Archive for July, 2017

Breastfeeding and Tongue-Ties: What It Can Mean for Your Baby

Difficulty Breastfeeding? You are not alone. The first patient to walk into East Madison Dental last Saturday morning wasn’t a typical dental patient–for starters, she didn’t have teeth yet. She was a 2 week old infant tucked into a baby carrier held by her beaming, but perhaps slightly exhausted, mom, Kristen. Since the first time […]

Gum Recession: What You Should Know

 Have you noticed that your gums don’t cover as much of your teeth as they used to? Do your teeth look longer to you? Is it more painful than before to eat cold food and beverages like ice cream or iced water? You may be experiencing gum recession. Gum recession can occur from aggressive tooth […]

Eating Ice Cream Shouldn’t Hurt: How to Help Sensitive Teeth

Does the thought of taking a big bite of ice cream make you cringe? It shouldn’t, but it does for millions of Americans. Sensitive teeth and gums can make ice cream eating painful, as well as cause discomfort when eating all sorts of cold or hot foods and beverages. July 16th was National Ice Cream […]

Gum Problems? You’re Not Alone

If your gums bleed when you floss or brush, or are red or swollen, or if you have bad breath, you’re not alone. Nearly 50% of US adults 30 or older have some form of gum disease. Gum disease can be mild or severe, and can cause more than just discomfort. It has been linked […]

Healthy Gums, Healthy Baby: All About Gum Health & Pregnancy

Did you know that pregnant women are 70% more likely to experience gingivitis than the average adult? Even more alarming, studies continue to show a link between gingivitis in pregnant women and low-weight or premature births. Fortunately, practicing good oral hygiene and visiting your dental provider during pregnancy can significantly reduce these risks. Read on […]