When gums are tender, red, swollen and/or bleeding; gum disease is quite often looked to as the culprit. However, there are other reasons gums may be “acting up”. Even if no discomfort is experienced, it is incredibly important to visit the dentist so the source of the symptoms can be addressed. So what causes gums to turn red? Swell? Bleed? Read below for possible causes of irritated gums.
Oral health care is an exceptionally important component of a healthy pregnancy. It is important for both the care of the expecting mother, as well as the health of the unborn child. There is quite a bit of discussion around if dental visits are safe while pregnant. Forest Edge Dental and Dr. Johnson want patients to know dental care during pregnancy is not only safe, it is essential and effective at combating pregnancy gingivitis and promoting overall health for mother and child. The American Dental Association, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Academy of Pediatrics all support women receiving dental care while pregnant.
Whether you’re new to the area or simply need to find another dental office to call home, finding the best dentist in Hoffman Estates for your needs is important for your future smile. While the options may seem overwhelming, here are some important things to look at:
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Diet plays a very important role in a healthy smile. Dr. Johnson and the Forest Edge Dental team came up with a list that we believe is both easily accessible at most supermarkets and affordable. Check out the quick list below for foods for healthy teeth in Hoffman Estates. Read more “Hoffman Estates’ Food List for Healthy Teeth”