, please give us a call at (209) 549-1721 and boost your summer smile with confidence!