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Dental Implant Blog

6 Tips To Speed Wisdom Teeth Extraction Recovery

Posted on Nov 21, 2017

You’ve likely heard horror stories from friends and family who have had their wisdom teeth removed, and now you might be afraid of your upcoming oral surgery. Don’t worry. While wisdom teeth extraction and recovery can be accompanied with pain, the doctors of Lytle, Tate & Stamper, a Dental Corporation have prepared this list of 7 tips to speed up your wisdom teeth removal recovery. 1.) Get Plenty of Rest Trust us; you’re not going to want to go anywhere or do anything in the hours following your surgery. If you had general anesthesia, which many of our Glendale wisdom teeth...

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3 Dental Implants Myths Debunked

Posted on Nov 9, 2017

Dental implants are a popular tooth replacement system in Glendale and beyond, but there is misinformation circulating about them. This false information often causes Glendale residents to avoid this tooth replacement option because they think that dental implants aren’t the right solution for them. To make sure you are completely educated about this new, state-of-the-art tooth replacement system, our doctors have prepared this list of 3 common dental implant myths and have provided information to debunk them. Myth #1: Getting Dental Implants Hurts Badly Many Glendale residents have a fear...

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How Often Do I Need to Check Up on My Dental Implants?

Posted on Oct 9, 2017

If you’re a Pasadena resident considering having dental implants placed by Lytle, Tate & Stamper, you may be wondering, “How do I take care of my dental implants?” By now, you’ve probably already heard that dental implants are a built-to-last-a-lifetime tooth replacement option, which is likely why you are thinking about getting dental implants in the first place. But, did you know that dental implants have a 10% failure rate, and that without proper oral hygiene and treatments, your dental implants may fail – meaning they don’t fuse with your jawbone, they become loose, or...

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Oral Hygiene Tips After Dental Surgery

Posted on Sep 28, 2017

If you’re scheduled to have dental surgery in our Glendale offices, you likely have a lot of questions about what your recovery will be like. While each dental surgery comes with its unique set of post-operation instructions that you should follow to a “T,” there are some standard oral hygiene tips that you should follow regardless of what type of dental surgery you are having performed. These include: Keeping your mouth clean. Depending on the type of dental surgery you have, your doctor will likely instruct you to not rinse your mouth for the first 24 hours post-op. But, on day two,...

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I Have Dental Implants: Can I Still Get Cavities?

Posted on Sep 18, 2017

If you’re a Pasadena resident who has lost teeth to infections, extractions or injuries and as a result have dental implants, you likely have several questions about your new tooth replacement solution. What are dental implants made of? How do you care for them? And if I have dental implants, am I still susceptible to cavities? No, You Can’t Get Cavities in Your Dental Implants After dealing with several oral issues, many of Lytle, Tate & Stamper’s Pasadena dental implants patients are thrilled to hear that these prosthetic teeth are not susceptible to tooth decay and therefore,...

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How Does Smoking Affect Dental Implants?

Posted on Sep 8, 2017

If you’ve been told you need to make an appointment in our Glendale office, but you also smoke cigarettes, you might be wondering if your habit will affect this dental procedure. After all, anytime you go to the doctor you’re used to hearing that you need to quit. Well, while the doctors at Lytle, Tate & Stamper don’t want to lecture you, they do need you to know that smoking can increase your risk of dental implant failure. Smoking May Cause Your Dental Implants to Fail You probably already know that one of the reasons we recommend that so many of our Glendale patients who are...

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How Can I Correct an Underbite?

Posted on Aug 30, 2017

If you or your child has an underbite, you should rest assured that there are a few different procedures that can correct the issue for good. For young patients born with an underbite, dental surgery may not be required, and correcting an underbite often includes one of the following non-surgical procedures: An Upper Jaw Expander With an upper jaw expander, a wire-frame device is fitted across the Glendale patient’s palate. This device is worn every night, and a special key is used to widen the expander a small amount every time the device is worn. By wearing this upper jaw expander every...

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