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Possible Causes and Effective Treatments for Bad Breath


We’ve all dealt with bad breath in one way or another. Maybe you went on a date with someone whose bad breath was the reason there wasn’t a second one. You’ve probably gone to a meeting feeling self-conscious about your breath and sat as far away from your colleagues as possible. Whatever your experience, it’s important to understand what causes bad breath and how it can be treated at home or by a dentist. Continue reading this blog to learn more about the causes and treatments of bad breath. Reasons for Bad Breath There are several causes of bad breath, ranging [...]

Possible Causes and Effective Treatments for Bad Breath2020-08-03T16:18:15-06:00

5 Ways Dental Cleanings Improve Oral and Overall Health


People can accomplish good oral hygiene by doing these five things: Brush twice a day Floss daily Rinse with an antimicrobial mouthwash Eat properly Visit the dentist regularly Many people do at least three of these things but often neglect regular dental cleanings. While your teeth may look and feel healthy, without visiting the dentist at least twice a year, it’s impossible to know for sure. Dentists have the tools, resources, and knowledge to detect oral health problems below the surface. Need a little more convincing? Here are five ways regular dental cleanings can improve your oral and overall health. 1. [...]

5 Ways Dental Cleanings Improve Oral and Overall Health2020-07-24T11:28:04-06:00

Is it reversible? Effective Gum Disease Treatments


So your dentist has informed you that you have gum disease. While a gum disease diagnosis may sound intimidating, the condition is treatable. With help from the hygienists and dentists at  Metropolitan Dental Care, you’ll learn how to reverse the effects of gum disease and keep your gums healthy long-term.  What is gum disease? Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an infection of the gum tissue. It is commonly caused by poor oral hygiene. Lack of regular and effective brushing and flossing allow bacterial plaque to accumulate. Over time, plaque turns into tartar that must be removed with special [...]

Is it reversible? Effective Gum Disease Treatments2020-03-24T08:44:03-06:00

Am I at risk for gum disease?


Gum disease can lead to unattractive symptoms like swollen and dark red gums. Over time, the gum condition can lead to gum tissue recession and, eventually, the loss of a tooth. The doctors of Metro Dental Care can help you stay ahead of gum disease through regular dental cleanings and periodontal treatments. Only a trained dentist can diagnose gum disease, but this overview will provide some of the basics every patient should know about this condition.  Risk Factors for Gum Disease Certain people are more prone to developing gum disease than others. While genetics does play a role in how gum [...]

Am I at risk for gum disease?2020-02-17T21:01:40-07:00

When Does a Toothache Require Treatment?


As with other forms of pain or discomfort, a toothache is the body’s way of communicating a potential oral health issue. Patients should take any toothache seriously. Even mild oral discomfort can develop into persistent pain if left unaddressed.  If you are experiencing severe or persistent oral pain, please schedule a visit to our office soon. Most causes of toothaches can be treated with minimal intervention. Once the source of your discomfort has been addressed, you can enjoy restful sleep and restored oral health.  What is causing my toothache? Diagnosing the cause of your toothache will be our doctor’s top priority [...]

When Does a Toothache Require Treatment?2020-02-13T11:18:18-07:00