Dental implants provide the ultimate way for you to replace missing teeth. They look so natural that even the most trained eye would have a hard time determining if an implant was an artificial tooth or not. However, because dental implants do look so amazingly real, they often come with a hefty price tag. The average cost of a single dental implant can be as high as $4,000 dollars, which is no small sum to many people.
5 December 2016
Chipping a tooth often happens with no warning. You're eating food, when all of the sudden you feel a crunch and then a crack, and you realize that you have chipped your tooth. A chipped tooth can happen at any time and to anybody, no matter how young or old you are. It doesn't just happen when playing a sport or biting on pen caps, but often happens when eating food.
1 December 2016
Are you a parent who is leery about your child getting x-rays performed as part of their dental care? Perhaps you are concerned because x-rays utilize radiation. The following are a few things you need to understand about dental x-rays, and hopefully, these things will put your concerns at ease. There are different types of x-ray technology. If radiation exposure is your primary concern, you should aim to be an informed parent by inquiring with your child's pediatric dentist about the type of x-ray technology they use.
16 November 2016
If you suspect that your child has a short frenulum, which is commonly called tongue-tie, you may be concerned that your baby will not be able to nurse properly or that they will develop speech problems. Tongue-tie is indicated by an unusually short frenulum—the membrane that connects the baby's tongue to the floor of his or her mouth. Some babies with a short frenulum can nurse without a problem. However, others have a difficult time latching onto the breast securely.
27 October 2016
If you have to get braces or aligners as an adult, then this may make you feel self-conscious. Traditional braces and aligners often make your teeth and poor alignment stick out like a sore thumb. Therefore, clear aligners are often recommended as an alternative. Clear aligners are transparent; therefore, they blend in with the color of your natural teeth and they are almost unnoticeable when you are smiling. Much like braces, clear aligners can result in soreness after they are installed.
7 October 2016
The holidays are quickly approaching, and with them come all of the delicious food that are so enjoyable this time of year. However, it can be very frustrating for those with dentures to enjoy all of the wonderful goodies that come along with the season. If you think you will have problems eating all of the delicious foods you love so much this holiday, think again! The following tips will help you eat the things you like while still wearing your dentures:
22 September 2016
A dental-implant restoration is virtually indistinguishable from a natural tooth. After the implant has healed in position, it is covered by a connector and a crown. If the crown is made of porcelain, the sheen and color are basically the same as that of natural tooth enamel. Still, if you are thinking of receiving a dental implant, you may be wondering if an implant procedure to improve the appearance of your mouth is worth the cost.
31 August 2016
A trip to the dentist for a loose or broken crown is one expense that many people feel they could do without. If you have a crown that no longer bonds with your tooth, then you might be tempted to simply glue it back on with instant glue. This seems like a great way to save a few bucks, but it might hurt your teeth in the long run. The Problem with Using Instant Glues
12 August 2016
Struggling with bad breath without wearing any dental devices can be a challenge. It can be difficult to find the root of your bad breath and can quickly become frustrating. If you wear dentures and suffer from bad breath, it is a lot easier to pinpoint where the issue is coming from. This is due to the fact that dentures harbor a number of contaminants and food debris. If these contaminants are not completely removed, then this can result in halitosis or even a bacteria infection.
27 July 2016
Discoloration, sensitivity, and transparency are all classic signs of enamel erosion. Enamel erosion isn't just a cosmetic problem; it also makes your teeth more susceptible to bacterial attack and decay. This is what you will be facing if you regularly drink lemon water. Take these precautions to ensure that your love for lemon juice doesn't destroy your teeth: Take It Cold If you are used to drinking warm lemon water, taking it cold will mitigate its erosive effect on your teeth.
8 July 2016