Spring Clean Your Dental Hygiene Routine
24 March 2015
Spring cleaning is commonly considered something you do for your house, but spring is a good time to do some maintenance on your dental hygiene routine, too. To reduce your risk of cavities, gum disease, and other dental ailments, follow this checklist to spring clean your dental routine.
Make sure you're brushing thoroughly.
The American Dental Association recommend brushing for 2 minutes, twice a day. Most people speed through their brushing routine, not spending anywhere close to 2 minutes.
So, You Need Braces? You Have A Few Options
27 February 2015
Braces look like they may be some kind of medieval torture device, but they are a necessity if you want to have perfect teeth. There are several kinds available, so you can control the way your braces look and feel. Each of these kinds has several benefits and downsides, so make sure to do your research before you choose.
Removable Braces: Relief in an Instant
If you're worried about your braces hurting, then removable braces may be for you.
Conscious Sedation: What To Expect With Nitrous Oxide
25 February 2015
So, you've just scheduled some serious dental surgery and your periodontist told you he's going to use nitrous oxide to make the procedure as pain-free as possible. Sounds good, but he lets it drop that you'll be awake during the surgery! If that scares you, don't let it: nitrous oxide is a safe and effective conscious anesthesia.
Nitrous oxide is a very simple anesthesia to deliver. It doesn't require injections or any other kind of invasive procedure.
Three Root Canal Myths: Debunked
13 February 2015
If your dentist has suggested a root canal, you're probably full of fear and angst. You think they're painful, lengthy, and the tooth will need to be removed anyway, right? Listed below are three common root canal myths and the truth.
Myth #1: The Tooth Will Need to be Removed Anyway
While some teeth may require extraction down the line, the entire point of a root canal is to prevent removal.