Do I need to have my wisdom teeth removed?
Wisdom teeth are formally known as “the third molars,” but these teeth are called wisdom teeth because they appear in the mouth much later than all other teeth at an age when folks are supposedly much “wiser” than they were as a child when other teeth appear The first molar erupts around the age of six, and the[…]Read More
Smart snacks and other tips to improve your dental health
You’ve probably heard that sugary sodas and chewy candies aren’t good for your teeth These sweet treats are high in sugar, carbohydrates and acids that can harm teeth Sticky snacks are especially bad for oral health because these foods adhere to teeth and increase the chances of cavity development And foods and drinks full of sugar and carbohydrates provide[…]Read More
Treating Gum Disease (Gingivitis) – What is periodontal surgery?
Periodontal surgery is sometimes needed to treat certain gum diseases and conditions such as gingivitis and periodontitis This type of surgery is commonly known as gum surgery
Gingivitis is a condition that can cause damage to bones and tissues, tooth loss, jaw bone damage, gum gaps between teeth and a variety of other concerns Gingivitis[…]Read More
7 Simple Tricks to Deal with Dental Anxiety
Dental related anxiety effects about 15 percent of people But why do so many fear the dentist? People become anxious about oral care and dental procedures for a variety of reasons Some may have had a bad dental treatment experience in the past Others anticipate pain and unease from the sounds and vibration from the drill Many dislike[…]Read More
Does flossing your teeth really prevent cavities?
You hear the same advice often: brush and floss often to help avoid tooth decay But most of us just don’t like flossing our teeth! In fact, 36 percent of Americans would rather do something unpleasant – like clean the toilet – than floss their teeth
To floss or not to floss?