There is never a suitable substitute for daily brushing and flossing. While some products, including water irrigation devices (or “water picks”), may be useful for specific applications, they do not accomplish one major task: removing plaque. Water picks use powerful tiny bursts of water to blast away food particles and other debris in hard-to-reach areas [...]
Patient Education Overview
At Whiteland Dental, we know that sometimes going to the dentist can be a bit nerve-wracking and overwhelming. We want to make sure that our patients are informed. We have created this Patient Education section for your convenience and to build your own knowledge base.
The Patient Education section is broken down into categories so that you can easily navigate according to your needs. If there is any further information that you would like, please feel free to make your request by contacting us.
Dental floss comes in a variety of colors, materials and even flavors. Waxed varieties are slipperier, allowing people with extremely tight spaces between their teeth to floss more easily. Popular flavors of floss include wintergreen and cinnamon. Waxed floss does tend to fray more than unwaxed floss. A type of material called wide floss can [...]
Visit any pharmacy or the health and beauty section of a supermarket today, and you are faced with a large, and many say confusing, array of over-the-counter remedies and devices designed to help you tend to your hygiene and health-care needs. There are many high-quality products on the market today. There also are many products [...]
Mouth guards are an important piece of gear for various other kinds of physical activities and sports-from rollerblading to downhill sledding. Hundreds of thousands injuries occur every year involving the face and mouth-injuries that many times could be avoided or minimized if a mouth guard had been worn, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety [...]
Never before has there been such a dizzying array of toothbrushes on the market. Consumers are inundated with new designs, materials, attachments, and colors. Whatever toothbrush design you choose, the most important thing is that you use the toothbrush-at least two or three times a day. Toothbrushes accomplish one major purpose: removing plaque. A good [...]
You have a right to see the dentist every time you receive dental treatment. You have a right to ask about treatment alternatives and be told, in language you can understand, the advantages and disadvantages of each. You have a right to know the education and training of your dentist and the dental team. You [...]
Your first dental visit promises to be a pleasant experience. Making sound decisions about your dental care and oral health is an easy thing to do with the right preparation beforehand: Make a list of questions to ask our office, so you don’t forget anything on the day of your appointment. This includes any concerns [...]
A knocked out tooth or bitten tongue can cause panic in any parent, but quick thinking and staying calm are the best ways to approach such common dental emergencies and prevent additional unnecessary damage and costly dental restoration. This includes taking measures such as application of cold compresses to reduce swelling, and of course, contacting [...]
Pain can occur in any number of places in your mouth: teeth, gums, roots, the palate, tongue and jaw. Cavities are a common culprit causing pain. Untreated cavities can impact nerves because of infections of the tooth and gums. Impacted and abscessed teeth and sore jaws from teeth grinding are other common causes of pain. [...]
Some dental procedures, such as tooth extractions and oral surgery, may call for our office to prescribe medications before or after a procedure. These medications are used to prevent or fight an infection, or to relieve any post-operative discomfort and pain. For these reasons, it is extremely important that you share your entire medical history [...]
- Oral Health Topics
- Tooth Care
- Dental Problems
- Teeth Whitening
- Ridge Augmentation
- Old and Unsightly Fillings
- Excessive or Uneven Gums
- Chipped, Cracked, and Worn Teeth
- Snoring and Sleep Apnea
- Scaling and Root Planing
- Root Canal Therapy
- Missing Teeth
- Maxillofacial Surgery
- Flap Surgery
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Braces (Orthodontia)
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Pain Management
- Patient Information
- Product Reviews
"As a true dental-phobe, I couldn’t be any happier about finding Whiteland Dental Associates. Kind, caring and very friendly, I no longer dread going to the dentist. Always prompt, always courteous and their offices are lovely and very clean!"
"Always a pleasure visiting the office. Thanks for the excellent care."
"I was in and out quickly. Took bitewing x-rays and the hygienist walked me through some areas to pay particular attention to in the future."
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