3 Necessary Tips to Prevent Childhood Cavities

3 Necessary Tips to Prevent Childhood Cavities

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that worldwide, between 60% and 90% of school children have at least one cavity. It’s no surprise that parents everywhere are becoming more aware of proper pediatric dental hygiene. If you have a school-aged child, use these tips to help minimize their risk of developing cavities. Start Early The American Dental Hygienists Association (ADHA) estimates 78% of U.S. adults had at least one cavity by age 17. Possibly the most important thing you can do to prevent cavities is teaching young children good oral hygiene habits. Sticking to a good dental care regimen can make a positive, life-long difference in their health. In addition […]

Preventing Dry Socket with Platelet-Rich Plasma

Preventing Dry Socket with Platelet-Rich Plasma

While healing can be painful in the days immediately following wisdom teeth removal, there are certain complications that can be avoided with advanced techniques. Dry socket is one of these complications that can be avoided using the patient’s own Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP). What is a Dry Socket? A dry socket is a temporary condition that can occur during the healing process after wisdom teeth tooth removal. When you have a tooth removed, a blood clot forms in the socket where your wisdom tooth used to be. During the healing process, the clot acts as a barrier to protect the nerves in your mouth. If the clot comes out early, it […]