Thursday, December 18, 2014
The term "surgery" is a pretty daunting one. Oral surgery is certainly no exception when it comes to experiencing feelings of nervousness and trepidation before a scheduled procedure. Patients continually report, however, that the most important factor in reduced anxiety before oral surgery is being well-informed. We've put together a list of important topics and questions to discuss with your dentist before arriving for your surgical treatment.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
You've heard it from us and you've probably heard it from your dentist: there is no substitute in your oral hygiene routine for flossing your teeth. Food and plaque that get trapped in between two touching teeth and are not removed through thorough brushing and flossing harden into calculus and tartar, which can lead to gum disease and tooth decay.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Pericoronitis, also called operculitis, is an oral health issue that happens when the gum tissue around a partially erupted tooth becomes inflamed and infected. It most commonly affects the third molars or wisdom teeth.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Over time, wear and tear on our pearly whites can result in functional and cosmetic issues. This is especially true for seniors, whose teeth have been subject to fifty or more years of use. Following are common dental problems seniors face and treatment suggestions to address them.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Contrary to popular belief, losing teeth is largely a result of preventable oral disease and not a direct consequence of aging. It is possible for your teeth to last a lifetime with the right attention. The two most important aspects of this care are a good, at-home oral hygiene routine and regular visits to the dentist.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
In many places, the world of dentistry is becoming more and more competitive. And, as the consumer, that’s great news for you! When more than one dental practice starts vying for the same client base, acquiring and maintaining patients becomes even more important for the contending offices. Sometimes, this healthy competition translates into extra incentives for patients. We’ve done a little research and put together a list of sweeteners (that don’t cause cavities) dentists are offering to stand out to their patrons.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Since tomorrow is the biggest day of the year for collecting and devouring sweet treats, we thought we’d put together three tips to think about when it comes to buying and consuming candy this All Hallows’ Eve- and as long as that goody supply lasts for the days/weeks that follow:
Thursday, October 23, 2014
In dentistry, “gum disease” or “periodontal disease” are general terms used to describe when gum, or gingiva tissue is in an unhealthy state. There are two main categories that gum disease can be broken into:
Thursday, October 16, 2014
The normal adult mouth boasts 32 permanent teeth. In most cases, all except the wisdom teeth have erupted by age thirteen. The third set of molars, or “wisdom teeth,” usually come in during a person’s late teen or early twenty years.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
You probably already know that smoking is bad for your health, but, did you realize that smoking can have significant negative effects on your oral health as well? Some of the dental problems that smoking contributes to include: