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Simple vs. Surgical Tooth Extraction

If your dentist has told you a tooth needs to be removed, your mind may now be running a wide range of painful scenarios. If a tooth cannot be saved or is causing pain or damage to other teeth or the jaw, an extraction may be necessary. Tooth extraction can sound like a scary event, [...]

What is a Dry Socket?

If you’re worried that a tooth extraction can be a painful process, you may not be wrong. While you’re typically under anesthesia for the extraction process, once you wake up, the healing begins. Healing from a surgical tooth extraction, like when you have your wisdom teeth removed, can sometimes be very painful if you aren’t [...]

Visiting an Emergency Pediatric Dentist

Any emergency visit with your child can be a stressful and fearful time. Your child is in pain, and as a parent that can be particularly hard to deal with. While we often make plans for medical emergencies, sometimes emergency dental care goes unthought-of. When creating a medical emergency plan for your family, it is [...]

Choosing a Child’s Dentist

For so many children, the dentist’s office can be a scary place with memories of painful fillings or teeth being pulled. To prevent children from being afraid of the dentist, choose a child’s dentist that can make them feel comfortable and safe. Pediatric dentists specialize in infants all the way up to teenagers, covering everything [...]

Dental Emergencies – advice from a Tampa Dentist

No doubt that accidents happen, having a plan in place when one occurs can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth. For all Tampa dental emergencies, it’s important to visit your Tampa dentist as soon as the injury occurs. Most Tampa dentists reserve time in their schedules for emergency patients so be sure [...]

Healthy Smile this Summer

Keep to your dental routine this summer Whether your family is staying up for a concert or a fireworks show, resist the urge to skip brushing before a late bedtime—or let it slide when everyone sleeps in the next morning. “Don’t forget to wear your smile this summer,” says Tampa dentist Dr. Barrett Tindell at [...]

5 Foods That Are Bad For Your Teeth

Certain foods affect your dental health positively while others do so negatively, recommended by Tampa dental care. Although it’s quite challenging to only eat foods that are good for you, most people are successful at minimizing the amount of bad foods they consume. Here’s a list of five bad foods to avoid for the sake [...]

How To Choose The Best Dentist

By now, most of us understand how important proper dental care is to our overall health. Yet when it comes to choosing a dentist Tampa, who you pick is often based on how close their office is to your work or home. While location is obviously essentially, there are many other qualities to consider as [...]

Is fluoride really necessary? What makes it important?

A lot of our North Tampa Dental patients at North Pointe Dental Associates are concerned about fluoride and if it’s necessary for them and their family. Our Tampa Dental practices recently asked American Dental Association (ADA) expert questions about nature’s cavity fighter, based on what they have researched. An expert member of the American Dental [...]

The Pros And Cons Of Invisalign

Most people aren’t born with a perfect smile. Instead, we experience a range of irregularities such as crowding, overbites and crooked teeth. When it comes to fixing issues such as these, braces have always been the more traditional option. In fact, they were the only option until the year 2000. However, Invisalign has proven itself [...]