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Let’s Straighten it Out: Mouthwash Before or After Brushing?

Mar 30, 2023

Dentists always stress the importance of brushing and flossing as the ultimate oral hygiene regime. Using mouthwash, however, also makes a remarkable impact in boosting your oral health. Adding mouthwash to your oral hygiene routine can introduce multiple benefits for your oral cavity. But you might be confused regarding the sequence — should you use […]

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Is It Safe to Remove Gauze After Tooth Extraction?

Mar 15, 2023

After you have undergone a tooth extraction, your oral surgeon will provide you with post-operative instructions to ensure a safe and fast recovery. So, if you are wondering when to stop using gauze after tooth extraction, they will cover that too. Usually, dentists recommend keeping the gauze until the extraction site stops bleeding. This way, […]

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Preparing Children and Parents for General Anesthesia in Pediatric Dentistry

Feb 15, 2023

A visit to the dentist can be a daunting experience for children, and the prospect of general anesthesia can increase anxiety levels for both the child and their caregiver. Nevertheless, adequate preparation can make the experience smoother and safer. This blog article will provide valuable tips to prepare children and parents for general anesthesia in […]

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What Causes Pain After Root Canal?

Jan 30, 2023

Bacteria can invade your tooth for multiple reasons, but the result is the same: throbbing tooth pain. Your endodontist might recommend root canal therapy for an infected or severely damaged tooth. The procedure is meant to eliminate your discomfort, but what if you feel tooth pain after your root canal? There are many reasons why […]

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My Teeth Hurt After Flossing — What Could It Be?

Jan 15, 2023

If your teeth hurt after flossing, you might be wondering why that happens. Is it possible that caring for your teeth is actually causing more pain? Flossing and brushing go hand in hand when it comes to dental care. This step of oral hygiene helps keep the area between your teeth clean and free of […]

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My Gum Abscess Popped By Itself — What Should I Do?

Jan 3, 2023

If your gum abscess popped by itself, you might be worried about what to do. A dental abscess can form when pus, caused by bacterial infection, collects near your tooth. This leads to a pimple on your gums, which might lead to painful symptoms. Usually, an endodontist might recommend a root canal procedure for the […]

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Root Canal vs. Extraction — What’s the Difference Between the Procedures?

Dec 15, 2022

You might have heard come across the names of different dental procedures throughout your life. So when you have a dental issue, you might be confused about which one you need. A root canal or extraction? To understand the procedure you’ll need, you must be familiar with the difference between a root canal vs. extraction. […]

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Wisdom Teeth Removal: When Can I Brush My Teeth?

Nov 30, 2022

Your dentist might have suggested restorative treatment like wisdom tooth extraction if your third molars are impacted or cause discomfort. To avoid any complications after the procedure, you must stick to the dentist’s instructions. Moreover, maintaining your dental hygiene is crucial. Usually, dentists recommend not brushing your teeth post-surgery for the first 24 hours. So […]

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7 Possible Causes Your Teeth are Sensitive to Cold — What to do?

Nov 15, 2022

Do your teeth hurt when drinking cold water? Or, perhaps, you cannot truly enjoy ice cream because the cold triggers teeth sensitivity. And, then, you’re left concerned regarding your oral health. If your teeth are sensitive to cold, there are many reasons why. You can learn what causes sensitivity in your teeth and deal with […]

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