Wise Advice About Wisdom Teeth

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As your teenager grows and matures into adulthood, you can only hope they will be wise as they do so. So-called wisdom teeth usually emerge during the late teen and early adult time periods, traditionally a time to gain independence and, hopefully, wisdom. Actually, wisdom teeth are really the third molars and they often require some extra care as they emerge. Read on to find out what might be happening to your young adult as their wisdom teeth come in.

14 June 2019

3 Things To Know About Tooth Extractions

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There are a variety of reasons why you may need to have a tooth extracted. Dental decay that cannot be repaired, injury to the tooth, and other factors can lead to the need to have a tooth removed. In some cases, tooth removal is for cosmetic reasons or to make room for other teeth in the case of overcrowding. Dental extractions are common, and many people have teeth removed at some point.

9 May 2019

Having A Tooth Extracted? 3 Things To Know

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There are many reasons why you may need to have a tooth extracted. For example, if you have severe decay, and your dentist wants to stop the infection from spreading to nearby teeth and gums, extracting the tooth can help. Or, if you have broken a tooth that cannot be repaired, it will need to be extracted to ease your pain before placing implants. No matter what the reason, proper understanding is key to a successful tooth extraction.

17 April 2019

3 Ways A Much-Needed Deep Dental Cleaning Can Improve Your Life

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If you have not had your teeth cleaned by a dental hygienist in a while, then you might be in need of a deep cleaning. This is a much more in-depth cleaning than a standard cleaning. If you've been putting off having your deep cleaning done, know that it can improve your life in these ways. Once you realize how a deep cleaning at your family dentist's office can benefit you, you'll probably want to call and schedule an appointment right away.

18 March 2019

3 Extraordinary Dental Care Tips Parents Should Consider For Their Developing Children

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If you have children, a lot of time should be spent on proper dental care. Your children's teeth are still developing after all. They need to be taking good care of them at an early age. These tips can ensure your children keep their teeth healthy and looking great as they grow into teenagers.  1. Eat A Healthy Diet  Even at a young age, your children need to be eating healthy foods.

19 February 2019

Medications That Can Cause Painful Gums

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If you wear dental bridges, then it is important that your gums stay healthy. Gum tissue that is weak, inflamed, or painful, may lead to discomfort or tissue damage when wearing your bridges. Here are some medications that can cause painful gums and what you can do about keeping your gingival tissue healthy while wearing your dental bridges. Anti-Hypertension Drugs If you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, then your physician may have prescribed anti-hypertension drugs.

20 January 2019

How To Avoid Cavities With That One Child That Always Seems To Get Them

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Sometimes your child just gets cavities. You may have been the most well-organized parent supervising your child while he or she brushes their teeth every morning and every night. You may have even squeezed in post-lunch brushing on the weekends. Your child may have been the world's greatest brusher, going well-past his two minutes and reaching all the way to his back molars, like a champ. But, it still happened. The dentist found another cavity.

18 December 2018

What's Causing Your Toothache?

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Toothaches are very unwelcoming, and they often come at the most inopportune times. Toothaches are uncomfortable, cause discomfort, and can sometimes be downright debilitating. Thankfully, most toothaches are just temporary. However, when a toothaches goes on for a couple of days or longer and doesn't seem to be improving, it is important that you seek assistance from your family dentist. Toothaches can be caused by a number of causes, and your family dentist will be able to perform a full examination and get to the root cause of the ache.

19 November 2018

Are Dental Implants Safe?

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Implants have become one of the most common forms of dental restoration performed in the US. Despite the oft-cited high costs, this is the best restoration method when you want results that last and function just as well as the real thing. However, there is no hiding from the fact that putting in an implant often requires extensive procedures that may even include a bone transplant. As with any surgical procedure, it becomes important to ask how safe it is to put in an implant.

22 October 2018

3 Times Sedation May Be Necessary For Children

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Most children, even those who are nervous about going to the dentist, are going to be able to go to the dentist and make it through their visit without the need for more than a kind and patient doctor. However, this is not the case for all children. Some children have high levels of anxiety or other special needs that may make sedation necessary. Other children may need sedation when they require a procedure that

26 September 2018