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First Aid for Knocked Out Teeth: What You Need to Know

August 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — cstonedentalfargo @ 6:19 pm
A child with a knocked out tooth crying

There are few common experiences that seem quite as frightening as having a tooth knocked out of its socket. Blows to the face, car accidents, or trauma from contact sports like football are all culprits for tooth avulsion (the medical term for a forcefully removed tooth).

So how would you weather such an event? Without knowledge or training, your first instinct would probably be to panic! As with most emergency situations, this would only make the problem worse. You need to see your dentist right away.

Continue reading for an anti-panic checklist that will help you get through this traumatic experience with confidence and keep your smile looking bright.


Why You Should Turn to Your Dentist for TMJ Therapy

July 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — cstonedentalfargo @ 1:00 am
patient with TMJ disorder holding cheek

Are you suffering from persistent jaw pain? If so, this could be due to temporomandibular joint dysfunction, or TMJ issues. Your jaw is a vital, intricate part of your body, enabling everyday functions like biting and chewing up your favorite foods. However, it’s prone to injuries. If you have symptoms like jaw clicking, headaches, or tenderness, you should schedule a visit to your dentist. Continue reading to discover why.


Why Cavities and Teeth Whitening Don’t Mix

June 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — cstonedentalfargo @ 6:49 am
closeup of someone with a cavity

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures. It’s fast, easy, and can make a massive difference in how people look. More than that, just about everyone sometimes wishes that their smile could be a little bit brighter.

However, cosmetic dentistry is ideal for people who have otherwise healthy smiles that they want to improve the look of. If you have certain oral health problems, like cavities, you may want to have to deal with them before getting cosmetic dentistry. Here’s why that is, and how it may change the trajectory of cosmetic treatment for you.


The Lifespan of Dental Bridges

May 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — cstonedentalfargo @ 2:21 am

Digital model of bridge and crownsA dental bridge is an effective solution to replace 1 or more missing teeth in a row. They are supported by generations of success, but how long will a dental bridge last? Most traditional fixed bridges need to be replaced every 10 to 15 years, while an implant-supported solution can last for a lifetime. However, many factors affect their life expectancy. Here’s how you can get the most from your investment.


Can I Fly After Getting Dental Implants?

April 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — cstonedentalfargo @ 4:44 am
smiling woman at an airport

Dental implants are one of the most popular tooth replacement options, but they’re also the only one that requires surgery. That means that dental implant aftercare tends to be much more involved than other tooth replacement options.

If you took time off to recover from dental implant surgery, you may want to live that to the fullest. For you, that might involve taking a trip. However, flying can sometimes be a problem after certain surgeries. If you’re looking to take a flight after dental implant surgery, here’s what you should know.


Experiencing Facial Pain? It Could One of These Dental Emergencies

March 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — cstonedentalfargo @ 2:13 pm
a woman visiting her emergency dentist for facial pain

You’re going along with your day just fine until you begin to experience major discomfort in your face. While sometimes random pains can go away on their own, if it lingers in your mouth, cheeks, or forehead, it could be a sign of an oral health issue. If that’s the case, it’s best to go see your emergency dentist as soon as possible before the symptoms become worse. Here are three common dental emergencies that cause facial pain and would require getting help from a dental professional.


Can People Who Haven’t Had Teeth for a While Get Dentures?

February 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — cstonedentalfargo @ 11:41 pm
older person with dentures smiling

Dentures are a common way to fill in gaps in one’s smile, whether it’s several or all of their pearly whites. They are durable, long-lasting, and have been around for years giving people full beams. If it’s been a while since you’ve lost your teeth or had them pulled, you may be wondering if you’re still eligible to get dentures. Keep reading to learn if this is possible.


The Top 3 Winter Mouth Issues You Need to Watch Out For

January 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — cstonedentalfargo @ 7:41 pm
Picture of a smiling child sledding in the snow

January is when temperatures really start to drop, so it’s a good idea to get ready for cold weather. For you, that may mean shopping for winter clothes or stocking up on rock salt, but you should also think about how the cold weather will affect your teeth.

As it turns out, there are quite a few ways that cold weather can put you at risk for oral health problems. Here are some of the most common ones, along with how you can prevent them.


How to Care for SureSmile Aligners

December 16, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — cstonedentalfargo @ 5:53 am
A woman wearing SureSmile clear aligners

If you’re starting a SureSmile treatment, you likely feel pretty excited. After all, this service can straighten your teeth in roughly a year! However, keep in mind that clear aligners only work when they’re well-maintained. Without proper care, then, your SureSmile trays won’t give you a newly-straightened smile. Fortunately, your Fargo dentist is here with some helpful guidance. Read on to learn three helpful tips on caring for aligner trays.


Easing Discomfort from Clear Aligners

November 12, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — cstonedentalfargo @ 12:45 am

Woman in pain with her hand on her faceIf you’re ready to fix your bite and alignment using the clear choice in orthodontics, you’re making a wise investment for a straight smile. Clear aligners are a discreet alternative to brackets and wires. Not to mention, their smooth, sleek design provides more comfort than metal braces. Although you won’t have any metal pieces irritating the insides of your lips and cheeks, you can expect some minor pain after getting your aligners. Don’t worry, here’s how you can ease any Invisalign discomfort for an easy transition. 


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