Recovering from Wisdom Teeth Removal

Since the removal of wisdom teeth is a surgical procedure, post operative care is extremely important.  Following your dentist instructions for care will help speed up recovery, reduce pain, swelling, minimize complications or infection. If you were sedated, it can take up to 24 hours for the full effects of the drugs to wear off…

What Are Receding Gum Lines?

Receding gums, also known as gingival recession are a typically a result of gum disease which causes your gums to have a receding appearance.  This is a condition in which gums shrink, resulting in the roots of the teeth becoming exposed.   Other factors that can contribute to receding gum lines are brushing teeth too aggressively,…

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay – Is Your Child At Risk?

When an infant or toddler develops cavities it is often referred to as Baby Bottle Tooth Decay.  As the name suggests, this decay typically results when liquids from a bottle stay on a child’s teeth for long or frequent periods of time. Any liquid that contains sugars can contribute to baby bottle tooth decay.  These…

How Does Fluoride Work?

You hear about fluoride being used in toothpastes, mouthwashes, drinking water and treatments at dental offices.  Have you ever wondered what fluoride is, where it comes from and the reasons for using it to help with our oral health? What Is Fluoride? Fluoride is a mineral found in soil, water, both fresh and salt, various…