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.
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.