24 November 2020
If you regularly visit a family dentist, your dentist can help you find ways to prevent issues and fix problems before they develop into big issues. One thing that dentists often look for is signs of gum disease. If your dentist notices any signs of gum disease forming in your mouth, they might suggest going through a process called scaling and root planing. This process is common and helpful, and here are several things to expect if you must go through it.
1 October 2020
Although there are ways to replace your teeth, once your permanent teeth come in when you are a teenager, you are going to want to do what you can to keep your permanent teeth for the rest of your life. You can achieve that goal by treating your teeth right. Way #1: Use Toothpaste with Fluoride When you choose your toothpaste, check the ingredient list and make sure the toothpaste contains fluoride.
30 December 2019
If you have decayed enamel, your dentist might recommend that you get a crown (also called a "cap"). If you've never had a crown placed before, you might have some questions. Read on to learn more about dental crowns. What's the Difference Between Other Restorations and Crowns? If you just have a small amount of decay in a tooth, your dentist can drill it out and place a filling, like with composite or silver amalgam.
29 November 2019
The type of dental implants people usually think of are called endosteal implants. These implants are placed in a small hole made in your jawbone. Eventually, the jawbone itself grows around the implant to hold it in place. Unfortunately, some people are unable to get endosteal implants because they don't have enough bone density in their jawbones. If this describes you, then you still have a few options. You can choose to get a bone graft to augment the natural structure of your jaw, which will give your oral surgeon more bone to work with when placing endosteal implants.
29 October 2019
Your child needs to go to a great dentist, and you want to make sure you choose a dental professional who will be able to care for your child properly. The right dentist will do more than just give your child a great checkup and keep their teeth in healthy condition, they will also do their part to help with your little one's special needs. Whether your little one needs special accommodations when they go to the dentist or you just want to make sure you do your part to give your child the best dental care, you need to consider a pediatric specialist for your child's dental needs.
8 October 2019
When it comes to dental implants, you have to meet certain criteria before you can be approved for treatment. As long as you are in general good health, your dentist is likely to approve you for dental implants to replace missing teeth. Problems arise if you have any issues with gum disease or if you have blood sugar levels that are not in control. Even though the surgery is small, your gums need to be able to heal after the surgery, and this is more difficult when you have out of control blood sugars.
3 September 2019
Whether you are an adult or an adolescent, there are plenty of good reasons why you may be interested in invisible braces. Before you start your treatment plan, it is always best if you ask a lot of questions so you know precisely what to expect from your treatment. However, it is all too easy to forget a few things in the initial consultations. Here is a look at some of the questions you may forget to ask when you talk to the dentist for the first time about invisible braces.