Preventative Sealants

Preventative Sealants

Post-operative instructions for preventative sealants A dental sealant is an acrylic material that helps block out decay-causing bacteria from the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. Caring for your Sealants Foods such as popcorn, hard candy, ice and sticky treats...

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Provisional Crown & Bridge

Provisional Crown & Bridge

Instructions for re-cementation of provisional crown or bridge Process Tools: You will need a toothpick, the cement pack, paper towel, aluminum foil and a plate to mix the cement. Please use a toothpick and remove as much of the temporary cement as possible from...

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Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy

Post-operative instructions following root-canal therapy. Immediately after Therapy Be careful while you are still numb. It can be easy to bite your lip, cheek or tongue.Do not eat or drink anything for 30 minutes. If a temporary filling was placed it takes about half...

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Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and Root Planing

Please read and follow these instructions for all scaling and root planing procedures. They will make you more comfortable and will help prevent any possible complications. Mouth Care Start brushing, flossing and continuing your prescribed oral hygiene regimen...

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Tooth Extractions

Tooth Extractions

Information Following a Tooth Extraction Bleeding After an extraction, a wet gauze pack is placed over the extraction site to prevent excessive bleeding and to promote the healing blood clot. Keep pressure on it for 30 – 45 minutes and replace if bleeding continues....

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Whitening with Custom Trays

Whitening with Custom Trays

Instructions Brush teeth thoroughly and floss regularly.Place a thin ribbon of whitening agent into each tray.Seat the trays into the mouth and wipe off any residual whitening agent at the gumline.(a) Remove the trays after 30 minutes if you are using Poladay. (b)...

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Acid Reflux

Acid Reflux

What is Acid Reflux? Acid reflux, also called GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), is when stomach acid washes up into the throat. If a person experiences this symptom, commonly called heartburn, more than twice a week, he or she may have acid reflux. But not...

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Diabetes

Diabetes

What is gum disease? Gum disease occurs when germs destroy gums and bone around the teeth. It starts with plaque, and the goal of daily brushing and flossing is to remove this sticky substance before it becomes an issue. If plaque is not removed, it becomes tartar,...

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Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders

Dentists Can Identify Clues to Eating Disorders With nearly 10 million women and 1 million men suffering from eating disorders in the U.S., more dentists are becoming the first line of defense when it comes to recognizing these problems in patients—especially teens....

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Heart Disease

Heart Disease

Link between Gum Disease and Heart Attacks When a person has gum disease, the body reacts to mouth bacteria with swelling. Gum disease is an inflammatory disease, as can be heart disease. This swelling response results in inflammation in the blood vessels lining the...

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)? OSA is when a sleeping person stops breathing because something is blocking the airway. When this happens, the body doesn’t take in the oxygen it needs. This leads to potentially life threatening conditions that affect the heart,...

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Oral Cancer & HPV

Oral Cancer & HPV

Oral cancer, or cancer of the mouth, can be detected in early stages because the mouth is an area of the body where changes can be seen easily. HPV is a virus that infects certain skin surfaces, including the mouth, throat, tongue, tonsils and others. Infection occurs...

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