Going to the dentist knowing you're about to have a procedure performed can be an anxiety-inducing event. Some folks are happy to tell the doctor to put them under, while others aren't thrilled about losing a sense of control. There are plenty of cases that call for sedation dentistry, and it's good to know whether yours might be one of them. Procedures That May Be Painful Subjecting a patient to a level of pain is somewhat implied in the dental trade, but pain levels can cross the line at which they cease to be manageable.
24 April 2019
You've taken care of your teeth over the years, and you are fortunate to be able to enjoy having your natural teeth right there in your smile zone. However, even with the best of brushing and flossing, you've still developed some stains on your teeth that are unsightly. Stains on your teeth are common as you age, and there eventually comes a point when habits such as enjoying coffee or red wine catch up with you.
22 March 2019
Going to the dentist is never very easy for those who suffer from anxiety. It can be difficult to even make an appointment for a routine cleaning and checkup. What happens if your tooth needs to be extracted? That could cause your anxiety to soar to new heights. How can you control your fear of a tooth extraction, both before and after the procedure is done? There are a few tips that can really help you.
22 February 2019
The vast majority of dental crowns are caps that are fitted over the top of a prepared tooth. However, this is only possible if there is a good deal of healthy tooth material left to allow for proper adhesion. If the tooth has been significantly damaged and your dentist feels that the root has retained a great deal of strength, then something called a post and core device may be considered.
28 January 2019
If you have a young kid who has a cavity, then your dentist may recommend that they get a dental filling. When anyone gets a cavity it's essentially a hole in their tooth that's caused by decay. However, when you get a tooth filling it fills in that hole so that it doesn't get worse and so that bacteria doesn't enter inside of it. If, however, you are having a hard time getting your little one into the dentist to get their cavity filled with a tooth filing, then this article is just the thing for you.
28 December 2018
Having a tooth removed due to injury, decay, or other reasons is something that most people approach with dread. While modern anesthetics and pain medications are able to make the tooth extraction itself relatively comfortable and pain-free, some dental patients find themselves dealing with more discomfort or pain during the recovery period than they should. In many cases, the increased discomfort during recovery may have been caused by certain choices the patient made.
30 November 2018
Soda is filled with a variety of ingredients that are delicious but addictive. The caffeine of soda will compel you and your children to drink high volumes of it. However, sugar is just as addictive – if not more so – and damaging to dental health. As a result, you need to work with your child and dentist to ensure that dental damage is minimized as much as possible. Addiction To Soda Is Real
29 October 2018
Thanks to increasing advancements in cosmetic dentistry, patients are able to get the beautiful smile they've always wanted. If your confidence is affected by your smile, you may be considering porcelain veneers. While porcelain veneers help many patients get a great smile, they may not be right for you, so check out these six pros and cons of porcelain veneers. Pro: They Are Perfect for Chipped Teeth If you have a chipped front tooth, it can be difficult to patch with a filling.
28 September 2018
Although orthodontics is the best way to deal with malocclusion due to a high success rate, there are a few cases where some complications interfere with the treatment process. Here are some of those complications and how to lessen the chance of them happening: Gum Disease Some people get gum disease and tooth decay during their orthodontic treatment. This is not because orthodontic treatment causes gum disease, but it is attributed to the difficulty of maintaining clean teeth or mouth during the treatment period.
7 September 2018
If you have orthodontic issues with your teeth but think you're too old for braces, you need to think again. You're never too old for adult braces. In fact, right now is a great time to have your teeth straightened. With so many different options available, your orthodontist will be able to provide the right treatment to restore your teeth. Here are just a few tips that will help you avoid minor issues that can be associated with braces.
19 August 2018