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The Facts You Need to Know About Halitosis

November 30, 2019

Filed under: General Dentistry — saltrun @ 2:08 am

Bad breath does not only negatively impact your life but also affects those who are around you. This can isolate you and make you feel self-conscious, that is if you’re aware of it. Your friends and colleagues might keep their distance from you if your bad breath is a chronic concern. You may never even realize how much this condition impacts your relationships and opportunities in life. 

However, knowing more about this condition gives you an advantage. For that reason, Salt Run Family Dentistry will arm you with the important facts you need to know about bad breath. Read on to know what these facts are.  (more…)

Answering the Questions About Composite Fillings

October 10, 2019

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — saltrun @ 10:04 am

The use of composite fillings is becoming progressively popular when it comes to repairing the damage caused by decaying teeth. This is because composite fillings closely resemble the color of the natural tooth; thus, they can be used to fill the front and back teeth. Another reason is that these fillings do not contain any mercury. Having fillings with mercury is dangerous because it can cause long-term health effects due to the gassing of mercury over time. 


If you plan to avail of composite fillings to restore decayed teeth, you may have some questions in mind. For that reason, Salt Run Family Dentistry has compiled some answers to the questions you might have. Read on to know more!  (more…)

Wisdom Teeth Removal: What to Expect Prior to the Procedure

September 30, 2019

Filed under: General Dentistry — saltrun @ 9:48 am

Wisdom teeth are the third row of molars or found at the farthest end of the dental arches. They were called “wisdom teeth” because they usually show up when an individual becomes a young adult. These are the last set of teeth to erupt. Sometimes these teeth can be useful to the mouth when erupted healthily and adequately, but more often, they are misaligned and require removal. 


Wisdom teeth removal is a surgical procedure that is done when the wisdom teeth are misaligned, impacted, infected, and decayed. Dentists and oral surgeons can perform wisdom tooth removal. Wisdom tooth removal is recommended by dentists and oral surgeons even when the impacted teeth are not causing any problems. 

What to expect prior to the procedure?

The dentist or oral surgeon may use any of the three types of anesthesia, depending on how complicated the expected procedure is and the patient’s comfort level. Options may include: (more…)

What Are the Benefits of Sedation Dentistry?

August 30, 2019

Filed under: Sedation Dentistry — saltrun @ 7:55 am

Dental visits must be relaxing and comfortable; this is not only for the benefit of patients but for the dentist as well. Sadly, it may be difficult for many people to have this experience since the fear of dental appointments is prevalent. For this reason, we at Salt Run Family Dentistry offers sedation dentistry to help people overcome their dental fears and avail of the services they need and deserve.


Here are some of the benefits brought by sedation dentistry:

Sedation makes it quicker for your dentist to work

Under sedation, you are not going to move around or complain—unlike many people who get nervous and start fidgeting when they are on the dentist’s chair. Having a patient that can’t keep still delays the dentist as they are trying to do their work. If you want a fast procedure, the best option for you is sedation. The dentist will be able to do their job quickly without getting interrupted by your reactions. (more…)

Tips to Successfully Recover from a Root Canal Treatment

July 30, 2019

Filed under: Endodontics — saltrun @ 2:45 am

Out of all the services offered under dentistry, there is a particular solution that is often misunderstood by a lot of people. As a result, they were not able to take advantage of its benefits. Contrary to what most people think, root canal treatment is not as scary or as painful. Besides with its help, saving an infected tooth from extraction becomes highly possible. With its high success rate, patients can be confident that even a tooth that is on the verge of being extracted can still be saved.

However, as effective as the said procedure, it is still imperative for patients to secure proper aftercare. Fret not for us at Salt Run Family Dentistry got your back! Here is a list of easy aftercare tips to follow after a root canal for overall success. (more…)

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