Albright Family Dental Blog
What to Expect from Start to Finish During Your Oral Cancer Screening
April 1, 2023
Did you know April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month? The goal of this annual observation is to make early detection a priority so that long-term survival is possible for everyone. Fortunately, if you go to your dental checkup every six months as recommended, your dentist automatically does an oral cancer screening. Since it only takes a few moments, you may not even notice that it happened! Read on to learn what to expect from an oral cancer screening and common risk factors.(more…)
The Real Truth Behind a New Smile in a Day
February 17, 2023
Having your teeth replaced with permanent prosthetics can be a welcomed reality if you desire something more than traditional dentures or dental bridges. However, when learning there is the option to avoid several months of waiting and instead receive your new teeth the same day, you may wonder if it’s really possible. The good news is that a dentist is here to answer the question, “Can you get a new smile in a day,” and explain how it can happen for you.(more…)
What to Do If You Have a Loose Dental Implant
January 10, 2023
Dental implants are an incredibly popular way to replace missing teeth for a range of reasons. For one, they are incredibly lifelike and seamlessly blend with the rest of your smile. Implants are also very durable and can last a lifetime with proper care. The procedure also has a 95% success rate, meaning that complications are rare. Even so, that doesn’t mean that there’s zero chance of running into issues, such as loose implants. Continue reading to learn about some of the potential causes of a loose dental implant as well as what to do if this happens to you.(more…)
Is Flossing on Your New Year’s Resolutions List?
December 2, 2022
2023 is right around the corner, which means you’re probably thinking about some goals for the new year. While you might plan to lose a few pounds or eat out less, is flossing more often on your New Year’s resolutions list? Cavities aren’t the only cause of tooth loss. Gum disease can also wreak havoc on your smile, but that’s not the only concern. The infection can increase your risk of many health conditions, like heart disease. Here’s why you should commit to nightly flossing during the year ahead.
3 Possible Reasons for a Bump on Your Gums
October 7, 2022
One night, you’re brushing your teeth before bed and feel a piece of food stuck in your gums. You take a closer look and see that it’s not food at all, but a tiny bump. Should you be worried? It depends. Sometimes, a bump on the gums is not a big deal, but in other cases, it could be a serious dental emergency! Keep reading to learn three possible reasons why you might have a bump on your gums and when to call your dentist about it.(more…)
When Can I Return to Work After Dental Implant Surgery?
September 6, 2022
When it comes to replacing lost teeth, few solutions are as effective as dental implants. They’re able to completely restore a compromised smile and vastly improve the quality of your life. But if you’re interested in receiving them, you probably have questions about the recovery period; after all, it is technically a surgical procedure! Here’s everything your dentist wants you to know about the healing period following implant placement, along with some tips for ensuring that you get back to work quickly and without issue.(more…)
How Rheumatoid Arthritis Impacts Dental Implants
September 4, 2022
Rheumatoid arthritis can make life challenging; especially when it comes to brushing and flossing your teeth. And unfortunately, if your arthritis is negatively impacting your hygiene habits, your oral health might be in jeopardy. If things get too bad, your teeth might even begin to fall out! Luckily, missing teeth can be addressed with solutions such as dental implants—but are implants still a viable option if you have arthritis? Keep reading to learn more from your dentist about how this condition can potentially interfere with implant surgery and some things you can do about it.(more…)
Recovering After All-on-4 Implant Surgery
August 18, 2022
Thanks to All-on-4 dental implants (also known as full-mouth dental implants), you can replace all of your missing teeth at once. But of course, like with any implant procedure, there is a recovery period after the initial surgery. Fortunately, by taking the right steps, you can make sure that the healing process is as comfortable and straightforward as possible. Read on to learn more about what you can expect during All-on-4 recovery.(more…)
5 Myths About Dental Implants That Simply Aren’t True
August 4, 2022
Dental implants have revolutionized modern dentistry and quickly become one of the go-to options for replacing missing teeth. These incredible implants are able to perfectly restore lost teeth in terms of look, feel, and functionality, and the American Dental Association estimates that over five million of them are placed every year in the US! However, there are still some rumors and myths floating around about them that deter people from receiving them. Keep reading as we debunk five of the most common myths and misconceptions about dental implants.(more…)
Is It Possible for a Toothache to Be Fatal?
July 5, 2022
You may have had a toothache in the past only to assume that it would get better on its own. But keep in mind that toothaches often appear as a result of infections inside the mouth. These severe dental issues cannot and should not be ignored for a number of reasons. Not only could you be putting the rest of your mouth at risk, but your life as well. While it is rare, toothaches can trigger complications that could be fatal. Learn why from a dentist and what you should do if a toothache appears.(more…)