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Things to Know Before Getting Dental Implants

March 22, 2019

Getting dental implants is a popular alternative to dentures that don’t fit well or if your natural tooth roots do not allow for bridgework or other repair options. Dental implants offer significant support for your teeth because during the process, the bone heals around the implant. However, this process can take many months for completion. Read More…

Dealing with Tooth Pain at Home

March 15, 2019

Does your mouth ache? Do your teeth throb with pain? Toothaches occur when there is damage or irritation to the nerves inside a tooth. Once in a while, tooth pain is a result of trauma to the jaw or neck. If you have tooth pain, make an appointment with your dentist right away. It’s important Read More…

5 Common Types of Dental Surgery

March 8, 2019

Many times, when a dentist mentions dental surgery it is met with widespread panic and fear from their patients.  The idea is that dental surgery is a painful and expensive procedure. However, what many patients don’t realize is that dental surgery is very common and includes procedures that address conditions that many people have and Read More…

Mouth Infection Types and Symptoms

March 1, 2019

Properly caring your teeth and gums is important for your oral health and can help lower the risk of getting a mouth infection. Bacteria and viruses can cause infections in your mouth and while they can be common, it’s important to know the symptoms of a mouth infection to avoid any serious health conditions. Fortunately, Read More…

The Importance of Toothpaste

February 22, 2019

As little as we think about it, toothpaste is a big part of our oral hygiene routine. And while everyone knows the importance of brushing twice a day, the importance of toothpaste is a little more unclear. Some people use a lot, some people just use water, and some people make their own teeth-cleaning solutions. Read More…

Can Diet Affect Your Oral Health?

February 15, 2019

Your mouth is a complex organism. Everything that comes in contact with your teeth and gums can affect your oral health.  Your food and beverage choices, and the frequency at which you eat them, are important to preserving your overall health. A diet high in processed foods will have a negative affect on your oral Read More…

Seven Warning Signs that you’re Getting a Tooth Infection

February 8, 2019

Tooth pain is never good a thing, but it may be more serious than you think. Tooth infections arise when the nerves within your tooth die due to progressing decay or injury. Without treatment, bacteria can infect the dead tooth and cause dental abscesses. This can lead to swelling and infections, which can occasionally be Read More…

Three Tips to Prevent Oral Cancer

Three Tips to Prevent Oral Cancer

January 17, 2019

Oral cancer is scary. In the family of mouth cancers, oral cancer includes cancers of the tongue, lips, cheeks, throat, and hard or soft palate. If not detected or treated early enough it can result in death, mainly due to the fact that it often goes undiagnosed and is detected too late. Read on to Read More…

Four Myths and Truths about Oral Health

January 9, 2019

Since the proliferation of web searching, the internet has been an invaluable tool for providing information on oral health. It has also, unfortunately, helped to spread large amounts of misinformation at the same time. Not all websites are reputable and some are full of information that is misleading or just plain wrong. At Altima Dental, Read More…