Attending your dental appointments is essential to your oral health. Most of the time, they are routine checkups or taking care of a dental issue that needs to be addressed. However, there are certain circumstances where your dentist may tell you that you need to have a tooth extracted. You may find that shocking if you were not experiencing any pain in the tooth. Read on to learn four reasons a tooth needs to be removed even if it doesn’t hurt.(more…)
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4 Reasons for Removing a Tooth that Doesn’t Hurt
May 26, 2023
Must-Haves for Your Dental Emergency Kit
March 26, 2023
You probably have bandaids, antiseptics, and peroxide handy to treat minor injuries at home, but do you have a first aid kit for your smile? 1 in 6 Americans has a dental emergency every year. You might not expect a dental emergency to happen to you, but accidents can happen. It’s best to be prepared, just in case. Here are a few must-haves to include in your oral health emergency kit.
5 Myths About Root Canals, Debunked!
January 3, 2023
If you have a tooth that is severely infected, regular cavity treatment will no longer be enough to repair it. In this case, a root canal will be necessary. This treatment is used to remove the infected tissue and has a 95% success rate. Even so, root canal therapy is the most feared dental treatment by many people. this is due largely to misconceptions about the procedure. To help ease your worries, read on as we debunk five myths about root canals.(more…)
Beverages and Oral Health: Drinks That Harm Your Smile
November 18, 2022
There are many drinks that hold memories of good times for a lot of people. Whether it’s stopping by a convenience store on a road trip or relaxing poolside on a hot summer day, many beverages hold some form of nostalgia. Others help you decompress after a long day or wake up enough to do it all again. Unfortunately, not all these drinks are good for your smile. Continue reading to learn about how beverages and oral health are related as well as five that can harm your smile.(more…)
Oral Bacteria: How Many Live in Your Mouth?
October 28, 2022
Bacteria are microorganisms that can be found everywhere. They’re in the food we eat, in the plants we keep, and in different parts of the body, including the mouth. As abundant as bacteria are in the world around us, many people aren’t aware that not all bacteria are bad for you. In fact, there are oral bacteria that naturally occur in your mouth. Though some of these are the causes of gum disease or cavities, others can help keep your body healthy and functioning as intended. Continue reading to learn about how many oral bacteria the average person has in their mouth as well as how they impact your smile.(more…)
Can You Get Dental Implants After Menopause?
September 3, 2022
As you approach your golden years, your body undergoes various changes. Besides gray hair and a few wrinkles, women also reach the end of their reproductive years. Unfortunately, menopause can increase your risk of tooth loss because your bones can weaken from hormonal changes. Although teeth are meant to last for a lifetime, 1 in 5 adults over the age of 65 have suffered complete tooth loss. You don’t have to live with an incomplete smile because of a natural event. You can still benefit from the next best thing to your real teeth with dental implants. However, there are a few things you should know about getting dental implants after menopause.
4 Common Causes of One-Sided Jaw Pain
August 12, 2022
If you have jaw pain on one side, it can be alarming. Whether the discomfort came on quickly or has worsened gradually, it’s best to schedule an appointment with your dentist. Various factors contribute to jaw pain. Although most situations aren’t anything serious, your quality of life can be affected by the discomfort. You don’t want to ignore the problem for too long. Here are a few of the most common causes of one-sided jaw pain.
Help! My Dental Bridge Fell Out
July 31, 2022
A dental bridge serves as a long-term solution to treat consecutive tooth loss. It’s held in place by cementing dental crowns to the adjacent teeth. You’ll have peace of mind knowing your new teeth will stay in place. You might never expect them to fall out, but it’s not uncommon. Although every situation differs, bridges and crowns last for about 10 years before needing to be replaced. If your dental bridge fell out, don’t panic! Here’s what you should do until you can see your dentist.
Benefits of Summer Wisdom Tooth Removal
June 6, 2022
If you’ve been putting off having your wisdom teeth removed, there isn’t any better time than the present to schedule your extractions. Summer provides the perfect opportunity to invest in your dental health. Life tends to slow down, and there are plenty of other perks to having them extracted before summer ends. Here are 5 reasons to schedule your wisdom tooth consultation.
How Your Diet Should Change with Veneers
May 11, 2022
Porcelain veneers are thin shells that cover the entire front surface of the teeth. To ensure that they properly adhere and blend with the rest of your pearly whites, a thin layer of enamel has to be removed. Since this is a permanent change, it’s important to make sure that this treatment option is right for you. Additionally, though veneers are durable and highly stain resistant, that doesn’t mean that they can’t become damaged or discolored over time. To make sure that your new smile lasts as long as possible, changing your diet a bit is one of the most effective things you can do. Read on to learn about three diet changes that can help.(more…)