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
One of the newest forms of dentures are implant-based dentures. Just like teeth implants, implant-based dentures rely on anchors that are adhered to the jaw bone to help hold the dentures in place. If you are in need of dentures, you may wonder if this type is ideal for you. There are pros and cons to implant-based dentures. Learning about these pros and cons will help you to determine if they may be right for you.
17 July 2018
While the most common symptoms of upper digestive problems include upset stomach, esophageal pain, and heartburn, they can also lead to problems with your teeth and gums, and even with your affordable braces. One of the most common disorders of the upper digestive system is acid reflux disease. Here are three ways acid reflux disease can lead to problems with your oral health, and what you can do about them:
20 June 2018
If you have a severe dental infection known as an abscess, your dentist may recommend that you take antibiotics. While they are typically effective in resolving oral infections, they may not clear your infection entirely. This can cause problems if you have dental restorations or if you wear braces because a resistant, ongoing infection in your mouth can lead to ill-fitting dental appliances or a systemic, body-wide infection. Here are three reasons your abscess may not be healing and what you can do about them:
23 May 2018
Many people need to take certain medications, in order to be healthy; however, many of those prescriptions can actually cause severe oral health issues. Don't be caught off guard by this potentially devastating issue, stay one step ahead of it, instead. What Medications May Be Causing Your Oral Health Issues Unfortunately, the medicine you need to stay healthy may wreak havoc on your teeth and gums. Ask your physician about the side-effects and see if there aren't any alternatives to what you're taking.
12 April 2018
A smile makeover can dramatically change your smile -- and in fact, your entire appearance. Smile makeovers actually consist of multiple dental treatments and procedures, and each patient's smile makeover can be different according to their specific appearance goals. If you want a beautiful new smile, a smile makeover might be right for you. Ask yourself these questions to find out. What Type of Smile Improvement do You Want? A smile makeover is best suited for patients who want cosmetic smile improvement rather than functional improvement, although some cosmetic procedures can have the side benefit of improving function.
18 March 2018