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How often do you need to do a dental checkup?

Posted on 10/24/2022 by Candice
Regular dental checkups are important for you and your loved ones to achieve maximum oral health. Our dentists use regular dental checkups to monitor the development of your teeth and detect any issues early enough to start immediate corrective and preventive treatment. When you fail to come for routine dental visits, underlying dental conditions can progress to become complex and costly to treat. Therefore, make a point to schedule regular dental appointments to guarantee optimal dental health for you and your family. Come to the Dentist's Office Twice a Year or Every Six Months It is recommended that you visit the dentist's office every six months, as this gives our dentists ample time to determine the development of your dental health. In this way, our dentist can identify problems with your oral health and advise you accordingly on what is needed to be done for effective treatment. If you Have Dental Issues, You Might Require More Visits If our dentist is treating you for a dental issue such as dental implants for missing teeth, you will be needed to come in more regularly for our dentist to monitor your healing and recovery process. Some procedures require close inspection which will need more dental visits to avoid any complications from arising. Choose the Right Practice for You You require a caring passionate dental practice that will ensure that each of your visits is fruitful. At our practice, we have a dedicated and passionate team of dental experts who are focused on restoring your dental health. Call us to book an appointment and talk to one of our specialists. You can trust that you will receive optimal care that ensures you enjoy overall wellness....
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The Importance of Oral Cancer Screening

Posted on 10/10/2022 by Candice
Oral cancer screening is an examination performed by a dentist to search for signs and symptoms of any conditions that can lead to the development of cancer in the mouth. Dentists perform most of the screening during dental visits. Factors that Increase the Risk of Oral Cancer Some factors influence the risks of having oral cancer. Users that are heavy on tobacco and cigarette use stand a chance of being diagnosed with oral cancer. In many cases, these diagnoses happen when the cancer process is advanced. Also, heavy alcohol use is a risk factor in developing oral cancer since alcohol makeup compositions can cause infections in the mouth, thus risking oral cancer growth. There are many reasons why oral screening is essential. Provides the Individual with Awareness of their Oral Health State For many individuals, routine dental checkups are the only way to understand the state of their dental health. More so, the screenings provide the individual with the knowledge and tips to maintain their dental health to reduce the development of oral cancer. If the patient is diagnosed with oral cancer, they are well-fed information by the dentist on the following steps to take to prevent the progress of the disease. Allows Early Detection of the Occurrence of Cancer With the prevalence of oral cancer increasing daily, oral cancer screenings are necessary for the dentist to detect the disease early. Dentists are equipped with the right resources and medical equipment to diagnose and make final decisions about the patient's oral health. Therefore, through the screening, it's easier for the dentist to detect the cancerous growth early and provide suitable ways to deal with cancer. Also, the nature of prevention taken depends on early detection. Generally, oral cancer is best diagnosed and prevented through proper oral screenings performed during routine dental checkups....
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What Is Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery?

Posted on 9/19/2022 by Candice
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that corrects issues with the jaws, mouth, neck, and facial structure. Oral health does not only involve ensuring the proper functioning of your teeth. Focusing on the surrounding structures in and around the mouth is vital. Maxillofacial surgery, commonly known as oral surgery, will help treat many diseases and defects in the soft and hard tissues in the mouth. However, when should you consider oral and maxillofacial surgery? Reasons Why You May Need Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Treat Periodontal Diseases Periodontal diseases are the most common cause of infection and inflammation of gums. In its early stage, the gum becomes swollen and may lead to bleeding. The severe stage causes the gum to pull away from the teeth, leading to teeth loosening and falling out. Gum issues are progressive diseases that require immediate medical attention. When the disorder is at an advanced stage, your oral surgeon may recommend maxillofacial surgery. TMJ Disorders The temporomandibular joint disorder can cause pain, stiffness, or decreased mobility in your TMJ. This can hinder you from using your jaw's full range of movement. For some people, maxillofacial surgery may be vital to restoring full use of the temporomandibular joint. Root Canal Damage Root canal therapy is a dentistry procedure performed when the tissues in the tooth become infected. This treatment approach helps to save the tooth and prevent future oral issues. However, the root canal sometimes fails. In this case, your dentist might recommend oral surgery options such as tooth extractions. Also, teeth restoration techniques such as dental implants may be applied. Impacted Wisdom Teeth Impacted wisdom teeth can trigger pain, irritation, or decay if left untreated. The best way to treat the impacted wisdom teeth is by seeking professional care. Your oral surgeon will monitor the tooth to determine the best treatment approach. Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a good way to address the underlying issues affecting your oral health. Rather than dealing with the symptoms, this treatment technique focuses on finding the root cause of the problem....
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All Posts:

How often do you need to do a dental checkup?
10/24/2022
The Importance of Oral Cancer Screening
10/10/2022
What Is Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery?
9/19/2022
Can Oral Surgery Affect your Sinuses?
9/5/2022
What Are the Risks Associated with The Jaw Surgery?
8/22/2022
Procedures Involved in an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
8/8/2022
How Do I Get Rid of Bad Breath?
