Uncontrolled high blood pressure, known as hypertension, can increase your risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease—conditions that can lead to heart attack or stroke. High blood pressure can also compromise your dental care, putting you at increased risk for an adverse cardiac-related reaction during treatment. Therefore, your dental professional needs to know if there is a problem with your blood pressure before treating you. Risk Factors If you have high blood pressure, it's important for your dentist to know, especially if your blood pressure is uncontrolled and you need a dental procedure.
18 May 2017
Losing one's teeth is not exactly a pleasant experience. Dental implants do present a certain level of solace to those facing tooth loss due to gum disease or a traumatic accident. While the wonders of implants are becoming well known, not everyone may be sold on the notion that dental implants are right for them. Worries about dental implant failure rates might lead candidates to explore the old and traditional practice of extracting the teeth and simply wearing removable partial dentures.
28 February 2017
Having major work on a traumatized tooth, root canals in particular, can cause it to be very difficult to whiten the external surface. Fortunately, cosmetic dentists have now figured out how to bleach the tooth from the inside. There are several steps that go into internal teeth bleaching, so it is important that you know what you are getting into before making a final decision. Initial X-Rays The first thing the dentist will need to do is get an initial x-ray to ensure the dental work inside is healthy.
14 February 2017
As your teeth decay, cavities form. Tooth decay is caused by enamel damage that results from the tooth's exposure to acid. Although acid can make contact with your teeth through the foods and drinks that you consume, it is also already lurking in your mouth. Bacterial acid is released by the bacteria in your mouth as they digest the carbohydrate particles that may be left in your mouth after a meal or snack.
8 February 2017
When you're a new parent, you want to do everything right, including providing your little one with the proper health care. Part of that healthcare routine should include dental care. You might not realize this, but good dental care should begin before your child has their first tooth. To help ensure that your child develops strong, healthy teeth and gums, here are four steps you should follow. Start Dental Visits Early
7 February 2017
Never underestimate the importance of a big, bright smile. It can mean the difference between being self-conscious and being confident, between hiding your smile in every picture you take, and proudly showing off your pearly whites. Many people who have cracked or discolored teeth have probably heard of dental implants, but haven't considered all the ways in which they can benefit from them. So if you're curious to know more about the advantages of dental implants, then keep reading below for just four of the best.
6 February 2017
The holidays bring many things with them, including popcorn balls and candy canes, hot cocoa and egg nog, and festive spirits and gift giving. Unfortunately, the season can also bring dental dangers. Luckily, with a few preparations and cautions, you can keep these dangers at bay and ensure that your Christmas season is a joyful one with no emergency trip to the dentist. 1. Avoid Sticky and Chewy Foods. During the holidays, you are going to have countless goodies at your disposal.
13 December 2016
While primary teeth do fall out eventually to make room for a child's permanent teeth, it is still very important to care for primary teeth properly. Tooth decay in infants and young children is a common problem, and there are several things that parents can do to prevent this from happening. If you are a parent, use the following tips to keep your child's primary teeth healthy and prevent tooth decay.
28 November 2016
Has it been a long time since you last visited the dentist? Does the very thought of entering a dentist's office make you nervous? If you can't stand the thought of going to the dentist, you're not alone. Of course, you probably already know that visiting a dentist is vital to keeping your mouth healthy and avoiding problems in the future. If you want some ways to be able to visit your dentist with as little anxiety as possible, here are some suggestions:
4 November 2016
Do you have jaw pain that seems to migrate from one location to another? For instance, maybe the right side of your upper jaw hurts on one day, and then the next day, the left side of your upper jaw hurts. It's actually quite common for jaw pain to migrate like this, and often, the cause is not anything too serious or worrisome. Here's a look at some common causes.
18 October 2016