When you're young and going to the dentist, you're likely focused on cavities. You may feel like you are doing a good job by simply being told that you do not have any cavities, which makes you feel like you are doing all the right things when it comes to brushing and flossing. However, you may be slowly developing signs of gum disease that you were not aware of. Here are the basics that you need to know about gum disease.
20 August 2020
Everyone hopes for successful dental implants that will last decades. And, the likelihood of experiencing this sort of success will increase quite a bit if you make it through the first part of the implant process. However, late failure is a concern and it may occur due to a problem called overloading. Find out more about what this is and how you can work to prevent it. What Is Overloading?
18 August 2020
Of all of the dental issues that mar otherwise beautiful smiles, missing teeth really stand out. A missing tooth anywhere in the mouth leaves a dark hole where a beautifully white tooth should be. No amount of superficial cosmetic treatments can create a flawless smile if it has a missing tooth. When they set out to improve a patient's smile, cosmetic dentists first resolve large issues like missing or damaged teeth before moving onto shaping and whitening procedures.
11 August 2020
Dentists might recommend for you to have orthognathic surgery if your jaw is unable to be corrected through other means. For most doctors, surgery is not the first resort, but it is there if other treatments do not result in the corrections they are wanting. Corrective jaw surgery can be a have a very extensive recovery period, but here are several benefits that might help you make your decision about whether or not to go through with the surgery.
6 August 2020
If your child has never visited a dentist but needs to, you might feel slightly worried that he or she will not enjoy this visit. Kids can feel scared or nervous going to dental clinics, but there are things you can do to prepare your child for these visits. If you prepare the child, he or she might not feel scared anymore, and here are some things you can do.
30 July 2020
Children often experience medical problems differently than adults and may have varying emotional reactions to them. For example, something as small as bad breath may affect them more harshly than their parents or an older child. Therefore, a family dentist may be necessary to ensure that they don't run into any emotional difficulties. Bad Breath Can Be an Upsetting Issue When a child develops bad breath, they can experience many emotions. Some might feel embarrassed or like they are "
29 July 2020
Do you have an issue with TMJ in your jaw that is causing you pain? If so, you should consider reaching out to your dentist to find out how you can correct this problem. Until that happens, here are some exercises you can do at home to provide you with some relief. Assisted & Resisted Jaw Opening A simple technique is known as assisted jaw opening, where you take your fingers and thumb to grab onto your jaw and assist yourself as you open your jaw.
27 July 2020
If you have deep decay in your tooth, it may have spread to the pulp. The pulp is the soft center of the tooth that contains living tissue, vessels, and nerves. If the pulp is infected, your dentist may recommend a root canal. During a root canal, your dentist will remove the infected portion of the pulp and seal the area so that it cannot get reinfected. To seal the site, some dentists may use a crown, or cap, while others may use dental cement.
24 July 2020
If you are an adult seeking out orthodontics, you are are not alone. Whether you want to finally take the steps needed to correct orthodontic issues or want to fix problems that have reoccurred after previous treatment, there are plenty of orthodontists who offer their services to adult patients. If you are planning on orthodontic treatment as an adult, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind.
20 July 2020
Getting dental implants is not nearly as invasive as many other surgeries. It is not like getting your appendix removed or your hip replaced — but it is a surgery. As such, you will want to spend some time preparing ahead before you get dental implants. Here's how to do that. Find someone to give you a ride to and from the procedure. Dental implants are often put into place when you're sedated and under local anesthesia.
16 July 2020