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What To Expect From Periodontist Surgery?

Posted on 11/22/2021 by Life Long Dental
Some bleeding is to be expected, however it will be adequately managed during the surgery. Swelling:Swelling can be minimized by applying a cold pack to your face on the region of your mouth closest to the surgical area immediately after your operation and for the next 2-3 days. Discomfort:Any oral surgical operation is likely to cause some discomfort. Drugs:Antibiotics are frequently given by doctors to prevent infection, therefore it is important that you take the medications exactly as prescribed. Numbness: During your operation, your doctor will most likely administer long-acting anesthesia. Who would be an excellent candidate? Periodontal surgery is typically recommended for those who have severe or persistent illnesses around the gums and the structures that sustain the teeth. Gum symptoms usually include swollen, red, or bleeding gums, deep pockets that form between your gums and teeth, loose teeth, discomfort while biting, poor breath, and gums that recede or peel away from your teeth's a good candidate. For more information or to schedule your next appointment, call our office today. What is the Periodontal Surgery Preparation? Certain drugs, such as aspirin, pain relievers, and blood thinners, may need to be stopped a few weeks before your surgery. Most dentists recommend that you refrain from smoking or consuming alcohol for at least 1 day before the treatment. To reduce your chances of acquiring an infection, our doctor may prescribe a medication to take before your surgery. You should also make arrangements for someone to drive you home when the operation is completed. Your reaction times may be affected by the anesthetic, drowsiness, or other drugs you will take during the operation. That implies you might not be able to drive afterwards. Adhere to our clininician directions. If you are undergoing problems on surgery preparations, call us immediately....

Secrets to Making Flossing Easier

Posted on 11/8/2021 by Life Long Dental
Flossing is a procedure each person should do daily, but people tend to skip this process since he or she brushes daily. People take the flossing process to be difficult and time-consuming as compared to brushing. There are things you can do so that flossing becomes an easy process. First, visit your dentist and learn how to floss and brush. It might seem odd and unnatural but some people floss and brush in the wrong way. This makes the flossing uncomfortable for them, the dentist will guide you and lead you in flossing. The right type of Floss There are several variations of floss and knowing which type of floss works for you is important. The dentist will help you in knowing the best type of floss for your teeth. If it is your first time flossing then there are two types of floss. The first type is nylon floss, it is stringy and breaks apart. Then there is polytetrafluorethylene floss and fits into the tight spaces. The nylon category has got waxed and non-waxed flosses. The waxed one has wax coating going over nylon strands and enables it to squeeze into the tight spaces and is resistant to breakage. The non-waxed floss has 35 small nylon strands which is twisted together but it's prone to breakage easily. The non-waxed floss gets into tight spaces and is a good indicator that the plaque is gone. Use Floss Well Flossing does not only involve putting a string between the teeth. All you need is to clean each tooth and clean the surface to the fullest to achieve the best results. Each tooth also requires you to have fresh floss so that cleaning is effective. The dentist will guide you on enough floss for your teeth. Visit us to learn how to do flossing in the right way, you can book an appointment with our dentist and learn more about flossing....

Foods To Avoid To Protect Gums

Posted on 10/25/2021 by Life Long Dental
It's not a surprise that what we eat has an impact on our dental health. But did you know that certain foods can actually harm your gums? In this blog post, we'll explore some of the most common troublesome foods and how to keep them from hurting your gumline. Read on for more information! White Bread White bread is made from refined flour, stripped of its valuable wheat germ and bran. These parts are chock-full of nutrients like calcium, vitamins B and E, iron, magnesium (which helps prevent cavities), fiber (because whole grains make you feel fuller faster), chromium (helps lower blood sugar levels) and folic acid (needed for healthy red blood cells). When you eat refined carbs, not only do they lack these nutrients, but your body can't break them down as easily. This leads to the formation of plaque and tartar on teeth because there's nothing in whole grains that combat against it. Citrus Fruits Citrus fruits are acidic. Although your saliva is naturally slightly alkaline, the acid in citrus foods can wear down tooth enamel and lead to cavities or gum disease over time. Citrus fruits such as oranges, grapefruits and lemons also contain high amounts of acid, so you should consume them in moderation. Citrus fruits can be healthy for other reasons, though: they're a good source of vitamin C and fiber (which helps lower cholesterol levels). Vitamin C is key to boosting your immunity! Sports Drinks Sports drinks like Gatorade and PowerAde contain high amounts of acid (and sugar), leading to dental erosion. This is when the enamel wears away over time because acids dissolve the tooth's minerals in foods or liquids. Sports drinks also lack fluoride, a mineral that strengthens your teeth and helps prevent decay. Soda Soda is a big one! Sodas include soft drinks, soda pop and fizzy sodas. They may be bubbly, but they aren't doing your teeth any favors since the acid in these beverages can wear down tooth enamel over time. The sugar in them will also lead to cavities too. And don't forget beer either. Alcoholic beverages can be very high in acid content, which is why you should drink them only in moderation. If your teeth have been exposed to a lot of alcohol over time, it will wear down the enamel and cause decay. We hope this article has helped you learn more about the foods to avoid if you want to protect your gums. If so, please come by our office and ask any questions or comment on anything that may have surprised you!...

All Posts:
What To Expect From Periodontist Surgery?
Secrets to Making Flossing Easier
Foods To Avoid To Protect Gums
How You Can Eliminate Bad Breath
Tips for College Students When It Comes to Oral Health
Dangers Associated with Using Hard Toothbrush Bristles
If You Have Swollen Gums We Should See You to Check for Problems
Reasons to Get a Composite Filling
Great Birthday Gift Ideas for Those Who Treasure Good Oral Health
Benefits Your Mouth Gets When You Drink Tap Water
Chewing on Ice Cubes Could Leave Your Teeth Broken or Gums Lacerated
Options We Can Provide Through Restorative Dentistry
How Acids Work Against the Enamel on Your Teeth
Water Can Help Keep Your Teeth Cleaner
The Connection Between Heart Disease and Oral Health
Benefits of Flossing Your Teeth
What to Expect From a Routine Dental Exam?
Everything You Need to Know About Baby Teeth
What Does It Mean When You Have Hard Water Stains on Your Teeth?
At What Age Should I Start Taking My Child to the Dentist?
Types of Dentures
A Brown Spot on Your Teeth May Not Be a Cavity
Cracked Teeth Are a Constant Danger to Your Oral and Overall Health
Tips for Keeping Your Breath Fresh While on the Go
Foods You May Not Realize Damage Your Teeth
Are Whitening Strips Safe to Use?
Do Genetics Play A Role In Cavities?
Benefits of Sanitizing Your Toothbrush
What Do X-rays Really Show?
Benefits of Using a Water Flosser Over Traditional Floss
Are There Any Foods That Stop Gum Recession?
Why is Tap Water Better for Your Teeth Than Bottled Water?
Top Three Reasons to Consider Getting Veneers
Should You Gargle Each Day for Better Oral Health
Missing a Tooth? Why Its Necessary to Get Treatment ASAP
How Oral Piercings Can Damage Your Teeth
How Missing Teeth Can Change Your Life
Do You Need A Night Time Mouthguard?
Digital X-Rays: Why They Are Important
Can the Sun Damage Your Teeth?
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