3 Tips To Prepare For Your Botox Treatment

3 Tips To Prepare For Your Botox Treatment

Botox treatments can be helpful in a variety of cases, whether you’re looking at Botox for cosmetic reasons, chronic headaches and jaw pain, or other potential reasons. However, if you want to be ready for your treatment, there are a few pieces of advice you should keep in mind. Here’s how you can be ready when it’s time for your Botox treatment. 1. Mention any medications: Before you receive your treatment, make sure you mention any medications you’re currently taking. You may need to stop taking some of them before you receive treatment, as continuing certain medications during treatment could cause some side effects. These include certain blood thinners, muscle […]

Healthy Hacks For A Speedy Recovery After Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Extracted

Healthy Hacks For A Speedy Recovery After Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Extracted

According to the American Public Health Association, wisdom tooth extraction in the United States costs approximately $3 billion annually. In fact, wisdom tooth removal is the most common oral surgery procedure. Though wisdom tooth extraction is a common procedure, it’s extremely important to follow your surgeon’s post-op instructions. These instructions help you heal quickly and keep discomfort to a minimum. Keep Your Head Held High Rest in a position with your head elevated instead of lying down flat, like how you’d elevate a sprained ankle. Keeping your head elevated helps minimize any pain and swelling and in turn, keeps you on track for a quick recovery. Good Oral Hygiene Natural […]

It’s Time to Kick These Dental Implant Myths to the Curb

It’s Time to Kick These Dental Implant Myths to the Curb

About 3 million people have dental implants and that number is growing by 500,000 a year. While dental implants have become one of the highest-rated and popular choices for replacing missing teeth, many people are still unaware of how the procedure really works. Here are a few common myths and misconceptions surrounding dental implants — and the truth about them. “Dental implants just don’t look real.” While up to 15 million people in the U.S. have crown or bridge replacements for missing teeth, experts agree dental implants are the tooth replacement option that looks and feels the most like natural teeth. If you’ve ever seen someone with a tooth replacement […]

Flossing After Wisdom Teeth Extraction: Yes or No?

Flossing After Wisdom Teeth Extraction: Yes or No?

According to the American Public Health Association, an estimated 10 million wisdom teeth are extracted from 5 million people in the U.S. annually. While your oral surgeon will provide detailed aftercare instructions, it’s often up to you to determine the pace of your recovery process and how quickly you can resume normal dental hygiene habits. Flossing, for example, is an important habit that helps to remove hard-to-reach food and plaque from between your teeth but it’s not always clear when it’s safe to begin floss again after wisdom teeth removal surgery. Here’s what you should know about flossing after getting your wisdom teeth removed. Post-Treatment Instructions As mentioned, your oral […]

Preparing For Dental Implant Surgery: What You Should Know

Preparing For Dental Implant Surgery: What You Should Know

About 3 million people have dental implants each year and that number is growing by 500,000 annually. While the process isn’t incredibly invasive, it does help to understand how to prepare and what to expect before the day of the procedure. With that in mind, here are just a few tips on how to best prepare for your dental implants procedure. Dietary Restrictions First, if you will be sedated during the procedure, your oral surgeon will advise you not to eat or drink anything for 8 hours prior to the procedure. This helps to keep nausea symptoms at bay after the procedure is over and you reawaken. If you’re just […]

Interested in Same Day Dental Implants? Here’s What You Need to Know

Interested in Same Day Dental Implants? Here’s What You Need to Know

About 3 million people have dental implants and that number is growing by 500,000 a year. If you’re interested in regaining your smile and ability to eat the foods you want, two of the top considerations are the type of implant and choice of oral surgeon. It’s important to take time to select the right surgeon, someone you feel comfortable with and who has the expertise to restore your confident smile. A great oral surgeon will also help you identify the best type of implants for you. Same day dental implants are growing in popularity for many reasons, but they do come with some extra maintenance. Here’s what you need […]

4 Tips to Keep Your Jaw Healthy As You Age

4 Tips to Keep Your Jaw Healthy As You Age

About 32% of people say they’re “concerned by the look of their teeth,” but not many people think about jaw health as often as they think about dental health. The truth is, jaw health is an essential component of overall oral health. If you don’t know how to properly care for your jaw as you age, you could be putting yourself at risk for developing a number of jaw-related conditions. These conditions all have one thing in common: they cause a lot of pain. In time, neglected jaw issues, such as a misaligned bite, can lead to problems breathing, chewing, and speaking. Here are some of the top ways you […]

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 […]

Having Your Wisdom Teeth Pulled? Avoid These Post-Op Care Mistakes

The American Public Health Association estimates the number of wisdom teeth removed in the U.S. each year at around 10 million. Despite the number of people who undergo this relatively simple procedure every year, there are a surprising number of aftercare mistakes patients make. These mistakes can prolong recovery time and cause more pain and sensitivity during the healing process. Here are some common mistakes to avoid when you’re recovering after having your wisdom teeth removed. Smoking Smoking is, by far, one of the worst things you can do after surgery. Blood clots are a critical part of the healing process and help control bleeding. Smoking (and using straws) creates […]