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It’s that time again. Time for your dental checkup. You may not have thought much about your teeth in the last six months or a year. But now it is your chance to learn as much as you can about your mouth and make changes if needed. Your dental hygienist is a great resource and is happy to answer questions you may have. Here are 5...

Let's be totally honest here; Halloween is the time for putting on incredible costumes, collecting a great stash of candy and having a blast. Whether you're a child or adult, it's a day to indulge as long as you follow some smart, basic dental rules for protecting your smile and avoiding cavities from Halloween candy teeth. Trick or Treat means bringing home a variety of candy...

The best time to ask questions about what happens after oral surgery is before the operation. This is one of the reasons for the consultation a patient has with their oral surgeon. The patient should write down any questions they have before they go into the dentist’s office and not hesitate to ask questions that they believe are silly or whose answers seem self-evident. Here...

Many dental problems do not have to be treated right away. However, there are some problems that have to be treated right away, or one risks developing serious complications. There are a number of problems that warrant the need for emergency dental care. Facial Swelling A serious dental infection can cause your face to swell. You will need to see a 247 dentist if your face starts...

Pediatric dental checkups are extremely important. Cavities are the most common disease in children. Kids dental checkups are one of the keys to preventing cavities. There are several things that you should do in order to make sure that you get the most out of a dental checkup. Plan Ahead of Time The weeks before school starts are typically the busiest time of the year. Ideally, you...

Most if not all mouth burns are accidental – nobody would swallow a steaming cup of hot porridge, coffee, or even pizza with an intention of getting burnt. Mouth sores on the other hand are different. They are caused by many things including an accidental self-biting or eating some very spicy foods. Generally, mouth sores are easy to notice once they form in your mouth....

Flossing is perhaps the most overlooked and underappreciated ways to care for your teeth, but it can be just as important as brushing to maintain healthy gums and teeth. Your floss can reach areas that your toothbrush misses, which means skipping the floss can actually contribute to gum disease, decay, and bad breath. Here's what you should know about the importance of flossing teeth daily. It...

Teaching your children good oral habits when they are young can help them maintain healthy teeth throughout adulthood. You should take your children to a dentist by their first birthday. Kids can experience tooth decay just like adults, so it is important to have their teeth treated by a professional. You can even use the first visit to discuss your children’s diet and fluoride needs with...

Work can be stressful and we all occasionally fall into bad habits. However, some bad work habits can cause serious tooth damage. Read this list to find out if you're guilty of any of these common workplace dental offenses. 1. You Chew Your Nails or Pens When You're Nervous We've all been there. We're drowning under the weight of our workload, we're nervous and we find ourselves...

Dentists help people live healthier, more fulfilling lives through identifying and filling cavities, pulling rotten teeth, whitening teeth, installing and maintaining orthodontic braces, and many other dental services and procedures. Even though there are just short of 200,000 licensed dentists in the United States who currently practice, the American marketplace is short of approximately 7,500 dentists. Many people -- whether they're aware of this shortage, or not...