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Tooth Removal: Is Dental Surgery Necessary?

We are only given one set of permanent teeth, so it is important to keep them healthy and clean. However, circumstances can occur where teeth must be removed to ensure overall oral health. Sometimes, teeth are easy to remove, while other times the process is more complicated. Learning more about surgical extraction of teeth and why it is necessary can help you to feel more at ease with an upcoming procedure. Removing Teeth It is suggested by the experts that teeth be removed when they are subject to trauma, crowding or disease. When a tooth is unable to be repaired by a crown or filling due to decay or accident, an extraction may be the best option. Teeth are also…

Teen Oral Health Care: What You Need To Know

Parents of teenagers know that life is super busy. From school work to sports, friends and family events, teenagers seem to be constantly on the go. For many, oral hygiene is not a major concern. However, improper oral health care in teens can mean teeth and gum problems as adults. As parents, it is important to teach your child a proper oral health care regimen so they can build proper habits. Below are a few tips to help you along the way! Products for Teens Your teen may not be interested in brushing their teeth properly. Most products for oral hygiene are not specific to teens, can be unappealing and have a strong flavor that they disagree with. Try to…

Family Dentist: Why One Office is Important

As a parent, you want to make the best decisions for your family. One part of the responsibility is having a dentist to care for your oral health needs. To make scheduling appointments easy on your family, a family dentist is a perfect solution. Not only can everyone have their appointments in the same place, but you all receive care from a qualified professional as a family. Benefits of a Family Dentist There are many benefits to working with a family dentist. To begin, by going to one office, you alleviate any trips elsewhere. You won’t be taking one child to one office while a parent has a procedure somewhere else. Traveling to one office for dental care makes your…

Emergency Care: Does Your Dental Injury Need Emergency Services?

It is important to understand what type of dental injury requires emergency assistance. This ensures that your teeth, as well as your family member teeth, are cared for correctly. An accident can happen at any time and while some oral injuries require immediate treatment, others do not. By learning more about what type of injuries constitute emergency care, you can make the right decision at the time of the injury. Common Mouth Injuries Common injuries to the mouth can cause teeth to crack or break as well as being knocked out. Such injuries that can cause issues with the teeth include sports injury, biting down on hard food or candy, a fall, etc. The severity of the injury and where…

Common Denture Problems: What You Need to Know

Dentures are an important dental solution for tooth loss. For decades, dentures have been used to restore a smile based on teeth loss as well as to improve the process of eating and talking. Today’s dentures are advanced, more natural looking and providing a better fit than ever before. It is important for denture wearers to take care of their teeth so that problems do not occur. When you wear dentures, it is essential that you get to know common problems. By learning more about what can go wrong, you can make the right decision to prevent or treat common issues. Common Dental Problems If you wear dentures, you must keep your mouth healthy and clean. Only wear dentures that…

Avoiding Common Issues with Dental Hygiene Practices

When it comes to oral hygiene, it can be easy for adults as well as kids to be lacking in the care of their teeth and gums. From busy school schedules to work, many times, proper dental hygiene practices are not followed. When you do not brush your teeth and floss regularly along with avoiding dental appointments, you run the risk of oral health issues such as bad breath, tooth decay, and dry mouth. By learning more about how to care for your teeth and gums, you can hopefully avoid such issues. Using a Proper Brushing Technique The first step to quality dental hygiene is to brush your teeth with the right technique. When you quickly brush your teeth for…

What Parents Need to Know about Permanent Teeth

As a parent, you will soon see your child begin to lose their baby teeth and the permanent teeth will appear. As your child loses teeth, they are reaching important milestones in their growth and development. It is important to learn as much as you can about permanent teeth, so you know what to expect and can ensure that your child is provided the dental care needed for quality overall oral health. Primary Teeth to Permanent Teeth The baby teeth, also known as primary teeth, will begin to come in at six months of age. Teeth will continue to come in until age 2 or 3. The baby teeth will then be replaced by permanent teeth, around the age of…

Tooth Sensitivity: What You Need to Know

If you have ever eaten or drank anything hot or cold and you cringe, then you are experiencing a form of tooth sensitivity. Millions of Americans suffer from tooth sensitivity each day, due to cold, sweets, etc. Learning more about tooth sensitivity can help you to find the right solution for your personal needs. Causes When you have sensitive teeth, the issue can occur on a regular basis or come and go. Usually, the issue is due to exposed dentin within the root area of the teeth. This exposure can be caused by receded gums or gum disease. When the root is exposed, the nerves are affected by hot or cold, which causes the sensitivity. Erosion of the gums can…

Root Canal 101: Do You Need This Treatment?

A root canal is a dreaded word for patients at the dentist office, but it is nothing to be afraid of. Root canals have a bad reputation but in today’s dental world, they are much easier to complete. While no patient wants to have a root canal, the treatment type can provide relief for specific conditions. Learning more about root canals can be helpful to determine if the treatment type might work for you and how it can be used to save the natural teeth. Understanding a Root Canal Treatment A root canal is a dental treatment that will repair and save a tooth that is damaged. When the pulp inside the tooth is damaged or infected, a root canal…

Preventing Dry Socket: How to Avoid This Issue When Teeth are Pulled

After a tooth is pulled, there is a condition that can occur known as dry socket. This condition commonly occurs when wisdom teeth are pulled and can be quite painful. Thankfully, there are ways to avoid this problem. Learning more can help you to avoid the issue the next time a tooth is pulled. Dry Socket A dry socket will occur when a permanent tooth is removed and the nerve and/or bone inside the socket is left exposed. A clot should form in the socket as a form of protection but when the clot does not form, the area becomes very sensitive. Air, food, and fluids can cause sensitivity and leave the area open to infection. If you have teeth…