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Wisdom Teeth Removal – Why it Happens and What it Means
Wisdom Teeth Removal – All Your FAQs Do you need your wisdom teeth removed? We know you’re all thinking it. Why do wisdom teeth exist if we just get them removed? Hundreds of years ago, it was believed that this third set of molars could help us chew. These days, they aren’t necessary and are […]
Is Accidentally Biting Your Tongue Dangerous?
We all know that accidentally biting your tongue can be painful, but can it actually be dangerous? There’s a reason dentists caution against chewing, eating, or biting down for the first few hours after your mouth has been numbed for dental work. Accidentally biting your tongue is extremely common, and in most cases it heals […]
Most Common Dental Problems in Seniors
Dental problems in seniors are nothing new. As seniors advance in age, so do their teeth, causing oral health problems. With age comes wisdom. Unfortunately, so does declining oral health. Here’s a look at some of the most common dental problems in seniors. Dry Mouth According to the American Dental Association, dry mouth in seniors […]
What Happens with Untreated Sleep Apnea
Untreated sleep apnea can cause some serious health problems including high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and more. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that even when treated can have some negative side effects. 3 Types of Sleep Apnea Sleep apnea is very common, especially among overweight males over 40 years of age. In all forms […]
What Types of Floss are Better for Tender Gums?
Most adults experience bleeding and sensitivity occasionally when flossing teeth. But did you know that some types of floss can be abrasive? When it comes to tender gums, choosing the right dental floss can decrease pain and lead to a healthier, happier mouth. Why Floss? Oftentimes people balk at the idea of not brushing their […]
What Are Abscessed Teeth?
If you’ve ever woken up to a swollen jaw and persistent pain, you know the calamity that is abscessed teeth. Characterized by severe achiness, sensitivity, and swelling, an abscessed tooth is not something to be taken lightly. What Are Abscessed Teeth – The Two Types A tooth abscess is a pocket of pus around the […]
Thanksgiving Dinner: The Best and Worst Thanksgiving Dishes for Your Oral Health
Thanksgiving is fast approaching, bringing with it the dishes you’ve dreamed about eating all year long. Here’s our guide to navigate the best and worst Thanksgiving dishes for your dental health.
How Does Sucking Thumbs Damage Kid’s Oral Health
Thumbsucking is a natural reflex for infants. Sucking thumbs, pacifiers and other toys brings comfort to young ones and helps calm and soothe them. For most kids, thumbsucking is occasional and not concerning. There are cases when the habit is prolonged and presents serious oral health problems. When Should Kids Stop Sucking Thumbs? For infants, […]
What Foods Should I Avoid After Oral Surgery?
It can be painful to even open your mouth after oral surgery, let alone chow down on a tough steak. Take extreme caution when choosing what to eat.