Gum Disease

July 17, 2018
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How Often Do I Need To Go To The Dentist?

Regular visits to your dentist and hygienist are essential towards maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Without proper oral care, complications like gum disease, tooth loss, and more, can be imminent. Because of this, you will want to be proactive towards maintaining and improving your oral health. A common reason many people avoid the dentist is due to fear. Finding a family dentist in Commack that makes your comfort a top priority can make the entire process a breeze. At Bonnie Helfner DDS, our team of dentists and dental health professionals were voted Best Dentist and Best Cosmetic Dentist on Long […]
July 15, 2017

Bleeding Gums? Here is what you should do.

For many, the first thing you do in the morning is brush and floss your teeth. For some, issues may arise: Your gums start bleeding and appear more red and inflamed. There can be many causes of this; some are temporary but some can cause concern. In this scenario, although you might be tempted to ignore it, you should take precautionary measures and consult your dentist. There are different causes of bleeding gums. One factor that can cause this is gingivitis. When gingivitis occurs, your gums can begin to swell, become tender, and may bleed during brushing. The early stages […]
June 23, 2017

The Effects of Stress on Your Gums

  In today’s fast-paced world, it is hard to imagine not feeling stressed at some point in our day. It has become common knowledge that stress can wreak havoc on our mental and physical well-being, causing everything from headaches to anxiety attacks. But did you know that stress can affect your oral health in your gums as well? It’s important to be aware of the detrimental effects of stress on your gums and how you can take some simple, yet effective preventative measures to protect them today.   High-stress levels can lead to widespread inflammation in the body and can […]
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