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Know the Warning Signs of an Impacted Wisdom Tooth Sep 20th, 2020

Your wisdom teeth are late bloomers. While most of your adult teeth debuted during childhood, wisdom teeth wait to make an appearance until the late teen years or early 20s. In fact, they take so long to come in that many teens and young adults don’t think about the fact...

The Survival Guide to Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Removed Aug 9th, 2020

If you’re a teen or young adult about to get your wisdom teeth removed, you probably have some questions. If you’re a parent, even more so. Will the procedure hurt? How long will you need to recover? What should you expect during the process?  We want to help you feel...

Why You Might Need to Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed Jul 15th, 2020

Getting your wisdom teeth removed can feel like a rite of passage, ushering you into adulthood. It’s a fairly unwelcome rite, though, since it involves oral surgery and usually means a couple of days out of commission as you recover, too. Still, though, there’s a reason so many people get...

5 Ways to Manage Pain After Oral Surgery Jun 23rd, 2020

No one looks forward to surgery. If the procedure you need is in your mouth, you might be worried about downtime and discomfort afterward. We know that the uncertainty that can come with eating, drinking, sleeping, and more after oral surgery can feel daunting.  At A&N Dental, Mandana Kheshtchin, DDS,...

Do Wisdom Teeth Always Need to be Removed? May 26th, 2020

When you’re a child and your adult teeth start pushing through your gums, it can feel like a rite of passage. You may have even made some money from the baby teeth you left under your pillow for the tooth fairy’s collection. But when your last set of adult teeth...

Why Are My Teeth Turning Yellow? Apr 14th, 2020

There’s just something about a dazzling white smile. It lights up a room and imbues that person with a sparkle that extends well beyond their teeth. A bright, pearly smile can be a source of confidence, helping you put your best foot forward each time you make a first impression. ...

What to Expect Before, During, and After Your Root Canal Treatment Mar 18th, 2020

You’re likely used to seeing TV shows with actors, wide-eyed in terror, as they await their root canal. The truth couldn’t be further from this horrifying image. In fact, if you’ve had a root canal, then you probably know that they’re very similar to standard fillings, with just about the...

Professional Teeth Whitening is the Quickest Way to Look Years Younger Feb 14th, 2020

If your teeth are dull and discolored, you may be self-conscious about smiling. Stained, dark, or yellowish teeth can make you appear years older than you are. People usually associate yellowish or darker teeth with advanced age.  It’s true that as you age, your tooth enamel can thin. Eventually, it...

Dental Anxiety Should Not Stop You From Getting the Care You Need – Oral Sedation Can Help! Jan 1st, 2020

If the thought of heading to the dentist for a routine cleaning, exam, or treatment makes you feel worried, stressed, or scared, you’re not alone. Dental anxiety and dental-related phobias keep up to 40 million people away from the dentist every year in the United States.  Whether you’ve always been...

All-In-4 Dental Implants: Why They're the Best Option for Replacing Missing Teeth Dec 6th, 2019

It’s not that unusual for an American adult to be missing teeth. Over 175 million people are estimated to be missing at least one tooth, and around 40 million have no natural teeth at all. That’s a lot of dentures.  However, though dentures have a history dating back for millennia,...