How to Prevent Bone Loss after Tooth Extraction
One of the consequences of losing a tooth that most people are unaware of is also losing the bone surrounding that tooth. It is something that few consider when having a tooth removed. When a tooth is missing, the jawbone that used to surround it begins to shrink. First, it shrinks in width, and then it begins to shorten in[…]
What Causes Yellow Teeth?
At this time of year, people take lots of photos. Thanks to the many filters available in the various sharing apps, you can virtually whiten your teeth. But what about the way your teeth appear in real life? If your teeth look yellow, one of these things might be the culprit. External Stains Teeth are naturally a slightly off-white color. […]
How to Get Rid of a Tooth Infection
In the past, most people believed that a toothache was just a toothache, with little effect on the rest of the body. A quick search of the news, though, will show you that this is a dangerous myth. Tooth infections can kill you. It only happens rarely, but it does happen. Here’s what you need to know to ensure that[…]
Uncle Joe’s New Teeth
Is Vaping Bad for Your Teeth?
Vaping has been a hot topic in the news recently due to the serious medical complications doctors are seeing in teenage patients. Many people began vaping as an alternative to traditional smoking, assuming it was healthier. The problem is that vaping attracts a much younger audience than cigarettes do. As time progresses, and more and more people suffer the effects[…]
Consequences of Missing Teeth
Hearing the phrase “Just pull it!” makes most dentists cringe. Why? Because there are consequences when you lose a tooth. We understand that some teeth have a hopeless prognosis and must be removed. We’re not talking about cases where extraction is the only option, and you opt to replace the missing tooth with a dental implant. The consequences that this[…]
Tips to Prevent Cavities in Children
We know you have enough pressure as parents, so we hate to add one more thing. But did you know that you have the power to prevent almost all of your children’s cavities? Most cavities are preventable, and by following a few important rules, you can protect your children’s teeth and save yourself some money Oral Hygiene The first important[…]
Are These Dental X-Rays Safe?
This is a very important question and one we hear quite often. In recent years, there has been a lot of information and misinformation available about dental x-rays on the internet. We understand that this question arises from a fear of the danger of radiation. After all, radiation is a tool used to fight and kill cancer cells, so doesn’t[…]
Preparing for Oral Surgery
When you have an oral surgery procedure coming up, you can make a difference in your healing and recovery by being as prepared as possible. Many people mistakenly think this only applies to people having major, full-mouth surgeries. Even something as minor as a simple tooth extraction depends on certain factors for good healing. Health Conditions Let’s start with the[…]
The Best & Worst Halloween Candy for Your Teeth
The Best Okayest & Worst Halloween Candy for Your Teeth We had to alter the title because there is no candy that is actually good for your teeth. Some are just okay, and some are very bad. As you sort through your kids’ trick or treat stash, keep these things in mind. Why is Candy Bad for Teeth? Most candy[…]