After orthognathic surgery, it is important to drink as much water and other fluids as possible. This will not only ensure that you remain hydrated, but this will help to ensure that your mouth is able to heal properly after the surgery. Lack of eating or drinking immediately after surgery will only end up prolonging your healing process. After the surgery is complete, you will experience numbness and swelling around your mouth area.
29 August 2016
With so many advertisements promoting shiny white teeth, you might feel a little self-conscious over blemishes on your teeth, or if your teeth aren't all the same color. It's very common for people to have some teeth be shades darker or lighter than other teeth, and this can be caused by age, your diet, genetic factors, or even your brushing habits. It is possible to treat your teeth so the color evens out, but it's important to know the cause of the discoloration, and to let a professional give you advice on how to deal with it.
6 August 2016
Most dental implants are placed without any problems, but occasionally complications do arise. One such complication is the onset of peri-implantitis. This is an oral infection that, left untreated, can destroy the gums and bone surrounding the dental implant and lead to the implant failing. With a little bit of discipline, however, you can avoid developing this infection. Here's what you need to know to protect yourself. Minimize Mitigating Factors
22 July 2016
After recently undergoing dental implant surgery, you may want to do everything you can to help your implant sites heal quicker, as well as keep your implants strong and healthy. However, you also need to know about things you should not do, such as the following two bad habits below. Chewing On Objects Whether you mindlessly chew on your fingernails or the eraser on your pencil, chewing on any object could cause damage to your implants.
5 July 2016
If you have a baby, you should be taking preventative measures to ensure that they don't developbaby bottle tooth decay. Tooth decay can form as soon as the first tooth emerges, especially if you don't provide special care for them. Tooth decay forms when sweetened liquids pool around the delicate teeth in your little one's mouth. Formula, juices, and sweetened waters can all cause tooth decay. Here are five steps you should take to prevent your little one from developing baby bottle tooth decay.
17 June 2016
If you have a tooth that has a healthy root but it is starting to deteriorate or is damaged above the gum line, a crown is the most feasible option. However, obtaining a crown is no simple process. Your tooth first has to be prepared with drilling and a custom crown will then be made to situate atop the existing tooth. The process can mean several visits to the dentist and a waiting period of two weeks while your permanent crown is being made.
26 May 2016
If you have small chips or cracks in your teeth, your dentist might suggest dental bonding as a means of concealing these imperfections. Specifically, dental bonding refers to a quick and painless procedure that involves using a composite resin to fill and repair cosmetic imperfections in teeth. Still, deciding whether or not to have dental bonding done is made much easier when you have all the facts and can see beyond some of the most common myths out there.
10 May 2016
There are multiple times that a dental crown may be needed to protect the integrity of a tooth. Here are a few of them: A Tooth That Has Undergone a Root Canal Sometimes, if a tooth becomes infected or a dental nerve is otherwise chronically inflamed, a root canal may be needed to alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with the condition. Even though the removal of the pulp, which houses the blood vessels and dental nerves of a tooth, alleviates the pain of the uncomfortable condition, it does not restore the tooth or protect it.
22 April 2016
Dental implants are resilient, long term, alternative solutions to using dentures. However, like any medical procedure, there are some issues that could arise during, or some time after, the implant procedure. Check out http://elmafamilydental.com for more information, and read on to learn about some of these issues and how to deal with them. Loose Implants There are a few different reasons why your implants might become loose. A problem might arise during the osseointegration process.
9 March 2016
Do you wake up every morning with a stiff, sore face? Do you feel as though you were busy clenching your jaw tightly all night? When you open your mouth in the morning, do you suddenly hear a snap or a pop sound? Chances are, you probably have TMJ, or Temporo-Mandibular Joint Disorder. Here is what TMJ is like, and how your dentist may be able to fix it. Self-Diagnosing TMJ
17 February 2016