Seeing Blood When You Floss?

Are you noticing a pink or red tinge on your dental floss? Perhaps you see a tinge of pink in the water when you spit after brushing and flossing? Maybe you're experiencing the taste of blood in your mouth after flossing, as well. As long as the bleeding isn't severe, there's no need to panic -- however, bleeding when you floss is definitely a cause for concern. If you're bleeding after you floss your teeth, be sure to set up an appointment with your Dr. Brazdo at Artistic Touch Dentistry as soon as possible. In the meantime, you should practice the following tips to...
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Dental Pain Relief: What You Should Know About Opioids and Other Pain Medications

According to the detailed analysis of results from more than 460 published studies, opioid pain medication is not the most effective, or even the most long lasting, solution for severe dental pain. The School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University recently conducted a new study that examined the best methods for pain relief when patients are suffering from acute dental pain. Here's what you need to know about the study and how it can relate to your life.

The Study and What it Revealed

The study conducted by The School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University was shown on the...
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Gum Disease = Rheumatoid Arthritis

It is almost impossible to determine who will develop Rheumatoid arthritis. There seems to be no pattern to who gets it and who doesn’t. This frustrates healthcare providers because the earlier Rheumatoid arthritis is diagnosed the easier it is to treat. Medical researchers have spent years trying to determine how to predict who is at risk for developing Rheumatoid arthritis, but haven’t had much success until now. We will take a look at a recently published medical study that may prove promising in helping to lead to the early detection of Rheumatoid arthritis. Taking a Closer Look at the Medical Study The medical...
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What You Should Know About Oil Pulling

You may have heard about oil pulling -- it's all over the media lately. Many people who are proponents of oil pulling say that it can help whiten your teeth, and maybe even transform your oral health overall. If you've got questions about it, this blog was written for you! Read on to find out everything you need to know about oil pulling.

What is Oil Pulling?

Oil pulling is an Indian health remedy that has been used since ancient times. The actual practice is incredibly simple: You simply swish a small amount of oil, usually around a tablespoon, around your...
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Is An Electric Toothbrush Worth It?

Are you considering switching out your manual toothbrush for an electric toothbrush? For most people, making the switch can mean less plaque on the teeth, which means less tartar and less risk of developing gum disease. If you are thinking of making the switch our Melbourne, FL dentist can help you choose the right electric toothbrush.

Benefits of Electric Toothbrushes

Electric toothbrushes can help you remove more plaque from your mouth. Plaque develops as the result of food particles mixing with saliva. This creates a sticky, clear film that coats your teeth and can lead to dental decay and gingivitis if it...
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