Archive for July, 2021
Tips for Safe, Swift Wisdom Teeth Recovery
Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, are the last permanent teeth to erupt. They are the very back teeth and are not needed for chewing. They usually appear between the ages of 17 and 20, but they can continue to erupt until age 30. Some wisdom teeth become impacted or blocked as they try to push […]
Why Summertime is the Best Time for Wisdom Teeth Removal
For some people, wisdom teeth grow downward, break through the gums, and cause no pain or problems, therefore warranting no further action than cleaning and flossing as their counterparts do. But unfortunately, wisdom teeth can become the bullies of the mouth, growing in awkwardly, pushing other teeth around and becoming a breeding ground for bacteria […]
Sports and Dentistry Don’t Mix: Protect Your Face and Mouth!
As the new sports season ramps up, don’t forget that active fun comes with the risk of mouth and face trauma. Whether from falls during play or from being struck in the face, there are plenty of ways to get hurt. Especially for children, facial or dental injuries often come from sports and the shoddy […]
Dental Implants for Stronger Permanent Dentures
By 65 years old 57% of people wear dentures. Unfortunately, nearly half of all denture wearers are unhappy with them, and only 5% are completely satisfied. The number one complaint about dentures is how they fit, followed by concerns about an unnatural appearance. Because of these worries, denture wearers report feeling uncomfortable in social situations, […]
Different Types of Dental Specialists: Which One Do I Need?
When it comes to dental care, people are usually familiar with the work of a dentist. Performing routine cleanings, filling cavities, applying sealants, and caring for minor trauma to the teeth are all work that’s done in a general dentist’s office. But when it comes to other teeth specialists, you may not be quite as […]
Knowing When to get a Tooth Pulled
It’s understandable that dental patients would rather not have a tooth extracted and there are instances when having to get a tooth pulled can be avoided, but only a dental exam by a qualified professional can determine if your situation is one where extracting one or more teeth will be necessary. Common Reasons for Removing […]
Surgery for Hyperdontia, or Extra Teeth
The condition of having extra teeth (also referred to as supernumerary teeth) is called hyperdontia. The first 20 teeth that grow when you are a child are deciduous teeth. These are your primary teeth that are then replaced by 32 permanent teeth in your teen and adult years. When extra teeth are present, they are […]
How to Choose an Oral Surgeon
Dentists handle overall dental health, but when problems arise, that they can’t feasibly take care of in their own office, they will recommend that you see an oral surgeon to take care of the problem. The problem is that they may not point you right to the best oral and maxillofacial surgeon for your needs. […]
Worst Candies for Dental Care
Halloween is Here which Means so are the Worst Candies for Dental Care What Kind of Candy Can’t I Eat After a Dental Extraction? Halloween is almost here again. Soon the sidewalks will be full of small-sized superheroes, villains, witches, and more. For the little ones’ teeth (and their parents) the truly scary thing about […]
Do Wisdom Teeth Always Have to be Pulled?
It’s a rite of passage for many teenagers: wisdom tooth extraction. Most people are resigned to the procedure, complete with puffy face and milkshake diet. After all, doesn’t everyone have to have their wisdom teeth pulled? Well, that’s mostly true. Roughly 85% of adults have undergone the procedure to keep their teeth healthy. But is […]