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Latest Posts:
Top Three Reasons Biting Down Might Hurt
Posted on 2/15/2109 by Dr. Jon Packman
You are moving along with your life, minding your own business, when all of the sudden, you bite down on a piece of food- and your mouth hurts. If you have never been in pain before, it can be a little disconcerting, especially when it is your mouth that’s hurting. Have questions why your teeth might be hurting when you bite down? We have some ideas on what could be causing your pain. Why Biting Down Hurts There are three primary reasons why your teeth might hurt when you bite down. First, if you have a sharp pain in one area of your mouth when you bite down, you may have a problem with one tooth. The tooth could have a cavity. You could also have a loose filling. The tooth could also be cracked or broken. All of these problems would cause pain when you bite down, especially...
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What to Do When the Corners of Your Mouth Crack
Posted on 3/30/2020 by Dr. Jon Packman
Three names all refer to the infection or illness located in the corners of your mouth. They are Angular Cheilitis, Angular Stomatitis, Cheilosis, and Perleche. We will refer to it as Cheilitis. They all refer to the swelling, redness, cracking and sometimes bleeding, located in the corner of your mouth. There are times people only break out on one side of the mouth, misdiagnosing it for as a cold sore. If you believe you are suffering from cheilitis, it is difficult to treat on your own. Our office is here for consultation to diagnose the problem.  What is the Cause of Cheilitis? Many different reasons cause cheilitis. The most common is an infection caused by yeast. You build up saliva in the corners of your mouth, the yeast starts growing and each time the lips are licked,...
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How Can You Tell That You Struggle with Halitosis?
Posted on 3/15/2020 by Dr. Jon Packman
It's easy to notice if someone else has bad breath. It's caused by several things. The food we eat, poor dental hygiene, dehydration, coffee breath, or tooth decay or gum disease. Bad breath isn't always due to diseases. When someone has bad breath, it's considered Halitosis.  Ways to Tell If I Have Halitosis and Don't Notice Our mouth is connected to our sense of smell through an opening behind the palate, this serves as a door to our sense of smell. Because odors in your mouth increase slowly over time, your sense of smell does not send up a red flag. Those around you smell it, but you don't. Do the wrist test. Lick your wrist with your tongue and wait about 10 seconds, then smell your wrist. That checks the front of your tongue. Do the spoon test. Turn...
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How to Manage Chronic Halitosis
Posted on 2/27/2020 by Dr. Jon Packman
We get it: nobody likes to have halitosis, also known as bad breath. What's more, because you generally cannot smell your own breath, you might suffer from chronic halitosis for a long time before you even realize it is an issue. So, what can you do if you have halitosis? The good news is, you have a number of options. First, Determine the Problem There are a number of things that can contribute to halitosis. Some of them are minor and easily fixed: a mouth that is too dry can be fixed by drinking more water throughout the day, a minor infection can be addressed rather easily, and so on. Still, not every cause of halitosis is so easily addressed. If you have advanced gum disease, for example, it is going to take a lot more than a few sips of water or an antibiotic. So the first...
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Dental Myths Could Leave You Neglecting Basic Dental Care
Posted on 2/15/2020 by Dr. Jon Packman
When it comes to taking care of your teeth, a large part of the battle is knowing what is (and is not) the best thing for you to do for them. Unfortunately, many myths about your dental care exist, and believing they can end up causing you to develop some serious problems in your mouth. Here are a few of the more common myths, along with reasons why you should not believe them. Tooth Decay is All About the Sugar Pretty much everyone knows that eating foods which are high in sugar will contribute to tooth decay. This is because the elevated sugar in your mouth will feed certain types of bacteria that live there. The bacteria, in turn, produce acidic compounds that damage your teeth. However, even if you never touch processed sugar, you could still be suffering from tooth decay....
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All Posts:
Top Three Reasons Biting Down Might Hurt
2/15/2109
What to Do When the Corners of Your Mouth Crack
3/30/2020
How Can You Tell That You Struggle with Halitosis?
3/15/2020
How to Manage Chronic Halitosis
2/27/2020
Dental Myths Could Leave You Neglecting Basic Dental Care
2/15/2020
Ways of Helping a Handicapped Adult Keep Their Teeth Clean
1/30/2020
Items to Bring With While Traveling to Keep a Healthy Smile
1/15/2020
Signs You Need a Root Canal
12/30/2019
Symptoms of a Bigger Issue You Must Pay Attention To
12/15/2019
Ways We Can Use Posts to Help Fix Teeth
11/30/2019
Why the Corners of the Mouth Often Crack
11/15/2019
Why Do People Need to Brush Their Tongues?
10/30/2019
What Are Cavities When You Break Them Down Into Simple Terms
10/15/2019
Ways of Protecting Your Dental Crowns from Wear and Tear
9/30/2019
Are There Dangers to Root Canals?
9/15/2019
You Need to Fix Imperfect Teeth for More Reasons Than to Avoid Pain
8/30/2019
Write Down Questions to Ask Before We See You Next
8/15/2019
Why You Should Buy Yourself a Water Flosser
8/2/2019
Why Does a Broken Tooth Only Hurt Some of the Time?
7/30/2019
Why Do We Use Suction Tools to Clean Your Teeth?
7/15/2019
Why Do the Teeth of Vegans Tend to Have More Dental Issues Over Those Who Eat Meat?
7/2/2019
Why Do Taste Buds Swell?
6/30/2019
What to Do if The Corners of Your Mouth Are Constantly Cracked
6/15/2019
What Must be Done to Care for Dead Teeth?
6/2/2019
What is the Film That Builds Up in Your Mouth?
5/30/2019
What is Molar Uprighting and Who Typically Needs It?
5/15/2019
What Is It About Cola That Does So Much Damage to Your Teeth?
5/2/2019
What is Dental Attrition?
4/30/2019
What Causes Lumps on Your Gums?
4/15/2019
What Can Lead to Severe Mouth Pain?
4/2/2019
Ways of Protecting Your Oral Health When Traveling
3/20/2019
What Exactly is Tooth Rot?
3/10/2019
Treating Dry Socket At Home
3/2/2019
What Exactly Is Cracked Tooth Syndrome?
2/27/2019
Times Where Air Abrasion Is Your Best Bet
2/15/2019
The Real Dangers of Plaque
1/20/2019
What Do Your Premolars Actually Do?
1/10/2019
Should You Chew Plaque Disclosing Tablets to See How Clean Your Mouth Really Is?
1/2/2019

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