18 November 2015
Have you been congratulating yourself on surviving Halloween and all its sugary treats? If you took great care of your teeth, you should be proud, but don't let your guard down yet. The approach of the winter holidays means the proliferation of silver dragées, those metallic silver balls that grace cookies, cakes, and cupcakes. While the decorations are illegal in California, they are legal in other states, and they've become very popular because of the shiny lustre they add to frosting.
29 October 2015
Partial dentures combine several artificial teeth on a metal or plastic plat that sits over the gums. The dentures also hook around the natural teeth on each far end for stability. Any natural teeth that might stick up through the plate around the artificial teeth also help to hold the plate sturdy. Partial dentures are both fairly stable and removable, which is a rare combination in dental replacement options. Choosing partial dentures for a dental replacement is a personalized experience best discussed with your dentist.
15 October 2015
If your jaw is hurting, it could be caused by different things. Read below so you can figure out why you are having this pain, so you can take steps to get rid of it. Infected Tooth If you have an infected tooth, also known as an abscessed tooth, this is a usually due to having tooth decay. When you have a decayed tooth and do not receive treatment, it can cause infection to spread from the roots of the infected tooth to your jaw bones.
30 September 2015
If you suffer from acid reflux, you may be curious about it's effects on the body and in particular, your teeth. Below is a basic overview of the condition, how it can affect your dental health, and what can be done to keep your teeth healthy and strong despite the condition. What Is Acid Reflux? Acid reflux is a medical condition that causes the stomach acids to travel up the esophagus and into the mouth.
9 September 2015
If you have a missing tooth, you may feel self-conscious about the unfilled space in your mouth. In addition, the missing tooth can make chewing more difficult and allow food to become trapped in the hollow area as you eat. You may even notice that your teeth are becoming misaligned over time, because the tooth that once occupied the space served as a placeholder for adjacent teeth. Still, there are ways to restore your tooth.
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.