The holidays are a time when you want to see your family and friends, watch heartwarming movies, and exchange gifts – not rush yourself to an emergency appointment at the dentist! To make sure this holiday season does not sabotage your dental health, follow these tips to avoid this season's biggest threats to teeth and gums. Eating Sugary Treats Even if you're someone who usually says "no thank you" to sugary treats, you'll probably indulge a bit more over the holidays.
23 November 2016
While many people want their smile to be white and bright, there are other health concerns that should take a greater priority. One of them is tooth decay, since 92 percent of adults have cavities. The decay caused by cavities can lead to teeth that are missing, broken, or discolored, as well as resulting in pain that needs to be treated by a dentist. Preventing cavities will be possible with brushing, flossing, and semi-annual dental cleanings, but there are other things you can do as well.
3 November 2016
Have you become comfortable with your missing teeth and smiling without showing them? If the process involved with getting artificial teeth is what keeps you fearful of investing in them, you should stop worrying about it. You must understand that there are ways to replace your missing teeth without having to go through an extensive process. You can opt for replacements that are not permanent, such as removable dentures. Below, you will find helpful information in regards to your oral health.
17 October 2016
If you need a quick solution to a broken tooth, same day dental implants can be a great option. Here are some of the steps you would undergo to get an immediate dental implant treatment. Remove the Tooth The first step in a same day dental implant treatment is to remove the existing tooth structure. Your dentist will take out the tooth and the root material; the roots need to go as well as the tooth to make room for the dental implant's post to connect to your jawbone.
29 September 2016
Around 1 out of every 100 people have an allergic reaction to gluten and young people today are 4 ½ times more prone to this condition than people were in the 1950s. Aside from causing digestive issues, a gluten intolerance or allergy can also cause some serious dental problems. This is what you should know. What about gluten intolerance causes dental problems? One of the symptoms of gluten intolerance includes difficulty absorbing the nutrients in your food, including Vitamin D and calcium.
12 September 2016
Soft tissue within the mouth includes the gums, tongue, and interior cheek lining. Infections in and around teeth can cause the soft tissue to swell, which can cause pain and tenderness. There are a couple of common causes of the swelling and each has its own course of treatment. Consult with your dentist about the best course of action for your particular situation. Infected Tooth: Root Canal Therapy Dental infections can cause inflammation both within and underneath the tooth.
3 August 2016
Volunteering your time and talents to help those less fortunate than yourself is a wonderful way to spend your free time – and no group of people is needed more in the volunteer world than dentists. Whether you're just a dental student, a newly graduated dentist, a long-time practicing dentist, or even a retired dentist, there are always ways you can help improve the teeth – and the lives – of those near you who need your help the most.
3 August 2016
The lateral incisors are the teeth on the upper jaw that flank what are commonly called the "two front teeth." Incisors are used for cutting into food while eating and are thus sharper with no cusps like molar teeth, which need cusps to grind the food passed back before swallowing. But in rare cases, an incisor can develop a cusp on the rear of the tooth due to a condition called talon cusp.
11 June 2016
Do you want to straighten your teeth and close up gaps without having to get artificial teeth or metal braces? The solution to your problem might be to consult with a dentist about getting Invisalign aligners for your teeth. You will then be able to close gaps and straighten your teeth without it being noticeable to other people. Take a look at this article to learn some helpful information that can help you determine if moving forward with getting Invisalign aligners is the right thing to do.
11 June 2016
A lip bumper is attached to the molars in your mouth and your lower jaw. The dental device is designed to make room for additional teeth. Overcrowding can throw your mouth and other teeth out of alignment. When the lip bumper is first installed, it may feel tight and painful. The discomfort reduces as your teeth get accustomed to the dental device. Since you need to wear your lip bumper as much as possible, the pain and discomfort can be difficult to deal with.
11 June 2016