Practicing basic dental hygiene can increase your overall wellbeing and make your smile stand out. In this article, we discuss how you can make your smile the healthiest –and most noticeable– in the room.
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By: American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons – AAOMS Located in the head and neck, the trigeminal nerve is one of a group of 12 cranial nerves – all with important roles in vision, hearing, and controlling the function of facial muscles. The trigeminal nerve provides feeling to most of the face and mouth, […]
By: American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons – AAOMS While a single dental implant may replace a broken or lost tooth, it also can serve as an anchor for multiple replacement teeth. Full-mouth dental implants are what they sound like: a long-lasting replacement for most or all of a patient’s teeth. Full Dental Implants […]
By: American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Edentulism is the condition defined by the loss of at least one functional tooth. It can be classified as partial edentulism (one or more lost teeth) to complete edentulism (when a patient has lost all teeth). Whether due to decay, periodontal disease, or trauma, edentulism has a […]
By: American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Corrective jaw surgery – also called orthognathic surgery – is performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS) to correct a wide range of minor and major skeletal and dental irregularities, including the misalignment of jaws and teeth. Surgery can improve breathing, chewing, and speaking. While the […]
By: American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Patients often ask their oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS) if it’s necessary to have all four wisdom teeth extracted even though the teeth might not yet be visible inside the mouth or they have erupted without any known problems. The decision can be difficult. Even if all […]
By: Jayne Leonard, Medical News Today A diastema is a gap between the teeth. It is not harmful, and it appears in children and adults. In children, the gap typically closes when their permanent teeth come through. A diastema is a gap between teeth that is wider than 0.5 millimeters. It can develop between any […]
Chew on this for a minute: just by glancing inside your mouth, your dentist can tell you a number of things that may be news to you and your doctor! Surprising as it may sound, your oral health can speak volumes about the rest of your body, and something as simple as a routine dental […]
🥤 Sorry to burst your bubble, but the reality is that no matter how refreshing that sweet, fizzy soda (or “pop”) tastes, there’s a chance it could be doing some damage to your teeth. But with so many products on the market, are they all really that bad for you? The Oral Surgery DC Team […]
For Black History Month, we’d like to pay tribute to trailblazers and honor lesser-known people of color in the dental and oral surgery fields. In 1919, Dr. Annie Elizabeth “Bessie” Delany entered the freshman class at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine (at the time known as the School of Dental and Oral Surgery) where […]
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