Dental One Associates of Oxon Hill Blog – Affordable Dental Care
The basics of good dental care are brushing, flossing, and professional check-ups. But are you using the proper tools and techniques to ensure a healthy smile? See if your dental habits are healthy and learn the right way to care for your teeth.
If your wisdom teeth erupt normally and are healthy, easy to clean, and correctly positioned in your jaw, wisdom tooth removal may not be necessary. Healthy third molars can be treated in the same way you treat your other teeth. However, if your wisdom teeth don’t have enough room to grow, or they are growing in sideways or horizontally, they […]
When was the last time you had a teeth cleaning? How many times did you skip brushing your teeth this week? Can you remember the last time you flossed? It’s not uncommon for many Americans to push aside basic dental care habits; after all, you’re busy living your life. However, you may want to reconsider skipping these habits. More and […]
A dental emergency should never be ignored. Emergencies include knocked out teeth, fractures, lost fillings or crowns, and sudden pain. Neglecting damage to delicate tissues like nerves and blood vessels can lead to expensive future repairs or tooth loss. Ignoring a dental emergency also increases your risk of infection that could spread to other parts of your body such as […]
When you reach your late teens, it’s time to start keeping an eye out for your wisdom teeth. These teeth, also called your third molars, wait until you’re between 17 and 25 years of age to erupt. If they grow in as normal, healthy teeth and don’t crowd surrounding teeth, you can keep them and treat them as you do […]
Have you ever had that dream, the one where your teeth are falling out? For many American adults, of all ages, tooth loss isn’t just a nightmare, it’s a real problem. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults and it’s not just a disease that impacts the older population. One study found that 60 percent of […]
Tooth decay ranks as the number-two most-common health issue facing the nation, falling only one spot behind the common cold. That statistic is a harsh representation of the state of health in the United States, since cavities are a sign that your health may be failing you. Research has linked poor oral health to an increased risk of lung and […]