Chewing gum can be a healthy lifestyle choice, but only if the gum is sugar-free. Gum that contains sugar can heighten your risk for cavities, and may even raise your risk for developing oral fungal infections and gum disease. Here are some ways chewing sugarless gum can keep your mouth healthy: Reduces Oral Bacterial Counts One of the most common artificial sweeteners used in sugarless chewing gum is xylitol. It is thought to slow the growth of bacteria, including a certain strain of streptococcus, which is thought to play a role in the development of dental cavities.
30 June 2019
There are many different types of dental crowns. One common crown can be found in the form of a dental bridge. While a normal crown is placed to repair a tooth, a dental bridge is actually used to replace missing teeth. For those who have decided to get a traditional dental bridge, there may be some trepidation for the actual process. A knowledge of the process may calm some nerves as well as allow for better preparation.
29 May 2019
Who doesn't want straight teeth? They can impact your life in so many ways both personally and professionally. If your teeth are crooked and you're looking for an effective treatment, consider clear aligners like Invisalign. They come with the following advantages. Clear Design Traditional braces are perfectly fine in terms of straightening teeth, but they are pretty noticeable. When you go to smile, they sort of stick out and could potentially make you self-conscious about smiling.
2 May 2019
Dental implant technology is used to replace missing teeth. While you can choose bridges or dentures instead, dental implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth. Implant technology is also used to create attachment points if you want a set of dentures that can be attached to your mouth without using denture cream. With so many options available to dentists, it's useful to know what you can do to restore your missing teeth.
30 March 2019
You may have a wonderful pediatric dentist for your children. That being said, how can you really be sure? Just because you have someone that you like, could there be someone else out there who could do a better job? Unless you have gone to several different offices, you may have no idea what practices should be common courtesies, and which office procedures really set a pediatric dentist apart from the crowd.
6 March 2019
When you have a tooth extracted, the blood clot that forms inside the socket helps to protect the area while it heals and prevent exposure to bacteria that could lead to an abscess. However, if this clot is dislodged and falls out, it can lead to a dry socket that can cause you severe pain and increase your risk of infection. After your extraction, avoid making the following mistakes that could cause a dry socket.
25 January 2019
If you have started experiencing some tooth pain and notice that the discomfort radiates through the jaw, then you may have a dental infection. Infections can often be treated with root canal therapy. However, some people are simply scared of the treatment and wait some time before making a dental appointment. There are a few reasons why this is problematic. Keep reading to learn why. An Extraction May Be Needed
7 January 2019