Dental Tips and Tidbits from Allen Dental

 

Chipped or Knocked-Out Tooth? Follow These Steps!

It's sort of a rite of passage for parents: dealing with a chipped or knocked-out tooth. Knowing in advance what to do if a dental emergency arises can minimize permanent damage and make the experience less frightening for your child (and for you!). One important...

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8 Popular Tooth Myths Debunked

Nothing but the tooth. You've probably heard that Coke can dissolve a tooth or that bleaching your teeth weakens them. But what's the truth behind these tooth myths? Myth: You Should Always Brush After Every Meal The thinking behind this idea is obvious: To protect...

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The Survival Guide to Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

Stock up on the ice cream and movies, and prepare to reunite with the tooth fairy. You might be having a routine teeth cleaning when your dentist breaks it to you: "It looks like your wisdom teeth are coming through." Unfortunately, these teeth won’t bring you bouts...

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5 Tips for Confident Denture Wearing

If you’re missing one or more teeth, you may feel embarrassed or self-conscious about your smile. Not only can missing teeth make you feel uncomfortable, it can also cause you discomfort and affect how you eat and speak. At Allen Dental, we offer the highest quality...

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Chew on This: 8 Foods for Healthy Teeth

Regular brushing and flossing help keep teeth healthy by getting rid of sugars and food particles that team up with bacteria to form plaque. Plaque produces acid that damages tooth enamel, causes cavities and sets the stage for periodontal, or gum, disease. Now, a...

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What are Dental Crowns and Tooth Bridges?

Both crowns and most bridges are fixed prosthetic devices. Unlike removable devices such as dentures, which you can take out and clean daily, crowns and bridges are cemented onto existing teeth or implants, and can only be removed by a dentist. How do Crowns Work? A...

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Your Child’s Summer: 7 Tips for a Healthy Smile

The anticipation for the end of the school year has finally arrived. The freedom from homework, the thought of sleeping late and the hopes for some good summer fun lingers in the minds of our children. When gearing up for this summer keep in mind some of these healthy...

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Tips for Whiter Teeth this Summer

With summer just around the corner, it is not just a bikini body you should be aiming for. Summer is also a great time to meet new friends and that usually begins with a smile. Be confident flashing those warm grins with sparkling white teeth. Follow these steps and...

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8 Things You Didn’t Know About Toothpaste

Faced with dozens of different products promising to make your teeth fresher, whiter and cavity-free, it's no wonder you wander aimlessly down the toothpaste aisle. To help you pick wisely, we turned to the pros for the scoop on what ingredients to look for, whether...

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