When you go in for check-ups at a dentist's office, you may periodically have x-rays taken. X-rays are vital to see early signs of decay, possible abscesses, impacted teeth, etc. In the past, many offices used traditional x-rays, where the processing was like photographs. Now, many offices use digital radiology technology. Besides being newer in the technology department, you may be wondering why digital x-rays are used more often. They Are Safer
8 October 2018
If you are one of the unfortunate people in the world that suffer from a chronic dry mouth, you know how frustrating and downright uncomfortable the condition can be. Dry mouth can occur for a variety of reasons. For example, dry mouth is a side effect of many different medications. What you may not know about dry mouth is what you can and should do about the condition. You should not just leave dry mouth unchecked.
4 September 2018
Getting a tooth knocked out or extracted will leave you with a gap in your mouth. While you might not care a lot about the way it looks, you should care about the effects it will have on your oral health. Missing a tooth does not simply look bad, but it will actually lead to other types of problems. Here are three of the problems you should be aware of.
22 August 2018
If you have a serious case of gum disease and deep gum pockets, your dentist may advise you to go through a scaling or a root planing where bacteria, plaque, and damaged tissues are removed from below the gum line. The procedure is often quite successful in reducing gum disease issues and allowing your gums to heal. Once the scaling is completed, there are certain medications and treatments performed to retain your oral health.
24 July 2018
Having great teeth can open a lot of doors for you. The ability to walk into a room and literally light it up with your grin can draw people and opportunities to you like a magnet. You might have seen the power that people with nice teeth wield and want to join the party. However, your budget is a bit on the slim side, and it just doesn't seem like you have a lot of money left over to fix up your chompers.
25 June 2018
Taking care of yourself while pregnant is important; that's why you take extra vitamins and take care to avoid dangerous situations. One thing that some pregnant women fail to take into account is their oral health, however. That small area of your body can have a surprisingly large effect on the state of your general health, so read on to learn more about how to baby your teeth during pregnancy.
26 May 2018
Pregnancy is hard on the mom's teeth. While pregnant, the mom loses many of the nutrients that she consumes to the baby – this means that mom's teeth aren't getting what they need to remain healthy. If a mother goes without dental care while she's pregnant, she could be facing a lot of damage that needs to be repaired. Many pregnant women put off dental care because they are concerned about the treatment and how it could affect the baby.
24 April 2018
When it comes to taking your child to the dentist, you need to know that you're choosing the right one. You probably take your child to a pediatrician for their medical needs, so it makes sense to take them to a pediatric dentist, as well. When you take your child to a pediatric dentist, you know you're getting one who will have your child's best interest in mind. They have the knowledge and the experience to take care of your child's dental needs properly and safely.
25 March 2018
Having sleep apnea can be a major hindrance to anyone who's trying to sleep—both the sufferer and their roommates alike. Whether you're currently treating your sleep apnea with a noisy CPAP machine or not getting treatment at all, a dental sleep apnea appliance may be exactly what you're looking for. Read on to learn the three ways dental sleep apnea appliances are superior to every other method of treating this disorder.
2 March 2018
If your gums appear loose around the necks of your teeth crowns, you may think you have gingivitis or mild gum disease. Although gingivitis affects your gum tissue, the condition doesn't loosen up your gums. However, advanced gum disease, periodontitis, does loosen up your gums. Although periodontitis is one of the most destructive forms of periodontal disease, you can still treat it. Here's how periodontitis affects your gums and how you can treat it.
29 January 2018