Latest antibiotics recommendation for the general dentist

Occasionally, we receive phone calls from dental offices asking what type of antibiotics to prescribe for their patients.  In the most recent edition of the JADA (Journal of the American Dental Association), there was a review article looking at antibiotics use.  As a result new guidelines were formulated, here is the citation: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adaj.2019.08.020 Below is a…

Wisdom Teeth Aftercare

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Having your impacted wisdom teeth removed is a serious surgical procedure, and post-operative care is extremely important! Read on for instructions on how to care for your sore mouth, and how to minimize unnecessary pain and complications.   Immediately Following Surgery: Keep a firm, yet gentle, bite on the gauze packs that have been placed…

Take Care of Your Dental Implants

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How to Take Care of Your Dental Implant   Cleaning and taking care of your implant is just as important as cleaning your natural teeth. Here are some things you should know about caring for your implant.   Your implant and your natural teeth are similar because they both rely on healthy tissue for support!…

Dental Implants and Bone Grafting

Before you can get a dental implant from Bay Area Surgical Arts in San Francisco and Cupertino, we have to make sure you have enough health bone in your jaw. Plenty of healthy bone is essential, because it provides the support and stabilization required for a successful implant. A dental implant is a titanium post…

Wisdom Teeth: Questions Answered

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If you or your child are getting your wisdom teeth removed, you must have questions! We are here to make you feel as comfortable as possible. As always, if you have other questions feel free to contact us. We are more than happy to help you understand more on your upcoming procedure. Read on for…

When Should You Consider Dental Implants?

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Dental implants typically consist of three components: the post, the abutment, and the restoration. The post is a screw which is inserted into the bone. The abutment is attached to the post and the restoration is placed on top, giving the finished product a beautiful, realistic look. Dental implants are an effective way to replace…

3 Tips to Keep Your Gums Healthy and Happy

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Keeping your gums healthy is vital to ensuring that your mouth stays clean and your teeth stay intact and in pristine condition. Incorporating a few simple steps into your daily oral hygiene routine will keep your teeth and gums healthy, happy and your smile shining bright for years to come. Floss Like a Boss Flossing…

Wisdom Teeth Removal Tips

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Wisdom Teeth- Recovery Tips

Wisdom Teeth are the back molars that come in last, usually between the ages of 18-25. These molars are typically removed due to lack of space that can cause shifting of the surrounding teeth. If you are experiencing pain and discomfort, you may need to have your wisdom teeth removed. Below are a few things…

The Dos and Don’ts of Good Dental Hygiene

Dos and Don’ts of Good Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene is important. Those who practice good oral habits reap the benefits, while the latter… not so much. Most of us have a great deal of control over whether or not we keep our teeth as we age. Those who don’t follow a proper routine, end up losing their teeth, thus requiring the need…

3 Benefits of Dental Implants

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3 Benefits of Dental Implants

Missing a tooth? Meet your new best friend—dental implants. Before choosing to opt for a dental implant, it’s important that you understand the in’s and out’s of these replacement teeth and how they will benefit your smile. When replacing a tooth or a gap with a dental implant, you are not only giving your smile…