What Is a Sealant for Teeth?

 

Woman in a dental chair holding a mirror and looking at her teeth after sealing procedure.

One of the biggest threats to the back molars is tooth decay. These large teeth are hard to keep clean, especially for children. To prevent cavities from forming on both baby and adult molars, a sealant for teeth may be recommended. Here is what you need to know about teeth sealants. The molars in the…

Are Permanent Dentures Right for You?

 

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Losing most or all your teeth can be devastating. Tooth loss impacts your appearance, speech and food intake, which can affect your physical and emotional health. Removable dentures have been used for centuries to replace missing teeth, but now there is another option: permanent dentures. What Are Permanent Dentures? Traditional dentures use suction and adhesive…

What Is the Treatment for a Dead Tooth?

 

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Teeth are alive when the interior pulp is connected to the blood supply and nervous system within the body. A dead tooth is when the pulp inside is no longer viable, usually due to an injury or disease that cuts off the blood supply. How do you know if you have a dead tooth and…

Top Dental SEO Marketing Tips

 

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Search engine optimization, or SEO, is a vital aspect of digital marketing for dentists. Most individuals looking for dental services will start their research online – using the right dental SEO marketing techniques can ensure potential patients connect to your dental practice. SEO for dentists has the same elements as most digital marketing for local…

Can You Drink Alcohol After Wisdom Teeth Removal?

 

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If you are having wisdom teeth removed, you should be planning to take it easy for a few days after your surgery. It is common to have some discomfort as you heal, which may make an alcoholic beverage sound tempting. One question you may wonder is, “Can you drink alcohol after wisdom teeth removal?” What…

Dos and Don’ts After Wisdom Tooth Extraction

 

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The last four molars that erupt are usually the wisdom teeth. These are located in the back positions at the upper and lower sets of teeth. Many people need to have their wisdom teeth removed due to complications with these large molars. There are some dos and don’ts after wisdom tooth extraction to follow. Wisdom…

Root Canal vs Extraction: What Is Best for an Infected Tooth?

 

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When a tooth is infected, it can be a painful experience. Inflammation inside the tooth can press on the nerve roots, resulting in pain and risk to your health. Infected teeth have two treatment options: root canal therapy or extraction. Here is what you need to know about root canal vs extraction for infected teeth.…

What Are Dentures Made of Today?

 

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Did you know that dentures have been used for centuries? While the dentures from hundreds of years ago differ greatly from those made today, they all offered a chance for wearers to chew food after losing their teeth. Dentures have advanced in both design and materials, but what are dentures made of today? Brief History…

I Have No Back Teeth – What Are My Options?

 

A dentist showing a female patient possible solutions for missing back teeth replacement.

Your molars are the workhorses of your teeth. They provide the chewing power for the crunchy, healthy foods you want to eat. If you have missing back teeth, it can impact your oral and overall health. If you have wondered, “I have no back teeth – what are my options?” there are options for replacing…

Do I Need a Bone Graft After a Tooth Extraction?

 

A patient and a dentist with a digital dental imaging pointing at teeth that need to be extracted.

Every tooth has its roots anchored in the jawbone. When a tooth is extracted, an empty space is left in the bone and a gap in your smile. If you are having a tooth removed, you may wonder if you will need a bone after a tooth extraction. The answer depends on a few different…