Missing teeth can not only be a major source of embarrassment but have a negative impact on a person’s oral and overall health. That is why more than 5 million dental implants are placed each year by dentists in the United States, according to the American Dental Association. Many people with gaps in their smiles make good candidates for dental implants, but some cases can be more complex than others. If you are considering dental implants and want to know what makes a dental implant case complex, keep reading below.
April 6, 2019
Life is filled with rites of passage: wedding days, graduations, and even retirement. One tradition that should start as soon as possible is seeing the dentist for regular exams. The bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease don’t wait until adulthood to start causing trouble. They begin their dirty work as soon as we’re born.
March 15, 2019
You just don’t sit around waiting on a dental emergency to happen. Instead, it catches you when you least expect it to. If you don’t have dental insurance, the situation can be even more daunting. As you read on, an emergency dentist discusses some strategies that can be used to respond to dental trauma whether you have insurance or not.
March 5, 2019
There is one thing most dental emergencies have in common: they happen when you least expect them to. While it’s impossible to completely eliminate the chances of a dental emergency occurring, there are some preventive steps that can be employed. There are also steps that can be taken to encourage faster recovery if a mishap takes place. Read on as an emergency dentist provides all the details you need.
February 24, 2019
After years of wear-and-tear on your teeth, it’s no wonder you hide your toothy grin behind your lips. Between the chips in your teeth you got when you were a kid and the years of drinking coffee, you’re less than confident in your smile, and it’s completely understandable. There’s a permanent natural-looking solution to your problem that will give you the self-confidence you need to post those smiling selfies and step to the front of your family picture. Porcelain veneers could give you back your best smile.
February 12, 2019
When you’re suffering from a toothache, nothing may seem more obvious than to ask your dentist to perform an extraction. In most cases however, you’ll come out better by trying to save the tooth. That’s because your teeth are like a row of dominoes. When one falls, the others are likely to follow.
January 7, 2019
One of the areas you’re looking to make improvements in this year is your oral health. However, you’re not sure where to start. You want some simple steps to follow that will yield results. Thankfully, your family dentist weighs in to fulfill your request by listing 5 oral health tips that will make a positive impact this year!
December 19, 2018
When most people think about getting dental work, they think of having a cavity filled or getting a checkup. But did you know that teeth develop cracks and fractures nearly as often as they get cavities? Every tooth has to have a sound structure – otherwise, you risk pain and sensitivity when you chew as well as breaking the tooth again down the road. And although it’s alarming to find out that you’ve cracked a tooth, there are multiple treatments that will restore your teeth’s strength, function and appearance. A dentist may recommend fillings, dental crowns or implants, depending on how large the crack is. Keep reading to find out more!
December 2, 2018
As your little one gets older, you’ll look back and reflect on certain milestones in his or her life. One of them will be the first dental visit, which sets an important precedent for his or her oral health. When should you take your child in for the first appointment, though? Furthermore, what should you expect to happen? These questions are answered by your family dentist as you continue reading.
November 18, 2018
The foundation for a healthy smile relies on your oral hygiene habits and the care you receive from your dentist. In addition to brushing and flossing, the American Dental Association recommends you have a cleaning and checkup at least twice a year. Unfortunately, one-third of Americans did not schedule a visit last year. Often, the fear of a large bill stops many from seeing their dentist. Thankfully, you have dental insurance, which allows you to get the services you need for discounted rates.