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Great Dentistry Set for 2017!

Great Dentistry Set for 2017!
by Dr. Stephen J. Parr D.D.S.

Read Great Dentistry Set for 2017! by Dr. Stephen J. Parr D.D.S. to learn more about Grove Smiles® Dentistry and our Dentistry office in Coconut Grove, FL.

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Here Comes the New Year!

In honor of 2016, we are looking forward to helping you and your families create 2017 to be healthiest your teeth and gums have been yet!

To launch this goal here is a review of some of the top questions asked by our patients to Dr. Stephen Parr and the rest of the fabulous team at Grove Smiles Dentistry located in beautiful Coconut Grove, FL.

#1: “Why Do I Not Feel My Cavities When They First Develop?”

In reality, many dental problems do not cause pain in their beginning stages, such as chronic gum disease and cavities for the decay is only affecting the protective outer layer of the tooth called the enamel. As the bacteria in plaque produces acids which eat away at the enamel of your teeth, the cavities form. If the decay or cavity is left untreated, the corrosion will reach the inner layers of the tooth, finally causing pain and sensitivity. Again, these symptoms typically do not develop until the decay or corrosion reaches a more advanced stage.

What is most important is to make sure to visit your dentist every six months so they can catch any dental problems before you even begin feeling them! If your dentist suggests that you come in for a checkup more than twice a year, it may be due to gum disease, pregnancy, tobacco product use or other conditions that may need special attention.

#2: “Is it OK that My Gums are Bleeding?”

When you wash your hands, do they bleed? No! It’s not normal for your gums either. In fact, bleeding gums are the first sign of infection. Gums will bleed because plaque accumulates where toothbrushes cannot reach to remove it. This is why flossing daily is so important!

Flossing will help reach these plaque-ridden areas, which adds up to about 35 percent of tooth surfaces. To heal bleeding gums, consistently brush and floss gently twice a day. If the bleeding continues, schedule a visit with your dentist so that they can evaluate your gums for possible gum disease.

#3: “What Can I Do about Tooth Sensitivity?”

If you suffer from tooth sensitivity, start by using a desensitizing toothpaste and brushing your teeth with care. The specially formulated toothpaste will soothe the nerve endings to the reduce pain. Plus, brushing your teeth softly and thoroughly will also help prevent gum recession which is another factor in teeth sensitivity.

Another way to avoid tooth sensitivity is to limit acidic foods and drinks which eat away at your tooth enamel over time, causing sensitivity.

If these steps do not help, come in to see us! There are other in-office treatments we can provide to help reduce tooth sensitivity.

#4: “Will Mouthwash Solve my Bad Breath?”

There can be many causes for bad breath, and mouthwash alone is not the solution. Bad breath can be caused by certain medications, illnesses, foods, and poor dental hygiene.

The most efficient way to fight bad breath is through regular brushing, daily flossing, and tongue scraping. The actual trick can be the tongue scraping which gets rid of any remaining bacteria on your tongue and is the real offender behind bad breath.

#5: “Why are My Teeth Getting More Yellow?”

A darkening or yellowing of the teeth is inevitable over time, as this yellowing occurs naturally with age. However, trauma and certain lifestyle behaviors can contribute to tooth discoloration. The most frequent offenders for these surface stains are cigarettes, wine, coffee, tea, cola, sports drinks, berries, hard candy and tomato sauce. So if your smile has lost its bright white sparkle, talk to us about the whitening options we provide in our office!

Ready For 2017? – We Are, and We Are Ready To Help You!

The more educated you are about your teeth and mouth, the better you will feel about going to the dentist and making decisions for you and your family’s oral health.

Have any more questions? Call us at Grove Smiles Dentistry in Coconut Grove, FL to schedule a time with Dr. Stephen J. Parr so he may answer all of your important dental questions.

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For Your Health,

Dr. Stephen J. Parr D.D.S.

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Dr. Stephen J. Parr D.D.S., P.A.
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