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What are the Causes of Bleeding Gums – Dental Insurance Kids

Tuesday, Mar. 21st 2023 6:14 AM

Mainly bleeding gums are caused by inadequate plaque removal from the teeth at the gum line. This can lead to a condition called gingivitis, or inflamed gums.   If plaque is not removed through regular brushing and dental appointments, it will harden into what is known as tartar. Ultimately, this will lead to increased bleeding and can lead into a more advanced form of gum and jawbone disease known as periodontitis.   Other causes of bleeding gums include:
Any bleeding disorder
Brushing too hard
Hormonal changes during pregnancy
Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
Ill-fitting dentures
Improper flossing
Infection, which can be either tooth- or gum-related
Use of blood thinners
Vitamin K deficiency

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Kids dental Insurance – Knowledge helps dentists care for scleroderma patients

Saturday, Mar. 18th 2023 6:00 AM

A survey of dentists in Massachusetts suggests that their confidence in treating patients with scleroderma may be related to their familiarity with the autoimmune disease. Dentists who reported feeling knowledgeable about scleroderma felt more prepared to provide care to patients with scleroderma, when compared to peers who did not feel as knowledgeable. Providing education to dentists may improve patient satisfaction and access to care, while simultaneously increasing dentists’ knowledge and comfort.

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Brushing up on your dental care Habits – Kids dental Insurance

Wednesday, Mar. 15th 2023 6:26 AM

With more and more studies providing links between oral health and over all health care it is becoming clear just how important having good oral health is for your overall well being.  Brushing Tips to good oral health

1) Most people know to brush daily at least twice a day. However you also want to make sure you are using proper equipment to get the job done to the fullest.  Use toothpaste with fluoride, brush your teeth with a soft bristled toothbrush unless advise by a dentist to use a medium to hard bristled toothbrush.  Make sure the toothbrush you use fits your mouth comfortably.  You may want to use an electric toothbrush. Electric toothbrush are often time advise if you have arthritis or other problems that make it difficult to brush effectively.

2) keep your toothbrush clean.  Make sure to always rinse your toothbrush with water after brushing. Store your toothbrush in an upright position, and allow it to air dry until using it again. Do not routinely cover toothbrushes or store them in closed containers, which can encourage the growth of bacteria.

3) Keep your toothbrush as far away from the toilet as possible! There are 3.2 million microbes per square inch in the average toilet bowl. When you flush, aerosolized toilet funk is propelled as far as six feet, settling on the floor, the sink, and even, your toothbrush. Therefore you will want to put anything that goes inside your mouth behind closed doors (such as your medicine cabinet).

4) It is important to know when to replace your toothbrush. You will want to buy a new toothbrush or a replacement head for your electric or battery-operated toothbrush every three to four months, sooner if the bristles become frayed

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New easier to harden dental filling – Kids Dental Insurance

Sunday, Mar. 12th 2023 6:00 AM

In modern dentistry, amalgam fillings have become unpopular. Instead, white composite materials are more commonly used, which at first glance can hardly be distinguished from the tooth.

Photoactive materials are used in modern dentistry, which harden when they are exposed to light. Usually, only thin layers of up to 2 mm can be hardened, due to the limited penetration depth of light. A new dental filling material allows for thicker layers and faster dental procedures. Simply put, improved photoreactivity is good news for everyone who wants to spend as little time as possible in the dental chair.

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Diabetes and your Oral Health – Kids Dental Insurance,

Thursday, Mar. 9th 2023 6:22 AM

Diabetes reduces the body’s resistance to infection putting the gums at risk. In addition, people who have inadequate blood sugar control may develop more-frequent and severe infections of the gums and the bone that holds teeth in place, and they may lose more teeth than do people who have good blood sugar control.  Make sure to advise your dentist if you are a diabetic so that proper dental care can be provided to you.

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Dental Insurance Kids – Tooth Loss Linked to an Increased Risk of Dementia

Friday, Nov. 1st 2019 6:00 AM

In a study of 1566 community-dwelling Japanese elderly who were followed for 5 years, the risk of developing dementia was elevated in individuals with fewer remaining teeth.

Individuals with 10-19, 1-9, and no teeth had 62%, 81%, and 63% higher risks of dementia, respectively, than individuals with >20 teeth. Likewise, an inverse association was observed between the number of remaining teeth and the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

Source:Society for the Study of Addiction

If cost is a factor for why you do not see a dentist regularly, remember that by having dental insurance you are able to have dental care services at a much more affordable cost.  In addition most dental insurance plans provide free preventive dental care hopefully so you will not need to have larger more costly dental care services.

