We’re celebrating the harvest season by welcoming new patients and friends … and you could share in the bounty! For every friend that you refer to Dorosti Family Dental before November 17, you’ll snag a $25 Gift Card (to either Amazon or the Darden Restaurant Group) AND you’ll be entered into our giveaway for a new Kindle Fire!
What is a wisdom tooth?
Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of permanent molars most people get in their late teens or early twenties. The wisdom tooth gets its name from erupting at a more mature age, following the saying “with age comes wisdom.”
Why do we have wisdom teeth?
This is a common question considering most people have their wisdom teeth extracted and some people are even congenitally missing one or more wisdom tooth in the first place. Wisdom teeth exist because our earliest ancestors survived on a coarse diet of raw meat, nuts, roots, plants, etc. Since these people did not have the tools to conveniently cut, chop, bake, and boil their food, a broad jaw with several strong molars was required to eat. This larger jaw could easily accommodate the third set of molars that were a huge asset to chewing their rough diet.
Over time, the human jaw evolved, becoming much smaller in size as today’s food preparation allows us to consume food with far less effort from our jaws and teeth. The smaller jawbone of the modern human cannot always fit all 32 teeth properly, resulting in the common practice of having your wisdom teeth extracted.
How do I know if my Wisdom Teeth need to be removed?
The best way to know if your wisdom teeth are correctly positioned in your mouth or if they are impacted, is to come in to Dorosti Family Dental for a check-up. We’ll be happy to answer any additional questions you have at that time.
To schedule an appointment, call 740/452-3697.
Do you love roller coasters and thrill rides? We do, too (but never at the dentist office)!
We’re celebrating summer with a giveaway: make an appointment to visit our office during June and you’ll be automatically entered into a drawing for a pair of passes to Kings Island. While you’re there, you can take on up to 14 roller coasters–including the new Mystic Timbers wooden roller coaster that promises heights of 109 feet and speeds of up to 53 mph!
Best of all, when you make an appointment with us, you’ll be starting your summer off right by taking good care of your smile. Come in for a cleaning or check up. Then, if you need come back for treatment, you’ll get another entry in our giveaway. (One per visit during June.)
Are you (or is someone you know) in need of a new dentist? We’d love to welcome them to our practice. (We’ll even give them a Welcome Gift.) Check out our patient reviews. Our patients often comment on our friendly, experienced team–who take the time to explain procedures and answer any questions.
And we promise–no roller coaster rides in our office. We know you want a smooth, relaxing experience when you visit the dentist. We want to help you take care of that amazing smile! We’ll leave the rides to the largest amusement and water park in the Midwest 🙂
Call Dorosti Family Dental and schedule your June cleaning today: 740/452-3697
You don’t have to look far online to find “alternative” options for do-it-yourself dentistry. From videos to whiten your teeth at home with homemade mixtures, fill your own cavities, straighten your teeth or pull your own teeth, there are endless so-called “money- saving solutions” that promise to fix your smile. The truth is that these trends are not only dangerous, but they can result in long-term damage.
Eating healthier doesn’t mean changing your entire eating pattern overnight. Small changes, made over time, can add up. For National Nutrition Month® 2017, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics urges everyone to start small – one forkful at a time, and “Put Your Best Fork Forward.”
The Dorosti Family Dental team will be offering free dental care to children from 8 am-1 pm, Friday, February 17 through the Give Kids A Smile program. The Give Kids A Smile program is a collaborative effort among the American Dental Association, the Ohio Dental Association and other state and component dental societies throughout the U.S. to provide dental care and oral health education to children without dental coverage.
Do you grind your teeth?
Does your jaw hurt? Do you wake yourself up during the night? Maybe the sound is loud enough that others nearby can hear it? We have some solutions that can help.
Did you know that Tooth Decay (Dental Caries) affects an estimated 60-90% of kids and 90% of adults over age 40?! Yikes!It is one of the most common diseases, just behind the common cold. The CDC estimates 1 in 4 adults has an untreated cavity in their mouth. It starts with a specific type of bacteria (S. Mutans) in your mouth and can quickly become a significant problem if the right environment is in place to allow them to thrive. But there are some simple steps you can take to help combat tooth decay and preserve your smile … [Read more…]
The holidays are coming fast and before you know it, 2016 will be coming to a close … along with your dental benefits!
Now is a good time to schedule your cleaning, exam and any other procedures as soon as possible in order to fully utilize your 2016 insurance benefits. These benefits, as well as healthcare flexible spending accounts, may expire at the end of December. Unlike medical insurance, healthcare flexible spending accounts and most dental insurance plans do not roll over to the following year. As such, any unused benefits dollars for 2016 will be lost.