What Parents Need To Know About the First Dental Visit

As a parent, you want the best for your child's health and well-being. The problem is that many parents often believe that dental care is unnecessary until their child's permanent teeth develop. However, this is a misconception that can lead to serious dental problems down the road. 

Gum Disease: Why Should You Care? What Are the Signs and Symptoms?

You might brush every day. Maybe you floss every day, too. Your oral health is likely very important to you. But can you develop gum disease—also called periodontal disease—even if you’re paying attention to your oral hygiene?

Rooted in Confidence: A Helpful Guide to Root Canal Therapy

When persistent or severe tooth pain doesn’t go away, it’s definitely time to check in with your dentist or endodontist; this kind of pain may indicate the need for root canal therapy.

Can a dentist fix a chipped tooth?

Chipped teeth are at best a nuisance and at worst a major source of pain. The bad news? There are no DIY treatments to fix a chipped tooth. The good news? Your dentist can fix it.

How to Prevent Dry Socket

If you've ever had your wisdom teeth pulled, you've probably heard about the risk of dry socket (also known as alveolar osteitis). Namely that it's something you want to avoid at all costs. Here are some thoughts to help you understand what dry socket is, how to avoid it, how to tell if you have it, and what to do if that's the case.

Can Tooth Enamel Be Repaired?

It's a well-established fact that good overall healthcare begins with good oral hygiene, the foundation of which is brushing with toothpaste at least twice a day, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash.    Another critical factor in dental health, however, is tooth enamel, an often overlooked facet of dental hygiene. Enamel, which is the thin, tough outer shell that covers a tooth, is the hardest tissue in the human body. Enamel covers the crown, the part of the tooth that's visible above the gum line.

What Is A Dental Emergency?

Dental pain and dental problems can be unsettling experiences that can threaten your overall health. When these events occur, your dentist should be your first call.  However, if you encounter problems such as severe pain, a lost filling, an abscessed tooth, a bacterial infection, or any other issues that take place over a weekend, on a holiday, or in the middle of the night, you may well need to see an emergency dentist. It's possible you may even need to make a trip to the emergency room to receive immediate attention.

Do I Have a Cavity?

From a young age, most Americans learn that the reason we have to brush our teeth is to prevent cavities. Cavities are often portrayed in kids' cartoons as evil villains, scheming to destroy teeth and give children toothaches. But even as adults, how much do most people really know about cavities? 

How Can You Stop Wisdom Tooth Pain?

One of the most common oral surgeries is wisdom tooth removal, but how much do you really know about your wisdom teeth? Other than when you’re getting them removed, or when they’re causing you pain, it’s pretty normal to never think about your wisdom teeth. Here at Plancich Dental, we practice holistic dentistry, which means we consider every aspect of oral health and dental care. So this month’s blog post will help you understand what your wisdom teeth are, what causes wisdom tooth pain, and when it might be time to get your wisdom teeth removed. 

Is it safe to go to the dentist during COVID?

Social distancing and dentistry is a difficult combination, so that begs the question: is visiting the dentist safe during COVID? To clear up the suspense, the answer is yes, as long as your dentist is following a COVID-safe routine.