What to Expect After a Tooth Extraction

By Altima Dental on March 29th, 2019

A tooth extraction is sometimes necessary as a part of staying healthy. Keep your mouth healthy by visiting a dentist regularly. This helps prevent serious infections or conditions that affect your whole mouth and body. Reasons for Tooth Extraction In adulthood, there are reasons that they may need to be extracted, although our teeth are Read More…

Things to Know Before Getting Dental Implants

By Altima Dental on March 22nd, 2019

Getting dental implants is a popular alternative to dentures that don’t fit well or if your natural tooth roots do not allow for bridgework or other repair options. Dental implants offer significant support for your teeth because during the process, the bone heals around the implant. However, this process can take many months for completion. Read More…

5 Common Types of Dental Surgery

By Altima Dental on March 8th, 2019

Many times, when a dentist mentions dental surgery it is met with widespread panic and fear from their patients.  The idea is that dental surgery is a painful and expensive procedure. However, what many patients don’t realize is that dental surgery is very common and includes procedures that address conditions that many people have and Read More…

Mouth Infection Types and Symptoms

By Altima Dental on March 1st, 2019

Properly caring your teeth and gums is important for your oral health and can help lower the risk of getting a mouth infection. Bacteria and viruses can cause infections in your mouth and while they can be common, it’s important to know the symptoms of a mouth infection to avoid any serious health conditions. Fortunately, Read More…

Three Tips to Prevent Oral Cancer

By Altima Dental on January 17th, 2019

Oral cancer is scary. In the family of mouth cancers, oral cancer includes cancers of the tongue, lips, cheeks, throat, and hard or soft palate. If not detected or treated early enough it can result in death, mainly due to the fact that it often goes undiagnosed and is detected too late. Read on to Read More…

Does Smoking have an Affect on Dental Implants?

By Altima Dental on December 15th, 2018

Smoking is always risky business when it comes to your health. It can make replacing teeth with dental implants more complicated but not impossible. Smoking has several adverse effects on your overall oral health and will affect the chances of a successful dental implant. According to Colgate, if you’ve recently gotten a dental implant, it’s Read More…

Seven Remedies for Sensitive Teeth

By Altima Dental on November 30th, 2018

Do you suffer from tooth sensitivity? Many of the patients that visit our clinics express discomfort related to temperature sensitivity. Whether your teeth are sensitive to hot, cold, acids, sugars, brushing or flossing, you don’t have to suffer. Below we’ve compiled some causes of sensitive teeth along with ways to prevent and treat sensitive teeth. Read More…

Is Fluoride Necessary For Children?

By Altima Dental on November 20th, 2018

Keeping your child’s teeth healthy means more than just daily brushing, it consists of developing a proper oral regime including, brushing, proper oral health techniques and regular visits to the dentist. At these visits, your dentist will talk about your child’s teeth, brushing and how much water they drink. Your child’s water intake is important Read More…

When Are Antibiotics Recommended for a Tooth Infection?

By Altima Dental on November 13th, 2018

If you have a tooth infection, seeing a dentist as soon as possible is important to prevent any sort of infection from spreading. Your dentist will likely prescribe an antibiotic to help kill the bacteria causing your tooth infection. The good news is that if the infection is caught early enough it can be treated. Read More…

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