3 Mistakes To Avoid When Caring For Your New Dental Implants
14 December 2017
If you have just received dental implants, your dentist has probably already spoken to you about the importance of keeping them clean to avoid infection. However, below are some mistakes that you should avoid while taking care of your new dental implants.
Using an Electric Toothbrush
If you are used to using an electric toothbrush to clean your teeth, you may want to hold off on using it on your implants while they are still new.
What Causes Dry Socket And How To Prevent It After A Tooth Extraction
16 November 2017
There are some instances where it may be necessary to pull a tooth rather than save it. Having a tooth pulled is a simple procedure and recovery is usually quick. However, in some cases, a condition known as dry socket can develop. This requires additional care by your dentist to control pain and inflammation. Fortunately, dry socket can often be prevented by following your dentist's instructions for recovery after an extraction.
Considering Another Cup This Morning? Think Again - How Too Much Coffee Affects Your Smile
19 October 2017
A cup of coffee each morning is most likely a ritual to get you going each day. However, some mornings you may feel the need to drink multiple cups for that extra boost of caffeine. On average, Americans drink 3 cups of coffee per day, but you may need to reconsider the additional cups if you care about your oral health. If you are drinking too much coffee, you may experience the following issues with your smile:
8 Common Habits That Destroy Children's Teeth
20 September 2017
Children fall prey to many of the same habits as adults, but the good news is that there is plenty of time to adjust. The earlier you start teaching your child how to turn away from these bad habits, the more likely he or she is to enjoy a long lifetime of healthy, pain-free teeth.
Habit #1: Chewing on Ice
As refreshing as it may feel to chew on ice, it is actually not good for your teeth to do this.