gingivitis

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Eatonville Dental- Measuring the Gums

Whether you are a new patient at Eatonville Dental or you are in for your routine dental cleaning, you may hear your dentist or dental hygienist say, “today we will be measuring your gums.” This means that he or she is measuring the depth of the space between your tooth and gum. In dental terms,…

Fluoride in Dentistry

Fluoride is a mineral found in soil, water and various foods. It is used to prevent and/or reverse early tooth decay, and is sometimes referred to as vitamins for the teeth. It’s most significant function is inhibiting bacterial replication, the specific kind that causes cavities. Before a cavity forms, it starts out as a soft,…

Pregnancy Gingivitis

Are you pregnant or is there a chance you may be? It is very important to let your dentist or dental hygienist know if you are expecting. The hormones circulating in your body can affect your gums making it more likely for them to be swollen, red and bleed easily due to plaque buildup. This…