Being afraid of going to the dentist is nothing to be ashamed of. While statistics can vary, it's a pretty common occurrence. Unfortunately, letting those fears stop you from routine cleanings can affect your oral and overall health, so it's important to find ways to get back in the dentist's chair. Here are five tricks you can implement that will help allay your fears and build your confidence. Understand Where the Fear Comes From
18 July 2017
Dental implants are the most permanent and natural of all the tooth replacement options, but you will need to go through surgery so the implant device can be secured. Surgery is the most trying part of the process, but most people tolerate both the surgical operation and the healing process fairly well. You may notice some bleeding right after the surgery. This is normal, but it can be troublesome for some.
21 June 2017
Missing teeth can make it difficult to lead a normal life. Not only is it hard to chew when you're missing teeth, it's also hard to speak properly, especially if you're missing one, or several, of your front teeth. According to statistics, about 178 million people in the United States are missing at least one tooth. If you're included in that group, your dentist may have recommended a bridge to replace those missing teeth.
27 May 2017
If you have discussed full dental restoration with your dental professional, then you may have learned about a few options that are available to you. One of these options includes the placement of one or several implants. If your dentist has started to discuss the implants with you, then you may know that implants are created in several parts. The abutment is one of these parts, and you may be wondering if this piece is essential.
9 May 2017
When you don't have enough room in your mouth to fit all of your teeth, your teeth are considered to be overcrowded. This type of malocclusion affects thousands of Americans each year. Overcrowding can cause problems with your bite and affect the overall functionality of your dental condition. It's best to deal with the problem early on, as the issues caused by overcrowding will only worsen and heighten if left untreated.
2 May 2017
New denture wearers often choose to utilize denture adhesives as a way to help ensure that their teeth stay safely in place. Yet sometimes those adhesives do their job so well that it can be difficult to remove the dentures at the end of the day. If you are new to dentures and have been experiencing difficulty getting them out of place, read on. This article will provide a helpful guide to handling stubborn denture adhesive.
25 April 2017
If you want a white and bright smile, you should put on the brakes before trying to whiten your teeth. While having a white smile is great, making sure that you don't damage your mouth in the process is just as important. Read on to learn why it's a good reason to visit your dentist before having your teeth whitened. Weak Enamel Enamel is the outermost layer of your teeth, and the strongest layer, too.
25 April 2017
If your teeth hurt every time you brush a little too hard or eat something cold, they may be sensitive. Tooth sensitivity can be caused by a number of different factors, including aggressive tooth brushing, gum disease, and tooth decay. In some cases, tooth sensitivity is purely genetic. If you suffer from sensitive teeth, here are a few things you can do to relieve this issue: Avoid Acidic Foods and Drinks
19 April 2017
How well you care for yourself after your dental implant surgery is an important determining factor in how successful your new dental implants will be. You need to put effort into healing properly so that your body adjusts well to your new teeth. The following are four mistakes to avoid in the days following your dental implant surgery that could hamper the healing process and make it more difficult to recover:
12 April 2017
First dates are always a bit exciting and nerve-wracking, especially since you want to put your best foot forward. It might surprise you to discover that one of the most important things your date will notice about you isn't your hair, makeup, or clothes, but your teeth. If your teeth are less than perfect, read on to learn how that could impact your date and what you can do about it.
7 April 2017