If your dentist has ever recommended that your child get dental sealants, it might have come as a surprise. This technique can help to prevent cavities and other problems by creating an extra layer on the outside of your child's teeth. However, if your child still has their baby teeth, it might seem foolish to spend money on this before their adult teeth start to come in. Here's why it's actually pretty darn useful for baby teeth, too.
4 October 2018
As a dental patient, your number one job after oral surgery is focusing on your recovery. Your dentist should provide you with a list of aftercare procedures, but here is some additional information that you should know. You will need a little time off work. Oral surgery is just like any other type of surgery -- and you need rest in order to recover properly. Anticipate the need for at least two days off work in order to give yourself plenty of time to get through the post-surgical phase.
11 September 2018
As you get older, your overall health may decline, including your oral health. Poor oral hygiene, bad eating habits, etc. may lead to gum disease. While mild gum disease may be reversible, periodontitis can have long-term, detrimental effects to your oral health. If you haven't been seeking treatment for your periodontitis, check out these reasons you should see a dental service. Gum Disease Is an Infection When you eat, plaque builds on your teeth, which attracts bacteria.
14 August 2018
Most people, at some point or another, will need to have a crown put on one of their teeth. Dentists typically have a lot of experience placing crowns, so the procedure tends to go smoothly. However, you may still have some questions about your upcoming crown appointment. Keep reading; you should discover the answers. Will Getting a Crown Hurt? If your dentist did not give you any numbing medications, getting a crown could be a bit uncomfortable because your dentist has to file some of your enamel away to make space for the crown.
23 July 2018
If you've got a cavity, the worst thing you can do is delay treatment. You might think that your small cavity doesn't need treatment, but it's not going to stay small forever. In fact, without proper treatment, that small cavity is going to become something that will cause you considerable pain and discomfort. Before you decide to postpone treatment a bit longer, here are four reasons why you need have have that small cavity repaired as quickly as possible.
24 June 2018
Whitening your teeth can provide you with a temporary improvement in your teeth. However, most tooth whitening eventually succumbs to the discoloration that comes with the daily use of your teeth. If you're tired of getting your teeth whitened on a regular basis, it might be time to give yourself the upgrade of dental veneers. Keep reading to learn more about these dental devices and how they can help you.
21 April 2018
A beautiful smile will be a feature of your face that is one of the first things others will notice about your appearance. Unfortunately, there are misconceptions about orthodontic treatments that can hinder the ability of patients to make informed decisions about undergoing these treatments. You may want to consider a few points about orthodontic treatment to help you better decide whether these treatments are right for your situation. Adults Can Undergo Orthodontic Adjustments
21 April 2018
If you ever find yourself in a dental emergency, you want to know what you need to do to protect and take care of your mouth before you have to act. Being educated on how to handle dental emergencies will ensure that should you or someone around you damage their mouth, you'll know how to act in an appropriate manner that will minimize pain and prevent more damage to the mouth.
23 March 2018
For some people, fighting gum disease can seem like a constant battle. Certain medications, illnesses, and special circumstances can make it hard to keep your gums healthy even with regular flossing and brushing. If you have this problem and are interested in having your teeth straightened, invisible braces are your best bet. Read on to discover why it's be a better choice for people with chronic gum disease. Easier Flossing
27 February 2018
If your dentist is trying to save one or more of your molars, root canals may be recommended. If a root canal is not an option because of severe dental damage, extraction may be your only option. While a root canal typically goes off without a hitch, there are certain lifestyle factors that may delay healing after your procedure. Here are three things that may slow your healing after undergoing a root canal procedure and what you can do about them:
24 January 2018