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Am I Too Late For Dental Implants?

July 18, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_dawoud @ 8:37 pm
In the background a dentist holding her jaw and smiling while holding out a model of dental implants in the foreground

Perhaps you have only recently experienced tooth loss and are wondering if you should wait to get dental implants. Or maybe it’s been a while since it happened and you’ve simply learned to deal with the changes to the best of your ability. You figure if things get bad enough down the road you can always just see your dentist about an implant, right? Unfortunately, there are certain changes that happen when teeth go missing that only grow worse with time. If you have missing teeth and are worried you’ve waited too long to replace them, keep reading to learn about what you can do.


What You Should Know About Dental Implants and Tooth Decay

July 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_dawoud @ 9:36 am
3D render of a dental implant

Dental implants are able to provide something incredible to people who are missing teeth. They can give back a lot of the bite force that you may have lost, providing strength and security while eating.

However, if you previously lost teeth due to decay, you may wonder if the same fate could befall your dental implant. As it turns out, there’s an interesting connection between dental implants and tooth decay. Here’s what you should know about it.


4 Helpful Tips for Getting Rid of Coffee Breath

June 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_dawoud @ 5:12 pm
Woman in brown sweater smiling while drinking coffee

In 2020, the National Coffee Association shared that 70% of Americans drink coffee every week and 62% have a cup every day. Perhaps even more surprising, they also reported that the average American drinks more than three cups per day! So, if you indulge in this energizing beverage, you’re certainly not alone. You may also know that “coffee breath” can be quite unpleasant and result in you feeling self-conscious as you go throughout the rest of your day. Fortunately, you can read on to learn four helpful tips for getting rid of coffee breath.


What to Eat Following Wisdom Tooth Extractions

May 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_dawoud @ 3:30 am
person drinking a smoothie after wisdom tooth extractions

Wisdom tooth extraction is a routine dental procedure that can significantly improve long-term oral health. To ensure a smooth recovery, it is essential to adhere to your doctor’s aftercare instructions. One common challenge during the healing process is maintaining a proper diet without hindering the healing of the extraction site. Here are some helpful tips to manage your diet and promote healing after wisdom tooth extraction.


What to Eat Following Wisdom Tooth Extractions

May 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_dawoud @ 3:37 am
illustration of an impacted wisdom tooth

Indeed, it is true that not all wisdom teeth pose a threat. Those that have sufficient space to emerge correctly can be left untouched. Regrettably, the majority of wisdom teeth lack the necessary room, leading to complications when left untreated. Extracting impacted wisdom teeth is crucial, and it is advisable to consult a dentist promptly. Continue reading to learn about some adverse health effects caused by impacted wisdom teeth that validate the need for extraction.


Is It All Right to Fly After Tooth Extractions?

April 28, 2023

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person receiving a tooth extraction

When it comes to dental procedures like tooth extractions, it’s important to be aware of the potential complications that can arise, especially in specific situations such as air travel. Boarding an airplane shortly after a tooth extraction may not seem like a big deal, but is it safe? Understanding the reasons behind these issues is crucial in order to take appropriate precautions and ensure a smooth recovery, so keep reading to learn if flying after having a tooth pulled can lead to issues.


Root Canal vs. Tooth Extraction: Pros and Cons

April 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_dawoud @ 8:19 pm
person thinking about root canals vs tooth extractions

Root canals and tooth extractions are two common dental procedures used to address different dental issues. If you’re faced with the decision of whether to undergo a root canal or have a tooth extraction, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons of each treatment. By understanding the advantages and disadvantages of these treatments, you can make an informed decision about the best course of action for your oral health. Keep reading as we explore the benefits and downsides of root canals and tooth extractions.


The Relationship Between Coffee and Dental Health

March 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_dawoud @ 1:59 am
person drinking cup of coffee

Coffee is a popular beverage among Americans, with over 50% consuming at least one cup per day. So, it’s safe to say that many people can’t start their morning without a fresh, hot cup of the stuff. While it provides your morning with a delicious smell and taste, coffee can have negative impacts on your oral health. Continue reading to learn about the ways that drinking coffee can impact your smile as well as what you can do to prevent this.


How To Eat Healthy on a Soft Foods Diet

March 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_dawoud @ 1:53 am
bowl of oatmeal with slices of banana

If you have a temporary dental crown or veneer, it’s crucial to handle it with care until your permanent crown is in place. One precaution to take is to switch to a soft foods diet, as hard or crunchy foods can damage the temporary restoration. Although you may be tempted to indulge in ice cream and other sweet treats, it’s important to prioritize balanced meals that promote healing and overall health. If you don’t know where to start, continue reading to learn how to eat well on a soft foods diet.


Does Gum Disease Fade When Teeth Are Removed?

December 15, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_dawoud @ 8:00 am
A dentist examining a patient with gum disease

In fact, gum disease is very unpleasant in its later stages. The illness can make your gums tender and even cause them to recede. If you have it, then, you’re likely desperate for treatment — maybe to the point of considering tooth extraction. However, the truth is that pulling your teeth won’t cure a gum infection. At the very least, you have other less drastic options. As proof of these claims, here’s a summary of why gum disease doesn’t fade when teeth are removed.

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