7/18/2022
Are Dental X-Rays Safe During Pregnancy?
7/4/2022
Clinical management of oral cancer
6/20/2022
What is full mouth reconstruction.
6/6/2022
What Are Those Things in The Dentist Office?
5/23/2022
Side Effects of Tooth Extractions
5/9/2022
What You Need to Know About Correcting Overbites and Underbites
4/25/2022
What Is a Cone Beam Image
4/11/2022
What Are Dental Implants?
3/21/2022
New dental technology for transforming smiles
3/7/2022
FAQs About Reconstructive Surgery
2/21/2022
An Oral Appliance May Treat Your Sleep Apnea Symptoms
2/7/2022
Signs You Need to Call Us for Wisdom Tooth Extraction
1/24/2022
A Deeper Look into Dental Bridges
1/10/2022
How to Make Sure Your Oral Surgery Recovery Goes Smoothly
12/23/2021
Are Implant Supported Dentures Better than Standard Dentures?
12/10/2021
When Might You Need To Get Jaw Surgery?
11/22/2021
Bone Cyst Tumor Treatment
11/8/2021
The Importance of Anesthesia During a Dental Implant
10/25/2021
Dental Bone Grafts
10/11/2021
How We Customize Mouth Guards for Your Specific Needs
9/21/2021
Your Diet Can Improve Symptoms of TMJ
9/6/2021
What to Eat After Your Wisdom Tooth Removal
8/23/2021
How to Tell if the Bone Density of Your Jaw Is Dropping
8/9/2021
Talk with Us If You Struggle with Ringing in Your Ears
7/26/2021
Chewing May Start to Hurt if You Have a Dental Crack You Did Not Know Of
7/12/2021
Understanding the Oral Biopsy Process
6/21/2021
Do I Need to be Referred to an Oral Surgeon Through My General Dentist?
6/7/2021
How to Diagnose Sleep Apnea
5/24/2021
Signs of TMD That Most People Do Not Think Of
5/10/2021
Benefits of Gum Graft Surgery
4/26/2021
What Type of Education Does an Oral Surgeon Receive?
4/12/2021
Full Mouth Reconstruction
3/22/2021
What are the Signs of Dental Bone Graft Failure?
3/8/2021
What is Considered Dental Trauma?
2/22/2021
Do You Know How to Properly Care for Your Mouthguard?
2/8/2021
Who is Not an Ideal Dental Implant Candidate?
1/25/2021
What We Do if We Suspect Oral Cancer
1/11/2021
Why Some Teeth Require a Surgical Extraction
12/21/2020
Dental Health Reasons We Hope You Remove Your Oral Piercing
12/7/2020
What We Offer as Periodontal Services
11/16/2020
What Is an Oral Splint Used For?
11/9/2020
Oral Piercing Infections
10/19/2020
Benefits of Getting a Single Dental Implant for Just One Missing Tooth
10/5/2020
Uses of an Oral Splint
9/21/2020
What to Do Should an Oral Emergency Arise?
9/7/2020
Benefits of Sleeping On an Incline After Oral Surgery
8/24/2020
Talk to Us if You Have Swelling In Your Mouth and a Fever
8/10/2020
Are There Any Jaw Exercises You Could Do to Improve Your Jaw Pain?
7/23/2020
Ways We Can Help Treat TMJ Issues
7/7/2020
Why We Want To Help if You Have a Cleft Palate
6/22/2020
Benefits of Getting Dental Implants Instead of Dentures
6/8/2020
Orofacial Pain is Not a Way of Life You Need to Struggle With
5/29/2020
Causes of Rough Skin Inside Your Mouth
5/15/2020
Is It Normal to Get Narcotics After Dental Surgery?
3/20/2020
The Point of Splitting Teeth for An Extraction
3/10/2020
Reasons Cheeks Often Swell After Any Oral Surgery Procedure
2/20/2020
Times Where a Custom Mouthguard Could Keep Your Teeth Safe
2/10/2020
Some Abscesses Need Our Attention to Treat
1/20/2020
When You Should Avoid Ice Following Oral Surgery
1/10/2020
Snoring is Actually a Symptom of Larger Problems
12/20/2019
Sleep Apnea Treatment Options We Can Provide
12/10/2019
Which Over the Counter Meds Should You Have on Hand for Oral Surgery Recovery?
11/20/2019
Why Straws Are So Dangerous Following Oral Surgery
11/10/2019
When a Tooth Cracks in Half, Can It Be Saved?
10/20/2019
What Can Be Done to Reduce the Chances of Implant Rejection?
10/10/2019
Crown Fractures Are Something to Call Us About
9/20/2019
Can X-Rays Show Oral Cancer?
9/10/2019
Foods to Keep Around During Oral Surgery Recovery
8/20/2019
Following an Auto Accident, We Need to Check Your Mouth if You Have Pain
8/10/2019
It Is Best to Turn to Us When You Need Wisdom Tooth Extraction
7/20/2019
Is the Ringing in Your Ears Something We Can Treat?
