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Gum Disease and Diabetes

Gum disease may not be the first health concern you associate with diabetes, but it’s a significant one. Having sub-optimal diabetes sugar levels can triple your risk of developing gum disease. Conversely, gum disease can cause inflammation, increasing you
Nov 1st, 2023

5 Signs of a TMJ Disorder

Temporomandibular joint disorders are painful conditions that affect the two joints responsible for movements like yawning, speaking, and chewing. Read on to learn the signs of TMD and how to prevent and treat it.
Oct 1st, 2023
Have a Cracked Tooth? Here's What You Need to Know

Have a Cracked Tooth? Here's What You Need to Know

A cracked tooth may be small and nothing to worry about. Other times, immediate dental treatment is necessary. But don’t guess; always have a board-certified dentist evaluate the damage. Read on to learn why.
Sep 1st, 2023
5 Reasons Your Child Should Get Dental Sealants

5 Reasons Your Child Should Get Dental Sealants

Children don’t always brush or floss their teeth well despite your best efforts. In the fight against cavities and tooth decay, dental sealants offer an extra layer of protection. The procedure is simple, quick, safe — and effective.
Aug 1st, 2023
The Importance of Regular Dental X-rays

The Importance of Regular Dental X-rays

Dental X-rays have entered a new era. Film is old technology; digital X-rays allow your dentist to see what’s going on beneath your teeth and gums. That’s critical information for your oral health.
Jul 2nd, 2023

What Orthodontic Issues Can Invisalign® Correct?

If you’re eager for a better-aligned smile but not up for months of sporting a mouthful of metal, Invisalign® could be the answer. Read on to learn the common smile flaws these clear plastic aligners can discreetly fix.
Jun 1st, 2023
How to Prevent a Dry Socket after Tooth Extraction

How to Prevent a Dry Socket after Tooth Extraction

Getting a tooth pulled (or extracted) is a common dental procedure that involves removing your tooth from its socket, but it’s important to reduce your risk of dry socket. Read on to explore our prevention tips.
Apr 28th, 2023
What Is a Dental Abscess?

What Is a Dental Abscess?

A dental abscess is a bacterial infection. If you have one, you need to treat it before it leads to a serious health threat. Learn why dental abscesses form and how dentists treat them.
Apr 3rd, 2023
6 Reasons to Use an Electric Toothbrush

6 Reasons to Use an Electric Toothbrush

There’s no question that a regular manual toothbrush can help you maintain good oral health. Even so, an electric toothbrush offers several advantages that may make it a better choice when it comes to getting the most out of your daily brushing.
Mar 6th, 2023
5 Ways to Prevent Tooth Loss as You Age

5 Ways to Prevent Tooth Loss as You Age

Tooth loss is common among older adults, but that doesn’t mean it’s inevitable. From strong oral hygiene to regular dentist appointments, start following these tips to maintain healthier teeth and gums as you head into your golden years.
Feb 10th, 2023
 Tips for Boosting Your Flossing Game

Tips for Boosting Your Flossing Game

You know it’s important to floss daily, but are you getting the most out of your flossing routine? Read for the tips you need to floss perfectly every time.
Jan 13th, 2023
What to Expect During the Dental Implant Process

What to Expect During the Dental Implant Process

You’ve decided to replace a missing tooth or teeth with a dental implant. Congratulations! You’ve chosen the most natural, functional tooth replacement possible. Placement of a dental implant involves several important steps. Here’s what to expect.
Oct 4th, 2022
4 Common Dental Emergencies

4 Common Dental Emergencies

When you have a dental emergency, it can be hard to know exactly what to do. Prepare yourself for these situations by learning about four common dental emergencies and how to handle them.
Sep 1st, 2022
Why and When You Should Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

Why and When You Should Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

If pain, infection, and bleeding at the back of your mouth sound unappealing, you may want to consider wisdom tooth removal well before any problems start. How important the extraction is for you and your ideal timing depends on a few factors.
Jun 1st, 2022
How To Care for a Cracked Tooth Before Your Exam

How To Care for a Cracked Tooth Before Your Exam

If you’ve broken or cracked a tooth, you’re most likely experiencing pain and swelling. Here’s what you can do to relieve pain and care for your cracked tooth until you’re able to get to the dentist.
May 1st, 2022
Braces Vs. Clear Aligners: How to Choose

Braces Vs. Clear Aligners: How to Choose

Are you looking to straighten your teeth but don't know which orthodontic device is best for you? Stick with us to learn the pros and cons of traditional braces and clear aligners.
Apr 1st, 2022
5 Ways to Make Tooth Care Fun for Kids

5 Ways to Make Tooth Care Fun for Kids

No one wants daily brushing or a trip to the dentist to end in tears. So how do you set the stage for healthy dental habits that will last a lifetime? These tips can have your child excited about using their toothbrush.
Mar 9th, 2022
Should I Worry When My Gums Bleed?

