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What Causes Gingivitis?

Gingivitis, or the inflammation of the gums, is a relatively common dental problem for our patients. If treated, gingivitis is easily cured – but if left untreated, can progress to become periodontitis, which can lead to the loss of teeth. Along with regular exams, good oral hygiene habits can limit your risk for gingivitis. We’ve put together this list of both causes and symptoms of gingivitis to give our patients a guide on what to look for. Dr. Bellingham checks for ... Read more

All About Plaque

Have you thought about your teeth today? They don't always get the credit they deserve. Not only do you rely on them for chewing and smiling but they can also be big indicators of your overall health so it's important to keep them in great condition. chromecast setupWhen you visit the dentist, a dental hygienist will scrap off any and all plaque, which is one of the main causes of cavities and gum disease. What is Plaque? Plaque is a sticky and colorless film that forms on teeth ... Read more

Signs You May Need a Root Canal

At Savannah Dental Care, we realize that sometimes your tooth pain or discomfort takes a backseat to all your other responsibilities. How can you tell if your tooth pain is serious, or just a minor irritation? We’ll start by saying: pain is often an indication that something is wrong. If your pain is interfering with your normal activities, call us immediately. We know how debilitating tooth pain can be, so we work hard to accommodate same-day emergency appointments to ensure that ... Read more

5 Solutions to Stop Your TMJ Suffering

Are you experiencing painful tension headaches? Or maybe you find your jaw is constantly in pain? If so, you may be suffering from temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, dysfunction/disorder. This condition is also referred to simply as TMD. People have two temporomandibular joints—one on each side of their face—that act as hinges, connecting your jawbone to your skull. When these joints are stressed, TMJ dysfunction/disorder may occur. TMJ dysfunction affects 20 to 30 percent of the adult population. Common symptoms include tension headaches, persistent ... Read more

Best Ways to Prevent Cavities Each Day

Every day is a new day to improve your oral health. You can prevent cavities by doing very simple things like practicing good oral health habits and maintaining a healthy diet. Here are the best ways you can prevent cavities each day, courtesy of Savannah Dental Care. 1. Floss, floss, floss We know…you’ve been reading about “flossgate” and there is a study that claims that you don’t really need to floss. We hate to burst your bubble, but flossing is very, very important ... Read more
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