The Importance Of Caring For Teeth When You’re Sick

We don’t know about you, but we are looking forward to the arrival of spring. One of the biggest issues with the winter is the resurgence of annoying seasonal illnesses. If you or a loved one should happen to fall ill, there are certain precautions you need to take with your teeth and gums to ensure your oral health doesn’t suffer.

Why Are Your Gums Bleeding?

Have you noticed that you see pink or red when you rinse your mouth after brushing your teeth? If so, you are experiencing bleeding gums. If you notice this from time to time, we would suggest mentioning it during your next oral hygiene examination. However, if bleeding gums are a regular problem, it can indicate a problem with your oral health. Bleeding gums can be caused by:

Stress And The Effect On Oral Health

At Parker & Pennington Dentistry, we truly care about your oral and overall health. There is one issue that can negatively impact your oral and overall health — stress. Whether it is caused by your career or life circumstances, stress can lead to serious health issues. Stress can also cause problems with your oral health and lead to dental treatments in the future.

Does My Breath Smell? Reasons You May Frequently Need A Breath Mint

Do you find yourself constantly reaching for mint gum or a breath mint because you are concerned about how your breath smells? Or do you find yourself moving away from others when you speak because of your breath? We all experience bad breath from time to time, especially after eating and drinking certain foods. For many of us, the odor disappears as soon as we brush our teeth. Others experience frequent issues with bad breath, which is an indication of a problem with their oral health.

Let’s Evaluate Your Oral Health

Happy 2022! We hope that you had a wonderful holiday season enjoying time with the people you love. The start of a new year is the perfect time to reflect on the past and think about what you would like to accomplish during the next year. At Parker and Pennington Dentistry, we want patients to reflect on the state of their oral health. Think about the last time you visited our office for a cleaning. Did we recommend a treatment that you’ve postponed? Maybe you are just unhappy with your smile and would love a change. The new year is the best time to make your oral health dreams become reality.