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What is a Subperiosteal Implant?

Dental implants are becoming more and more popular as dentists inform their patients of their advantages over other oral prosthetics. There are two main types of implants: endosteal and subperiosteal. The endosteal implant is the more common choice. However it requires a certain amount of bone for successful placement. The subperiosteal implant is a good…

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What is an Endosteal Implant?

Missing teeth can destroy an otherwise appealing smile. Even one missing tooth within your smile line can make you feel self-conscious and affect your self-confidence. It’s amazing how much power our smiles have and how we take them for granted – until we lose a tooth. Fortunately,there are choices for tooth replacement, and one that…

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Solutions for Grinding Teeth

Before we start talking about solutions, let’s discuss the problem. Bruxism is a serious condition, which is more commonly known as grinding teeth.It’s estimated that one out of three people suffer from this, with roughly ten percent grinding their teeth so hard they were reduced to nubs. Most people are unaware they are doing it…

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Selecting the Best Type of Implant for You

As we age, so do our teeth. They weaken and sometimes even fall out. We try to preserve them for as long as we can by brushing, flossing and having regular checkups. Unfortunately, there are so many things that are a threat to our oral health. Sugar, gingivitis, cavities, a soccer ball. It really could…

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The Difference Between Veneers and Crowns

Veneers versus crowns. These are two of the most popular dental restoration methods to help resolve many of the same types of issues. How do you decide which option will work best for your specific needs? Thankfully, working closely with your dental provider can help you decide between veneers and crowns in your individual instance.…

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Wisdom Tooth Extraction-Best Done Under Sedation

Did your last visit to the dentist include the phrase “wisdom tooth extraction?” Many people shudder at the idea of having their wisdom teeth removed. Unfortunately, if you have decay present or the wisdom teeth did not come through properly, removal is often recommended by your dentist. On the bright side, opting for anesthesia, (an…

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Four Preventive Care Solutions that Work

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. With how many more of these proverbs are you familiar? Believe it or not, common sense wisdom for preventive care solutions have been around longer than your childhood. Here are four to jog your memory: Brushing Precise oral care starts with brushing your teeth, and not just…

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Four Roles of the Comprehensive Hygienist

Dental hygienists play a major role in high quality dental care. Many people think that cleaning teeth is the sole domain of these highly skilled professionals. However, the comprehensive hygienist does much more than just clean teeth. While hygienists have a variety of career paths they can follow above and beyond the confines of a…

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At Home Remedies for a Painful Tooth

There is nothing in the world quite like a toothache. The pain from a damaged or infected tooth can cause people to do just about anything to relieve the suffering. When a dentist is not readily available, there are home remedies that may help ease the discomfort until you can get to the dental office.…

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Saving a Decayed Tooth

On the outside surface of your teeth is the hardest substance in your body. Even bones are not as hard as tooth enamel. Yet, under the right circumstances tooth enamel can become weak and fall prey to the ravages of decay. It starts small, just a little pinprick of decay on the surface. If it…

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The Joy of Invisalign Teen

Are you facing the prospect of braces for your teen? Are you getting some push back about the idea? Some kids really like the idea of getting their teeth straightened and don’t mind the idea of braces. Others may not be quite so easily convinced that they should have their teeth realigned, especially if it…

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Controlling your TMD Pain with NSAIDs

Headaches, jaw pain, or discomfort in your neck and shoulders all add up to a miserable existence and life with TMD or temporomandibular joint disorder. If you can get relief with one of the popular over-the-counter NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), why not go for it? Day after day, night after night; after all, they provide…

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Who Qualifies for Invisalign Aligners?

 

Who Qualifies for Invisalign Aligners?

Recent technologies have seen huge leaps in the advancement of teeth alignment. One such advancement is Invisalign aligners. Unlike their traditional counterpart, these teeth aligners are virtually invisible to the naked eye. Invisalign aligners are designed, like braces, to correct misaligned teeth. However, unlike braces, Invisalign aligners are hardly noticeable. In addition, Invisalign aligners are…

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4 Benefits of Finding a Dentist that is Good with Kids

 

4 Benefits of Finding a Dentist that is Good with Kids

Kids don’t like visiting the doctor or dentist. It’s an age-old tradition that has plagued parents and medical professionals for years. However, some dentists have made great strides to improve the level of service provided to young patients. Through an innovative approach that caters to younger patients, these dental practices have forged closer relationships with…

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Taking Care of Your Pearly Whites with Braces

 

Taking Care of Your Pearly Whites with Braces

A lot of kids and even adults are going for orthodontic treatments to make their smiles perfect. Braces help in getting rid of under and over bites, resolve the problem of crooked teeth and gaps in between teeth. Here is how you can take care of your braces for better efficacy and glossiness of the…

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Periodontitis – Everything You Need To Know About this Serious Gum Infection

 

Periodontitis – Everything You Need To Know About this Serious Gum Infection

Periodontitis is a severe case of gum infection in which there is inflammation around the affected tooth. The infection destroys the bone supporting the tooth and soft tissues of the gum. Poor dental hygiene is the leading cause of Periodontitis. How is Periodontitis Caused? Our mouth is regularly exposed to plaque-forming bacteria which initiates the…

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Tooth Extraction and Care Essentials

 

Tooth Extraction and Care Essentials

Tooth extraction, in the simplest of terms, means to get a tooth pulled out. There could be a number of reasons why this may be required. Some of these are persistent tooth infections, misalignment of teeth (which requires taking out one or two to fix it) and a risk of infection arising from a weak…

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All You Need To Know About Root Canal

 

All You Need To Know About Root Canal

Dental treatments such as Root Canal and Tooth Extraction often scare people because there is a lack of knowledge regarding why these procedures are done, why they are important and what goes on in the roots of the teeth that requires these procedures. Root Canal is one of the most common dental procedures and if…

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Taking Care of your ‘Gum’ Problems

 

Taking Care of your ‘Gum’ Problems

A dental issue which is not given adequate attention by many is the health of gums. Gum maintenance is something most people tend to ignore as they suffer from the delusion that their gums will always stay in ‘perfect’ condition come what may. However, the reality is very different—you’ll develop ‘gum ‘problems if you do…

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Common Ways for Children to Damage their Teeth

 

Common Ways for Children to Damage their Teeth

Children are geniuses when it comes to making trouble. Every parent experiences this; you find your kid doing stuff that isn’t just harmful for them, but is also so strange that you wouldn’t even think of it. Kids are very creative at harming themselves as well. They’ll injure themselves and make themselves sick by eating…

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