Do you suffer from migraine headaches? Have you taken measures to lower your stress, changed your diet, and learned how to avoid most sensory stimuli in order to thwart off those migraines, yet still find yourself overcome with frequent bouts of intense pain? If so, read on to learn how an orthodontist may be able to help. About Malocclusions Ideally, your molars should sit flush against each other and your top front teeth should rest ever-so-slightly in front of your front bottom teeth.
4 August 2015
If your child loses his or her baby teeth only to have adult teeth grow in with white, brown, or yellow patches, they may have teeth that are hypocalcified. While many dentists are not exactly sure what triggers this condition, it can lead to some abnormal tooth growth and require some special care. In order to remove the discoloration, your child may need some more extensive dental work done after the teeth have reached adult size.
16 July 2015
If you have been struggling with a persistent dry mouth, you may find yourself reaching out to your dentist to find a way to ease the symptoms. The clinical name for dry mouth is xerostomia. The symptoms occur due to a lack of saliva production, which is usually caused by an underlying health condition, such as diabetes or hypothyroidism. Persistent dry mouth can lead to problems with swallowing, unquenchable thirst and general discomfort.
6 July 2015
If you have a young school-aged son or daughter, then you very likely have many concerns about the way your child is developing. Part of this development process involves the proper formation of the adult teeth and the loss of the baby teeth. Sometimes, accidents, injuries, and poor oral care can cause baby tooth problems that prevent them from properly saving a space for the adult tooth forming below. Fortunately, your child's pediatric dentist can make sure that the adult teeth are still able to come in strong, healthy, and in the right position.
18 June 2015
The teeth are made to withstand a great deal of pressure, and in fact, dental enamel is the strongest material in the entire body. This strength is due to the large amount of calcium-phosphate molecules that line the surfaces of the teeth. Unfortunately, demineralization does occur, and total bite pressure in the mouth exceeds 5,000 pounds per square inch. The teeth are made to withstand 30,000 pounds of pressure, but minute cracks can form that reduce strength immensely.
2 June 2015
As soon as the word "crown" rolls off your dentist's tongue, you are probably envisioning hundred-dollar bills whizzing down the drain. That's because a crown is a very expensive dental treatment that often isn't covered by insurance. In fact, a crown can cost between $830 and $3,000 if you don't have dental insurance. If you do have dental insurance, you're still looking at an average cost of about $1,093 for a porcelain-fused-to-metal crown.
12 May 2015
When suffering from tooth loss, you don't have too many treatment options. Your main options are to get dentures or dental implants. Dental implants are the preferred option by dentists because implanting teeth into the jawbone keeps you from incurring bone loss. If you are thinking about getting dental implants instead of dentures, here are the advantages and disadvantages of the surgery. What is a dental implant? A dental implant is an artificial tooth that is implanted into your jaw to take the place of your real teeth.
21 April 2015