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July 11, 2017
Signs of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Signs of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are a set of third molars that typically develop between the ages of 17 and 25. Many people might associate wisdom teeth with funny videos of patients coming off of anesthesia; however, wisdom teeth can cause serious problems if they aren’t treated properly. In many cases, an individual’s mouth is too crowded to allow wisdom teeth to develop properly behind the molars, so the teeth become trapped, or impacted, when they begin to grow. Fully impacted wisdom teeth fully break through the surface of the gums, while a partially impacted tooth only breaks through to where some of the crown may be visible. In both cases, the tooth may grow at the improper angle, which can result in complications including: damage to other teeth, cysts, infection, decay, and gum disease. While impacted wisdom teeth do not always show symptoms, there are certain signs that m

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June 28, 2017
How Smoking Affects Your Teeth

How Smoking Affects Your Teeth It’s no secret that smoking is bad for you, causing many health problems like lung cancer and heart damage. Cigarettes contain more than 7,000 chemicals, 69 of which are known to lead to cancer. Some of the chemicals used in cigarettes are also used in batteries, lighter fluid, nail polish remover, and more. But did you know that smoking is also bad for your teeth? Smoking can cause significant damage to the teeth, gums, and tongue, making it harder for your mouth to fight off infection and bacteria. The damage smoking does to your teeth varies from moderate to life threatening. Ways smoking affects your oral health include:

  • Yellowing or browning of the teeth
  • Foul breath
  • Dry mouth
  • Bleeding gums

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November 10, 2016

Add a dental appointment to your holiday check list When it comes to the holidays, the last thing most people want to think about is making dental visit, but it’s the perfect time! Booking your routine appointments during the year are more inconvenient around a busy work or school schedule. But with no work or school for many folks in November and December, you can take advantage of getting dentist appointments out of the way in time to relax and enjoy your holidays with your family. Between the pumpkin pie and sugar cookies, make sure you take the relevant steps to maintain your oral health and be smile ready! Would you like a bright white smile for the holidays? Look and feel your best with a smile that wows! We offer teeth whitening, periodontal treatment, implant restoration, cosmetic dentistry and more. New patients are always welcome at Cannon Park Dental, and this holiday season we are offering a New Patient Special of $99 for all first time visitors! This offer includes a dental exam, any x-rays and a cleaning. Our caring staff will take care of your entire family – from ki