Should I Worry When My Gums Bleed?

If your gums bleed when you brush or floss, there’s a good chance changes are in order. While leading causes can be addressed relatively simply early on, they can also progress into severe disease if you ignore them.
Feb 13th, 2022
Do Dental Implants Last Forever?

Do Dental Implants Last Forever?

It takes time to get dental implants — but many people think it’s worth it, especially given how long dental implants can last. Learn more about how long you can benefit from dental implants, and if you could be a good candidate.
Jan 18th, 2022
5 Significant Benefits of Invisalign®

5 Significant Benefits of Invisalign®

Finally ready to take the plunge and get braces as a teen or adult? Invisalign® could be perfect for you. Find out why more and more people opt for clear plastic aligners to straighten their teeth each year.
Dec 12th, 2021
What Happens If You Skip a Root Canal

What Happens If You Skip a Root Canal

If you have dental anxiety, or just don’t have the time or money to undergo a root canal, you might be tempted to pass on the procedure. Here’s a word of advice: Don’t skip it!
Nov 8th, 2021
How to Keep Teeth Grinding From Turning Into TMJ

How to Keep Teeth Grinding From Turning Into TMJ

Do you wake up with headaches or chronic soreness in your jaw or face? Teeth grinding might be the cause. If not stopped, teeth grinding can lead to more serious conditions, like TMJ. Read on to learn how to kick your teeth-grinding habit.
Sep 1st, 2021

Lower Your Risk for Gingivitis

Untreated, gingivitis can lead to a multitude of oral health issues. Instead, take preventive action. Proper oral hygiene and regular visits to your dentist significantly lower your risk of developing the gum. Read on to learn more.
Aug 1st, 2021

Adjusting to Life With Dentures

Millions of adults have dentures, but they can take a little getting used to. Read on for our expert tips on adjusting to life with your new dentures.
Jul 7th, 2021

Am I a Candidate for Invisalign®?

If you’re longing for straighter teeth and find metal braces unappealing, you may be considering Invisalign®. If you’re of an appropriate age and have certain common alignment issues, you’re likely an especially strong candidate.
Jun 10th, 2021

Everything You Need To Know About Your Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are named because these back of the mouth molars do not appear until around the ages of 17 to 21, when you are presumably wiser. However, their late arrival can wreak havoc on your oral health. Read on to learn more.
May 3rd, 2021

Why You Should Never Ignore a Missing Tooth

An estimated 120 million people in this country are missing at least one. Beyond cosmetics, a missing tooth hurts your health in several more ways. Learn about options to fill the void left by tooth loss.
Apr 1st, 2021

10 Best Home Hygiene Practices for Healthy Teeth

Your teeth are meant to last a lifetime, but it doesn’t happen without some effort on your part. Here are 10 things you should be doing at home to keep your teeth in tip-top shape for a lifetime.
Mar 21st, 2021

Snore Like a Bear? You Might Have Sleep Apnea

Do you snore like a bear? Sure, it may be a nuisance for your partner or spouse. But even worse, your snoring could be the result of sleep apnea, a severe illness that can lead to other chronic conditions.
Jan 1st, 2021

Dentures vs. Implants: Which Is Right for You?

You’re missing some or all of your teeth, and you’re wondering what you can do to replace them. Both dentures and dental implants are viable options, but which one is right for you? Keep reading to learn more about them.
Dec 8th, 2020

What is Dry Mouth and Why is it a Problem?

