ADA Accessibility Information
Accessibility

A
A

A
p: (503) 967-0877
1524 Commercial St S.E. Salem, OR 97302
AbigailRollins BUTTON REQUEST APPOINTMENT Abigail Rollins FB

Dental Blog
Salem, OR


Fairmount Dental Center has created this educational blog to help their patients and the community. At Fairmount Dental Center we hope that our blog will provide information that you may be interested in.

If you like an article or the dental blog in general please use the share it button to post to Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.

Like a topic? Please contact us today!

Click an icon below to share our blog.


Latest Posts:

Can Gum Disease Be Reversed?

Posted on 10/5/2020 by Office
Gum disease is very common in the United States, with almost 50 percent of adults older than 30 having some form of it. Gum disease can range in severity from gingivitis, a mild form, to the more serious condition known as periodontitis. If caught early enough, gum disease can be reversed before it develops into periodontitis. Early Signs of Gum Disease Gingivitis can be painless, but there are still several symptoms you should look out for. Healthy gums should be pink and firm, so if your gums are red and swollen or they bleed when you brush your teeth, you may have gingivitis. Other signs of early gum disease include persistent bad breath or an unpleasant taste in your mouth, heightened tooth sensitivity, gums that appear to be receding, and significant tartar buildup. Reversing Gingivitis Just like most diseases, treating gum disease early is crucial in preventing the development of more serious health problems like advanced periodontitis, which can result in tooth loss. The best way to reverse early gum disease is to practice good oral hygiene. You should thoroughly brush your teeth twice a day using a soft-bristled toothbrush, and floss once per day. Make sure to replace your toothbrush every three months, as frayed bristles do not clean plaque and bacteria as effectively. Smoking is a significant risk factor for developing gum disease and it hinders the healing process, so if you are a smoker, quitting could help reverse your gingivitis. What If I Already Have Periodontitis? Gum disease cannot be reversed once it has advanced beyond gingivitis to periodontitis, but there are treatment options that can prevent it from getting worse. One option is a procedure called periodontal scaling, where we remove infection-causing plaque and tartar below the gum line. Along with scaling, we perform root planing, which smooths the surface of your tooth root, allowing easier healing and reattachment of the gum tissue. Other surgeries may be necessary if the gum disease has begun to infect your jawbone or if you have already lost teeth. If you have signs of early gum disease or are seeking treatment for periodontitis, please call our office to schedule an appointment....
Read more...




All Posts:

