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Parenting Tips: 4 Ways to Help Your Child Heal After Tooth Extraction

May 14, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — amherstdental @ 2:52 pm
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As a parent, you are responsible for taking care of your child. When they are sick, you tend to their needs and nurse them back to health. Likewise, when they require having a tooth extracted, it’s your job to make sure they heal safely and properly.

But what does care after having a tooth removed entail? What is involved in helping your child after a tooth extraction? Follow these basic, yet essential tips!

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Waiting for Dental Implants: How Soon After Extraction Can You Get Them?

April 15, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — amherstdental @ 3:16 pm
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Waiting: it can be painful to do when you anticipate something positive. Like a child waiting for Christmas or a birthday, you can feel antsy to get to the good part! Patience is a difficult virtue to develop, even as an adult, especially when you look forward to the result. If you are having your missing teeth replaced, waiting for the final product can be challenging to say the least. In fact, you probably wish you could have the implant placement procedure performed soon—or even immediately—after extraction!

But you may have to wait a little bit longer to have a complete smile again. Find out why by reading the content below.

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No, Thanks: Why You Can’t Drink Alcohol After Tooth Extractions

March 14, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — amherstdental @ 4:47 pm
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When you’ve had a hard day, a drink of some sort of alcohol can help you unwind. Although undergoing tooth extraction can certainly qualify as a tough day, your dentist tells you strictly not to drink alcohol. Why?

To understand their reasoning, you first need to know about the healing process and how alcohol can negatively impact it. Keep reading to learn how to set yourself up for success after tooth extraction.

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Preparing for a Dental Crown: How a Tooth Gets Ready for Restoration

February 15, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — amherstdental @ 5:44 pm
diagram of a dental crown going over a tooth

At first, the dental crown process can appear to be simple. After all, they are commonly called caps, so getting one should be as easy as putting the prosthetic over the tooth, right? It turns out that the process is a little more complicated.

Before a crown can be placed onto a tooth, certain preparation needs to happen. Keep reading to learn what this preparation looks like and how it leads to a perfectly fitted crown.

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What to Do: 5 Steps to Take If You Lose a Dental Crown

January 15, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — amherstdental @ 5:19 pm
finger holding a dental crown

When you got your dental crown several years ago, you may have thought about it as a permanent restoration. Then, while eating something hard, you feel your crown come off the tooth! Your mind and pulse start racing, and you realize that your smile is incomplete now.

What should you do? How can you get your whole, confident smile back? Here is your quick guide to handle the situation and come out of it with your beautiful smile intact.

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3 Steps to Using Your Dental Insurance Benefits to Your Advantage

October 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — amherstdental @ 1:42 pm
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When you watch what every dollar pays for, you probably don’t want to make room in your budget for dental problems. You have dental insurance, but maybe it doesn’t seem to be saving you as much as you think it should. Perhaps you aren’t using it properly!

When you take full advantage of your dental insurance policy, you could save hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, but you have to have the right approach. Learn these three steps to utilizing dental insurance the way it’s intended to be utilized.

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Understanding Root Canal Retreatment: Common Causes and Solutions

September 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — amherstdental @ 12:40 pm
A woman talking to her dentist about a root canal retreatment

Root canal treatment is a common dental procedure designed to save a severely damaged or infected tooth. While most root canals are successful, there are cases where the treatment may need to be revisited.

Continue reading to learn why root canal retreatment may be necessary, and how it can help preserve your oral health.

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5 Must-Try At-Home Remedies for Gingivitis

August 18, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — amherstdental @ 2:21 pm
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Pink and firm—that’s how your gums should be. But when you notice them becoming red, puffy, and sensitive, it means you’ve got the early stage of gum disease called gingivitis. Although continuing to see the dentist regularly is important to stop gingivitis, you can do quite a bit from home to stop this infection from getting worse.

Here are some home remedies for gingivitis that can help you last until your next dental visit.

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No Cavities with Dental Implants: Why and How You Still Need Maintenance

July 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — amherstdental @ 1:44 pm
implant dentures that won’t get cavities

Growing up as a kid and into adulthood, you may have struggled with cavities in your natural teeth. Even if you didn’t experience excruciating tooth pain, fillings, root canals, and crowns aren’t exactly fun to get. But all of that is behind you. Now that you have dental implants, you no longer have to worry about cavities!

Although cavities specifically aren’t an issue you need to be concerned about anymore, it doesn’t necessarily mean your days of caring for your smile are over. Keep reading to learn why maintaining healthy oral habits are important when you have implants and how to make sure your implants last as long as possible.

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Myths About Root Canal Therapy You Shouldn’t Believe

June 16, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — amherstdental @ 1:55 pm
shoes with facts and myths written in chalk on the ground

Anciently, civilizations created myths to make sense of mysterious events they didn’t understand. In general, people now have a firmer grasp on reality, but unfortunately, other myths have surfaced in modern times. Root canal therapy is one of these areas where myths still cloud understanding of the facts. What are these myths, and what is the truth behind them? Keep reading to find out!

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