Care After a Tooth Extraction

Imagine chopping down on a delicious peppermint candy cane only to feel intense discomfort and throbbing as the cavity you have been putting off treating suddenly reaches its breaking point. You have already been warned that a tooth extraction is the next step. Of any tooth procedure that is needed, a tooth extraction is probably the least desirable. Even though permanent teeth are meant to last a lifetime, there are unfortunate circumstances which make an extraction necessary.

An Additional Safety Measure Recently Installed At Our Practice

Our patients are our top priority, but you probably already knew that. We are committed to the health and safety of our patients as well as our staff. After all we have been through over the past few months, we have a number of safety measures and precautions in place to ensure that our patients and staff are as safe as possible during treatment. In addition to our current measures and precautions, we are happy to announce that we have increased the safety of the dental care we provide. Continue reading to learn about the additional safety measure recently installed in our office.

Tips To Handle Dental Emergencies

Now that the blazing days of summer have passed and the brisk fall weather has arrived, you decide it is the perfect temperature for taking a nice walk outside. While walking, you trip on a crack in the sidewalk and fall face first, injuring your mouth. You panic, with no idea of the first steps to take to help yourself. Accidents are not fun, but unfortunately, they are a part of life. Dental injuries, like with any other body part, can be as minor as a bitten tongue, or something more severe, like a knocked out tooth. It is important to be prepared with what actions to take for both minor and severe dental accidents.

Do You Want A Brighter Smile?

Do you feel that your smile is lacking some sparkle? Just like your face, your teeth have pores that can absorb the color of anything you put into your mouth. Wine, coffee, dark berries, and smoking are catalysts for staining teeth. Over time, the natural color of your teeth wears away and becomes darker due to these stains, making it virtually impossible to remove on your own. With the holidays quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to remove those unwanted dark stains and bring the white sparkle back to your grin. Continue reading to find out how easy it is to achieve the white smile you long for.

Why Would I Need a Deep Cleaning?

A dental deep cleaning, sometimes referred to as gum therapy, is a treatment that cleans between the gums and the teeth, down to the roots. This type of cleaning involves the removal of bacteria, tartar, and other harmful debris in the teeth and gums. This process can also be referred to as root planing or periodontal scaling and may require several visits in order to complete the treatment. It is more extensive than a standard cleaning and is designed to treat gum disease and stop it from becoming worse.

How To Guarantee Healthy Fangs This Halloween

Any vampire or werewolf will tell you that healthy teeth are the most important tool of the trade. With something that important, you want to give it the best care you can. So, for all the little vampires and werewolves out there (and adults too) Halloween is a great time to ensure that you are maintaining the proper care of your teeth. Continue on to learn some tips to make sure that you and your family will have the healthiest fangs this Halloween season!

The Benefits Of Composite Fillings

No matter how well they take care of their teeth, many of our patients still wind up with a cavity. Dental fillings are one of the most common dental conditions we treat here in our office. Rather than the traditional silver fillings, however, we also offer an alternative that doesn’t draw attention to the fact that you’ve had dental work done. Read on to find out more.