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Is It OK If I Have Coffee After an Extraction?

February 6, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_anderson @ 3:24 pm
art of tooth extraction

After having a tooth removed, it’s natural to want to get back to your usual habits, like sipping on coffee. However, it’s best to hold off on the java for a while to prevent any possible harm to your oral health as you heal. Continue reading to learn why you should wait before drinking coffee after a tooth extraction, to get tips on when it’s okay to start again, and for advice to help you heal faster.


What You Need to Consider Before Taking Flight After Tooth Extraction

December 22, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_anderson @ 8:30 pm
A man about to board a flight after tooth extraction

Flight after tooth extraction can be a tricky prospect. Many patients don’t know that it requires careful consideration to ensure a comfortable and complication-free journey. There are several potential issues that could occur depending on how long ago you had your procedure done.

If you want to learn more about what you need to consider on a flight after tooth extraction, continue reading. With this knowledge, you’ll have everything you need to prevent a mid-flight conundrum.


Let’s Get Something Clear: What You Should Know Before Getting Invisalign

October 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_anderson @ 11:32 pm
Dentist smiles

Invisalign can realign a smile without the conspicuous metal parts and eating restrictions that come with braces. The popularity of the treatment is growing, especially among adults whose teeth have shifted out of alignment since they got their braces off in their teens. While Invisalign is an easier and more convenient process than traditional metal braces, you should still know a bit about it before you begin the treatment. Here are a few things you can expect during the Invisalign process.


Why Does Everything Taste Weird? The Science Behind Dysgeusia

August 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_anderson @ 3:40 pm
A woman making a grossed-out face due to her dysgeusia

With a funny name like dysgeusia, you may have never heard of it. This disorder affects your taste buds and causes everything to taste bitter, metallic, sour, or rotten. Those who suffer from the disorder can’t enjoy food normally, which could lead to other problems.

Read on to learn more about dysgeusia—its causes and treatments for it. Understanding the disorder brings you one step closer to defeating it.


My Child Knocked Out Their Tooth – What Do I Do?

June 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_anderson @ 10:11 pm
Child holding her baby tooth

Dental emergencies can be very stressful, and it can be difficult to know what to do when you find yourself experiencing one. When it involves your child, this can be even more stressful – especially when it is urgent, like a knocked-out tooth. Fortunately, by remaining calm and seeing your child’s dentist as soon as possible, they can work to restore your child’s smile to health. Read on to learn which steps you should take in the meantime.


How to Handle a Lost Dental Filling

April 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_anderson @ 10:24 pm
dentist replacing lost dental filling

Losing a dental filling can be a frustrating experience, causing discomfort and uncertainty about what to do next. It’s important to take immediate action to address the situation and minimize any potential complications. By following the appropriate steps, you can regain control and ensure the best outcome for your dental health. Keep reading as we guide you through seven important steps to take when you lose a dental filling.


Some Common Procedures in Emergency Dentistry

February 1, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_anderson @ 8:50 am
A patient suffering a dental emergency

Urgent dental issues differ, but they still have common traits. That much is natural – they all involve teeth or gums! As such, a dental emergency is often treatable with one of several standard procedures. You can thus go into care with a sense of what to expect. To prove this claim, your local dentist even has evidence. Here, then, is a summary of four common procedures used in emergency dentistry.


How To: Stay On-Track with Invisalign During the Holidays

December 7, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_anderson @ 6:58 pm
Two women smiling while holiday shopping together

Waiting to achieve your smile goals can really test your patience, and the last thing you want is to add more weeks or months to your treatment plan. Unfortunately, many patients do end up falling off-track amid the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Don’t worry – here are four tips to help prevent that from happening!


Why You Should Get Your Fillings Before the Year Ends

November 16, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_anderson @ 10:42 pm
patient getting filling in Lovell

No one wants to get a filling, but sometimes it’s necessary for the sake of your oral health. You may need it to prevent further complications, like infections and tooth loss. If your dentist said you need a filling, you should get it done before the year ends. Not only will you repair your smile, but you can save money by maximizing your dental benefits! Read on to learn what happens if you don’t get fillings and how putting it off can lead to more expensive consequences down the line.


Use Your Dental Insurance Benefits to Avoid Gum Disease!

September 28, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_anderson @ 11:50 pm
Dental insurance form

Since you were a child, you have always been told that you need to brush and floss your teeth to prevent oral health issues, like gum disease. This condition is incredibly common with nearly half of American adults over the age of 30 suffering from it. Fortunately, with proper dental hygiene and routine care from your dentist, this issue can be prevented and eliminated. Continue reading to learn more about gum disease and why you should schedule your next checkup before the end of 2022.

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