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Why Do I Need a Bone Graft?

If you are in need of a tooth extraction or dental implant, your dentist may recommend that you also get a bone graft. While this may sound a little extreme at first, bone grafts are sometimes an essential element to dental treatments. Depending on your specific case,...

Am I Too Old To Have My Wisdom Teeth Extracted?

Nearly 50 million Americans will need to remove their wisdom teeth on or before the age of 25. Patients often do not even know if their wisdom teeth have arrived. If this is similar to your case, it may be time to consider your next oral consulting. And the good thing is that no one is too old to have his wisdom teeth removed.

When should wisdom teeth be removed?

Wisdom teeth are the teeth that grow at the back of your mouth. They’re one of the most common causes of complaints regarding pain and can cause other issues like crowding or intermingling of tooth roots. There’s no perfect time to have your wisdom teeth removed,...

Common Dental Emergencies and First Aid

When you have a broken arm or experience a fall, you head to the ER. But what do you do if you experience a dental emergency? Things like breaking a tooth, having a tooth knocked out, or experiencing extreme pain are all dental emergencies that need immediate...

DEALING WITH DENTAL ANXIETY

Do you ever get nervous just thinking about going to the dentist? With dentistry’s many advances, diagnosis and treatment is more sophisticated and comfortable than ever. During the dental visit you might try visualizing yourself relaxing on a warm beach. HERE ARE...

WHEN YOUR BABY IS TEETHING

Teething usually occurs between the ages of four months and 2½ years, causing sore and tender gums. Common signs of teething include irritability, loss of appetite, restlessness, or waking up during the night. Chewing on fingers and toys is also associated with...

BRUSH UP AT THE OFFICE

You brush in the morning and before bed, but what about after lunch? A study by the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) and Oral-B Laboratories found that while more than three-fourths of Americans eat two or more times per day at work, only 14% brush during work...

ORAL BACTERIA AND STROKES

In the single hospital study, researchers at the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center in Osaka, Japan, observed stroke patients to gain a better understanding of the relationship between hemorrhagic stroke and oral bacteria. Among the patients who experienced...

GOOD NUTRITION = ORAL HEALTH

CALCIUM AND VITAMIN C PROMOTE ORAL HEALTH Eating a variety of nutritious food is good for your overall health, including your oral health. Some vitamins in particular have demonstrated benefits to building healthy teeth, namely calcium and vitamin C, so be sure to...

HOW TO USE MOUTHWASH

If you’d like to add a mouthwash or a mouth rinse to your oral care routine, or if your dentist has recommended a mouthwash for you or someone in your family, you’ll get the most benefit from the product if you use it correctly. POINTS TO KEEP IN MIND Keep these...

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