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Post Extraction

Post Extraction Instructions

Hopefully, it can be avoided, but if you ever do need an extraction, here are 13 basic post-extraction instructions to follow in order to avoid infection and inflammation in the extraction site.   #1. No smoking. #2. Don’t use a straw to drink beverages. #3. Only cold drinks are allowed.  #4. Spitting and rinsing areRead more

Childrens teeth

Taking Care of Your Child’s Teeth

Baby teeth can make a large impact on your child’s oral health. They play a significant role in mouth development as they save space for the child’s future adult teeth. Taking care of your child’s teeth will help create good oral hygiene habits. It will also ensure that their jaws will become strong as theyRead more

Tooth Pain and Sensitivity Caused By COVID-19

The last year and a half of our lives have been stressful for most of us due to one aspect or another from Covid-19. In my own practice, I have seen an increase in patients who are suffering from tooth pain and sensitivity as a result of increased clenching and grinding. Most of the patientsRead more

Lemon Water

Be Careful – Lemon Water Can Damage To Your Teeth

As we move into the hottest times of the year, you may be tempted to squeeze some lemon juice into your water to have a refreshing drink. However, lemon juice has the potential the erode your enamel over time if you’re not careful. But, it is possible to enjoy lemon water without damaging your teeth.Read more

brushing too much?

Is it Possible to Brush Too Much?

Since we were young, the importance of brushing our teeth is ingrained into our minds by our parents, public service announcements, dental hygienists, and dentists. However, is it possible to do too much of a good thing? Upon the recommendation of The American Dental Association, adults should brush their teeth for 2 minutes, twice aRead more

Oral Cancer

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Every April the American Cancer Society shifts its focus to oral cancer and the importance of early detection. Oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers occur most often in the tongue, tonsils, oropharynx, gums, and other parts of the mouth.  The Society’s most recent estimates believe that in 2021 we will see about 54,010 new cases ofRead more

Covid-19

COVID-19 and Periodontal Disease – What You Should Know

There is ample research that proves patients with periodontal disease are at high risk of certain health issues, such as stroke, diabetes, heart disease, low-birthweight babies, and even dementia. A new study from the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) followed 568 COVID-19 patients from February 2020 to July 2020 and suggests worse outcomes for patientsRead more

Aging Smile

How Teeth Change With Age

When we first start out in life, we grow a set of small baby teeth, and then as we age, we lose them to make room for our permanent teeth. But how exactly do our permanent teeth change as we age? Gravity, grinding, and tea and coffee stains all contribute to changes in our teeth.Read more

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Communicating Your Oral Health

Communication is probably the most important quality of any relationship. Here at David McGuire, DDS, a good relationship with our patients is very important to us. We make sure that your preventative care, treatment, and procedures are thoroughly explained, so you know exactly what to expect. On the other hand, what our patients share withRead more