21 May 2017
If you want to make sure that you are always going to have a great smile and that your overall health is protected, you need to know when it is time to make an emergency appointment with your dentist. This way, you will know that you are dealing with a situation that is too risky to put off until another time. To help you spot such issues, you will want to take a look through the following points.
11 April 2017
If a gum near your tooth swells very large, that might be alarming. This is usually a sign that there is something very wrong with your mouth. You may be on the verge of losing a tooth or that area of your mouth might be in serious need of improved oral hygiene. Bad Oral Hygiene When the swelling is only near one tooth, one possible problem is that you have not been brushing or flossing near that tooth well enough.
17 February 2017
If you smiled one day and saw a long, vertical line running down one of your front teeth, do not panic. While that line could be a real crack that needs attention, it may also be a craze line, a partial crack in the tooth's enamel that doesn't go all the way through the enamel. Craze lines can look horrible, but they are harmless. You also have a number of ways to make them look better.
13 February 2017
Losing a front tooth, whether to an accident or to decay, can be pretty disheartening. People see the missing tooth whenever they look at you, and you see it whenever you look in the mirror -- which can really hurt your self-confidence. The best option, for many reasons, is always to replace that missing front tooth. This is good not only for your self-esteem, but also for your dental health, as leaving an empty space in your mouth can be bad for the surrounding teeth.
13 February 2017
Whenever you need a dental crown, it is very important that you take the time to consider a same-day crown option, mostly because of the fact that a same-day crown is much more convenient than getting a traditional crown. Same-day crowns are typically offered by dentists who have decided to purchase some of the fabrication equipment necessary to create the crowns in-house rather than having to put in an order with a dental lab in order to get a crown for their patients.
13 February 2017
One of the most important parts of your day is when you crawl into bed and sleep. Sleep is a very important part of your health, and, unfortunately, many people are not able to get a good night sleep. There are many problems that arise from an unrestful series of nights. Stress, anxiety, and other negative affects have been proven to stem from sleepiness. You may be suffering from sleep apnea.
16 December 2016
Scheduling your child's first dental cleaning can be a nerve-wracking process—not just for you, but for your child as well. A lot of children are inherently nervous or anxious about going to the dentist, but it's important for them to realize how vital regular dental cleanings and exams are for their health. By taking a few preparation steps, however, parents can make that first visit a stress-free one for all involved.
29 November 2016
Periodontal disease is a highly prevalent dental issue affecting one in every two Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It occurs when bacteria infect the gums and cause inflammation. At advanced stages the infection causes loss of the soft tissue and bone that support your teeth, called the periodontium. In some cases surgical intervention is needed to repair and restore this important structure. Surgery helps eliminate pockets between the gum and tooth and regenerate a healthy gum line.
8 November 2016
When you hear the words, "cosmetic dentistry," what do you think about? Do you immediately think about expensive dental procedures that can make you instantly more beautiful? Below are four of the common misconceptions that people have regarding cosmetic dentistry, and why they are not necessarily true. Your Insurance Won't Pay for Cosmetic Dentistry Many insurance companies will not pay for procedures, such as teeth whitening, because they are considered elective as opposed to necessary.
3 October 2016
When it comes time to take your child to the dentist, you may find it difficult to convince them that going to see a children's dental care specialist is not in any way scary or something to be worried about. Many children have fear-based reactions to going to the dentist for a wide variety of reasons. As a parent, however, you want to do everything you can to help them have a more positive association with going to the dentist so that your children have lifelong, healthy oral care habits.