Archive for October, 2018


How to Take Care of Your Teeth After an Extraction

Written by Dental Magazine. Posted in Dental implant cost, Dental implant surgery, Same day dental implants

Are you going to have wisdom tooth removal? You may wonder if you can have alcohol after tooth extraction, or what you are allowed to eat. Whether you have an impacted canine tooth or some other sort of impacted tooth removal surgery scheduled, here’s what you need to know about how to take care of yourself after tooth extraction.

The First 24 Hours

This day will set the tone for all the rest of your healing. On this day, you want to concentrate on a couple of important things:

  1. Controlling the bleeding
  2. Protecting the blood clot that forms after the tooth is removed
  3. Minimizing your pain
  4. What to eat and drink
  5. Cleaning your teeth
  6. Using any medications you have been given

Controlling Bleeding

It is important to get bleeding under control as soon as possible. Once your tooth is removed, the oral surgeon will give you some gauze to bite down on. Bleeding may start up again during the next 24 hours


What Teeth Whitening Can Do For You

Written by Dental Magazine. Posted in Cosmetic dental care, Dental cosmetic contouring, Root canal

Do you wish you had whiter teeth? Cosmetic dental care can seem like a vanity, but in reality, there are some very good reasons to look into getting teeth whitening for yourself. There are positive benefits to this type of dental care, and here are a few reasons you should consider what a cosmetic dentist might be able to do for you:

It Can Lead to Success

Recently, a three-part study entitled “The Impact of Whiter Teeth on Key First Impressions” showed that having whiter teeth had a significant impact on how people thought about you.

The Study

Participants in the study were interviewed by people who had never met them. Some interviewers were judging whether a participant should be hired for a job, others whether they should be promoted and given a raise, and others whether they would like to date the participant. Participants went through the study twice: once before and once after having teeth w