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Factors That Determine if You Can Keep Your Wisdom Teeth

Posted on 8/24/2020 by Alyce
Wisdom teeth are the third molars located at the back of your mouth. They are usually the last teeth to erupt and don't often grow in until around late teens-early twenties. Wisdom teeth are commonly removed because they don't always have enough room to grow properly. However, is preventative surgery always necessary? Keeping Your Wisdom Teeth Wisdom teeth are commonly removed to prevent any future dental issues; however, you may want to consider keeping your wisdom teeth. If your wisdom teeth are healthy, there is no reason to say that they will cause you any problems in the future. Wisdom teeth don't cause everyone problems or tooth pain, so when you are considering surgery to remove them, you may want to think about whether having surgery to prevent an issue that may not occur is for you. You may be able to keep your wisdom teeth, if they are healthy, fully erupted, and correctly positioned. If your wisdom teeth are healthy and you are free from any pain or discomfort, it is important to be able to keep them clean. As they are so far back, it may be difficult reaching them, but it is vital for maintaining their health. When Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Removed You may find it difficult maintaining the health of your wisdom teeth, as they are so far back in your mouth that they can often be hard to clean. Like your other teeth, if you are not able to keep your wisdom teeth clean then problems can develop. Wisdom teeth are known for not always growing in correctly and causing problems over time. Some wisdom teeth may not ever fully erupt, which can cause infections if they get trapped or hidden in the gums. If your wisdom teeth do fully grow in, they may do so at an awkward angle and overcrowd neighboring teeth. It is important to consider whether it's beneficial to you to have your wisdom teeth removed as preventative care, before they have the chance to develop any dental problems. To find out more about your wisdom teeth and their health, call our office to schedule an appointment....
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What is Oral Leukoplakia and Do I Need to Worry About It?

Posted on 8/10/2020 by Alyce
Leukoplakia is one of the rare oral conditions that still baffles scientists, but evidence strongly points to tobacco as the prime culprit behind the condition. When it sets off, leukoplakia leaves behind a trail of thick white, gray, or red patches along the gums, the inside of the cheeks, the bottom of the mouth, and, sometimes, the tongue. These patches cannot be scraped off or removed by regular brushing and flossing. The condition usually doesn't result in discomforts or pain besides its unsightly look. But in certain cases, it can become pre-cancerous, precipitating oral cancer. This cancerous deterioration is usually indicated by red spots in the grey or white patches. The good news is that the condition is hardly ever reported in people who have a long history of good oral hygiene. But if you're a tobacco user or are exposed to other possible causes of leukoplakia, and have noticed some unusual changes in your mouth, you need to call our offices as soon as possible even if there are no serious symptoms yet. What Puts You at the Risk of Leukoplakia? The main causes of leukoplakia have eluded scientists for a long time now, but evidence so far strongly suggests the use of tobacco (either smoking or smokeless products). Other suspected causes include injuries to the side of the cheek and the tongue caused by chipped, broken, or sharp teeth, broken or poorly-fitting dentures, inflammation, and the long-term use of alcohol. Hairy leukoplakia, a variation of the condition where hairs grow on the patches, usually results when Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) becomes active due to immune problems like HIV. What's Best to Do About Leukoplakia? You can prevent leukoplakia by avoiding the use of tobacco or alcohol. Foods rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory bodies can also fortify your body against leukoplakia. If you're already spotting the grey patches in your mouth, it's best to visit us at our office as soon as possible to let us examine your oral health and recommend the best course of action going forward....
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Are Mouthwash Strips Good for Your Teeth and Gums?

