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Tips For Recovering From A Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tips For Recovering From A Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Despite their name, wisdom teeth are not a sign of intelligence and they can actually cause a lot of problems. Your dentist may recommend that you have your wisdom teeth removed if they are impacted, infected, or if you don’t have enough room in your mouth to allow them to grow in. A wisdom tooth extraction does have a recovery period, so it is important to know what to expect. If you’re scheduled to have a wisdom tooth extraction done, use the following tips to help with recovery: Plan Ahead When scheduling your wisdom tooth extraction, it is best to select a date where you will have several days off of work or school after the surgery. This will give you time to rest and the swelling should start to subside. If your wisdom tooth extraction is done under...

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Uncommon Invisalign Retainer Tips To Enhance Your Success

Posted by on Mar 3, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Uncommon Invisalign Retainer Tips To Enhance Your Success

If you have started working with your cosmetic dentist or orthodontist to plan your tooth straightening regimen, then you may be looking forward to receiving your first set of Invisalign aligners. During the initial planning stages, you may learn some important details from your dentist. These include wearing your aligners for at least 22 hours a day, taking the aligners out to eat, and working to make sure the aligners snap tightly over the teeth. However, there are a few uncommon tips that your dentist may not directly inform you about. You Need To Drink Plenty Of Water When you first start wearing your aligners and also when you switch the aligners for a new set, it is wise to drink plenty of water. When the aligners are put in place, the mouth will recognize that something is not quite right. Specifically, a foreign object will...

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Dental Power Scalers Explained

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Dental Power Scalers Explained

Traditionally, a dental cleaning at a family dentist involves the dentist or hygienist removing plaque and tartar from the surfaces of your teeth using a hand-held metal implement known as a scaler. Fortunately, these days many dentists choose to accomplish the same task using devices known as power scalers. If you would like to learn more about how these tools work, read on. This article will provide a useful introduction to the subject. Power Scalers Much like a hand scaler, a power scaler accomplishes the task of removing plaque deposits (aka calculus) from your teeth by means of mechanical action. Yet unlike hand scalers, which must be painfully scraped against the surface of the tooth, a power scaler’s mechanical force comes from its high level of vibrational energy. This allows it to break up and remove calculus more quickly....

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