Can Gum Disease Be Reversed?
10/5/2020
What Happens to Your Teeth if You Forget to Floss Regularly?
9/21/2020
Best Ways to Avoid Dry Socket
9/7/2020
Why Do We Recommend You Avoid Toothpicks?
8/24/2020
Best Three Places to Store Your Toothbrush
8/10/2020
The Dangers of Drinking Only Bottled Water
7/23/2020
Benefits of Produce When it Comes to Oral Health
7/7/2020
Ways of Keeping Your Original Teeth Your Entire Life
3/20/2020
Unexpected Foods or Drinks That Stain the Teeth
3/10/2020
What is Cheilosis and Do You Need to Worry About It?
7/20/2019
We Understand Why You May Be Nervous About Coming to See Us
7/10/2019
Do You Have Spacing Issues in Your Smile?
6/20/2019
Dental Tourism is Not Safe
6/10/2019
Signs Diabetes Is Damaging Your Oral Health
5/20/2019
How Myths About Root Canals Become Dangerous
5/10/2019
Can You Up How Much Water Is In Your Diet?
4/20/2019
What Dry Mouth Does to Your Teeth
4/10/2019
Is There a Reason Early Gum Disease is Painless?
3/20/2019
How to Care for a Broken Dental Crown Until We Can See You
3/10/2019
Top 3 Reasons We Must Use Suction to Perform Work on Your Teeth
2/20/2019
Toothpicks Should Not Be Used Unless Necessary, Here's Why
2/10/2019
How a Frenectomy Can Improve How You Speak
1/20/2019
Does Diet Soda Harm Your Teeth Less Than Full Sugar Soda?
1/10/2019
Why Does Enamel Get Thinner As We Age?
12/20/2018
Why Does a Dry Mouth Do So Much Damage?
12/10/2018
Do White Beverages Stain Your Teeth?
11/20/2018
Do Premolars Need Special Care?
11/10/2018
Why Is Brushing Right After Eating a Bad Idea?
10/20/2018
Why Do Your Teeth Want You Drinking Municipal Tap Water?
10/10/2018
Types of Dental Cracks to Be Aware Of
9/20/2018
Top 4 Dental Mistakes Adults Make
9/10/2018
What Are those Lines that Show Up on Your Tongue?
8/20/2018
What Are the Most Common Causes of Mouth Sores?
8/10/2018
How to Manage Bleeding Gums During Pregnancy
7/20/2018
Can My Teeth Change Shape?
7/10/2018
Signs You May Have a Cavity
6/23/2018
Should A Dental Crown Feel Normal When First Put In?
6/13/2018
Danger of Loose Teeth as an Adult
5/23/2018
Cracked Molars Can Be Difficult to Detect
5/13/2018
Common Ways of Relieving Dental Fears Before You Make an Appointment
4/20/2018
Does Dentin Heal if you Have a Cavity?
4/10/2018
Having a Consistent Dental Hygiene Routine is Imperative to Good Overall Oral Health
3/20/2018
Four Great New Year
3/10/2018
Getting Your Smile Ready for Spring Shindigs
2/20/2018
How to Best Care for a Brand New Filling
2/10/2018
Would Dental Bonding Improve Your Smile?
1/20/2018
Would a Night Mouthguard Help You Sleep?
1/10/2018
Can You Ingest Too Much Fluoride?
12/20/2017
Can Teeth Begin to Decay Before They Erupt?
12/10/2017
Produce is the Perfect Snack for Optimal Oral Health
11/25/2017
Problems with Toothbrushes with Stiff Bristles
11/15/2017
How Can You Tell if a Filling is Coming Loose?
10/20/2017
How Can You Restore Your Tooth's Enamel?
10/10/2017
Have You Ever Heard of Traveler's Breath?
9/25/2017
Have You Eaten Seaweed Today? Your Teeth Want You To
9/15/2017
What to Do When You Have Cracked Teeth
8/23/2017
What You Need to Do if You Wind Up with a Broken Dental Crown
8/13/2017
Bring Your Dental Records With You When You Move
7/30/2017
Are Your Teeth Moving Around As You Sleep?
7/23/2017
You and Your Baby Need Vitamin D During Pregnancy
6/23/2017
Would a Night Guard Relieve Your Morning Jaw Pain?
6/13/2017
Brushing Before Bed Needs to Be Part of Your Daily Routine
5/25/2017
Are Electric Flossers Really Better?
5/15/2017
Getting Your Teen's Smile Ready for Prom
4/23/2017
Foods that Lower Your Stress and Can Help Reduce Bruxism
4/13/2017
What Your Smile Tells Others Around You
3/23/2017
Tongue and Lip Piercings Can Cause Chipped Teeth
3/13/2017
Common Causes of Tooth Discoloration
2/25/2017
Common Causes of Sleep Apnea
2/15/2017
When Acid Erodes Your Teeth, What Happens to Them?
1/25/2017
Protecting Yourself Before Flu Season is In Full Swing
1/15/2017
Important Things to Bring Up to Your Hygienist
12/25/2016
How to Better Relax In the Dentist's Chair
12/15/2016
Not Treating an Abscess Promptly Can Lead to More Than Tooth Loss
11/23/2016
Mouthwash Can Sanitize Your Toothbrush Right Now!
11/13/2016
What to Do When Your Wisdom Teeth Swell
10/25/2016
What to Do When Your Veneers Become Stained
10/15/2016
Why Your Teeth Need So Much Saliva
9/25/2016
Why You Shouldn't Consider Getting Your Teeth Bonded
9/15/2016
Why Is My Mouth Always Dry?
8/25/2016
Why Do Dentists Use Fluoride?
8/15/2016
What Candies Are The Worst For My Teeth?
7/25/2016
What can I do to improve the health of my teeth and gums?
7/15/2016
Are You a Good Tooth Fairy?
6/30/2016
6 Fascinating Facts about Smiling
6/20/2016
Why Is My Dentist Using a Rubber Dam?
5/27/2016
Use These Tips to Have a Pain-Free Trip to the Dentist
5/17/2016
Take a Stand Against Pit and Fissure Cavities
4/27/2016
Study Shows Married People Are More Likely to Visit the Dentist
4/17/2016
What is Aspirin Doing to Your Teeth?
3/30/2016
What Exactly Is Composite Resin?
3/20/2016
Should You Consider Dental Veneers?
2/27/2016
Researchers Link Pancreatic Cancer with Poor Oral Health
2/20/2016
Is Cosmetic Dentistry Expensive?
1/27/2016
Computer Saved Records versus Paper Records
1/17/2016
Juice and Soda are Major Causes of Tooth Erosion
12/30/2015
Study Finds that 60 Percent of Toothbrushes in Shared Bathrooms Contain Fecal Matter
12/15/2015
Sleeping with Dentures in Could Increase Your Risk of Pneumonia
11/17/2015

Map of Fairmount Dental Center - Salem Dentist

Our Office Address:

1524 Commercial St S.E.
Salem, OR 97302


p: (503) 967-0877

Business Hours:

Monday - Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM


Abigail Rollins FB
Fairmount Dental Center Green Plant - Salem Dentist
 
Copyright © 2015-2020 Fairmount Dental Center. All rights reserved.  Sitemap | Links