Profile cover photo
Profile photo
DeFelice Dentistry
2 followers
2 followers
About
DeFelice Dentistry's posts

Post is pinned.Post has attachment

Tooth Selfies!

Post has attachment

Post has attachment

Ask Dr. DeFelice Pain Relief For Dental Pain

https://youtu.be/AkJn2LmWQPA

Ask any woman who has given birth what was the most painful event of her life, and you probably think you know the answer. Yep, a toothache. Er… not what you guessed? Alright, alright, so it may actually be child birth. But Dr. Louise has heard plenty of women (and men!) confess that they’d rather go through labor than deal with a toothache. We agree that tooth pain is pretty awful. In today’s episode, Dr. Louise shares some tips on how to manage tooth pain.

In short: Alternate taking 600 mg of Ibuprofen and 1000mg of Tylenol every 6 hours. If you have pre-existing sensitivities or allergies to either of these medications, call us or your primary care physician for a personalized recommendation.

Keep in mind that medication is only a temporary fix. If you follow our video and blog series, you know by now that we’re die-hard advocates of preventive care. Keeping on top of your dental health greatly reduces your risk of encountering a sudden problem. Routine dental exams and cleanings are the first step in preventing more devastating dental problems down the road. However, regular checkups are only part of the overall “preventive care package.” An often overlooked benefit of taking a preventive approach is the positive relationship you forge with your dentist. When disaster strikes, a dentist who knows you and your unique situation is far more likely to assist you when a late night or weekend crisis occurs. As many of us are all too aware, Murphy’s Law dictates that a dental disaster is bound to happen during those inopportune times.

Post has attachment
Welcome Stacey!
Photo

Post has attachment
Back to School is just around the corner! Be the like the elephant in this video and be sure to floss your tusks!

Post has attachment
All new episode of Ask Dr. Louise! Why are dental x-rays necessary? Meet Lindsey.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVQ3bnYnJxM&feature=youtu.be

Post has attachment
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuugoKuVoT0

Dr Louise answers questions about the safe removal of silver mercury fillings on todays episode of Ask Dr. Louise!

Post has attachment
You’ve probably already seen the headlines—a statement by the US Dept. for Health and Human Services suggests that flossing isn’t as necessary as we once thought. But before you go to toss your floss, there are some important facts the media have left out!

The statement from the Department only outlined that the “benefits of flossing had never been properly researched.” This does not suggest that the benefits of flossing do not exist—only that a dedicated, peer reviewed study has not yet been conducted. As Dr. Louise always says, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!”
The benefits of flossing are quite clear—official study or not. Flossing dislodges food particles that have gotten stuck between teeth, and the massaging of gum tissue helps to keep your gums in proper form (and not bleeding during brushing)! Furthermore, a daily flossing routine helps to prevent cavities by ridding teeth of plaque in places toothbrush bristles can’t reach. If you don’t floss you aren’t cleaning 35% of teeth surfaces! Cavities between the teeth or “flossing cavities” are the most common cavities we see as dental professionals.

It is important to remember that over-zealous flossing can do more harm than good. If you are too rough with your floss, you could cut your gums and allow bacteria into your bloodstream. That is why it is critical to follow proper flossing technique. Here are some tips:
Always curve the floss against the base of the tooth and gently rub upwards with the floss. Forcing floss directly down toward the gums can cause the delicate tissue to become irritated or broken. After every tooth, unravel a clean section of floss to avoid dragging plaque and bacteria from one tooth to another. Anything you can use to dislodge plaque bacteria from between your teeth is better than nothing. Floss picks, toothpicks, water flossers and interproximal cleaners all work just fine.
Photo

Post has attachment
Start baby out right! Make sure you and any caregiver around your baby is cavity free. Babies are not born with the bacteria that cause cavities but are given them from adults who love them. Be sure to not share utensils or lick the baby's pacifier or bottle.
Photo

Post has attachment
So in love after receiving new dentures! Be sure to ask us how we can make your denture secure and stable. No more loose dentures!
Photo
Wait while more posts are being loaded