Four Common Dentistry Questions

Common Dental QuestionsJust like any other industry, there are some questions that just get answered over and over again.

Dentistry is no different. In fact, there may be more in the dental field because it is something people tend to avoid and put off.

In this article we’ll address four of the most common dental questions that we get on a day to day basis!

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The Importance of a Dental Assistant

Dental assistantWhen you walk into a dental office you normally don’t sit down with your dentist right off the bat. Normally you see the receptionist, then the dental assistant. Only after that will you see the actual dentist.

The dental assistant is an invaluable bridge between the dentist and their patients. This makes selecting an assistant a very big declension here at Mint Dental, one which we take very seriously.

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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”

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?”