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Most people do not have complications after wisdom teeth extraction, recovering in a few days and returning to their routine. However, occasionally a patient will develop a dry socket, a painful condition that is easily treated. What is a Dry Socket? A dry socket is painful inflammation and irritation of the empty tooth socket when […]
History of Wisdom Teeth
Why Do People Have Wisdom Teeth? Most people need their wisdom teeth removed, so why do we have them in the first place? Here’s a quick history lesson on wisdom teeth and the important role they once played! Wisdom teeth were once an extremely valuable asset to our ancestors. When a typical diet consisted of […]
Wisdom Teeth Aftercare
Having your impacted wisdom teeth removed is a serious surgical procedure, and post-operative care is extremely important! Read on for instructions on how to care for your sore mouth, and how to minimize unnecessary pain and complications. Immediately Following Surgery: Keep a firm, yet gentle, bite on the gauze packs that have been placed in […]
How to Take Care of Your Dental Implant
Cleaning and taking care of your implant is just as important as cleaning your natural teeth. Here are some things you should know about caring for your implant. Your implant and your natural teeth are similar because they both rely on healthy tissue for support! Just like with real teeth, plaque buildup can be harmful. […]
Flossing: Absolutely Necessary!
Yes, You Still Have to Floss. No, the dance move “flossing” does not count. The AP recently released an article making the claim that “there’s little proof that flossing works”. Their review cited a series of studies that found flossing does little or nothing to improve oral health. Here’s the problem: the studies were flawed. […]
Wisdom Teeth: Questions Answered
If you or your child are getting your wisdom teeth removed, you must have questions! We are here to make you feel as comfortable as possible. As always, if you have other questions feel free to contact us. We are more than happy to help you understand more during your upcoming procedure. Read on for […]
When Should You Consider Dental Implants?
Dental implants typically consist of three components: the post, the abutment, and the restoration. The post is a screw that is inserted into the bone. The abutment is attached to the post and the restoration is placed on top, giving the finished product a beautiful, realistic look. Dental implants are an effective way to replace […]
3 Tips to Keep Your Gums Healthy and Happy
Keeping your gums healthy is vital to ensuring that your mouth stays clean and your teeth stay intact and in pristine condition. Incorporating a few simple steps into your daily oral hygiene routine will keep your teeth and gums healthy, happy and your smile shining bright for years to come. Floss Like a Boss Flossing […]
3 Benefits of Dental Implants
Missing a tooth? Meet your new best friend—dental implants. Before choosing to opt for a dental implant, it’s important that you understand the in’s and out’s of these replacement teeth and how they will benefit your smile. When replacing a tooth or a gap with a dental implant, you are not only giving your smile […]
5 mouth healthy snacks that are delicious too!
Not all foods are created equal. Some can be good for you and some can cause detrimental damage to your teeth (EEK)! Below are a few snack ideas that are not only tasty and easy to whip up, but healthy for your mouth too. 1. Apple Cinnamon oatmeal: Due to the high fiber and crunchy […]