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What Your Tongue Says About Your Health

April 29, 2019

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Find Out What Your Tongue Could Be Saying About Your Health 

If you’re suspecting you have problems with the tongue, the easiest thing you could do is to stick it out and examine the reflection in the mirror. If it is healthy, the tongue should be pink in color with small nodules covering it. If it is something different, it could be time to look for Idaho Falls dental care because this could be a sign of a larger oral health problem. Below are some of the more common symptoms of health problems that are presented by discoloration of the tongue.


When is a Clicking Jaw a Sign of TMJ Disorder?

January 31, 2019

Filed under: Dentistry — oxforddental @ 4:11 am

Clicking jaw is a medical term that refers to clicking sound that may be produced when the jaw is opened. You shouldn’t worry about an occasional click of the jaw. This is entirely normal for a highly flexible jaw joint structure.


TMJ Anatomy: How it Works

Filed under: Dentistry — oxforddental @ 4:07 am

Clicking jaw is a medical term that refers to clicking sound that may be produced when the jaw is opened. You shouldn’t worry about an occasional click of the jaw. This is entirely normal for a highly flexible jaw joint structure.


Why You Should Have Your Teeth Cleaned Regularly

Filed under: Dentistry — oxforddental @ 4:01 am

Dental hygiene is a vital aspect of your overall health. Poor dental hygiene has been linked to several serious illnesses, including cardiovascular disease, stroke, bone loss, and various types of cancers. Besides brushing and flossing your teeth regularly, you should also visit your dentist for regular checkups and professional dental cleanings.


Teeth Cleaning During Pregnancy

Filed under: Dentistry — oxforddental @ 3:57 am

While your dental health plays an integral role in your general health, it is especially important during pregnancy. You are more prone to dental issues such as gum disease and increased tooth decay when you are pregnant. This is attributed to an increased surge in hormones, which make your gums more sensitive to irritants in plaque.


Are Deep Cleanings Really Important?

Filed under: Dentistry — oxforddental @ 3:54 am

A regular visit to a dentist, even if only twice a year, can be overwhelming for many people. As such, they opt for brushing and flossing their teeth every day in an effort to avoid those visits. If you’re one of these people, it’s important to realize that brushing and flossing alone is not enough to safeguard yourself from costly dental problems. Deep dental cleanings are essential. A dentist or dental hygienist may perform this procedure. 


Do My Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Removed?

November 20, 2018

Filed under: Dentistry,Emergency Dentistry,Periodontist — Tags: , — oxforddental @ 7:51 pm

How To Tell If It’s Time To Seek A Dental Care Professional For Wisdom Teeth

When your dentist says that your wisdom teeth need to be removed, do you trust them to do this? Do you really think that they need to come out? Even if they are not causing you any pain, it is important that you find the best dentist that can provide these services. When speaking with your Idaho Falls dental practice, you can find out if your wisdom teeth need to be removed, and if this is something that your provider does on a regular basis. Even if they do not seem to be causing any trouble, it is important to your long-term oral health to have them removed if they don’t have the room to come in, or if they might end up causing other problems.


Dental X-Rays Help Discover Issues Early

January 25, 2018

Filed under: Dentistry — oxforddental @ 4:14 am

Sometimes our patients ask if dental x-rays are necessary. The answer is no in the same sense that no dentistry is necessary. There are parts of dentistry that are extremely important, and x-rays are definitely one of them!


Dental Cleanings for Prolonged Oral Health

January 24, 2018

Filed under: Dentistry — oxforddental @ 7:02 pm

A regular dental cleaning is one of the most important steps in achieving and maintaining oral health. When done on schedule, teeth cleanings are painless procedures that leave your teeth shiny, smooth and squeaky-clean. They say that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and this is especially true when it comes to taking care of your teeth.

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