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Dental Insurance Kids – Link between drug use and poor dental health

Friday, Oct. 25th 2019 6:00 AM

A new review published online today in the scientific journal Addiction has found that dental patients with substance use disorders have more tooth decay and periodontal disease than the general population, but are less likely to receive dental care. With drug use increasing by approximately three million new users each year, this is a problem that will not disappear anytime soon.

Posted on Oct. 25th 2019 | by admin | in Kids Dental Insurance | No Comments »

New study identifies successful method to reduce dental implant failure

Wednesday, Oct. 23rd 2019 12:00 AM

According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), 15 million Americans have crown or bridge replacements and three million have dental implants –  with this latter number rising by 500,000 a year.  

A research team comprising scientists from the School of Biological Sciences, Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and the School of Engineering at the University of Plymouth, have joined forces to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of a new nanocoating for dental implants to reduce the risk of peri-implantitis.

The results of their work are published in the journal Nanotoxicology.

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Kids Dental Insurance – Study on Dental Phobia

Friday, Oct. 18th 2019 12:00 AM

People with dental phobia are more likely to have active caries or missing teeth, a new study from King’s College London has confirmed.

The latest study, published in the British Dental Journal, aimed to explore the social and demographic correlates of oral health and oral health related quality of life of people with dental phobia compared to those without dental phobia. The findings showed that people with dental phobia are more likely to have one or more decayed teeth, and missing teeth as well. In addition, the study showed that those with dental phobias’ reported that their oral health related quality of life is poor.

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Dental Insurance Kids – Jaw Pain

Thursday, Oct. 10th 2019 8:00 AM
Jaw and facial pain is a common problem affecting millions of people worldwide . As there are so many potential causes to jaw pain, correct diagnosis is vital. Doctors need to identify the exact cause in order to provide the best course of pain-relieving treatments.

With regards to dental issues reasons for jaw pain can be 

TMJ temporomandibular joint disorder: TMJ is a condition that affects up to 12 percent of people. Nearly 5 percent seek medical treatment due to the severity of the problem. Women of childbearing age are most commonly affected by TMJ.
* Teeth grinding, clenching, or opening the mouth too wide: Most often, teeth grinding and clenching is experienced during sleep and can lead to tooth damage and jaw pain. It can also occur during periods of increased emotional stress.
* Dental conditions: These can include gum disease, cavities, tooth gaps, damaged teeth, or abscesses.

If you are having jaw pain and think it may be related to your dental health, see your dentist.  Your dentist will be able to find the likely cause and provide treatment if it is a dental issue. 

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Dental Insurance Kids – Headache Behind the Ear

Friday, Oct. 4th 2019 3:00 AM
There are several causes of headaches behind the ear.  A headache behind the ear refers to any pain that originates from that specific area of the head. Though headaches themselves are very common, headaches that occur exclusively behind the ear are fairly unusual.

This type of headache pain can have several causes from nerve injury to dental problems. The cause of the headache behind the ear will determine symptoms and treatment.

With regards to dental problems. 

The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) can cause aching behind the ear and it usually accompanied by jaw pain. The temporomandibular joints are the ball and socket joints of the jaw. These joints can become inflamed and painful. While most people with TMJ inflammation feel the pain in the jaw and behind the ear, others may just experience a headache behind the ear.

TMJ can be caused by:

  • stress
  • teeth grinding
  • arthritis
  • injury
  • jaw alignment

If you feel you maybe having TMJ issues talk it over with your dentist. As a dentist will be able to confirm if in fact that is the case and help treat it.

Posted on Oct. 4th 2019 | by admin | in Kids Dental Insurance | No Comments »

Dental Insurance Kids – Avoid Fruit Juice

Monday, Sep. 30th 2019 9:00 AM

Babies Avoid fruit juice up to the age of  one year, say the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Parents should avoid offering fruit juice to infants under the age of one year, unless advised by a doctor, as it provides “no nutritional benefit” and may harm their health. This is the according to new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Dental Insurance – Oral Bacteria and Colorectal Cancer

Wednesday, Sep. 25th 2019 9:00 AM

How dose oral bacteria make colorectal cancer more aggressive? 

Though recent study, scientists have identified a molecular mechanism through which an oral bacterium accelerates colorectal cancer growth.

Tests have shown that around a third of people who develop colorectal cancer also have the bacterium, which has the name Fusobacterium nucleaturm. Their cancer also tends to be more aggressive, but it was not clear why until the study

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Dental Insurance Kids – Bleeding Gums

Monday, Sep. 16th 2019 6:00 PM

How to stop bleeding gums at home. 

