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Williamsburg Dental Blog

Can Receded Gums Grow Back?

March 30, 2021

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teeth with receded gums

You’re a pretty laid-back, easy-going person. You don’t get worked up over little things, and you try to be low maintenance. While these characteristics may be valuable in some areas of life, they may not be helpful if you take this approach to your oral health.

At your dental appointment, your dentist tells you that your gums are receding, but what exactly does that mean? Can gums grow back? Is this something you should actually worry about? Read on to find out!

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3 Easy Home Remedies for Getting Rid of Gingivitis

February 25, 2021

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woman flossing her teeth to get rid of gingivitis in Lincoln

Over this past year, you’ve stayed at home. During that time, you’ve learned that many things can be handled from the comfort of your home, including making bread, schooling the kids, doing DIY projects around the house, and even maintaining your oral health.

If you’ve noticed that your gums are swollen and red, you may have the beginning stages of gum (periodontal) disease, which is called gingivitis. Although more serious issues, like advanced periodontal disease, definitely require treatment from a dentist right away, you might be able to take care of mild gingivitis on your own. Here are some ways that you can manage this situation at home.

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Brrr . . . 3 Simple Ways to Fight Winter Mouth Issues

January 22, 2021

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woman out in the cold with winter mouth issues

As you prepare to leave your house for work, you bundle up. After all, winter is now hitting hard now! You have a thick coat, gloves for your hands, a scarf for your neck, and a hat for your head. But as you open the door and step outside, you realize that there’s one area that you still need help with—your mouth! Read on to learn the problems you can face and what to do about winter mouth issues.

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Why You Should Think Twice about Your Morning Brew

December 21, 2020

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women smiling and drinking coffee

Your alarm goes off for the fourth time, signaling that it really is time to get out of bed and start the day. You groggily make your way to the coffee shop on your way to work. Once you’ve had that first sip, you feel yourself wake up. When you get to work, you see you have a day full of meetings, so you grab some more coffee to get you through. In the afternoon, you need another boost to stay awake, which means another cup of coffee. Does this sound familiar?

It’s estimated that about 54 percent of Americans over the age of 18 drink coffee every day. In some ways, coffee can be beneficial, but are you thinking about how this daily beverage could be affecting your oral health? Read on to learn more!

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Chapped Lips? Ways to Combat Common Oral Problems During Winter

November 24, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — williamsburg_dental @ 7:49 pm
an up-close look at a person’s chapped lips

The winter months are a welcomed change for some people. The cold temperatures, the beautiful white snow, and evenings spent warming by the fireplace are what this time of year is all about. Unfortunately, with frigid temps come colds, cracked lips, and dry mouth. Many of the most common winter mouth issues occur when the weather changes, so if you want to avoid chapped lips, dry mouth, tooth sensitivity, and cold sores, read on to find out what you can do to keep your smile healthy and beautiful throughout the winter.

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Can a Toothache Compromise Your Overall Health?

November 11, 2020

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a young woman wearing a tan blouse and holding her cheek in pain because of a serious toothache

Think your toothache is nothing more than a minor problem that will quickly remedy itself within a few days? This common mindset of many individuals is what can lead to sudden trips to the emergency dentist or local ER to try and treat a tooth infection. The reality is that the mouth and body are closely connected, so if a serious toothache develops, it is only a matter of time before other problems occur that can result in life-threatening situations. To avoid the potential of this happening to you, a dentist explains what to look for and why seeing a professional for immediate treatment is necessary.

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Why You Should Have That Recommended Root Canal Before the End of the Year

October 26, 2020

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a young woman with dark hair holding her cheek as she listens to her dentist explain that she needs a root canal

Are you thinking about putting off that root canal your dentist recommended until next year? While you may be contemplating the cost and timeframe as part of your reasoning, avoiding necessary treatment can spell disaster for your oral health and your wallet. Read on to find out why your dentist believes moving forward with this procedure now is in your best interest and how it’ll end up saving you money in the long run.  

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Which Factors Determine the Cost of Dentures?

October 25, 2020

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an up-close image of an older woman holding both sides of her face and smiling to show off her dentures

The cost of dentures can vary from person to person. Because each smile is different, the amount you will pay out of pocket for your new teeth is largely based on various factors your dentist will consider when meeting with you to discuss your tooth replacement treatment. To better understand (and prepare) the financial responsibility that comes with this type of restorative dentistry, let a qualified dental professional explain how they figure the total cost and whether dental insurance can help lower your expenses.

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Discover How You Can Save by Seeing Your Dentist

October 12, 2020

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an older woman smiling while talking to her dentist and dental hygienist

When preparing to visit the dentist, do you find yourself wondering if it’s necessary? After all, the holidays are quickly approaching, and you don’t want your bank account to dwindle before being able to buy for friends and family. The reality is that forgoing regular dental visits can end up costing you greatly in the long run. Without these professional checkups and cleanings, you can be faced with a myriad of problems that result in more timely and costly procedures down the road. Before you write off your dental visit altogether, learn how using your dental insurance can actually save you money when seeing your dentist this year.

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Why Do I Need My Root Canal Redone?

September 20, 2020

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a patient undergoing a second root canal to fix problems that occurred after the initial procedure

Worried your upcoming root canal will be unsuccessful? It most cases, there’s no reason to fret, as this type of oral surgery has a high success rate. However, in the rare instances that do not produce effective healing and continued tooth pain, it may be necessary to undergo root canal retreatment in Lincoln, NE. What does this involve? Is it right for me? To answer these questions as well as why it’s necessary to go through the process again, a local dentist explains.

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