The Wise Patient’s Cheat Sheet on Wisdom Teeth Removal
There’s no way around it: the time has come for your wisdom teeth to be extracted. According to the horror stories out there, you are in for nothing but non-stop agony, but you don’t have to share the same fate!
Being proactive and fully prepared for what happens during and after surgery can minimize the pain and help ensure a smooth recovery. Make the experience ...
Teeth Grinding: Causes and Preventative Care Steps You Can Take
Whether you’re stressed or just anxious, teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, comes in many shapes and forms. And while the occasional grinding doesn’t hurt and is quite common, constant grinding can wear down your health in more ways than one.
The worst part of the condition is that it can be difficult to know whether ...
Canker sores are quite literally a sensitive issue, but someone has to talk about it! What are canker sores (or “stomatitis”), why do they appear, and what can be done about them? Anyone who’s ever had mouth sores can attest to the fact that they are just as embarrassing as they are painful, but simply suffering through them does you no good. Get the facts on this common problem to take control of the ...
Teeth or no teeth, your infant’s oral health should always be a top priority. But, how are you supposed to care for your baby’s teeth? There are numerous steps to take and each serves an important purpose in preparing your baby for a future smile he or she will be glad to show off.
Fact or Fiction?
Five Popular Tooth Myths Debunked
Forget the tooth fairy! Far too many tales are being told about teeth and it’s time to clear the air. Popular claims that range from scary to wacky and everything in between are about to be debunked. Find out if you’ve been acting on bad advice.
“White teeth are healthy teeth.”
Pearlier does not necessarily mean healthier. In some instances, extremely white teeth can signal a ...
It can be shocking to many parents, if not perplexing: many dentists now recommend you schedule your child’s first visit before he or she turns one. Before you brush it off as a bit of overzealous advice, you should know it’s supported by the American Dental Association and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry—and with good reason!
Besides setting your child on a lifelong path of smart ...
Kids love to talk about teeth. Our youngest patients love to talk about how many teeth they have. And our bigger patients love to talk about how many teeth are falling out. Kids love a loose tooth. They love to discuss them. They love to wiggle them. They love to talk about which of their friends have one. And they love to know when their next tooth will fall out because they love to know when the tooth fairy is ...
A common question among new patients at our office is, “Does my child have the right number of teeth?” The answer depends on the age of the child.
Newborn children rarely have teeth. However, a small percentage of babies are born with one or more teeth already present. These teeth are known as natal teeth and are often removed because they frequently have underdeveloped roots and pose a choking risk for an infant.
If your baby is around 6 months of age and is keeping you up at night, they are probably experiencing teething pain. Classic signs of the impending arrival of new teeth include sore or tender gums, drooling, chewing on hard objects and irritability.
As a parent, you want to do whatever you can to help relieve the pain and soothe your baby. After all, a sleepless, cranky baby affects the whole family. Here are some tips to soothe sore gums: