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Your mother knew best when it came to bleeding after a tooth extraction.  But did you every wonder why that tea bag has the ability to stop bleeding?  Black tea contains tannin that stops the bleeding with just one application.  Tannic Acid is considered to be the most active of all vegetable astringents, and especially powerful on albumen, gelatin and fibrin.  It constringes the tissues, temporarily decreasing their vascularity, and causing contraction of their blood vessels. It arrests secretion and condenses relaxed and feeble tissues. When mixed with blood, it forms a clot rapidly on account of coagulation of the albumen.

To stop bleeding gums after tooth extraction, you can apply a cold black teabag in the area. In a small bowl, put an ice cube and some water. Place a black teabag in it till the teabag is fully soaked in water. Then squeeze out the excess water from the teabag, place it on the bleeding socket and bite it.

Drews Dental Services, P.C. offers cosmetic and family dentistry in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. With an office in Lewiston that enables us to service the communities of Lewiston and Auburn and all of Androscoggin County., you’ll be sure to receive high quality dental care no matter where you live. Through cosmetic dentistry we are able to open doors and provide smiles that people aren’t afraid to show. Check out our photo gallery and see real patients whose smiles have been transformed.

At Drews Dental we only use the most up-to-date modern cosmetic dentistry tools. The appearance of your teeth, face, and smile mean the world to us that’s why every single patient is treated and evaluated differently; to fit their personal needs. We want you to be impressed when you enter our office and know you will be when your treatment is complete. We have many satisfied clients in both Auburn and Lewiston.  We offer checkups, cleanings, implants, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, digital x-rays, root canals, tooth-colored fillings, dentures, night guards, extractions, crowns, and bridges.

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