Tuesday, May 20, 2014
- Getting To The Root Of The Problem.–When the gums recede , the root surface of the tooth is frequently exposed. This area is much more porous than tooth enamel and thus more prone to cavities. Fluoride application and frequent dental visits can help control this difficult to treat problem.
- Are You Sensitive– The same areas that are exposed when the gums recede can be very sensitive to hot, cold, sweets and more. We have a great sealer that we can put over the roots to help. The potassium nitrate in sensitivity toothpastes can help also. Please let us know if the problem persists.
- It Feels Like The Sahara Desert In Here–As a person ages, salivary flow can decrease, and many medications can cause dry mouth. Make sure you stay properly hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids (not alcoholic beverages they dehydrate you!) We recommend specific products and rinses to help alleviate the discomfort.
- What Does That Have To Do With It? –Believe it or not many health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease or cancer can affect your oral health. Please be sure to review your current medical conditions with us so that we can make proper recommendations for you!
Be True To Your Teeth Or They’ll Be False to You! — In the old days it was assumed that aging meant loss of teeth. Fortunately these days, especially with the help of regular dental visits, that simply isn’t true! But if you have lost some or all of your teeth, the options these days are better than ever! People of any age should be able to eat comfortably, speak normally, and smile attractively!!
Whether you are a high school senior, college senior, senior citizen or anything else- At Dr McGarry’ s office we are here for you. drmcgarry.com 810-735-9426