Magid Dental Care Blog

I Know Life Is Full of Bumps on the Road, but What If I Have One on My Gums?

December 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — magiddental @ 11:24 pm
Gums with bump

Many people are surprised to find a bump on their gums. While this may be an unpleasant discovery, a bump on one’s gums is not always a cause for concern. It could be the result of a cyst, an infection, or something else. While they aren’t usually serious, they can be unsightly, and in some cases, they can indicate an underlying oral health problem. Here are a few signs that a bump on your gums needs to be seen by a dentist.


Are Cavities a Concern for Dental Implants?

September 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — magiddental @ 12:48 pm
A woman smiling with her new dental implants

If you’ve been thinking about dental implants, you may already know how much like your natural teeth they can be. Sturdy, life-like, and aesthetically pleasing, dental implants are the best replacement for lost teeth. But can they get cavities?

If you want to learn more about dental implants and how the plaque that causes cavities can affect them, read on.


When Can I Fly After Getting a Dental Implant?

June 23, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — magiddental @ 6:54 am
Dental implant in someone’s mouth

Most of the time when patients receive dental implant surgery, they’re pleasantly surprised by the relative ease and comfort of the procedure. Dental implant aftercare is typically fast and manageable, especially compared to some other kinds of dental surgery, like tooth extractions

This may lead you to wonder whether the typical rule that you shouldn’t fly after surgery still applies. The answer to that question is a little complicated—here’s what you should know.


A Guide to Using Invisalign Cleaning Crystals

June 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — magiddental @ 8:20 am
clear aligner next to a set of cleaning crystals

Invisalign aligners are some of the most aesthetic ways to straighten your smile. They’re also removable, which makes both cleaning and eating incredibly convenient.

That said, there are a few tricks to making sure that your aligners stay as clean as possible. For example, your dentist probably gave you some Invisalign cleaning crystals when you first got your trays—here’s how best to use them.


The Link Between Certain Medications and Tooth Decay

May 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — magiddental @ 9:53 pm
a patient reading a pill bottle label

The battle against tooth decay is a lifelong endeavor; between brushing and flossing, keeping up with dental visits, and leading a healthy lifestyle, there’s a lot to keep track of when it comes to protecting your pearly whites. But did you know that certain prescription medications can actually pose a threat to your teeth? This doesn’t mean you should stop taking them altogether, though—rather, it’s worthwhile to be mindful of some of these interactions so you can take the appropriate countermeasures to ensure optimal oral health. Here’s what your dentist wants you to know.


5 Reasons to Show Thanks to Your Dental Hygienist

April 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — magiddental @ 2:04 am
dental hygienist helping patient

During the second week of April, we take a moment to acknowledge and express gratitude for the essential role that dental hygienists play through National Dental Hygienist Week. These highly skilled professionals work tirelessly to ensure that their patients’ smiles are healthy, clean, and radiant. Continue reading to learn about five major reasons why you should be thankful for your dental hygienist.


Oral Cancer 101: What to Know for a Healthy Smile

April 9, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — magiddental @ 1:14 am
a dentist holding an oral cancer awareness month ribbon

Even though life can be nonstop, it’s essential to tend to your health before anything becomes a major issue. By attending your dental checkups and cleanings every six months, you are not only keeping your smile in top condition but preventing any oral health issues from developing into something more serious. While your dentist is checking for early signs of tooth decay and gum disease, they are also looking for symptoms of oral cancer. By detecting this disease in its early stages, you can receive the necessary treatment to keep it from spreading. Read on to learn about the risk factors and symptoms of oral cancer.


You Asked, We Answered: When Should You Change Your Toothbrush?

March 23, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — magiddental @ 8:04 pm
Woman with grey hair smiling while holding toothbrush

Fun fact: in 2003, the toothbrush beat out both cars and cellphones for the #1 invention people can’t live without. Since this oral hygiene product plays an essential role in removing food particles, preventing cavities, and freshening breath, it’s fitting! With that said, they aren’t designed with longevity in mind. In fact, the American Dental Association recommends replacing it before the bristles become frayed, old, and home to numerous bacteria. So, keep reading to learn when you should change your toothbrush.


True or False: Flossing Every Day Can Save Your Life

March 9, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — magiddental @ 7:52 pm
Male smiling while brushing his teeth in bathroom

Don’t floss? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shared that roughly 33% of Americans never do. Unfortunately, skipping this oral hygiene step can quickly wreak havoc on your gums, negatively impacting your oral and overall health in the process. In fact, recent studies have gone as far as reporting that flossing every day can save your life! To learn how, keep reading.



June 16, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — magiddental @ 6:22 pm

We at Magid Dental Care have always taken infection control very seriously.  We have always exceeded the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines.  Even more so, now, we have taken the months we were closed to propel our safety protocols beyond the current guidelines set forth by the American Dental Association, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Occupational Safety and OSHA.  Our goal is to provide you with the absolute safest dental experience possible.

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