The thought of oral surgery is something that may send shivers running down your spine. But really, as long as you have asked all of your questions of your Plantation dentist and your Fort Lauderdale oral surgeon, you should be able to walk into your surgical procedure with confidence that all will be better soon.

There are a variety of reasons one may require a visit to their Fort Lauderdale oral surgeon. Wisdom tooth or some other sort of extraction is probably the most common reason why your Plantation dentist may make a referral to an oral surgeon for consultation. However, a Fort Lauderdale oral surgeon would also be needed to prepare your mouth for dental implants or an oral appliance such as dentures.

Typically, your traditional Plantation dentist can handle a tooth extraction. So why do you need to see a Fort Lauderdale oral surgeon for your wisdom teeth extraction? Here's what makes wisdom teeth a bit more complicated. It's not the tooth itself but the root. For the most part, the more normal the alignment of the wisdom tooth and the further through the gums it has been able to erupt, the simpler the extraction process will be. Subsequently, the healing process will also be easier to get through.

The anatomy of a wisdom tooth itself is another reason why extraction needs to be done by an oral surgeon. Wisdom teeth are multi rooted; with lower wisdom teeth typically having two roots, and upper wisdom teeth usually having three. Every person is different, and therefore there is a large degree of variation in the way the roots of a wisdom tooth can form. Not only can each person be different; but also each tooth can be different in the way the roots have formed.

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Your mouth is used for communicating with other people everyday which exposes them whenever you talk with other people. If you are uncomfortable with your teeth, it will definitely show with the way you communicate with other people. If you still do not realize the importance of having pearly white teeth when you smile, then it's high time to concentrate on dental hygiene.

The first thing you can do to improve your dental hygiene is to practice regular brushing. This does not mean that you have to brush your teeth after every meal. For instance, suppose you eat an average of 8 times per day, brushing your teeth after each of those meals could lead to irritation of the enamel of the teeth as well as tender gums which can eventually result to gum irritation or gingivitis. Brushing two or three times daily is enough to keep your teeth and mouth clean and is the recommended number of brushes by most dentists.

If you are not content with simply brushing only, you can also use dental floss after every meal or gargle with mouthwash. Just make sure that you know the proper way to use a floss or it could result in bleeding gums or sore areas between the teeth and tongue.

In addition, a tongue cleaner is also worth considering if you think that brushing and flushing alone will not remove the bacteria that could cause halitosis in your mouth. This microorganism does not only thrive on the teeth but also on the tongue and cheeks of your mouth. To attain 100 percent fresh breath, it is important to clean your tongue and inner mouth cheeks likewise.

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There are many factors that need to be considered before deciding whether to use a bridge or dental implants. Some of these factors are given below for you to determine which one will be appropriate for you.

1. Jaw bone preservation

It allow you to preserve your jawbone. This is because the implant treatment is done in an area where there are no teeth. Hence, the bone area will be stimulated and the problem of bone loss in the area will not happen. In a bridge, the procedure connects two teeth and there is no pressure on the jaw bone. This can cause the shrinking of the bone because of the absence of stimulation.

2. Better oral health

With this, the health of your teeth will not be affected. The healthy ones will remain and they will not be affected by the process. On the other hand, using a bridge requires connection with the other teeth and may require you to sacrifice the health of the adjacent teeth to provide the needed bridge support.

3. Easy Oral hygiene

Because of the easy access to the teeth done with these, the usual dental care can be easily done. Bridge requires regular flossing and this can take much of your time. With dental implants, the effort of everyday oral care is just the same as without the implants.

4. Durability

As the implants rely on the connection of the teeth to the jaw bone, it makes them last for up to ten years. Bridge, on the other hand, relies on the strength of the teeth that the bridge is connected to. Bridge will totally rely on the natural teeth that can also be subject to decay and diseases while the implants are made of titanium and are not prone to diseases.

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They say a smile is your best accessory. It is important you take care of that accessory so you will have a beautiful smile that will last a lifetime. Regular dental visits are essential to keep your teeth looking sparkling white and to keep your mouth healthy and happy. Finding a good dentist for you and your family doesn't have to be a chore, with a little research and the right questions. Not only are qualifications important, but you want to find a dental professional who is a good fit and who is caring, compassionate, and listens to your needs.

One of the best ways to find a dentist is through word of mouth. If your friends, family, neighbors, or co-workers like someone, odds are that you will too. Surprisingly, your doctor or pharmacist may also be able to make suggestions about dental professionals in your area. Once you find a dental professional who comes highly recommended, there are a number of questions you should ask to be sure they will meet your needs. Most importantly is to be sure your dentistry professional is well-educated and properly trained; you also want to be sure he or she attends continuing education workshops and is up-to-date on the newest products and technologies available. Once this has been established, you can then inquire more details regarding the office location and business hours, so that you can be sure you will be able to make appointments as easy and convenient as possible. Finally, you will want to ask questions regarding certain policies and procedures before making your final decision in selecting a long-term dental professional. For example, it is likely important to know if your prospective dental practice accepts your insurance and then what procedures are covered and the amount of the co-pay. You … Read the rest

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