Tonsil Questions?

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In this post from Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati, we are going to discuss the two lumps of soft tissue in the back of the throat—the tonsils. Your tonsils sit at the base of the tongue, one on each side. They are small masses of lymphoid tissue. As such, they are part of your immune…

Is The Humble Toothbrush Obsolete?

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Are manual toothbrushes obsolete? Would you believe people have been asking that question for more than fifty years? At Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati, we assure you that the answer is no. When it comes to maintaining your dental health, an old school manual toothbrush is one of your best friends. “Wait a minute,” you…

Those Baby Teeth Are A Big Deal

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This post from Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati focuses on  baby teeth. Why would you take care of them when they’re just going to fall out and go to the tooth fairy? It’s a good question with an even better answer. Parents should never feel like they are wasting their time taking care of their…

If My Gums Bleed, Should I Stop Flossing?

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If your gums bleed when you floss your teeth, should you drop flossing from your dental health routine? We’re asked about this from time to time at Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati. Our answer is short and sweet: “No!” Bleeding is probably a sign that you need to clean your teeth and gums more thoroughly—not…

Floss Pick Facts For Cincinnati

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At Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati, we want all our patients to keep their teeth as clean as possible. But we know a lot of them want convenience. That’s why so many use floss picks instead of conventional dental floss. These little tools are quite handy. They usually have a handle that is pointed and…

Saliva And Dental Health

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In  this blog post from Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati we examine saliva, and its role in your dental health. Now, don’t be squeamish! Saliva is mostly water. No surprise there. A small portion of it, though, is made up of enzymes, antibacterial substances, mucus, and minerals. The ideal pH balance of the mouth is…