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Common Mistakes You May Be Making with Your Oral Health

Common Mistakes You May Be Making with Your Oral Health

by Natalie (SU)
We wake up every day and brush our teeth, and go to bed doing the same, but are we making mistakes somewhere in between? Even with the best intentions, you could be making common mistakes that are actually detrimental for your oral health.

The Different Stages of Gum Disease

The Different Stages of Gum Disease

by Natalie (SU)
You’ve heard all your life that you should brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day. Your grandparents even joked that if you didn’t brush your teeth, you’d end up like them with no teeth, and removeable dentures. While easier said than done, brushing often, flossing daily, and using preventive mouthwash can make a huge difference in protecting your teeth and gums from gum disease.

Are You at Risk for Oral Cancer?

Are You at Risk for Oral Cancer?

by Natalie (SU)
Oral cancer makes up nearly 3% of cancers diagnosed in the United States. It can occur inside the mouth, throat, neck, or lips. Routine dental checkups involve screening for different forms of oral cancer, as well as providing tips for cleaning and prevention. Find out some oral cancer risk factors and whether you should be concerned.

Why Sedation Dentistry?

Why Sedation Dentistry?

by Natalie (SU)
Odontophobia (also called dental phobia) is the fear of dentistry and of receiving dental care. Not uncommon, it affects as many as 75% of American adults to some degree. If you suffer from dental phobia, you are not alone, and sedation dentistry may be right for you. Why sedation dentistry? Sedation dentistry allows you to relax in a gentle twilight state while the dentist provides professional and swift treatment. You are not completely unconscious, and can still respond to questions. You’re aware of what is happening, but so relaxed that you are unconcerned and completely at ease. Simply put, if you have avoided the dentist in the past because of dental phobia, you no longer need to suffer. By using nitrous oxide, sedation dentistry makes your trips to the dentist less stressful.

Why Dentists Recommend 3D X-ray Imaging and Better Diagnostics

Why Dentists Recommend 3D X-ray Imaging and Better Diagnostics

by Yenny (SU)
Dental technology has been improving rapidly in recent years. And one of the most important improvements in dental technology has been the use of 3D dental imaging. While most people may not be aware, more and more dentists are recommending 3D X-ray imaging for better diagnostics. A lot has changed since X-Rays were first used in 1895 to create visual images of otherwise solid structures such as bones and teeth.