If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, dental implants can give you back your confidence. When properly cared for, dental implants can last a lifetime. This makes them a smart alternative to other tooth restoration options, such as crowns and bridges. Dental implants surgically connect a titanium post to your jawbone. Replacement teeth are then positioned on the post. Check out some of the easy ways you can maximize the lifespan of your implants.
16 December 2016
General dentistry helps you to have a healthy mouth. You visit the pro, get your teeth clean and polished and have a full-out evaluation on a regular schedule. While this is certainly a step towards keeping your teeth (and entire mouth) clean, bright and free from disease, at-home care is a major factor too. Brushing at least twice a day for two minutes each time is a no-brainer when it comes to home dental care.
30 November 2016
No matter what you are planning to do over the holidays, whether you are traveling to visit friends or family or staying home to host a gathering yourself, the holidays can be a busy and exciting time. However, with all of this going on, there is a chance that you will avoid dealing with health issues that could arise. Dental problems and issues can occur at any time, including during the holiday season.
10 November 2016
Many people think that it is unnecessary to go to the dentist for their biannual cleanings and checkups because they don't feel any pain in their teeth. Thus, they assume that their teeth are healthy and don't need any care. This couldn't be more from the truth. There are many problems that you can't see or feel, which is why you should be seeing the dentist often. Here are some reasons to go to your dentist.
4 October 2016
If your teeth don't look quite like you'd like them to, you may have resigned yourself to a less than perfect smile. You may not be the kind of person who has even considered the benefits of gaining a more beautiful set of teeth, especially if you have limited funds. However, getting a cosmetic dentistry procedure could be the key to opening up a number of different doors for you. Use this information to learn more about why now is the perfect time for you to fix up your grin with cosmetic dentistry.
4 October 2016
The American Pregnancy Association suggests that pregnant women schedule regular dental cleanings and check ups during pregnancy and get any necessary work such as fillings, root canals and extractions. However, they suggest that you postpone unnecessary dental procedures such as cosmetic dentistry. If the appearance of your smile is important to you and you regularly work with a cosmetic dentist to reduce staining through professional bleaching, below are some things you should consider.
16 September 2016
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