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Why You Should Always See Your Regular Dentist Before Going to a Specialist

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Why You Should Always See Your Regular Dentist Before Going to a Specialist

Some people pride themselves on knowing precisely what type of dental professional to see for any particular problem. There’s a reason most specialists ask you if you were referred to them. Here’s why you should still see your general dentist first before jumping straight to a specialist. Your General Dentist Knows Your Dental History No matter what type of problem you’re experiencing, it’s possible it can stem from something in your dental history. If you go to a specialist directly, they will not have your dental history. You may think you’re saving time and money by going straight to a specialist. But, without your history, the specialist will actually be at a disadvantage. In addition, the specialist may need to do some extra work that will cost you more. Consider that your general dentist has your dental records your...

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3 Foods That Can Improve Your Dental Health

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Foods That Can Improve Your Dental Health

Everyone from your mother to your dentist has told you about the foods that you should avoid if you want to keep your teeth cavity-free and your gums healthy. Sticky foods that cling to your teeth, sugary foods that encourage bacteria growth, and harsh and acidic foods that can wear away your enamel and cause gum sensitivity are all on the list of foods that you should limit or avoid. But good oral health is about more than just avoiding certain foods. It’s also about eating and drinking the things that are good for your teeth and gums and can improve your oral health. Take a look at some foods that you should add to your diet to make your teeth and gums even healthier than they already are. Onions Onions may not be the ideal food to eat...

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Four Questions To Ask A Cosmetic Dentist Before Going Through With A Procedure

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Four Questions To Ask A Cosmetic Dentist Before Going Through With A Procedure

If you are interested in getting cosmetic dental work done, you want to be sure that you choose the right cosmetic dentist for the job. There are many cosmetic dentists in your area, more than likely, which is why asking the right questions is so important. Here are four questions you should be asking: How Often Do They Continue Their Education: A cosmetic dentist who continues their education in the cosmetic dentistry field is one that is up-to-date with all the new procedures and technologies. This means that you are probably going to receive the best cosmetic dental work because your dentist won’t be resulting to old methods that may have been found to be less effective than newer methods that are available. A dentist who continues their education is also more likely to have all the up-to-date tools in...

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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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