Get Your Teen To Take Better Care Of Their Teeth
21 October 2015
When your child reaches the teenage years they will more than likely be more interested in their friends and their extracurricular activities than taking good care of their teeth. If your teen is like most, they may also have bad eating habits, filling themselves with soda, candy and other foods known to be hard on teeth. This article will provide you with advice on ways you can convince your teenager to stay more on top of their dental hygiene.
Having A Tooth Extracted? Know How To Recognize And Treat A Dry Socket
5 October 2015
After you have a tooth extracted, a blood clot forms in the open socket where the tooth used to be. Without that blood clot, there's essentially nothing protecting the exposed bone and nerves in your jaw until the wound in your gumline heals. When that happens, you get what is called a "dry socket." Here's what you should know.
Extreme pain is the most obvious symptom.
Because dry socket tends to occur with molars (which have thicker, wider roots than the teeth in the front of your mouth) you usually can't tell whether there's a blood clot in the socket like there should be or not.
Three Rare Surgical Consequences For Dental Implants
16 September 2015
Bleeding, swelling, pain, and bruising are all common complications of dental implants. Most people, even those who don't have dental implants, know about these complications. However, there are other possible complications that you may not be aware of. Here are three examples:
Numbing and Tingling
One of the rare complications is a numbing or tingling sensation of the mouth and face, especially around the tongue, lip and jaw areas. This may happen if any of the nerves that supply sensations to these areas is affected during the dental implant process.
Tips For Keeping Yoru Teeth Healthy And White Through The Holidays
27 August 2015
The holidays can take their toll on the condition of your teeth if you aren't careful. Treats and good drinks make their way around households by the handfuls during this time of the year. It can be hard to maintain good discipline when you see all those good foods in front of you. This article is full of tips and advice to help you keep your teeth healthier and whiter, in spite of all those tasty holiday treats.