Traumatic Dental Injuries


In case of a dental emergency – whether it’s caused by a sudden accident or due to longstanding dental disease – your teeth and/or the tissues of the mouth that surround them need to receive proper attention right away. As with any type of medical emergency, it’s important to be aware, before you’re actually in the situation, of what you can do to ensure the best outcome.


Most Common Causes of Tooth Pain

Tooth pain is not a planned event.One never realizes how much we depend on healthy and pain free teeth until there is an issue which either makes the teeth sensitive or painful that makes it hard to chew or eat certain foods. Tooth pain can be caused by a number of different factors, but one thing is certain: tooth pain is debilitating, uncomfortable, inconvenient and sometimes even unbearable.


How to Remove Plaque and Prevent Tartar Buildup

From the time you were a child, you’ve known that it’s important to brush and floss teeth regularly. But do you know why? What is Plaque? What is tartar? How does it get on your teeth? And what can happen if it does?

We all have heard of plaque and tartar, but not everyone knows what it is. Tartar and Plaque are not the same.

What is Plaque? Plaque is the yellowish layer that is created between our teeth by food attaching to the tooth surface which is not removed during brushing.


Tooth Loss Associated With Higher Risk for Heart Disease

Recent studies by dental health professionals and researchers are finding a much more compelling reason to brush your teeth and floss. Beyond a potential toothache, bleeding gums, and bad breath, poor dental hygiene can lead to losing your life.

Until recently the lack of good oral health was only regarded as affecting your teeth and gums like cavities, toothaches, root canals and bad breath. However, studies now show that there may be a strong connection between not brushing and flossing regularly and coronary heart disease.

Not brushing often enough or correctly plus lack of flossing creates plaque buildup. Plaque buildup can result in gingivitis, which causes the gums to become red and swollen. Left untreated, gingivitis leads to periodontal disease, an infection in the gums and tooth socket.


The Benefits Of Regular Teeth Cleanings

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Consistent, regular dental teeth cleanings have a multitude of benefits.
Our dentists at Gainesville Dental Arts recommend that you get a cleaning every six months and this can be a way to prevent many of the issues that can occur from disease or decay.

  1. Regular teeth cleanings keep your smile brighter – Drinking coffee, tea and wine or using tobacco can stain your teeth. A dental cleaning can remove built-up stains and leave you with freshly polished teeth. The result? A whiter, brighter smile!
  2. Regular teeth cleanings can ensure early detection of dental problems –The whitish film that builds up on your teeth is called plaque and is the leading cause of tooth decay. This acidic substance eats away at the tooth enamel and, if left unattended, can lead to cavities.