Oral Care After Your Tooth Extraction There are lots of reasons you may need a tooth extracted, everything from accidents to advanced tooth decay can be at the root of the problem. No matter what causes the extraction, though, the process is basically the same. So is the after care, so pay attention! What Happens… Continue reading Oral Care After Your Tooth Extraction
King Me: Everything You Need to Know About Getting a Crown Crowns aren’t just for royalty, they’re also a great way to repair your smile! Although sometimes people choose to have crowns placed for purely cosmetic reasons, the vast majority of patients come in to the dentist only to discover that they need a crown… Continue reading King Me: Everything You Need to Know About Getting a Crown
Stay Ahead of Gum Disease! More than half of Americans over the age of 30 suffer from periodontal disease. In fact, gum disease is the leading cause for tooth loss in adults. Periodontal disease patients get very familiar with procedures like scaling and root planing, a type of deep cleaning that’s a lot less fun… Continue reading Stay Ahead of Gum Disease!
What Are My Best Options if I Need to Replace Three Teeth? The image of a gap-toothed child is always charming, but switch that picture to an adult and the results are nowhere near as attractive. Whether you’re missing a series of teeth through genetics or because of gum disease or accidents, the lack of… Continue reading What Are My Best Options if I Need to Replace Three Teeth?
Get Smart About Wisdom Teeth Wisdom teeth don’t make you any smarter, but they do appear when you’re old enough to make it seem like you are. For most people, wisdom teeth are the last four molars to appear in their mouth, and they often do more harm than good. When these teeth begin to… Continue reading Get Smart About Wisdom Teeth
The Ugly Truth About Dry Sockets When you have a permanent tooth extracted, a blood clot will form to cover and protect the exposed bone and nerve endings left open by the process. If this clot dislodges and comes out, it causes a painful condition known as a dry socket. Dry sockets are the most… Continue reading The Ugly Truth About Dry Sockets
What Happens When I Get Sedated at the Dentist? If the thought of getting your teeth cleaned makes you tense up and you’d rather suffer from a toothache than visit the dentist, sedation dentistry can literally save your smile. Dental sedation can be used for any procedure, from a simple tooth cleaning to major oral… Continue reading What Happens When I Get Sedated at the Dentist?
Does Vaping Affect Oral Health? Everyone knows that cigarette smoking is bad for your general health, including your teeth. If you’re a smoker, you’ve probably been told to quit dozens of times. Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, might seem like a smoker’s dream come true. Instead of drawing in tobacco smoke, you inhale a vapor-like substance… Continue reading Does Vaping Affect Oral Health?
Close your eyes for a moment. Imagine you experience the astringent smell of antiseptics, hear the shrill whine of a drill coming closer and closer, feel fingers covered in latex invading…Continue Reading
Getting to Know the Tools of the Trade Does the sight of strange shiny tools in your dentist’s office make you start to tense up? The whirring sound of the drill and the sharpness of a dental pick can be very frightening, and might even be behind your fear of going to the dentist. There… Continue reading Getting to Know the Tools of the Trade