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Why You Should Stay Upright Following Oral Surgery

There are rules and regulations that go with oral surgery, it is important to know all of them so you can be as safe and comfortable as possible. It is often recommended that patients stay upright following oral surgery. By understanding the expected rules of oral surgery allows you to go through the procedure without […]

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Taking Care of Your Mouth Following an Extraction

Taking care of your mouth following an extraction is extremely important. Since there is an open hole in your mouth, the chances of infection increase dramatically. Infection can cause a wide assortment of problems for the patient when not properly cared for. Here at Dest Dental, we want to stress the importance of properly taking […]

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Signs to Bring Up if You Suspect Oral Cancer

Many people never consider that they could develop oral cancer. While other types of cancer—such as skin cancer, bone cancer, and so on—receive a great deal of attention, oral cancer is frequently never discussed on the news or in medical journals. Nevertheless, it is vital for you to pay close attention to your mouth, and […]

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What We All Do During Dental Exams

Going to the dentist for regular dental exams is an important part of keeping your smile healthy and happy. Yet, we at Dest Family Dentistry understand that it can be something of a mystery to our patients as to what, exactly we are doing. So we want you to know what we dentists do during […]

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Understanding What a Dental Emergency Is

If you are faced with a dental emergency, you must obtain treatment right away. Yet, many people don’t understand what a dental emergency really is. On one end of the spectrum, not knowing when one is facing a dental emergency can lead to a costly delay in treatment that could end up causing unnecessary damage […]

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Things to Remember After Oral Surgery to Boost Healing

If you are planning on oral surgery, you can make the process go much easier and speed healing by keeping a few things in mind. Avoid Hard Foods After Oral Surgery While it may seem like it is intuitive, a surprising number of people slow the healing process simply by eating foods that their gum […]

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Helping Your Child’s First Visit to the Dentist Be a Great One

The first visit to the dentist can be a scary one says Dest Family Dentistry. The children are unsure of what to expect when they arrive. However, with the help of the parents and the dentist, the child can have a great first time. The experience should never be a scary one. It should provide […]

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How Sedation Dentistry Can Improve Your Overall Oral Health

Dest Family Dentistry is an office that provides sedation dentistry for patients. Whether you’re afraid or unsure of what is going to happen during the procedure, sedation can help. This will provide the patient with a way to reduce anxiety and fear, while making them comfortable. While, not everyone requires sedation, it can still provide […]

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Reasons to Stick with the Same Dentist Long-Term

It is very important for the sake of your oral health to stick with the same dentist for as much of your life as possible. Here at Dest Family Dentistry, we love seeing familiar faces every six months. It is important to us to keep you coming in like clockwork for regular checkups and cleanings. […]

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What Happens During an Oral Cancer Screening?

Part of a standard dental examination is an oral cancer screening. This means we are looking all over your mouth to make sure there aren’t any signs that oral cancer is starting. We look for small changes in your mouth that can signal other problems. The more regularly we see you, the sooner we can […]

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