Posted on 7/23/2020 by Alyce
Often, we are asked by patients about mouthwash strips or breath strip. If they freshen the breath, are they also good for the teeth and gums? That is a good question, as breath strips and some mouthwashes only act as a temporary fix. In other words, they perfume the mouth, or mask unpleasant odors. The information below will give you further details about the reliability of mouthwash strips. Why People Use Mouthwash Strips Most people, who use mouthwash strips, known as breath strips, do so as an inconspicuous way to freshen their breath. These strips can come in handy if you just had onion or garlic for lunch, and don't have a way to brush your teeth. While you might choose to chew gum, it still might not be as indiscreet as using breath strips. If your bad breath is short term, then using the strips can be effective. However, it is not a good idea to use breath strips frequently. What Happens If You Use Breath Strips Too Often? If you use mouthwash strips or breath strips frequently, you can end up changing the bacterial content in your mouth, which is not good. The mouth has a delicate balance of bacteria – some of which is good and some of which is bad. The key to making everything work is to get rid of the bad germs and preserve the good bacteria. If you use breath strips too often, all the bacteria are killed, not just the bad germs. As a result, you could end up getting a yeast infection in your mouth, or damaging your teeth and gums. If you have a problem with bad breath, you need to consult with our office. We can steer you toward products that have antibacterial agents that offer a permanent solution to halitosis. For example, a mouthwash with chlorhexidine controls the gingivitis and plaque that causes bad breath. Give us a call with your questions and set an appointment for an examination today. Whether you need a temporary or permanent solution to a breath problem, we can provide a solution....
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All Posts:
Factors That Determine if You Can Keep Your Wisdom Teeth
8/24/2020
What is Oral Leukoplakia and Do I Need to Worry About It?
8/10/2020
Are Mouthwash Strips Good for Your Teeth and Gums?
7/23/2020
How Your Dental Health Affects the Rest of Your Body
7/7/2020
What to Do if You Develop Aggressive Periodontitis
6/22/2020
How Can You Tell if Your Tooth Has a Cavity?
6/8/2020
Why Whitening Trays at Our Office Are More Effective Than Any Drug Store Options
5/29/2020
How an Untreated Thyroid Issue Could Affect Your Oral Health
5/15/2020
Filling Procedures Are More Advanced Than Ever
4/25/2020
What You Need to Have in Your Emergency Dental Kit
4/15/2020
Did You Realize an Extraction is Traumatic?
3/25/2020
Dangers of Not Brushing After Breakfast
3/15/2020
Specialty Bottled Water Vs Tap Water: Which is Better
2/29/2020
Snacks That Can Increase Your Oral Health
2/15/2020
Poor Oral Health Can Make You Constantly Fatigued
1/25/2020
How Protein Boosts Your Oral Health
1/15/2020
The Best Flossing Techniques Make Flossing Not Painful
12/25/2019
1:Sharing a Toothbrush is Never a Good Idea
12/15/2019
Why Talk to Us if You Have Allergies
11/25/2019
What Options We Can We Offer for Sensitive Teeth
11/15/2019
Could a Fun Toothpaste Flavor Spice Up Your Brushing Routine?
10/25/2019
How Can One Side of Your Jaw Hurt but Not the Other?
10/15/2019
Dangers You Need to Know About Toothpicks
9/25/2019
How a Cleaning in Our Dental Office Differs from Yours At Home
9/15/2019
Causes of Dental Pit Stains Can Be What You Eat
8/25/2019
If the Bumps on Your Tongue Go Away, is That the Sign of a Problem?
8/15/2019
Can You Brush Too Often?
7/23/2019
Best Options for Handling a Fear of the Dental Chair
7/13/2019
Is Brushing Your Teeth for Too Long a Real Problem?
6/25/2019
How to Protect Teeth When You Get Sick
6/15/2019
Why You Should Expect to Drool More with a New Set of Dentures
5/25/2019
You Need to Make Sure Your Teeth are Healthy Prior to Whitening
5/15/2019
Eggs Can Give You Better Oral Health
4/25/2019
Easy Ways of Boosting Your Daily Calcium Intake
4/15/2019
Sterilization Methods We Can Use for Our Tools
3/25/2019
How Exercise Impacts Your Oral Health
3/15/2019
Bruxism Can Affect You for Years to Come if Left Untreated
2/25/2019
Best Restorative Options for Chipped Teeth
2/15/2019
Types of Implants That Can Restore a Lost Tooth
1/25/2019
Top Restorative Procedures For Your Teeth
1/15/2019
Where Do Dental Pit Stains Originate?
12/25/2018
Where Can Bacteria from Your Mouth Migrate To?
12/15/2018
Why You Should Look Forward to It If You Need a Root Canal
11/30/2018
What You Drink Can Ruin Your Breath
11/20/2018
Is Chewing Gum Actually Helpful for Improving Oral Health?
10/25/2018
Is Brushing and Flossing Different with a Bridge?
10/15/2018
Best Options to Drink for a Healthy Mouth
9/23/2018
Besides Flossing, How Can You Get Items Out from Between Your Teeth?
9/13/2018
Greens You Want to Eat for Improved Oral Health
8/30/2018
Good Oral Health Saves You Time and Money
8/20/2018
Signs Your Tooth May Be Decaying from the Inside
7/20/2018
How Dental Chips Can Ruin Your Oral Health
7/10/2018
Do Dental Bridges Need Any Special Cleaning?
6/23/2018
Do Canker Sores Damage Your Oral Health?
6/13/2018
Foods That Make Your Breath Smell Better
5/23/2018
Flossing Needs to Be Done Gently
5/13/2018
Is There Any Reason to Fear Having a Cavity Filled?
4/25/2018
How to Keep Dental Bonding Looking Like New
4/15/2018
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