Dentistry During Pregnancy – Three Things You Should Know

dentistry during pregnancyDentistry isn’t probably something that is top of mind when you find out you’re pregnant. After all, you have a LOT on your mind.

When faced with an addition to your family dentistry can take a back seat, right?

However, pregnancy does increase a woman’s chance for several common oral health issues that you should be aware of.

We want to discuss three specific issues that we see quite often with pregnant women so hopefully you can avoid them! Continue reading “Dentistry During Pregnancy – Three Things You Should Know”

5 Common Dental Instruments – Names and Functions!

Dental InstrumentsIf you ask the average person they probably would say that they don’t enjoy going to the dentist.

Dentists actually are pretty understand on this. Not only do dentists tend to work very close to a patient, the light is bright, and lets face it, some of the tools we use are rather, sharp.

At Mint Dental we’d like to alleviate some of the discomfort that comes from a visit.

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The Six Types of Dental Specialists

Dental SpecialistsMost of us know that we should visit the dentist every six month for routine deep cleaning procedures. It’s something that is often told to us from a very young age.

What many might not know is there are actually different specialties inside the dental professional that spend extra time and further their education past the normal degree.

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What is a Dry Socket, and How to Prevent Them!

What is a Dry socket Dry Sockets

Anytime you have a tooth removed, or have one knocked out, you are at risk for developing a dry socket.

When you go through a tooth removal procedure at Mint Dental we cover a lot of this information before you have a molar removed, but this article is meant to be a nice, quick reference, for those times a dentist isn’t available.

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When Teeth are Sensitive to Hot and Cold

Sensitive TeethAre you Experiencing Sensitive Teeth?

Have you ever taken a sip of your hot morning coffee or tea then grimaced as your teeth began to hurt? Or maybe at some point you stopped putting ice in your water glass or stopped eating ice cream to avoid aching teeth from the cold?

This kind of sensitivity to cold or hot foods and beverages can be frustrating and may even impact your quality of life. There are several dental conditions that can cause your teeth to become sensitive. Continue reading “When Teeth are Sensitive to Hot and Cold”

When Should My Baby Go To The Dentist For The First Time?

The Perfect time for a dentist visit for a baby is at the sign of their first tooth.

when should my baby go to the dentist for the first timeYour baby’s gummy smile is beginning to erupt with tiny, pearl-white teeth. It’s a sure sign that you baby is growing up – and a good time to set up your kid’s very first dental appointment. If you’re like many parents, you might procrastinate that first visit. Continue reading “When Should My Baby Go To The Dentist For The First Time?”

Why Do My Teeth Hurt? The Most Common Reasons For Tooth Pain

The Most Common Reasons For Tooth Pain

Reasons for Tooth PainMysterious tooth pain is sure to put a damper on your day. Going to the dentist wasn’t on your agenda – it never seems to come at a good time. You might think you can just ignore it until it goes away, but you can’t stop thinking about it.

The good news is, there’s a few common causes of tooth pain that can help you narrow down what might be bothering you. You’ll still need to see a professional, but once you do, you’ll be on your way to feeling much better. Continue reading “Why Do My Teeth Hurt? The Most Common Reasons For Tooth Pain”

The Benefits of Good Flossing Technique

Good Flossing Technique is Key in Oral Health

good flossing techniqueEvery person who has ever visited the dentist has been asked, “have you been flossing” by either their dental hygienist or dentist, and according to the American Dental Association, 20% of adults never floss. Is flossing really that important? Continue reading “The Benefits of Good Flossing Technique”