If you are missing one or more teeth, you may be suffering physically and emotionally. Not only will you be unable to eat and speak properly, but the missing teeth can also affect your appearance and self-esteem. Thankfully, dentures offer an efficient and effective option for anyone who wants to restore their smile back to a functional and appealing state. In fact, an estimated 15 percent of the edentulous population, or people missing one or more teeth, have dentures made each year.
17 January 2017
If something happened that suddenly left one of your teeth in pain, there is a chance the event may have caused your tooth to crack. Cracks in teeth are serious issues that require treatment from a dentist quickly. Here are several things you should understand if you think you may have a cracked tooth. How to Know if Your Tooth Is Cracked There are times when cracks in teeth are very obvious and easy to see simply by looking at the teeth, but there are also times when cracks are very small and are impossible to see.
19 December 2016
A toothache can be more than just an annoyance. If you're strapped for cash or just short on time, you might consider just trying to power through the pain. However, doing so can actually be dangerous. That pain you're feeling could be a sign of a dental abscess, which can create some serious complications if left untreated. Take a look at what you need to know about dental abscesses and the importance of timely treatment.
8 August 2016
If you are missing one or more teeth due to injury or disease, you may feel self-conscious about your appearance, especially if the missing teeth are visible when you smile. Replacing the tooth with a dental implant may be easier than you think and can offer you a life-long solution to improve both your comfort and your appearance. But before you decide on a dental implant restoration, you need to know if you are a good candidate for the procedure.
8 August 2016
Having a great-looking smile can help you feel better about yourself, and it is amazing what dentists can do to make teeth look nicer. One versatile service cosmetic dentists offer is composite bonding, and this service has many benefits. Composite bonding can be used to fix a variety of different problems you may have with your teeth, it is affordable compared to other options, and it is relatively easy to have done.
31 May 2016
If you have a tooth missing in the mouth, then dental implants can offer a permanent solution to your tooth loss problem. The devices are considered highly successful in most cases. In fact, the artificial teeth have an overall success rate of 98%. Complications may occur though, and these are seen especially during the recovery and healing process. If you have diabetes and want a dental implant, then you should know that you are more likely than the average person to have an implant that fails.
29 April 2016
When you go through menopause, the changing levels of hormones in your body can lead to all sorts of changes—including some in your mouth. It's important to keep an eye on your dental health as you enter this new stage of life. Specifically, you'll want to be on the lookout for these problems that may require treatment or management to prevent complications. Dry Mouth Lower levels of estrogen lead to decreased saliva production, which results in a dry mouth.
22 March 2016
Dental tooth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed by dentists at clinics like Family Dentist, and the treatment is often very successful in removing tooth stains. Tooth stains appear on the teeth as a thin material called pellicle covers the teeth each day and picks up coloring agents from foods and drinks. The dental enamel also contains tiny pores that fill in with the same sort of food debris.
22 February 2016
Fighting periodontal disease may require more than dental treatments and a good oral care routine. You may need to try additional treatment options and make modifications to your lifestyle to heal your gums and reduce the chances of additional damage. Reduce Systemic Inflammation Periodontal disease is a type of inflammation and can be one of many manifestations of systemic inflammation. So integrating more anti-inflammatory foods or supplements into your diet is the first strategy to fighting gum disease.
28 January 2016
If you lost teeth to gum disease and plan to get pregnant in the future, it's a good idea that you treat your dental problems now. Gum disease can become worse during pregnancy and endanger the health and safety of your baby. A dentist can treat your gum disease with deep cleanings and replace your missing teeth with single dental implants. Both treatments not only improve your oral health, they can also protect you during and after pregnancy.
30 December 2015