What to Do After Your Oral Surgery

Oral surgery is an often necessary measure, but it doesn’t stop once the procedure is finished. Your body will need time to recover, and your mouth will need time to heal. Here are a few tips that you should definitely follow after any oral surgery procedure has been performed. Follow your dentist’s orders. Every surgery is different, so this is the most important one. Your oral surgeon will have specific and explicit instructions for home […]

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What’s the Difference Between Professional and Consumer Dental Whitening?

You’ve probably seen teeth whitening products at the store, and have wondered why a dentist would even bother offering whitening services when you can just pick up a whitener along with your milk and eggs. While these pastes, rinses, and films may promise results with daily use, they don’t always deliver on the same sort of stain fighting, teeth whitening power that a professional dentist can. Whitening is performed by lifting stains out of the […]

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Four Great Dental Care Tips

Taking care of your teeth at home is one of the most effective ways to prevent dental problems in your day to day life. Minor issues, such as bad breath, and more serious concerns, like cavities, all have their roots in our diet, our dental hygiene practices, and how seriously we take our own oral health. See your dentist at least once, but preferably twice, a year. Every six months, you could get a clean […]

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Dental Emergencies: What to Do

First, don’t panic. Stress and anxiety can actually make things worse in terms of physical pain and response time. Try to stay as calm as possible, and consider your current situation: Severe pain, inflammation: You most likely have an infection in the vital pulp of your teeth, which indeed would require emergency care. The typical course of action would be to prescribe antibiotics in these stiuations, but it’s also possible for the dentist to relieve […]

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When Do You Need a Root Canal?

Root canals get a bad rap; they’re often one of the most effective ways to end serious dental pain that you could be experiencing in your teeth. While commonly cited as a reason to avoid the dentist, they are in fact one of the most pressing reasons to seek emergency dental care. Without a root canal, at best you could be looking at an extended and painful infection. At worst, you could be putting your […]

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How Root Canals are Changing

Whenever people think about going to the dentist and having an unpleasant experience, the go-to subject is a root canal. The two words that every patient dreads to hear when they’re talking to their dentist about treatment options is one of the common sources of anxiety, and humor, as far as dentistry is concerned. It’s also something of an outdated stereotype about dentistry. There have been some incredible leaps in dental treatment on all ends, […]

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Speeding Up Your Recovery After an Oral Surgery

Oral surgery, like any surgery, requires operating on soft tissue. In this case, that tissue is in the mouth of the patient, and that can lead to some considerations that should be made after a procedure has been performed. Mouths have bacteria. Even the cleanest mouth of the most hygienic patient is going to have bacteria, and bacteria look for easy sources of nutrients wherever they can. When tissue has been damaged, it is less […]

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Symptoms that Mean You Should Visit an Edison Dentist for Endodontic Treatment

For some patients, it may seem easier to simply try to “wait the pain out” in a situation where you are experience discomfort or distress due to a damaged or decayed tooth. In reality, that can be a dangerous course of action. Here are some of the symptoms that dental care may be needed, preferably as soon as possible. Pain is one of the most obvious signs of any medical problem, and in dental medicine, […]

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Why Teeth Cleanings are a Great Idea

For a majority of Americans, teeth cleanings are considered to be a chore, and one that is easy to skip out on if the mood strikes you. While it may be easy to ignore the importance of a dental cleaning, don’t make the mistake of doing so yourself; cleanings and examinations can reveal a great deal about your physical health. Prevent tooth loss and dental caries. Throughout your life, a substance called plaque can build […]

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Myths and Facts: Root Canals

For a long time, the running joke about avoiding the dentist involved the painful procedure known as a root canal. Root canals are actually a very positive procedure that dentists can use to save teeth that would otherwise need to be extracted from the mouth due to extensive disease and decay. The typical root canal procedure involves removing tissue from the bone components of the teeth, and adding a filling, along with a crown, so […]

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