Friday, December 8, 2017

Holiday Cheer: The Dental Connection!

Spreading Holiday cheer begins with Fresh Breath! Not only during the Holidays, but everyday of the year, keeping your teeth clean and your breath minty fresh, can be a struggle for many people! Although good oral hygiene is the first step, there are many other factors that can contribute to bad breath such as tobacco, a dry mouth, medications, sinus issues, foods and gum disease.

So if Buddy the Elf's famous quote about Santa, your breath smells like "beef and cheese," is hindering you from spreading Christmas cheer, then remember that visiting our office for regular cleanings and exams can keep your Holidays fresh and bright!

God Bless,

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Wisdom Teeth: The Dental Connection!

The wisdom teeth are the last permanent molars to emerge from the gums.  This can occur as early as age 17 or as late as 21. Though some teens and young adults experience a completely normal tooth eruption with ideally aligned molars that pose no health threat, this is not the case for everyone.

According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, wisdom teeth must meet specific criteria to avoid a required extraction.  Theses guidelines include:

> Completely erupted and non-impacted
> Completely functional
> Painless
> Free of decay
> Disease-free
> Capable of being properly cleaned

If one or more of your child's wisdom teeth do not meet these conditions, it is recommended that you call our office at 918-455-0123 for an evaluation.

God Bless,