Appropriate aftercare is a crucial aspect of a successful tooth extraction. If you’ve just had a pearly white pulled, after all, then you’ve just experienced a procedure like any other that could result in complications. One common condition some patients develop is dry socket, which can be quite painful and frustrating! Keep reading to learn more about what it is and why it happens so that you can be sure to avoid it!(more…)
October 3, 2023
September 6, 2023
Typically, people think about removing teeth in the context of wisdom teeth. This is usually people’s first experience with any kind of oral surgery, and it doesn’t really happen until late adulthood. That’s why you might be a little bit surprised if your child’s dentist recommends a tooth extraction.
However, there are plenty of reasons why that may be necessary. If your child is stressed about the procedure, it may be useful to explain to them why the treatment is necessary in order to put them at ease. With that in mind, here’s what you should know about the potential of your child needing a tooth extraction, and how you can make the procedure as stress-free as possible for them.(more…)
August 18, 2023
Braces aren’t just for children and teens. 1 in 5 orthodontic patients is over the age of 18, thanks to less noticeable treatment options, like Invisalign. Clear aligners can fix overcrowded, gapped, and rotated teeth. Did you know that Invisalign can fix bite problems, too? Here is how you can correct your bite with no brackets or wires.
August 8, 2023
Your oral and overall health are closely connected, which means a healthy smile is very important for expectant mothers. Unfortunately, pregnancy can take a toll on your teeth and gums. Whether a new issue has occurred or you have an untreated problem, it’s normal to have concerns about the safety of dental work during pregnancy. Contrary to what you might have heard, it’s safe and encouraged to visit your dentist. However, if you require any dental procedures, here are a few things you should know.
July 28, 2023
Dental emergencies have the potential to happen at any time or in any place, even when you’re traveling abroad for work. Sometimes the local fare can be more sugary than you anticipated, which can lead to toothache. Other times the local community has limited access to dental care, meaning you should know where a good dentist is ahead of time. Luckily, there are steps you can take to be prepared for such an occasion. Read on to learn about how you can be ready for a dental emergency while working overseas.(more…)
July 13, 2023
Modern dentures are a comfortable and convincing way to restore your smile, and they require proper care and maintenance to stay in working order. They can warp or stain if they are not cleaned properly, causing discomfort and making them less visually appealing. Bad denture habits can also allow uncontrolled growth of bacteria, threatening the patient’s oral and dental health. Here are a few tips to help you care for your dentures and protect your investment.(more…)
June 30, 2023
Veneers can give you a picture-perfect smile quickly that can last for a decade or longer. You won’t have to undergo multiple procedures to address stains, chips, gaps, and other imperfections. After just two appointments, you can have the smile of your dreams. Don’t let something as simple as using the wrong toothpaste compromise your investment. Here’s how to choose the best toothpaste for your veneers.
June 8, 2023
Dentistry is a growing and transforming industry. Whether it is the technology used, scientific discoveries, or treatment options that make up these changes, it should come as no surprise that new developments are on the horizon. But which ones are likely to make their way into the dentist’s office? A local expert shares their opinion on three of the most expected dental trends that will emerge in the next decade.(more…)
May 2, 2023
Do you find it exhausting trying to get your little one to care for their smile consistently and effectively? If so, you are not alone! Children are usually not prone to do things that aren’t considered fun, especially when it comes to their oral health. Therefore, it’s time to bring excitement and engagement to their dental care routine so they can feel motivated on their own. By implementing a few helpful tips, they can begin to see the importance of brushing and flossing their pearly whites, while also having a good time! Read on to learn five ways to make dental care fun for your child.(more…)
April 2, 2023
If your child has been telling you that their teeth feel sensitive whenever they brush their teeth, or even just in general, it isn’t something that you should ignore. While it might not always seem serious or urgent, it’s possibly the sign of an underlying issue—not to mention, it causes discomfort for your little one! That said, you should want to understand the issue and know how to treat it so that your little one can quickly go back to happily smiling without irritation! Here’s more from your trusted pediatric dentist about what causes tooth sensitivity in children and some tips for addressing the issue.(more…)