Category: Family Dentist

Is A Tooth Extraction During Pregnancy Safe?

Is A Tooth Extraction During Pregnancy Safe?

Sometimes, dental procedures like getting a tooth pulled can’t wait even if you’re pregnant. But don’t worry! It can be done without harming your baby. Pregnancy is a time to focus on the well-being of yourself and the baby. You’re eating right and taking your vitamins. Yet with all the preparations and doctor visits, you
Why Do My Teeth Feel Sensitive After A Dental Cleaning?

Why Do My Teeth Feel Sensitive After A Dental Cleaning?

Do your teeth feel a bit sore after a dental cleaning? It’s normal! Here’s what you can do about it. Suppose you just finished your twice-yearly tooth-cleaning appointment. Great! Your teeth will be better for it. Yet after the visit, your teeth feel more sensitive and maybe even a little painful. Why is that? A
Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Can I Smoke After Wisdom Teeth Extraction?

It’s no secret that smoking is bad for you. But smoking is especially damaging after you’ve had a wisdom tooth pulled. Getting a wisdom tooth extracted may seem a bit scary. But rest assured, today’s dental techniques will make the experience as painless as possible. After a short recovery period, you’ll be back to normal
What Are Mini Dental Implants?

What Are Mini Dental Implants?

Traditional dental implants aren’t your only choice to replace missing teeth. Mini dental implants are another option. According to the American College of Prosthodontists, some 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. For decades, bulky dentures and bridges were the only options to replace missing teeth. But modern dentistry has moved beyond those
How Does Gluten Impact My Teeth?

How Does Gluten Impact My Teeth?

Gluten intolerance and celiac disease affect your digestive tract and your mouth as well. Let’s talk about the relationship! Gluten-free foods dominate the grocery store aisles. But what exactly is gluten? And how does it affect teeth? Gluten is a protein found in grains. Cereals, bread, pasta, and beer all contain gluten. When you consume

10 Home Remedies for Dry Mouth

Dry mouth is rarely serious, but it can be uncomfortable and lead to other oral health issues. Luckily, there are several DIY remedies for it. Saliva washes away food particles and neutralizes your mouth’s pH levels to protect your teeth from acids. However, if your mouth doesn’t have enough saliva, or if the glands responsible

What is Pregnancy Gingivitis?

Those who are pregnant have a higher risk of developing gingivitis. At Espire Dental, we can help you understand, prevent, and treat pregnancy gingivitis. If you’ve read our other articles about pregnancy and dental health, you’ll remember that pregnant women are at an increased risk of gingivitis. In fact, between 60 and 70% of women
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Cavity Fillings in Baby Teeth — Are They Really Necessary?

If your child has a cavity in their baby teeth, you may be wondering if it’s worth the time and effort to get a filling. In most cases, the answer is yes. A common misconception parents have is that it’s not worth the time, effort, or money to fill in cavities in baby teeth because
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5 Myths About Candy and Teeth

There’s a lot of misinformation out there about how candy affects your teeth — get all the facts straight before Halloween night. It’s that time of year again — costumes, ghouls, and jack-o-lantern buckets filled to the brim with candy. Over 600 million pounds of candy are sold in the United States each year during