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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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”

How your Gums can Affect your Heart

A true story that could have been prevented

Gums can Affect your HeartA few years back, I spoke with a man who was going in for open heart surgery. What made this strange was that the man I was talking to ate properly, exercised regularly, and would at the surface not appear to have any reason to have heart problems. Yet, for about 6 months the man had seen an increase in chest pains. It started as what he perceived to be heartburn and built in intensity until he had to go see a cardiologist. He stated that there was bacteria buildup around one of the main cavities and that they would have to go in and remove the buildup of the bacteria. Continue reading “How your Gums can Affect your Heart”

Halloween Tips From Your Dentist

Halloween Tips From Your DentistKeep Your Mouth Healthy this Halloween!

Halloween is almost here and as dentists we understand that it means candies and costumes. While we would prefer if you ate an apple rather than a candy bar, we’re realistic and understand that you can’t say no to candy forever, especially at Halloween.

Here are our tips for having a great Halloween WITH candy, but still keeping your teeth, gums and mouth healthy.

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The Top Most Common Dental Problems

The Three Most Common Dental Problems

Common Dental Problems

Despite taking the best care of your teeth, you still tend to end up making an appointment with your dentist to get your latest dental problem treated. This article will address the most common dental issues that people often face and how you can take measures to avoid them.  Also remember, you can get in touch with us at Mint Dental if you need help related to dental issues.

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Effects of Poor Oral Hygiene to your Body

Infographic proof of the Ill Effects of Poor Oral Hygiene

You’ve likely been told since you were a young child that brushing your teeth three times a day is extremely important. Many don’t realize just how vital it is to your overall health, not just that of your mouth.

Check out this infographic about Effects of Poor Oral Hygiene to your Body.

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