You may have recently been diagnosed with gum disease if you are reading this article. Are the effects severe, and what can be done? This article will help you understand the severity of the condition. What Happens with Gum Disease? Gum disease starts as a mild inflammation of the gums. Its effects can be life threatening if the infection enters the blood system, but this is rarer than the other effects of inflammation.
27 July 2017
Getting dentures after having little to no teeth for several years is a wonderful thing. However, going from no teeth to a mouth full of teeth is a big transition for most people. It is a huge learning curve and is something that will take time to adjust to. However, if you stick with it, you will find that wearing and using your dentures will become easier and easier. There are certain things that can be done to move the adjustment process along nicely, and this article will discuss 3 ways you can adjust to your new dentures.
12 July 2017
Children frequently incur cavities before reaching adulthood. Although dental decay may seem inevitable for a child, there are ways to prevent it. Here are a few steps that you can take as a parent to help keep your youngster's teeth healthy. Steer clear of acidic drinks. Acidic drinks can demineralize the tooth enamel just as bacterial acid does. Thus, beverages that have a high acid content, such as sodas and citrus juices, are best avoided, especially in large quantities.
15 June 2017
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