Arden Christen DDS MSD MA FACD


Dry Socket

Dry socket is a painful inflammation that can develop in the open tooth socket of the jawbone after a tooth has been removed (extracted). Dry sockets often develop after an extraction and are more common after extraction of third molars ( wisdom teeth ). 1 Dry socket develops when the blood clot at the site of surgery…

How to floss teeth using the finger-wrap method

Cut a piece of dental floss 18 in. (46 cm) to 20 in. (51 cm) long. Wrap one end around your left middle finger and the other end around your right middle finger, until your hands are about 2 in. (5 cm) to 3 in. (8 cm) apart. Gently work the floss between the teeth toward the gums. Curve the floss around each tooth into…

Circle method for using dental floss

Use a piece of floss about 12 in. (30 cm) long. Tie the ends together, forming a loop. If the loop is too large, wrap the floss around your fingers to make it smaller. Gently work the floss between the teeth toward the gums. Curve the floss around each tooth into a U-shape, and gently slide it under the gum line. Move…

Absceso dental

Un absceso dental es la formación de una bolsa de pus en el tejido que se encuentra junto al diente. A menudo esto ocurre porque la parte interna (pulpa) de un diente se infecta y las bacterias se propagan al tejido que se encuentra debajo del diente. Por lo general, un absceso causa un dolor palpitante en el diente y…

Ángulo adecuado para cepillarse los dientes

Coloque el cepillo de dientes en un ángulo de 45 grados respecto de la unión entre los dientes y las encías. Presione con firmeza y mueva suavemente el cepillo hacia atrás y hacia adelante con pequeños movimientos circulares. No se restriegue.