If you have a constant dry, sticky feeling in the mouth and are frequently thirsty, you likely suffer from a condition called xerostomia or dry mouth. Chronic dry mouth can cause more severe problems. Read on to learn more.
Nov 5th, 2020

10 Best and Worst Foods for Your Oral Health

You may think that the only foods you need to avoid to keep your teeth healthy are sugary treats. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. Read on to learn which foods and drinks you should consume more of and which ones you should pass up.
Oct 1st, 2020

When Should You Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Your wisdom teeth need to be removed if they are impacted or infected, but extraction can make sense in other situations, too. Here’s how to tell if your wisdom teeth might need to come out.
Sep 16th, 2020

How to Prevent Bad Breath

Are you self-conscious about your breath? Do friends and co-workers regularly offer you mints or gum? These could be signs that you have halitosis. Discover what’s causing your bad breath, and learn how to prevent it.
Aug 10th, 2020

4 Tips to Overcome Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety can be crippling and prevent you from getting the oral care you need. If you fear the dentist’s office, try these tried and true tips to overcome your anxiety.
Jul 7th, 2020

Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Signs and Treatment

If your wisdom teeth don’t have enough room to emerge, you could experience pain and other oral health issues. Read on to learn the symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth and how the condition can be treated.
Jun 22nd, 2020

How COVID-19 Can Impact Your Oral Health

Concerned about how COVID-19 can impact your oral health? Brushing, flossing, and maintaining healthy teeth and gums is essential right now. Good oral health not only helps prevent tooth decay, but it can also help your body fight infection.
Apr 17th, 2020

10 Tips to Get Your Kids to Take Care of Their Teeth

Cavities are very common in kids, but they’re also preventable. Helping your kids establish good dental habits now may prevent cavities and dental problems in the future. Click here for tips on how you can get your kids to take care of their teeth.
Feb 3rd, 2020
Wisdom teeth are the final molars that emerge after all permanent teeth come in. They have no chewing function and may cause

Do Wisdom Teeth Always Need to be Removed?

Wisdom teeth are the final molars that emerge after all permanent teeth come in. They have no chewing function and may cause future dental issues. Many patients will have their wisdom teeth extracted before they cause problems.
Dec 31st, 2019

Veneers Can Correct More Smile Flaws Than You Think

Looking for a way to hide imperfections in your teeth so you can smile with confidence? Dental veneers could be exactly the solution you’ve been seeking and a great way to restore your self-assurance.
Dec 16th, 2019
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Are You Ruining Your Teeth with These Common Mistakes?

Do you think brushing and flossing are enough to keep your teeth clean? Think again. Too many of us make mistakes when brushing that impact our oral health. Keep reading to learn what they are and how you can fix them!
Nov 1st, 2019

What's a Deep Dental Cleaning and Why Would I Need One?

Periodontal disease is common, yet serious. Without proper care it can lead to tooth loss. The go-to treatment is a deep dental cleaning. Read on to learn what this entails and how a deep cleaning can reverse and prevent future periodontal disease.
Oct 1st, 2019
Halloween treats are hard to resist, but some wreak havoc on your teeth more than others. The Trident Dental team offers the

Halloween Treats That Are Scary for Your Dental Health

Stores are already touting Halloween goodies, costumes and decore. The holiday is a blast, but cavities are not! Here are a few tips on which treats are best avoided, which you should be cautious about, and which are the least harmful to dental health.
Sep 10th, 2019
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What to Expect Before, During, and After Your Root Canal

Have you been told you need a root canal? You probably have many questions (and some fear!) about the procedure. Our team has put together this guide to help ease your anxiety about having a root canal and let you know just what to expect.
Aug 9th, 2019
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How to Help Your Teen Prepare for Wisdom Teeth Removal

Learning that teen’s wisdom teeth need to be extracted can create anxiety for both you and your child. You can take steps to help prepare your child for the procedure and lessen their apprehension beforehand.
Jul 22nd, 2019

8 Cool Things About Invisalign® You Didn’t Know

Invisalign hit the dental scene in 2000 and quickly became the most popular way to straighten crooked teeth. Find out why everyone is talking about — and using — Invisalign to achieve the smile of their dreams.
Jun 13th, 2019

Missing Teeth? Dental Implants Last a Lifetime

Security, great looks, optimal function - it's no wonder dental implants have become a really popular alternative to dentures and bridges. What's more, with proper care, your implants could even help prevent future tooth loss. Here's how.
Apr 28th, 2019

Forget the CPAP: Learn About Our Sleep Apnea Solution

Don't let an uncomfortable CPAP mask keep you from getting the sleep apnea treatment you need. At Trident Dental, we offer another option that can improve your sleep, your symptoms, and your comfort. Read on to learn more.
Mar 1st, 2019
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How to Ensure Your Child’s Healthy Teeth

Teaching your children to take care of their teeth is critical to their dental and overall health. To mark National Children’s Dental Health Month this February, check out these five tips you can use to help keep your children’s teeth healthy.
Feb 8th, 2019