If you recently visited your dentist to discuss dental implants, he may have told you that your jawbone has receded too much to support them and that bone grafting is necessary. Your body will reabsorb your jawbone for a number of reasons that many dental patients are not aware of. Here is an explanation of three common causes of jawbone reabsorption. Lack of Stimulation The dental socket consists of the soft tissues and bone that surround the roots of your teeth.
16 March 2017
If you currently have or have recently beaten severe gum disease, you may have some negative appearance leftovers. Even once gum disease is beaten, if the disease was severe enough, your gums may have been left permanently receded up the tooth. This can not only cause parts of your tooth that aren't protected by enamel to be exposed to dangerous bacteria and acids, but it can also change the overall appearance of your smile for the worse.
13 March 2017
There's no doubt about it; there are people that are driven to full blown anxiety when going to the dentist. If you are deathly afraid of the dentist, it is important that you deal with your anxiety so that your oral health does not suffer. Thankfully, there are some options your dentist will have available that will help you get through an appointment. Sedation dentistry can help take away some of the edge that you experience when going to the dentist.
9 March 2017
One of the very first things that a person will notice about you is your teeth and your smile. Bad teeth can can cause problems with self esteem, but they can also cause a lot of pain and other health problems. Dental implants are becoming more popular due to the success and natural look of the implants. As dental procedures become more advanced and with the use of high quality equipment, oral surgeons are able to implant newer amazing dental implants.
7 March 2017
A child will have dental health needs that can be drastically different than what you require. Yet, there are many people that may be uninformed when it concerns the steps that they should be taking to ensure their children have healthy and attractive smiles. Therefore, you may find it prudent to take the time to use some simple tips to avoid routine damages and developmental problems. Have Your Child Evaluated By An Orthodontist At Regular Intervals
3 March 2017
No matter how carefully you clean and teeth and gums, sooner or later you are bound to develop a cavity. When that time comes, to prevent the problem growing worse, it is important to have the cavity cleaned and filled by a dentist. The most common substance used for filling a cavity is known as amalgam. Yet as common as amalgam is, few people really understand what it is. This article will answer three of the most common questions about dental amalgam.
1 March 2017
Periodontal disease is caused by infections below the gum line. Left untreated, it is a major cause of tooth loss and is suspected as a factor in other serious health issues. Periodontal disease can often by prevented by following proper dental hygiene. Individuals who are predisposed to acquiring periodontal disease, such as diabetics and others with compromised health, must maintain a strict regimen of dental care. Gum-disease treatments should be sought from a dental professional as soon as possible upon your experiencing the symptoms of periodontal disease.
13 January 2017
There are times when dentists know for certain that a tooth needs a root canal, simply from the symptoms the person is experiencing, but there are also times when the symptoms are not quite as obvious. A root canal is used to save a tooth that otherwise would end up needing to be extracted, and it is often performed in two steps. Here are some of the signs dentists look for that help them determine when root canals are needed to save teeth.
3 January 2017
If your teenager has symptoms of ADHD, you may be interested in learning that their symptoms might be due to obstructive sleep apnea instead. In fact, some doctors believe that obstructive sleep apnea is commonly misdiagnosed as ADHD. Fortunately, there are several tests that your teen can have to determine whether or not sleep apnea is the cause of their ADHD-like symptoms. Treatment for obstructive sleep apnea can include surgery and orthodontic appliances.
27 September 2016
Problems with the short piece of skin that anchors the underside of your tongue, the frenulum, are usually handled when you're an infant or toddler due to noticeable feeding issues or speech impediments. However, many children with what's known as a tongue tie make it into adulthood without surgery yet still experience plenty of problems due to the restricted movement of their tongue. Going in for an elective frenectomy performed by your dentist can help you fix these five common problems that plague adults with an over-sized frenulum.
23 August 2016