5 Ways Caffeine Drinks Affect Oral Health

If you’re like 94% of American adults, you have at least one caffeinated drink a day. For most of us, coffee is the beverage of choice, but tea, soda, and energy drinks are also popular. Were you aware that beverages containing caffeine can impact oral health? Keep reading to learn more about the relationship between caffeine and oral health. Even if you avoid caffeine, chances are you know someone who could use this information.

Pregnancy and Oral Health

Pregnancy And Your Oral Health

At Bozeman Gentle Dentistry, we are happy to celebrate all of the exciting milestones in the lives of our patients. One of the most exciting times is pregnancy and adding another member to the family. Although it can be an overwhelming time when preparing for the new baby, it is important to remember that dental care before, during, and after pregnancy is a must. Many of our patients are surprised to learn that pregnancy not only changes your body but can have some lasting effects on your dental health as well. Hormonal changes can cause a change in the state of your oral health and leave you more susceptible to decay and gum disease. Below are recommendations for dealing with your oral health during all stages of pregnancy.

Tips to Calm Nerves at the Dentist

3 Tips To Calm Your Nerves Before Your Next Dental Appointment

Do you get nervous before you visit the dentist for an oral hygiene examination or treatment? If you answered yes, you are not alone. There is a large percentage of people who experience some form of nervousness or anxiety before visiting our office. We never want your nervous feelings to keep you from getting the dental care you need and deserve. Our goal is to help our patients feel safe and comfortable while in our care. Read on to learn about some tips to help you relax before your appointment.

Why Do I Have Bleeding Gums?

Why Do I Have Bleeding Gums?

Do you notice signs of red or pink when you rinse your mouth after brushing your teeth? If so, you may be experiencing bleeding gums. Many things can cause bleeding gums. The culprit could be something as simple as a small piece of food that is trapped between the teeth and has caused irritation. If you regularly experience bleeding gums, it can be an indication that you have a problem with your oral health. Bleeding gums can occur for one of the following reasons:

What Causes Tooth Sensitivity?

Why Are Your Teeth So Sensitive?

Do you love ice cream but avoid eating it because it feels too cold on your teeth? Maybe you struggle with foods and drinks that are very hot or cold. If so, you are experiencing problems with tooth sensitivity. Recurring problems with tooth sensitivity can negatively impact your quality of life. You may find yourself avoiding certain foods or struggling to brush your teeth because of the discomfort.

Drink Water on Halloween

How To Keep Your Teeth Healthy This Halloween

It is hard to believe that Halloween is right around the corner! If you celebrate this spooky holiday, you are likely already attending parties and getting ready for the big day. One aspect of this Halloween that always gives us a fright is the large amount of candy available. We want to share some helpful tips to avoid any dental problems or emergencies this Halloween: