Pediatric dentistry plays a crucial role in ensuring children maintain good oral health from an early age. However, dental procedures can sometimes be overwhelming for young patients, leading to anxiety and fear. This is where pediatric sedation dentistry comes into play, offering a gentle approach to help children feel calm and comfortable during dental treatments. This post explores the techniques and options available in pediatric sedation dentistry that make dental visits a positive experience for children.
15 August 2023
A request to reshape a patient's teeth is common in cosmetic dentistry. However, it appears that some people are mistaking self-applied cosmetics for cosmetic dentistry, and attempting to reshape their own teeth using various grooming implements, like nail files. This trend is being driven by online influencers, often with catastrophic results. But your teeth seem solid and healthy, so why can't you adjust them yourself? And what must you do if you've already filed your teeth?
6 July 2023
Adult dental pain may be related to cavities and bone disorders, such as osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. It may also be caused by periodontal disease, which is an advanced form of gingivitis. Periodontal disease not only causes bleeding gums, gum inflammation, and sore gums, but it can also cause damage to the underlying bones that support your teeth. Abscesses can also cause dental pain in adults. Here are some diagnostic and treatment interventions your adult dentistry professional may recommend for your dental pain.
30 May 2023
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots. The implanted portion is a small titanium alloy screw, placed in your jawbone. As soon as the bone heals around the implant, a prosthetic tooth (made of porcelain) is attached. The appeal of a dental implant is its natural appearance, and because it's the only artificial tooth that's actually anchored in the jaw (and so has the same bite force as a natural tooth). It's as natural a tooth as dental science can offer, but that offer depends on the strength of your jawbone.
26 April 2023
If you have stains on your teeth, whether due to drinking coffee or an injury, you may feel self-conscious about your smile. Luckily, you have some options. While you may be considering an at-home whitening treatment to save money, you should think about investing in professional teeth whitening services. Here are a few benefits of seeing a cosmetic dentist for a teeth whitening treatment. Stronger Whitening Results At-home teeth whitening kits may help with lighter stains, but they are not as effective with deeper stains.
17 March 2023
If you place excess stress on a dental crown or if it's very old, it may start to become loose. A dental crown is attached to your natural tooth using dental cement, and the cement will degrade and lose the ability to keep the crown in place over time. A loose crown is more likely to fall out, which will expose the natural tooth underneath to decay. If you have a loose dental crown, read on to learn what you need to do in order to fix it.
3 February 2023