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I Just Knocked Out a Tooth; What Should I Do Now?

June 13, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — laplatadental @ 9:57 pm
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Knocking out a tooth is quite a stressful situation, but knowing what to do and acting quickly may allow you to have it successfully saved and reimplanted in its socket. The field of dentistry is committed to preventing tooth loss, and dentists have ways that allow lost teeth to integrate with the soft tissue and bone structure if they can address the issue quickly enough. Here’s a brief guide to what you can do to save a tooth that has been knocked out.


Dietary Disaster: 3 Foods Known to Get Stuck in Your Teeth

May 1, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — laplatadental @ 3:04 pm
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Almost everyone has experienced the discomfort of having food lodged between their teeth. But did you know that this seemingly minor annoyance can have a significant impact on your oral health? It’s a magnet for harmful bacteria, leading to issues like tooth decay and gum disease. And if you’re not careful, you could even end up injuring your gum tissue in your attempts to remove whatever’s stuck.

Although flossing can often extricate the offending leftover, there’s no guarantee. If you cannot gently wiggle it out of place, then it’s time to contact your dentist. They can schedule you for a same-day emergency appointment to address the issue without damaging your grin. Then, you can prevent a repeat occurrence by avoiding these 3 common culprits that are known to get jammed in your teeth!


A Few Bad Apples: How Does Apple Cider Vinegar Affect Your Oral Health?

April 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — laplatadental @ 7:59 pm
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Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is often celebrated for its many health benefits, from aiding digestion to boosting immunity. However, many dentists are concerned about its prevalent use in everything from home remedies to salad dressings. But why? Is ACV a friend or foe for your oral health? Continue reading to learn more about ACV and its effects on your smile.


How Does My Oral Health Affect My Immune System?

March 13, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — laplatadental @ 7:12 pm
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Practicing proper oral hygiene at home is a crucial part of maintaining excellent oral health. In addition to preventing tooth loss and miserable toothaches, cleaning your mouth thoroughly on a daily basis can prevent the accumulation of harmful bacteria that can spread to other parts of the body. Here’s how brushing, flossing, and seeing your dentist regularly can help keep you healthy for life.


Typical Tooth Pains: What They Each Mean

February 10, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — laplatadental @ 1:26 am
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When you’re dealing with a serious toothache, it can be a little bit difficult think straight. It can affect your ability to focus, eat, and sleep, which can sometimes make it a little bit difficult to figure out what exactly it is that you’re dealing with.

In these situations, it’s always a good idea to talk to a dentist about your issue, allowing you to get a better sense of what it is that you’re dealing with. However, if you’re interested in learning more beforehand about what could be causing your toothache, here are some of the most common kinds of tooth pain and what they could mean.

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