The thought of having oral surgery is enough to make many people cringe. However, oral surgery can be necessary and can often help alleviate discomfort and improve function of the teeth and jaw. Such procedures are also often quick and simple, meaning they are little to worry about. Impacted Wisdom Teeth Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the set of teeth that grow at the back of the gums.
25 August 2016
If you currently have dentures but are considering dental implants, you may have a difficult decision to make. After all, there is pain and discomfort involved with installing implants, plus the surgery and the expense. However, there are some things you can do with dental implants that you cannot do with dentures. Eat Tough and Hard-to-Chew Foods If you love corn on the cob and well-done steak, you may be sad to find that you cannot eat these foods when you have dentures.
4 August 2016
Dental implants require surgery. With any surgery, there is always a risk of infection. The good news is, there are things you can do to prevent infection. In fact, here are four tips to protect your oral health from infection after having dental implants installed. Opt for Antibiotic Premedication If your risk of infection is already high, you may have been offered antibiotic premedication. Stick to the medication your dentist gives you.
2 August 2016
Morning sickness is the worst; not only on your stomach but also on your teeth. Every time you vomit, stomach acid is introduced to your mouth. The acids are strong enough to cause your teeth to corrode. Over time, the stomach acids will start wearing down on the enamel of your teeth and will cause damage. Morning sickness is a normal symptom of pregnancy, and there isn't much you can do about it.
20 July 2016
When it comes to oral hygiene, you probably spend a lot of time focusing on your teeth. However, if you're not spending some time focusing on your gums, you could be setting yourself up some serious dental problems. Your gums play a crucial role in your overall dental health. Here are four tips that will help you keep your gums healthy. Brush Twice a Day Brushing your teeth twice a day is an important part of good oral hygiene.
30 June 2016
Having a dental teeth cleaning done by your dentist is highly recommended because dentists have the tools that are able to remove plaque build up that you aren't able to reach when you brush your teeth at home. Your toothbrush can only go so far to remove heavy plaque build up, as well, which is why it's important to have a dental teeth cleaning done every 6 months. If you are hesitant about the teeth cleaning because you have had a toothache afterwards, here are three reasons why that could be:
15 June 2016
Going to the dentist isn't always painful, but if you haven't been to the dentist in a long time or you don't have the best oral hygiene, then even a simple dental cleaning can be the source of discomfort. Luckily, there are a number of different ways that you can make your dental visit be a little less painful. Visit a Dentist That Advertises Gentle Dental Care The first way to ensure that you have a less painful dentist visit is to find a dentist that you trust that advertises in gentle dental care.
24 May 2016