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
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
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
Flossing every day is a must in order to maintain good oral health and to reduce the risk of cavities, gum disease, and other oral health problems. However, how you floss is just as important as flossing at all. If you're not flossing the right way, you could actually end up hurting your gums and increasing your risk for gum disease. Here's what you need to know to ensure that you're flossing the right way.
31 May 2019
If you have suffered from deteriorating teeth for years, the installation of dentures can provide a significant improvement in your daily quality of life. You'll be able to eat in public or talk to other people with confidence when you open your mouth. You'll no longer have to keep your mouth shut in family photos out of embarrassment about what your teeth look like. But if you want your new dentures to hold up over the long run, regular maintenance is key.
2 May 2019
Experiencing pain in your teeth at any time is typically an alarm bell for most people. If you've noticed that your teeth themselves seem to be sore or painful after flossing, but not when brushing, eating, or at any other time, it likely indicates that there's an issue going on with your teeth. Here's what you can expect from this common issue and what you can expect of the treatment methods for it.
8 April 2019
Gum disease is a condition that affects a lot of adults, and while many people get it under control with careful dental hygiene and regular dentist visits, others do not. Over time, gum disease can lead to the loss of your teeth, which may have you looking at getting dentures. When you get dentures, it's important for you to know that you still need to give some thought to gum disease — it's still a risk, and will continue to be something that you need to work on preventing.
14 March 2019
About 90% of the population that does not have any teeth do have dentures, so there are a lot of people who deal with these prosthetic teeth on a daily basis. While dentures can be an excellent way to replace missing teeth, dentures can also be bothersome if they do not fit properly. There are a few reasons why dentures can be ill-fitting, including if they are not made by a qualified denturist or even if the shape of your gums changes because of aging or weight loss.
8 February 2019
If your teeth have started looking dull, you may decide that you want to try an at-home method of whitening them. However, before you start applying any product, make sure you avoid the following mistakes that could lead to either uneven results or damaged teeth. 1. Forgetting to Brush and Floss Beforehand Especially when you are preparing for your first treatment, you may be eager to apply the product so you can see the results afterward.
11 January 2019
Even if you are not in any pain from an existing cavity or two, it is imperative to make sure that you go for the fillings as soon as you can. Too many people make the mistake of putting this off, either because they are busy or because of the cost. They may assume that if they are not in any pain, there isn't anything to worry about. This could not be further from the truth, and it is why you will want to continue reading.
6 December 2018