Simple Daily Habits That Will Improve Your Oral Health in Quarantine

November 16, 2020

Filed under: Community — puredental @ 2:16 pm

For most people, establishing a daily routine is an integral part of a productive day and this holds true for oral-based routines. As a dentist around Chicago Loop, we know the importance of incorporating a variety of positive oral health habits into your daily routine, especially during such a tumultuous time in the world.
Before you know it, you’ll have an established oral health routine that shows off your pearly whites, allowing you to feel confident from the inside-out. Practicing these habits during quarantine will help you feel more confident in implementing them on a daily basis.

Make Sure You’re Brushing Long Enough

By now, we know that brushing at least twice per day is an essential part of keeping your teeth and gums clean. One common mistake that many people make is not brushing long enough. We get it, life happens and gets in the way, but carving out a full 2 minutes to brush each time is a lot more effective than a quick 30-second brush.
If it will help you brush for a longer period of time, consider turning on your favorite song or use a timer to make sure you’re brushing for long enough. Establishing a routine like this during COVID-19 can help carry over into your daily routine when the world is operating normally again.

Use the Right Toothbrush

When you’re browsing the toothbrush aisle, you may feel overwhelmed with options. You may assume that bigger is better, but opting for a smaller toothbrush head can help you reach more difficult places in the back of your mouth. You can also expect to receive a fresh toothbrush when you visit our dentist around the Chicago Loop.

Keep Sugar-Free Gum Nearby

Sugar-free gum is a simple method of removing damaging bacteria from your mouth after you eat. Chewing gum will help your mouth produce more saliva to flush out the damaging food debris. The key in this situation is sugar-free gum so make sure to opt for this instead of regular gum.
A small shift in how you go throughout your day can result in significant changes to your oral health. Scheduling regular appointments with our team is another important part of your routine. We’re looking forward to seeing you soon!

Signs Your Tooth Should Be Extracted

November 2, 2020

Filed under: Blog,Community — puredental @ 9:31 am

Living in constant pain is no way to go through life, especially when it involves your mouth. Tooth-related pain can make eating, drinking and even talking a miserable experience on a daily basis. Opting for a tooth extraction in Bloomingdale or West Loop is a simple and effective way to provide patients with much-needed relief while simultaneously preventing further problems from developing.
If you’ve been experiencing any of the following, please be sure to get in touch with us at Pure Dental Spa.

What are the Initial Red Flags?

Here are some of the warning signs that you may need a tooth extraction in Bloomingdale:

  • Severe, ongoing tooth pain
  • Swollen gums surrounding one or two of your teeth
  • Stiffness or pain the jaw bone
  • Pain that gets worse when you are biting or chewing

While the above signs aren’t considered a full-fledged dental emergency, we encourage you to seek treatment before your pain worsens.

Severe Conditions That May Lead to Extraction

In some cases, we may notice severe trauma involving a particular tooth. Typically, this trauma is the result of a severe infection, damage beyond repair, overcrowding or impacting. In this case, we recommend getting the tooth extracted as soon as possible to prevent future problems from developing in other areas of the mouth.
The development of periodontal disease is another common reason for tooth extractions. Periodontal disease is typically the result of gingivitis or periodontitis. Gingivitis is the inflammation of the gums that surround the teeth and periodontitis is the inflammation of the bones and the tissues surrounding the teeth.

Sedation Dentistry in Chicago

In the case that you do need to get a tooth removed, don’t panic. The combination of sedation dentistry and our caring team ensures a smooth procedure. Rest assured that you’re in good hands!
Following the procedure, make sure to eat only soft foods to reduce the risk of damage. Our team will discuss more specifics with you during the time of your appointment.
If you need to schedule an appointment for an upcoming tooth extraction in Bloomingdale or West Loop, call us today!

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