Regular dental appointments can help to ensure that your gums and teeth stay healthy. If you develop a minor but ongoing issue when your next scheduled checkup is still several months away, what should you do? The following symptoms are not necessarily dental emergencies but are good reasons to move your next dental checkup forward if possible. 1. Bleeding Gums Gums that bleed easily are often one of the first symptoms of gum disease or gum inflammation (gingivitis). [Read More]
5 Ways to Prevent Getting Dry Socket After Your Wisdom Tooth Removal
For most dental patients, wisdom tooth removal is not a particularly complex or risky procedure. However, there is one complication you need to look out for after wisdom tooth removal surgery: dry socket. Dry socket occurs when there is an interruption in the blood clot that seals off the surgical site. If the blood clot becomes partially or fully dislodged, it will expose the nerves in your tooth, causing severe pain. [Read More]
4 Myths About Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is more popular than ever, but many people still shy away from the procedure because they believe one or more myths that surround it. Let's take a look at these myths to separate the facts from the fiction. 1. Myth: Teeth Whitening Damages Enamel Professional teeth whitening is safe. The procedure works by using bleaching agents to lift and remove stains from the dental enamel. Whitening does not strip away the enamel or weaken it. [Read More]
How Do You Choose a Dental Clinic?
It is not uncommon for your friends and relatives to recommend different dental clinics, leaving you overwhelmed from not knowing what factors to consider when choosing a dental clinic. Here are the things you need to consider. Proximity Choose the dental clinic nearest to your home or the places you frequently visit. This helps you access the dental clinic fast, especially when you need immediate dental care. You also want to save on transport costs and time. [Read More]