Archive for February, 2017

Do Black Raspberries Hold the Key to Oral Cancer Prevention?

Oral cancer prevention is a pressing medical issue, and one that scientists continue to research. Much of the current research focuses on changes in lifestyle and eating habits, as certain foods and behaviors are known or suspected to influence the development of oral and oropharyngeal cancer. Studies have revealed that eating black raspberries could aid […]

Is Tooth Extraction Safe if You’re Sick?

You have a tooth extraction scheduled, but you woke up with the sniffles. You feel run down and think you might have a cold. Should you reschedule your appointment? Cold and flu season is well underway here in Utah, so this is a common question from patients who have an upcoming oral surgery. But whether […]

Could Your Chronic Headaches Be Due to a Bite Problem?

If you suffer from chronic headaches, a dental bite problem could be to blame. Headache pain can be difficult to diagnose and treat. In seeking relief, you may have already seen your physician and tried potential medical remedies. But if your frequent headaches continue, it may be time to see an oral surgeon. For some […]

What to Eat — and NOT to Eat — to Improve Oral Health

Eating right can improve your oral health as well as your overall well-being. Your mouth is sensitive, and proper nutrition sets the foundation for optimal dental health. The USDA dietary guidelines recommend that we eat a wide variety of nutritious foods each day, consisting mainly of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products, lean meats […]

Avoid Oral Surgery by Minimizing Tooth Misalignment

Tooth misalignment is often passed down from one generation to the next. However, oral habits and dental issues during childhood can also play a role in the development of a problem bite, a condition known as malocclusion. For some patients, even radical orthodontic treatment is insufficient for correcting significant jaw or tooth misalignment. Instead, they […]

The Facts about Dental Implants and Metal Allergies

Can dental implants cause you to have an allergic reaction? Implants are widely considered to be the best option to replace missing teeth, as they look, feel and function just like natural teeth. But while implant surgery is appropriate for most patients, not everyone is a candidate. Fortunately we have good news, even for those […]

Wisdom Tooth Removal: What Happens to Your Gums?

The wisdom tooth removal process itself makes many patients squeamish. In fact, you may not want to know details about the procedure. But if you’re like most of our patients, you have questions about what to expect afterward. One of the most common questions we’re asked involves the extraction site and what to expect from […]

Oral Surgeons Support Children’s Dental Health Month

Oral surgeons across the country, along with the American Dental Association, want parents to keep National Children’s Dental Health Month in mind this February. “Choose Tap Water for a Sparkling Smile” is the theme for this year. Bottled water may be popular, but tap water can be a better choice for your children’s oral health. […]

The 3 Most Common Oral Surgery Procedures Today

Oral surgery is a specialized field of dentistry that focuses on diagnosing and treating diseases, defects and injuries in the face and jaw, or the maxillofacial area. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons perform a wide variety of treatments. The three most common surgical procedures provided today at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Utah are tooth extractions, […]