Dangers of DIY Teeth Whitening

Dangers of DIY Teeth Whitening

Nowadays, whitening trends such as DIY teeth whitening or take-home whitening kits have become a popular trend.

But, are these DIY hacks or products effective?

Furthermore, are they even safe?

The convenience of whitening your teeth yourself might seem attractive. However, you hardly have a clue about the long-term damage that you might do to your oral health if you continue down the path of at-home teeth whitening. Whether these home remedies are good or bad for your oral hygiene is for you to decide after reading this article.

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How to deal with Invisalign Pain

Invisalign Pain Relief Methods

Invisalign aligners are one of the most preferred teeth straightening orthodontic treatment today. The different types of bites that Invisalign treatment can fix include overbite, underbite, gapped teeth, open bite, crowding, and crossbite. These aligners need minimum adjustments as compared to other traditional treatments such as metal braces. They also offer maximum comfort. However, sometimes, some people may experience slight soreness, discomfort or pain until their mouths get used to the aligners.

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Dental Visit Post Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Here’s All You Need to Know About Dental Visit Post Tooth Extraction Surgery

Wisdom tooth extraction is prescribed in certain conditions such as partial tooth eruption, incorrect tooth position, crowding, tooth damage, etc. The extraction of the affected wisdom tooth or teeth helps reduce the risk of future oral complications such as infection or periodontal diseases in surrounding teeth or gums. 

In typical situations, once the tooth is extracted, a blood clot is formed at the site of tooth extraction. This clot acts as a protective layer over the underlying nerve endings and bone. It also provides the base for the growth of new bone and soft tissue. However, when this blood clot fails to develop, is dislodged or gets dissolved due to any reason before the site has healed, a dry socket is formed. Alveolar osteitis or dry socket is a common oral complication that can occur at the site of tooth extraction after the surgery.

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Smile Healthy This Christmas With These Simple Tips

Food is the main ingredient of all the festivities during Christmas. Be it parties with family or friends, most of us have a list of delicious foods on our minds throughout the holidays. However, our mindless gorging on our favorite foods impacts not only our overall health, but also our dental health greatly. Here are some tips to ensure that you maintain a healthy smile during and after this holiday season.

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Dry Socket: Causes, Symptoms, Risks, Diagnosis and Treatment

Although dry socket or alveolar osteitis is a common complication related to tooth extraction, it is a relatively rare occurrence. Around 2% of people who have undergone tooth extraction suffer from a dry socket. This percentage increases in case of patients who have had their lower wisdom tooth removed. Through this article, we have addressed most of the questions you might have about dry socket and treatmeant for it.

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How to Fix & Repair Chipped, Cracked or Broken Teeth

The incidents of teeth getting chipped, cracked or broken are extremely common. Biting hard on ice, injury to teeth while playing contact sports or excessive wear and tear, the reasons are many. Damage to teeth is a common occurrence.

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wisdom teeth removal complications

6 Common Wisdom Tooth Removal Complications

You might be the right candidate for a wisdom tooth extraction if your wisdom tooth has grown crooked, sideways, or is misaligned. A misaligned wisdom tooth can cause immense pain, swelling, and can push other teeth into misalignment.

You’ve heard your doctor warn you how any medical procedure carries a risk of complications with it. The same goes for dental surgeries. Though it’s imperative to go through with dental surgery, it’s also important to be informed of the risks beforehand so you can stay prepared.

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dry socket prevention

How to Prevent Dry Socket

Wisdom teeth removal is an experience you may not want to have. If you are going through some discomfort afterward and pain becoming unbearable or intense, then it may be a condition called dry socket or alveolar osteitis. The socket can be realized as a hole in the bone where the tooth has been removed. After a wisdom tooth extraction, a blood clot forms in the socket to protect the bones and nerves underneath from air, food, fluid, and anything else that enters the mouth. Sometimes that clot can become dislodged after the extraction of the tooth. This can lead to infection and severe pain that can last for 5 or 6 days and might radiate to your ear.

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Can You Get Dry Socket After Tooth Extraction?

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Nobody enjoys having a wisdom tooth extraction. Some people’s worst nightmare after tooth extraction could be developing a dry socket and it can be prevented if proper care is taken. When a tooth removal is performed, a blood clot is normally formed protecting underlying bones, tissues, and nerves. In conditions like dry socket, this blood clot is either disturbed or dislodged or maybe never formed in the first place. It is also known as alveolar osteitis and it can be painful and complicated at the same time. A typical scenario for dry socket is the developing throbbing pain for about two to four days after tooth extraction.

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How to Care for Veneers

Dental problems such as tooth decay, stains, chipped or broken teeth, etc. are some of the reasons people choose porcelain veneers. They are thin shells that are tailor-made as per the person’s needs and are a durable and effective way to achieve a perfect smile. The process of fixing veneers is almost hassle-free. There is no need for extensive tooth shaping and the gum tissues adapt to the material very well. They are natural in appearance, have a brilliant white surface, and have more resistance to stain as compared to teeth.

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