People can lose teeth for a number of reasons, whether due to the impact of an accident or because of extreme decay and infection that requires a tooth to be extracted. There are several options for replacing missing teeth, including bridges, partial dentures, or complete dentures. But one of the most popular procedures for replacing missing teeth is having dental implants inserted into the jaw. There are many benefits to dental implants, including:
17 December 2015
It's common to be afraid of the dentist, especially if you have to get major dental surgery done. That's why 20 percent of people visit the dentist only when they feel like something is wrong. Thankfully, there are sedation methods that will help get an anxious person through a surgery. With 3 different options available to you, it's important to understand what all of them are so you can pick the method that will work best for you.
30 November 2015
Your teeth are important for a variety of reasons, the most obvious being to bite and chew your food. However, your teeth also help prevent drooling by acting as a barrier for your salivary glands and keep your jawbone healthy. So what happens when your teeth are decaying or knocked loose? You are given the option to get dental implants if your bones are healthy enough to support them. This is a great option, but you will run into the next hurdle, which is the high price tag.
11 November 2015
For most Americans, getting dental care is simply a matter of making an appointment with their dentist's office and having all of the procedures they need completed. But for poverty-stricken and rural areas of the United States, getting access to quality dentists and dental care can be a challenge. Taking care of oral health is extremely important, so how can these services reach areas where dentists are not as easy to find, or where it is more difficult to afford?
22 October 2015
For some people, the idea of a root canal is somewhat of an uncomfortable topic. The fear of pain and the unknown can lead to apprehension about the procedure. The same is true when it comes to the recovery period. A lack of information can cause you to have a false sense of what your recovery period might be like. In order to ease some of your stress, make sure you familiarize yourself with a few of the most important root canal recovery tips.
7 October 2015
Stains on teeth are common and can come from a variety of sources, from medication to the foods and drinks you consume. Stains are mostly cosmetic, which means that they aren't necessarily a sign of tooth decay or even any tooth damage at all, but because of the way they look, they're still something you probably want to remedy. Some stains can be taken care of at home, while others may need more professional treatment.
21 September 2015
Many people believe that they need to have their wisdom teeth extracted. This extra set of molars has in fact outlived its usefulness. Anthropologists believe that wisdom teeth originally developed in response to early humans' diet of roots, leaves, and nuts, substances that were quite difficult to chew. Now, you have no practical use for your set of wisdom teeth, and they tend to cause many problems such as crowding, infection, and impaction.
27 August 2015
Like it or not, most educated people know that a visit to the dentist every six months is essential. In fact, dental health affects your overall wellness. Poor dental health has been linked to heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's Disease, osteoporosis and even premature birth. Unfortunately, many small children are not excited to go to the dentist. Here are some ideas that might help you. Choose The Right Dentist - Selecting the right dentist will make a huge difference.
11 August 2015
Invisalign braces come with many advantages, but there are some downsides. Fortunately, most of those are easily corrected at home or in your dentist's office. If you are considering Invisalign braces or already have them, here are some common problems and what can be done to fix them. Discolored Invisalign Braces If you are a smoker, you might notice that the Invisalign tray appears to be discolored or yellowed after a period of time.
26 July 2015
Suffering from severe tooth decay can create a host of problems for your mouth. From crumbling and decaying teeth to severe discoloration, the cosmetic and functional problems that can be caused by tooth decay may have a significant impact on your life. Luckily, there are options, notably tooth bonding, for those that are suffering from advanced tooth decay to correct the functional and cosmetic issues created by this problem. What Are Your Cosmetic Options For A Tooth That Has Severely Decayed?
2 July 2015