Norton Family Dentistry Blog

Why Do People Have Wisdom Teeth?

August 8, 2023

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Xray of impacted wisdom teeth

If you’ve ever had to go through the process of getting wisdom teeth extracted, you were probably left with the feeling that these teeth are much more trouble than they’re worth. It doesn’t really seem like they supply you with any benefits, and the drawbacks when they don’t grow in properly can be massive.

This may lead you to wonder what these teeth are even for. As it turns out, this is a subject of massive debate. Here are a few of the leading theories for why wisdom teeth came about, and why they cause such problems now.


How to Handle Wisdom Tooth Extraction Aftercare

July 17, 2023

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person holding cheek before wisdom tooth extraction

Wisdom tooth removal might be your first experience with tooth extraction, as is the case for many patients. While the procedure is simple and numbing helps prevent discomfort, taking care of your mouth afterward is important so that you heal correctly. If you’re getting a wisdom tooth removed soon, here’s what you need to know right about caring for your mouth after the procedure.


How to Protect Your Lips from Sunburns

June 7, 2023

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person on the beach smiling

With summer in full swing, it’s the perfect time to soak up the sun. While you may remember to pack sunscreen, have you considered whether your lips are adequately shielded? Interestingly, your lips are among the thinnest skin on your body, making them equally, if not more, susceptible to sunburn compared to other areas. Understanding the significance of protecting your lips and learning how to do so effectively is key to maintaining your beam, so keep reading to learn about how to protect your lips from the sun.


3 Common Dental Emergencies for Athletes

May 5, 2023

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football and equipment

Engaging in sports, whether as a seasoned athlete or a beginner, brings excitement and competition. However, it’s essential to be aware of the potential dental emergencies that can occur during contact sports such as football, hockey, and rugby. Protecting your teeth is crucial, so continue reading to learn about the most common dental emergencies athletes face and how you can safeguard your smile while enjoying your favorite sports.


What to Expect During an Emergency Dental Visit

April 13, 2023

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person with toothache who needs emergency dental visit holding cheek

Dental accidents can happen at any moment, catching us off guard and leaving us in need of immediate dental care. Whether it’s a broken tooth, severe toothache, or any other dental emergency, knowing what to expect during your emergency dental visit is essential. Understanding the steps involved can help alleviate anxiety and ensure prompt and effective care for your dental emergency. Keep reading as we guide you through the process of what you can anticipate when experiencing a dental emergency.


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