People can usually treat minor gum bleeding at home using good oral hygiene and natural remedies 

One of the most common reason a person would have bleeding gums is because of plaque or tartar buildup.  Plaque/tartar buildup allow bacteria to grow along the gum line.  By having good oral hygiene you can prevent sensitivity and bleeding. 

Tips to Avoid Bleeding Gums

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day
  • Use a toothbrush that is not hard of stiff 
  • Change out your worn toothbrush. Toothbrushes that are frayed will not clean effectively 
  • Floss daily but correctly.  Do not use your floss roughly,  be gentle pushing it down and hugging the sides of each tooth as you floss 

Additional Tips if  You Have Bleeding Gums 

  • You can gently press gauze in the place until the blood stops
  • You can use ice. Ice packs are especially helpful to soothe minor mouth injuries that cause swelling such as cuts and scrapes. 
  • Use mouthwash. Mouthwash can kill bacteria and reduce inflammation to sooth sore, swollen and bleeding gums
  • Avoid Smoking.  Due you know that smoking is a major cause of gum disease, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention ? 

Taking care of your dental health at home is very important but it dose not stop there.  If you see your gums bleed while brushing/flossing make sure to tell your dentist.  Having proper dental care from a dentist is key in maintaining your dental health. 

If cost is a factor. Make sure to have dental insurance there are many different types of dental insurance plans that can help you keep your own dentist or that is low in cost helping you better afford your dental care.   If you have any questions about the dental insurance plans we offer please call our office at  310-534-3444 M-F  8-4 


Posted on Sep. 16th 2019 | by admin | in Kids Dental Insurance | No Comments »

Can mouthwash raise your blood pressure?

Sunday, Sep. 8th 2019 7:00 AM

New research which was published in the journal  Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology,  suggests that a substance commonly found in mouthwash destroys “friendly” oral bacteria that help maintain normal blood pressure.

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Dental Insurance Kids – Baking Soda and Lemon Juice

Tuesday, Sep. 3rd 2019 6:00 AM

Baking soda and lemon juice combinations have been a popular home remedy for some time now.  People claiming that baking soda and lemon juice can improve the skin, treat heartburn and whiten your teeth.

However, several studies have examined the health benefits of baking soda and lemon juice separately, yet there is not much research to support the combined effects of baking soda and lemon juice

Posted on Sep. 3rd 2019 | by admin | in Kids Dental Insurance | No Comments »

Dental Insurance Kids – Mouth Sores

Monday, Aug. 26th 2019 5:00 AM

Mouth sores are a common complaint, and they can occur for a variety of reasons, including irritation, hormonal changes, and infection.

In most cases, mild  irritation causes a sore to appear, by avoiding the irritant can help you prevent mouth sores in the future

In other cases mouth sores can for due to underlying health conditions.  Since some mouth sores can be contagious and may require treatment, if you are concerned about chronic or long lasting mouth sores you should speak to your doctor about them.

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Kids Dental – How to get relief from dry socket

Tuesday, Aug. 20th 2019 5:00 AM

Until you are able to see your dentist there are some home remedies you can do to have some relief from dry socket.

Dry socket occurs when a blood clot falls out of the extraction site of a recently pulled tooth. It can be very painful but here are some tips that may help

  • Use Hot and Cold Compresses:  You can apply a cold compress to help relieve pain and reduce swelling the day after the tooth extraction.  Afterwards switch to using a hot compress on the outside of your face.
  • Honey:  Studies show that by applying a honey dressing it decreasing pain and inflammation in people with dry socket
  • Aloe Vera: Research show that applying aloe vera to a tooth extraction site can promote healing and even prevent dry socket form forming.

These are helpful tips, however know when to see your dentist.  If you have sever pain after a tooth extraction and have any symptoms of dry socket you should see your dentist for treatment. Your dentist can diagnose dry socket by a visual examination, and provided needed treatment

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What to do for healthy teeth and gums

Saturday, Aug. 17th 2019 6:00 AM

The best practices for healthy teeth and gums include at home care of regular brushing twice a day, flossing daily and avoiding certain types of food and beverage.

Posted on Aug. 17th 2019 | by admin | in Kids Dental Insurance | No Comments »

Dental Insurance Kids – Remedies for Sensitive Teeth

Wednesday, Aug. 14th 2019 10:00 AM

The follow are suggestion to help with sensitive teeth.

* Use Desensitizing toothpaste. There are a few over the counter toothpaste options for sensitive teeth to pick from. Your dentist also may recommend a brand of toothpaste to use as well.

* Use a soft bristled toothbrush
* Avoid drinking or eating highly acidic foods.
* Use a mouthwash/rinse with fluoride
* If you grind your teeth,consider getting a mouth guard.

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