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 […]

4 Wise Tips for Wisdom Tooth Removal Aftercare

4 Wise Tips for Wisdom Tooth Removal Aftercare

According to the American Public Health Association, an estimated 10 million wisdom teeth are extracted from 5 million people in the U.S. each year. Though it’s a common and relatively simple procedure, there are still a few steps patients should take once it’s over to prevent complications during the healing process. Here are just a few important tips to keep in mind after having your wisdom teeth removed. Introduce Foods Slowly Immediately after surgery, you’re generally limited to a liquid diet. It’s important to stick to this diet and slowly incorporate solid foods. Taking pain medications can increase the risk of nausea, therefore, rehydrating and getting in food with the […]

TMJ Headaches: The Basics

Headaches affect millions of people in the U.S. every day. The cause of these headaches can be a mystery for many people and one of the last places you might consider would be your jaw. Yet, the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) can cause severe headaches leading to a chronic problem. What Are TMJ Headaches? It can be difficult to determine the difference between general headaches and TMJ headaches. Tension in the jaw can cause tension in the TMJ muscles on the top of the head, which you might experience as a TMJ headache. TMJ pain may be more common than you think: according to the American Migraine Foundation, 1 in 10 […]

3 Holiday Oral Health Tips for Children

3 Holiday Oral Health Tips for Children

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that worldwide, between 60% and 90% of school children have one or more cavities. Some cavities are caused by genetic factors but many are caused by sugar. High levels of sugar are included in countless everyday products and it’s a challenge to avoid them. Of course, the urge for children to indulge their sweet tooth only continues to grow during the holidays. With all sorts of cookies, cakes, pies, and other sweet treats available, some simple oral health tips can help keep your children healthy. Luckily, we have some expert insight to share to help you keep oral health a priority in your family, […]

3 Smart Tips To Help You Prepare For Oral Surgery

3 Smart Tips To Help You Prepare For Oral Surgery

The American Public Health Association estimates that 10 million wisdom teeth are extracted from five million people in the U.S. each year. Whether you’re undergoing a wisdom tooth removal or any other type of oral surgery, proper preparation is of the utmost importance. Here are just a few tips to help you prepare for oral surgery. Get All Questions Answered First and foremost, it’s helpful to have a good understanding of the purpose of the procedure and what it entails. This includes the type of anesthesia you’ll receive since most oral surgeries require some level of sedation. If your oral surgeon tells you that you’ll need to have somebody come […]

Dental Care Secrets Your Dentist Wants You to Know

Dental Care Secrets Your Dentist Wants You to Know

For many people, dental care is second nature. But, no matter how long you have been going to the dentist, it is important to not only develop good oral hygiene habits, but also to adapt your morning and nightly routine as needed. As our teeth get older, it is important to look into different techniques that can make those pearly whites look the best they can be. Good life-long dental care can help prevent unnecessary discomfort and the need for oral surgery. Considering that 32% of people say they’re concerned by the look of their teeth, here are some things your dentist wants to tell you before you come on […]