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After tooth extraction

What happens after tooth extraction? Most people heal completely within a week or two after having a tooth extracted. If you have any concerns or your side effects seem to be getting worse, be sure to contact your dentist. Do’s and don’ts after tooth extraction When you have a tooth extracted, it’s important to take care of the area where […]

Gum disease

Gum Disease

Gum Disease Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a condition in which the gums and bone around the teeth become infected. It is caused by plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that forms on the teeth. Plaque can harden into tartar, which can cause the gums to become inflamed. If gum disease is not treated, it can lead […]

Dental Tartar Removal

Dental Tartar Removal How is tartar removed? Dental tartar, also known as calculus, is a hard deposit that forms on teeth. It is a combination of plaque, bacteria, and minerals. Plaque is a sticky film of food debris, bacteria, and saliva. Minerals in the saliva harden plaque, and it becomes tartar. Tartar can only be removed with professional cleaning. The […]

Use of Space Maintainers on Teeth

When to use a space maintainer on teeth? If your child is missing a baby tooth, a space maintainer can help keep the space open until the permanent tooth comes in. A space maintainer is a small, custom-made appliance that is cemented or bonded to the teeth on either side of the space left by the missing tooth. Space maintainers […]

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry

What Is Sedation Dentistry? Most people feel some level of anxiety when visiting the dentist. For some, this anxiety is so severe that it prevents them from seeking the dental care they need. This is where sedation dentistry comes in. Sedation dentistry uses medication to help patients relax during dental procedures. It is also sometimes called sleep dentistry, although most […]

Dental sealants

Dental Sealants

What are dental sealants? Dental sealants are a thin, plastic coating that is applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. Sealants protect these teeth from decay by sealing out food and plaque. Sealants are most often applied to children’s teeth, but can also be used on the teeth of adults. The procedure is quick and easy and does […]

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Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Wisdom Teeth Extraction Wisdom teeth extraction is a common dental procedure. It is typically performed on patients between the ages of 17 and 25. The procedure is usually performed by an oral surgeon and can be done under local anesthesia, sedation, or general anesthesia. The most common reason for wisdom teeth extraction is because they are impacted, meaning they are […]

Dental treatment During pregnancy

Dental treatment during pregnancy

Dental Treatment During Pregnancy Pregnancy is an exciting time, but it can also be a time of many changes and new challenges. One of these challenges is oral health. Pregnancy can cause several changes in your oral health, and dental treatment during pregnancy is important to be aware of these changes and how to best manage them. Your oral health […]

Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns

What are Dental Crowns? A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth to cover the tooth and restore its shape and size. Crowns are also used to strengthen a tooth that has been weakened by decay or injury. Crowns can be made from different materials, including metal, ceramic, or porcelain. Metal crowns are the strongest, […]

DENTAL VENEERS

Dental Veneers There are so many solutions to improve your smile, oral health, and your smile. Dental veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures. What are teeth veneers? Teeth veneers are a very popular cosmetic dental procedure. They are thin, custom-made shells that are designed to cover the front surface of your teeth. Veneers are made from […]