Dental Implants Plus Bone Loss Equals A Need For More Diligent Care

Losing a tooth due to gum disease can be a depressing situation, but there are advanced cosmetic options available to replace a lost tooth. A dental implant is one. An implanted tooth denture not only looks exactly like the original tooth, but it also performs in the exact manner as the original. Unlike removable dentures, an implant affixes directly to the jaw bone and is intended as a permanent replacement. Patients who receive an implant, however, should never view the new appliance as a " Read More 

Don’t Make These Nighttime Dental Health Mistakes

When you wake up in the morning, you brush your teeth, eat healthy and even floss throughout the day. But, what are you doing at night? Even with all your efforts, if you aren't doing the right thing at night, all your efforts could be worthless. Make sure you aren't making any nighttime mistakes that could actually be putting your dental health in jeopardy. Ignoring Teeth Grinding Grinding of the teeth, more formally known as bruxism, is a common, involuntary habit many people deal with during their sleeping hours. Read More 

Got A Fidgety Toddler At The Dentist? Try These Things To Help

When kids get old enough to communicate their fears and understand their parents communication about them, things like going to the dentist become not as big a deal for most children. However, at the toddler stage, it can be exceptionally difficult for both you to explain that there is nothing they should fear and for them to communicate why it is they are so afraid when they step into a dentist's office. Read More 

Veneers Or Bonding: Which Is Best For Repairing A Gap In Front Teeth?

Do you have a gap in your front teeth that you would love to have closed? In many cases, you would have to wear braces to repair this issue with teeth. If you do not want to deal with wearing braces, however, you do have some other options. You can choose from dental bonding or porcelain veneers. Dental bonding is typically less expensive, but it is possible you may not always be a candidate. Read More 

Two Dangerous Consequences Of Waiting Too Long To Treat An Abscessed Tooth

When people get abscessed teeth, the pain from the condition typically prompts them to seek out dental care. In a small number of cases, abscessed teeth aren't painful or the person finds a way to manage the discomfort, which often results in the condition being left to fester. This is a bad idea, because an untreated abscessed tooth can lead to serious medical problems. Here are two you may be at risk for if you don't seek out emergency dental services to fix the infection. Read More