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What to Expect While Recovering from Dental Treatment

What to Expect While Recovering from Dental Treatment

By | Dental Visit

If we’re being honest, no one looks forward to having dental work done. Whether you have the appointment on the books or think it’s finally time to schedule that procedure you’ve been putting off, you might be wondering what to expect during your recovery period. While your dentist will go over what you should expect for your individual dental treatment, there are some general concerns to be aware of following a dental procedure, such as infection, lingering pain, and how long to follow your post-treatment regimen before going back to…

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Top 10 Common Causes for a Toothache

Top 10 Common Causes for a Toothache

By | Dental Health, Dental Visit

Toothaches can be a pain in the mouth to deal with. It can sometimes be hard to pinpoint the source of your dental discomfort, which is why we put together a list of the top 10 common causes for a toothache. As with any dental problem, it’s always a good idea to talk to the professionals before deciding on a diagnosis or treatment plan for your toothache. 10. Dental Alignments Retainers, braces, headgear, and other orthodontic alignment systems are one of the many causes for dental pain. Unfortunately, in most…

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6 Tips to Help You Floss Your Teeth for Lasting Results

6 Tips to Help You Floss Your Teeth for Lasting Results

By | Dental Health

Let’s be honest: everyone has lied about how much they floss their teeth. But did you know that food can get trapped between your teeth, leading to cavities, hot and cold sensitivity, and even gingivitis? Thankfully, there are some ways to floss your teeth like the pros! 1. Using Waterpik Waterpik is the latest in flossing technology. It’s easy to use and incredibly efficient. Waterpik sends a stream of pressurized water between your teeth to loosen stuck food and remove any plaque. It’s incredibly easy to use and much less…

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5 Oral Health Tips for a Happy Holiday

5 Oral Health Tips for a Happy Holiday

By | Dental Health, Oral Health

The holiday season comes around once every year, but if you aren’t careful it can cause serious problems for your oral health. The holiday season is full of potential dental dangers, from excess sugar and disrupted routines to packages that are better opened by kitchen scissors than your incisors! That is why it is important to take care of your oral health this holiday season. Lucky for you, we here at Crossland Dental Associates have five tips to make sure your holidays aren’t ho-hum because of dental problems. Sweets Aren’t…

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Long-Term Effects of Thumb-Sucking and How to Help Your Child Stop

Long-Term Effects of Thumb-Sucking and How to Help Your Child Stop

By | Children's Oral Health

Did you know that around 30% of pre-school aged children continue to suck their thumbs? Thumb-sucking is an inherent urge to suck on something, stemming from curious babies putting everything in their mouth. This predilection wanes after six-months, but may continue at bedtime or when self-soothing. Most children wean themselves from thumb-sucking by the time they are a toddler, though some older children may continue the habit during times of stress or anxiety which can have oral repercussions. Talk to your child’s doctor if they persist in thumb-sucking after age…

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What are Wisdom Teeth, and Should They be Removed?

What are Wisdom Teeth, and Should They be Removed?

By | Dental Health

If you have regular dental exams, your provider likely has x-rayed your teeth; this can help pinpoint a number of dental issues and concerns, but also is how your dentist evaluates your wisdom teeth. Not sure if you have wisdom teeth? Most adults do, though some may never even realize it. The real issue comes when there is a reason to remove the wisdom teeth, which may sound dreadful and daunting. Don’t worry; your dentist can explain the benefits of removing your wisdom teeth as well as the precise procedure…

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Some Causes of Bad Breath Might Surprise You

Some Causes of Bad Breath Might Surprise You

By | Oral Health

Everyone has woken up with a case of less-than-pleasant morning breath, but sometimes halitosis can become more than a morning occurrence – and something of a problem.   Bad breath can be caused by a wide range of factors, including what we eat and when we eat it. While a diet of pure garlic and coffee is a shoo-in for the “Bad Breath of the Year Awards”, there are other factors that can contribute to chronic halitosis. Poor oral hygiene can leave your mouth open to a wide range of…

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5 Oral Health Tips to Manage Halloween Treats

5 Oral Health Tips to Manage Halloween Treats

By | Dental Health, Oral Health

The holiday brings Halloween treats, snacks, and candy into your home, generally via your kids’ spoils from trick-or-treating. Foster good oral care and healthy habits this year by helping curb your kids’ indulgence on sugary, sweet snacks. Work to keep a balance between prudent oral hygiene and seasonal splurges, like Halloween goodies. Five oral health tips to help your kids manage their Halloween treat haul are: Set some limits. Don’t deprive your kids of their Halloween treats, but set some limits. Always encourage them to stop snacking after their nighttime…

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Use Caution When Using Do-It-Yourself Dental Products

Use Caution When Using Do-It-Yourself Dental Products

By | Uncategorized

Do-it-yourself dentistry has been rising in popularity. From charcoal whitening pastes to mail-order teeth straightening, the internet is full of miracle claims for dental corrections that can cause serious damage to your teeth and dental problems down the road. While it may seem quicker or less expensive to try and repair dental problems on your own, the end result can end up causing irreparable damage to your teeth and may even result in gum disease or enamel damage. While whitening your teeth with charcoal or lemon juice and baking soda…

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What are the Different Types of Dental Appliances Used by a Dentist?

What are the Different Types of Dental Appliances Used by a Dentist?

By | Dental Health, Dental Visit

Dental appliances are devices used by your dentist to help treat your dental problems. Ranging from braces and retainers to dental crowns and fillings, a dental appliance is any device that helps maintain your dental health, either long-term or short-term. Dental appliances can range from permanent fixtures to prosthetic or removable fixtures meant to help support, move, or even replace your teeth. These allow your teeth to work at full capacity while still remaining healthy, no matter the situation. Permanent Dental Appliances Permanent dental appliances include things like braces and…

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