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5 Common Myths About Dental Care

When it comes to taking care of your teeth, there are plenty of myths about dental care and oral health that exist to this day, much to the frustration of dentists. Dental care is largely misunderstood and can lead to a number of health issues if left untreated. It’s important to understand that by conforming to some of the myths surrounding dental care, we may be damaging our teeth without knowing it. Here are 5 common myths about dental care that you should stop believing right now! Don’t go to the dentist if you’re not in pain Believing this myth can land you in a world of trouble. By the time you go to the dentist after experiencing pain, it’s already gone too far. You may have heard “Pr

4 Benefits Of Having A Family Dentist

Visiting different dentists to accommodate the needs of your family can be tiring and even unnecessary. Why visit multiple dentists when you can switch to a family dentist who caters to all your needs? Unlike general dentistry, family dentistry is not restricted to a specific age group and can cater to a family of all ages. As a parent, it’s important to emphasize on the importance of oral hygiene to your children at a young age. It was found that 1 in 5 children aged 5 to 11 in the United States had at least one untreated decayed tooth. This can easily be prevented by adopting good oral hygiene habits and making regular visits to the dentist. Family dentists are trained to tackle oral healt

Keep your Smile in Shape—Top Tips For Managing Your Dental Health

Everyone knows the basics of good oral health—brushing, mouthwash and flossing. But these are just the essentials. You need to make lifestyle changes and maybe ditch a few habits. We’ve listed down a few tips to help you achieve all this. BRUSHING THE RIGHT WAY! Brushing your teeth twice a day or after every meal? Great. But are you brushing the right way? The modified bass brushing technique which requires the brush’s head to be held at a 45 degrees angle and moved in circular motions. Precautions should be taken while brushing as applying too much force can cause damage to both the gums and teeth’s enamel. PROPER TOOLS Using a proper toothbrush and toothpaste is essential. A fluoride tooth

No More Pain—How to Keep Your Extractions As Pain-Free As Possible

In total, the average person is meant to have a total of 32 permanent teeth. However, in certain cases, even though teeth are meant to last a lifetime, there are reasons why tooth extractions are necessary. There can be different reasons why your tooth or teeth need to be extracted—it’s decayed beyong repair, during braces to make room for other teeth, an impacted a aaawisdom tooth, tooth infections or crowding of the mouth. If proper care is taken, the procedure can be carried out smoothly. BLEEDING AND CLOTS After surgery, a blood clot is going to form in place of the extracted tooth. To keep that in place, smoking, excessively washing the mouth and drinking from a straw should be avoided.