Wisdom Teeth About Video

Do you need your wisdom teeth removed?

Most patients have molars in the very back of the upper jaw and in the very back of the lower jaw. These are called Third Molars or more commonly known as Wisdom Teeth. 

One of the most common characteristics of these wisdom teeth is that they may not erupt completely and may stay “impacted” or covered by bone.

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Electric Toothbrush Vs Manual Toothbrush

          Preventative dentistry is about more than just visiting your Laredo dentist twice yearly for an exam and thorough cleaning.  In fact, the majority of your preventative care is done at-home as a part of your normal hygienic routine.  Many Laredo residents use manual toothbrushes to remove debris and plaque from their teeth.  However, electric brushes have become widely popular in recent years, leaving some to wonder whether one type is better than the other.

Did you know…

           The American Dental Association does not lean toward one type of brush over the other? It does, however, acknowledge that people with upper body mobility restrictions may better benefit from an electric toothbrush instead of a manual brush. Regardless of which type you decide is right for you, the ADA recommends that all brushes be soft-bristled so as to avoid abrasions that can lead to decay and receding gum lines.

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