Choose a Pediatric Dentist for Your Child's Smile
Everyone’s familiar with the crude caricature of dentists as portrayed in old movies and cartoons: a sadistic mad scientist wielding a sharp dental pick and a pair of pliers. However, with the amazing new tools and technology available to dentists, the days of crude dentistry are long gone. Through the use of electronic technologies such as laser machines, complex dental procedures are increasingly painless and noninvasive. In fact, dentists may soon be able to regrow your teeth from scratch by using laser-induced stem cell therapy. Read More»
Dental implants are a great way to reclaim your smile if you have lost teeth due to accidents or decay. However, once the implants are installed, you can get infections in and around them. Responding quickly to any oral infection is critical, but if you have an infection around an implant, you need to respond even faster to get the situation under control.
Here is a look at a few common infections and how to treat them: Read More»
If you are going to be getting braces, you may be nervous about how it’s going to be to have them on. You may worry how braces will affect your social and work life. You may also worry about the discomfort associated with wearing braces. You’ll be glad to know that braces aren’t as painful as you may think and they shouldn’t affect your social or work life. You will want to be prepared for how they feel and learn how to properly care for them. Read More»
Dental implants are a common treatment option for missing teeth. An artificial root is implanted into the jawbone and slowly becomes fused in ever-growing bone and tissue. An artificial tooth is then snapped into place over that root. The result is one of the more natural replacement options thanks to the root’s stability.
The dental implant procedure involves a lot of steps. But before the artificial root is even implanted, some specialty tools are brought into the treatment. Read More»
Many people have bad habits. Unfortunately, habits can also be hard to break. But there are habits you may have that your dentist wishes you could break because they can harm your dental health. Here are four habits you need to break to make your dentist smile at your next appointment:
1. Ice Chewing
Ice has sharp edges that can damage your gums. While this damage may not lead to serious issues, it can cause pain that can mimic toothaches. Read More»