Terrence Collins

2 Ways To Fix Common Tooth Flaws

Dentist Blog

Two common flaws that people have with their teeth are chips and stains. If you have chips and stains on your front teeth, you might decide to fix these issues by visiting a cosmetic dentist. Cosmetic dentists specialize in fixing flaws like these, and a dentist might recommend one of the following procedures to fix these common tooth problems. Dental Veneers The first option that your dentist might suggest is veneers.

29 December 2020

What's Living In Your Mouth? Dealing With The Effects Of Bacteria

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No matter how meticulous you are about dental hygiene, your mouth undoubtedly contains millions of bacteria. These tiny micro-organisms thrive in warm, wet, and sweet environs like a mouth and they cause little to no harm in most cases. Read on to find out what can happen when those relatively docile bacteria levels begin to rise and create more and more dental problems. The Formation of Plaque on Your Teeth

18 November 2020

Four Ways To Make Implant Placement More Comfortable

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If you want to get a dental implant to replace a missing tooth, you may be concerned about the process of placing any necessary bone grafts and implants. But implant surgery should not be painful, and there are several ways you and your dentist can work together to make it a comfortable experience for you. Discuss Your Concerns With Your Dentist While discussing your treatment options with your dentist, you should ask about pain management.

14 September 2020

Is Gum Disease Putting The Rest Of Your Body At Risk?

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Gum disease is a major nuisance, but some people don't believe that it's anything more than that. The sad reality is, gum disease can put your entire life at risk if you don't know what you're doing in taking care of it. Without help from a dentist and proper care at home, this is what you could be facing someday in your future. Brain The first thing you need to know is that scientists and doctors believe that the bacteria responsible for gum disease can get into the bloodstream.

27 December 2019

Getting Dental Implants? 4 Tips To Help With The Recovery Process

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When you get dental implants, you undergo oral surgery. As with all types of surgery, it is important to get the right amount of rest and to fully recover following your surgery. You will recover faster from your surgery when you know what to expect. Expect Discomfort Immediately after your surgery, your mouth will more than likely still be numb from the local numbing agent that the dentist applied before starting the surgery.

25 November 2019

3 Signs You Should See The Dentist

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It is important to know when you should go to the dentist, just like you should know when to go see your regular doctor. It is important to see your dentist every six months for a cleaning and check-up. However, there are also other situations that may require you to go and see your dentist, which is why it is important for you to know the signs that you need to see the dentist.   Sign #1: You Gums Are Bleeding During Regular Dental Care 

28 October 2019

What To Do When Your CPAP Drives Your Partner Crazy

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Having sleep apnea can be difficult, but chances are it's no walk in the park for your partner either. Sleep apnea can result in extremely loud snoring that can endanger your health and also keep your partner up all night.  While CPAP machines can make things easier for you by opening up your airway and preventing you from losing oxygen while you sleep, chances are it's still not great for your partner.

4 October 2019

What To Know About Dental Implants

Dentist Blog

If you are missing one or more teeth, you are not alone. Nearly 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, and 36 million are missing all of their teeth. Dentures and bridges are two of the most common forms of tooth replacement, but many also choose to go with dental implants. Dental implants are the most natural-looking and feeling tooth replacement option available. However, before you get dental implant surgery, there are a few things to know.

1 September 2019

More Than A Pain In The Mouth: Abscesses

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A dental abscess is an infection of the gums and should be treated promptly. This type of dental problem does not just disappear on its own and the faster you seek help the less damaging and painful it will be. An abscess can be caused by anything that allows bacteria to enter your gum area, and the culprit can be due to: Cavities Broken or cracked tooth Loss or loosening of a filling Once bacteria enter, a pus pocket forms on your gum.

30 July 2019

Here's Why Dental Implants Are About Getting Back To Normal, Not A New Normal

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Getting dental implants may seem like you're making a pretty significant change in your life, and you wouldn't be wrong. However, the reality of the situation is that growing accustomed to dental implants is pretty easy for most people because it's restoring you back to the old normal of having and caring for your teeth. Here's why getting dental implants is more about getting you back to the life you've been living rather than forcing you into a new lifestyle.

2 July 2019