The Dilemma of Bleeding Gums: Why They Bleed – Part Two

Pregnancy Gingivitis Having inflamed gums during pregnancy, called pregnancy gingivitis. Some women get swollen and sore gums, which may bleed, during pregnancy.  Hormonal changes during pregnancy can make gums more vulnerable to plaque, leading to inflammation and bleeding. The hormone progesterone can cause an increased response to plaque bacteria which can lead to gingivitis. Having […]

Dental Crown: When Do We Need It?

Temporary Crowns and Permanent Crowns What is a dental crown? Crowns are artificial teeth that provide a protective cover for both natural teeth and dental implants. According to the ADA, crowns are utilized also for discolored teeth, badly shaped or twisted teeth, and for teeth that have been weakened or damaged due to old or […]

Understanding What Dry Mouth Is – Part Two

So how do you know you have dry mouth? If you experience any of these, better see your dentist: dry or sticky feeling in the mouth like its stuffed with cotton balls especially when waking up, burning feeling in mouth or tongue and sometimes tongue feels like shoe leather, dry lips and throat or mouth […]

Understanding What Dry Mouth Is – Part One

Causes, Symptoms and Remedies Dry mouth is when your salivary glands don’t produce enough saliva to wet your mouth. It’s terribly uncomfortable while you swallow, eat or speak. What would be the cause or causes of such a dilemma? Certain medications can contribute to dry mouth.  Likewise, anything that increases your risk for dry mouth […]

Care for TMJ Pain Song Dental

When Pain and Popping in the Jaw Happens The temporo-mandibular joint or TMJ is that joint that connects your lower jaw (or mandible) to your skull, at the temporal area just in front of each ear. Several medical conditions, apart from traumatic injuries, affect not just the joints themselves, but involve their surrounding muscles, tendons […]

The Importance of a Good Mouth Guard

Mouth Guards and Injuries Our Lynnwood Dentistry may recommend that people who participate in contact sports, and even certain non-contact sports, wear mouth guards. A proper guard offers important protection against crippling dental injuries. Mouth guards are also used while sleeping, commonly known as nightguards. Even children at a “pee wee” level, where injuries may […]