When you have a tooth extracted, the blood clot that forms inside the socket helps to protect the area while it heals and prevent exposure to bacteria that could lead to an abscess. However, if this clot is dislodged and falls out, it can lead to a dry socket that can cause you severe pain and increase your risk of infection. After your extraction, avoid making the following mistakes that could cause a dry socket.
25 January 2019
If you have started experiencing some tooth pain and notice that the discomfort radiates through the jaw, then you may have a dental infection. Infections can often be treated with root canal therapy. However, some people are simply scared of the treatment and wait some time before making a dental appointment. There are a few reasons why this is problematic. Keep reading to learn why. An Extraction May Be Needed
7 January 2019
When your dentist sees that your gums are bleeding, swelling, or receding, he or she might diagnose this condition as gingivitis. Gingivitis is gum disease, but it is only the first stage of gum disease. If you have this, you could either leave it alone and do nothing, which will only cause it to worsen, or you could take steps to reverse the problems with your gums. If you would like to stop your gum disease from worsening, here are some tips that may help you reverse it.
3 December 2018
Having a loose tooth can make a child wild, and many parents remember their own parents helping them when they were little with this issue. While it may be what your parents did, that doesn't mean that it's appropriate. Here's why you shouldn't help your child yourself when their baby tooth is on the verge of falling out. The Problem With Helping There were lots of methods for parents helping their children when a tooth wouldn't come loose.
5 November 2018
It is very difficult to feel confident about your teeth when they look yellow or otherwise discolored. Fortunately, there are a wide variety of very affordable ways that you can whiten your teeth naturally. 1) Stay Away From Coffee, Tea, and Dark Colas Coffee, tea, and dark colas all have a tendency to stain your teeth due to the darker pigment in them. Staying away from them is certainly one of the easiest ways to brighten your smile.
6 September 2018
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a major issue for millions of Americans. Periodontal disease is an infection of the tissues surrounding the teeth, mainly the gums, that can eventually lead to tooth loss. This condition can be painful and often involves bleeding gums, recessed gum tissue, and other issues. Approximately half of all American adults suffer from periodontal disease. The good news is that this condition is treatable. One of these treatments is laser periodontal therapy.
6 September 2018
Tooth sensitivity is a common problem that many people experience. Since there are plenty of products on the market that can help with tooth sensitivity, many people take it upon themselves to give those a try before reaching out to a dentist. If you're wondering if you should follow that path yourself, here's why you should think twice about it. Why Teeth are Sensitive Teeth can become sensitive for a wide variety of reasons, but damage is typically at the forefront.
22 August 2018
If you're suffering from dental problems, you might be tempted to conceal them with homemade dentures and veneers. Unfortunately, homemade dental products aren't the right way to care for dental problems. In fact, they can end up causing you more problems than you started out with. Before you opt for homemade dental appliances, here are four reasons why you avoid that option altogether. Substandard Material When you have your dental appliances designed and created by your dentist, you'll know that they're using the highest quality materials.
20 July 2018
Braces help straighten the teeth when a dental misalignment is present. The appliance, which is made up of brackets, elastic bands, and an arch wire, apply pressure to the teeth to move them into a straighter configuration. Your orthodontist periodically adjusts the arch wire of the braces to ensure that your alignment progresses properly. Although the braces and your orthodontist perform most of the work to realign your teeth, you still play a significant role in the outcome and length of your treatment.
27 June 2018
Dental care is extremely important. Not only does proper dental hygiene allow you to maintain a beautiful smile but it can also be the key to keeping your entire body healthy. More and more evidence is pointing to a link between a healthy mouth and a healthy heart, making it even more important for you to make dental care a priority. If you've made the commitment to keeping your mouth healthy and plan to go to the dentist in the near future here are a few tips you can use to make sure that you're prepared when you get there.
20 May 2018