18 August 2015
Dental crowns and bonds are cosmetic dentistry options that can correct the appearance of teeth. Both involve creating a new, artificial exterior to the tooth, but dental crowns tend to offer more general dentistry benefits than dental bonds. Here are a few considerations when choosing between a dental crown and a bond. Structural Weakness Does your tooth have substantial damage from a cavity or trauma-related cracking or chipping? While bonding can cover minor damage, the way the dentist has to mold the bonding material over the existing tooth means bonds can't cover substantial damage.
29 July 2015
When your first Invisalign appointment was drawing to a close, your dentist probably asked if you had any final questions. If you're like most patients, you were so excited to get started (or just to go home) that you responded "no" or "not right now." Then, a week or two later, you finally started to wonder a few things. To save you a call to your dentist, here's a look at the answers to common questions that many patients have after a week or two with Invisalign.
9 July 2015
If you are a wrestler that wears braces, you have a good chance of getting your mouth all cut up if you do not take precautions. Braces are also very expensive, and you do not want to do anything that would mess them up. Follow the two tips below so you can wear your braces and wrestle. Orthodontic Mouth Guard An orthodontic mouth guard is a good way to protect your teeth while you are wrestling.
23 June 2015
For serious damage that affects the interior pulp of a tooth, such as a deep fracture or bacterial infection, there are two possibilities for treatment: a root canal or extraction. Root canals have a reputation for being painful and complicated procedures, which leads many people to wonder whether it might be simpler to just pull the damaged tooth out completely. After all, dental implants have come a long way in recent years.
4 June 2015
For many people, wisdom teeth extraction is a common medical procedure that will occur sometime in their life. While this procedure is performed on a daily basis in the United States, it can still be scary for people as it is surgery. Below are answers to the three most common questions you may have regarding wisdom teeth extraction. Question #1: What Would Happen if They Weren't Removed? When surgery is first mentioned, one of the first questions a patient may have is what would happen if their wisdom teeth weren't removed.
18 May 2015
It's common for people to experience tooth pain occasionally. In fact, mild tooth pain can be caused by hot or cold exposure or the pressure that's applied to your teeth when you chew. However, tooth pain can also be caused by more serious conditions, such as cavities, infections, gum disease, and plaque. This type of pain is typically more severe and persistent. It most likely lasts longer than 15 seconds and occurs on a regular basis.
21 April 2015
At one point or another, you are bound to forget your toothbrush. It could be from rushing to pack your suitcase and forgetting it, or because your luggage was lost on the way to your destination. If you can't find a replacement toothbrush to get you by, here are some alternative methods for cleaning your teeth and freshening your breath. Baking Soda You may have noticed that there are toothpastes that advertise that they contain baking soda.