Smoking After an Extraction: How to Smoke Without Getting Dry Socket
17 November 2016
For smokers, getting a tooth extracted comes with an additional challenge. You are faced with the glaring questions: When is it okay to smoke? When is it safe? While most dentists recommend waiting at least 48 hours before smoking, for some smokers, this may be too long.
However, if you are unable to refrain from smoking for 48 hours, you run the risk of dry socket. Dry socket, as the name suggests, occurs when the blood clot that forms after an extraction either dissolves or is dislodged.
Swiss Army Teeth: 6 Ways You Treat Your Teeth Like Tools and Why You Need to Stop
25 October 2016
It can be tempting to treat your teeth like Swiss Army Knives, especially when you are young and bold. As a child, you make short work of sweet wrappers, and can easily crush even the biggest gobstoppers into dust with a victorious grin. Later, with most or even all your teeth intact, gobstoppers evolve into pencils, beer bottle caps and even finger nails. And why not? Your teeth are composed of the hardest substance in the human body: enamel.
Beyond Prescription Pain Medication: Five Ideas for Dealing With Pain While Recovering From Dental Work
3 October 2016
If you are one of the many people who has been affected by an addiction to prescription pain medications, you may want to avoid pain medication, even when other people commonly use it. In particular, if you have had a root canal, a tooth extraction or other dental procedure, you may not want to take prescription pain medication. Luckily, there are lots of other options.
Here are some ideas to try.
Improve Your Smile with these 4 Cosmetic Dental Procedures for Your Damaged Teeth
19 September 2016
Broken or cracked teeth can be really painful, especially when your teeth are exposed to extreme temperatures. For instance, when you eat a hot potato and immediately take some cold water, you would wish that the broken tooth was removed completely. Besides the pain, a damaged tooth can also be uncomfortable when chewing food. Also, your self-esteem can be greatly affected when the cracked tooth is an incisor because it can prevent you from achieving that perfect smile.