Does Smoking Lead To Tooth Loss?

Posted on: 29 November 2015

Teeth can be beautiful and present a healthy glow, but you must remember to take good care of them. Otherwise, you will have infections you will have to deal with eventually. One of the most damaging things you can do for your oral health is smoke. Gum tissue cells are damaged by the smoke, and this damage can lead to infections such as periodontal disease. The blood flow to the gums can be impaired in a way that may have an effect on how well the gums can heal.
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4 Dental Emergencies And How To Handle Them

Posted on: 10 November 2015

There are plenty of dental emergencies that can arise at any point of time. Dental emergencies are something that you will want to deal with in the best way possible to ensure that they heal properly. This will then ensure that your smile stays in the best condition and always looks at its best. Here are four dental emergencies that could arise and how to deal with them: Toothaches: Toothaches can be really uncomfortable.
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Get Your Teen To Take Better Care Of Their Teeth

Posted on: 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.
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Having A Tooth Extracted? Know How To Recognize And Treat A Dry Socket

Posted on: 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.
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