7/10/2019
Why We Sometimes Need to Help You Recover from an Oral Burn
6/20/2019
What Makes the Jaw Hurt
6/10/2019
Not All Wisdom Teeth Cause Trouble as They Erupt
5/20/2019
Mouthguards Can Protect Your Teeth from Incidental Damage
5/10/2019
When Is a Bone Graft Considered Healed?
4/20/2019
What We Do During an Oral Biopsy
4/10/2019
Most Common Needs for Dental Crowns
3/20/2019
Is Oral Surgery a Requirement to Treat a Dental Abscess?
3/10/2019
How Bruxism Wears Down Your Enamel
2/20/2019
Do You Need Stronger Sinuses? A Sinus Lift Can Help
2/10/2019
Why Ringing In Your Ears May Stem from a Jaw Problem
1/20/2019
What to Expect During Jaw Reconstruction Recovery
1/10/2019
How to Perform a Self-Exam to Look for Oral Cancer
12/20/2018
How to Get Ready Prior to Oral Surgery
12/10/2018
Having Surgery Prior to Getting Dentures Can Give You a Better Fix
11/20/2018
First Steps to Take Following Dental Trauma
11/10/2018
Signs to Look for If Your Jaw Hurts Following a Car Accident
10/20/2018
Signs of Osteonecrosis That You Need to Be Aware Of
10/10/2018
How Long is Exercise Off Limits Following Oral Surgery?
9/20/2018
How Long Do Bone Grafts Take to Heal?
9/10/2018
Who Needs Apicoectomies and Why?
8/20/2018
When Chewing Gum Hurts Your Jaw, What Do You Do?
8/10/2018
What Happens If Your Child Does Not Get Palate Repair?
7/20/2018
Dangers of Clenching Your Teeth Each Day
7/10/2018
Signs Your Wisdom Teeth Need to Come Out
6/23/2018
You May Have Sleep Apnea and Not Know It
6/13/2018
Common Causes of Pain in the Jaw
5/23/2018
Are You Going to Need an Oral Biopsy?
5/13/2018
How Does a Pulpotomy Differ From a Pulpectomy?
4/20/2018
How a Root Canal Can Save Your Tooth
4/10/2018
Types of Bone Grafting Materials
3/20/2018
Treating a Jaw That Grew Unevenly
3/10/2018
Questions to Ask Your Oral Surgeon Before Getting Oral Surgery
2/20/2018
Piercings Can Easily Get Infected - What Signs to Watch Out For
2/10/2018
Signs You Need to Speak with an Oral Surgeon for TMD
1/20/2018
Checking for Oral Cancer Between Visits to the Oral Surgeon
1/10/2018
How to Spot Signs of Bruxism in Yourself
12/20/2017
How to Maintain Oral Health Following Oral Surgery
12/10/2017
Things You May Do that Cause Your Own TMJ Pain
11/23/2017
The Connection Between Unhealthy Teeth and Ringing in Your Ears
11/13/2017
Do You Have an Infection After Oral Surgery?
10/20/2017
Do Overbites Require Repair or Can They be Left?
10/10/2017
Dealing with a Broken Tooth Until You Can Be Seen
9/20/2017
Managing Mouth Pain at Home Before Getting to Your Dentist
9/10/2017
Benefits of Not Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Extracted
8/20/2017
Are Lumps Inside Your Mouth Normal?
8/10/2017
Mouth Guards Reduce Potential Damage for Those Suffering from Bruxism
7/31/2017
Is Eating a Soft Diet for Too Long After Oral Surgery a Problem?
7/20/2017
How an Oral Biopsy is Performed
6/20/2017
Do You Have TMJ Issues That Need Treatment?
6/10/2017
What Should You Do if You Have an Overbite?
5/20/2017
What are the Signs That You Have an Impacted Tooth?
5/10/2017
Is a Custom Mouth Guard in Your Future?
4/20/2017
How Yogurt Can Help You Recover from Oral Surgery
4/10/2017
Should You Opt for Teeth in a Day?
3/20/2017
How to Handle Graft Pain
3/10/2017
Why You May Want to Keep Your Wisdom Teeth
2/20/2017
When You Need Surgery for a Tooth Abscess
2/10/2017
What to Know Before Oral Surgery
1/20/2017
Healing After Implant Surgery - What to Know
1/10/2017
Reducing Swelling Following a Tooth Extraction
12/20/2016
Recovering from an Oral Cancer Biopsy
12/10/2016
How Common is Dental Implant Rejection?
11/20/2016
Can Your Oral Surgeon Treat Your Apnea?
11/10/2016
Can Your Broken Tooth Be Surgically Repaired?
10/20/2016
Are You a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
10/10/2016
Fixing an Underbite
9/20/2016
Defining Impacted Teeth
9/10/2016
Jaw Pain After a Car Accident, This Might Be the Cause
8/23/2016
How to Recover Immediately Following Oral Surgery
8/13/2016
What is Orthognathic Surgery?
7/30/2016
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