Dental implants can make a smile look fabulous – I know I have them. However, if you are just thinking about getting them, you may have a lot of questions. You may be wondering how smoking affects implants, whether or not wine will stain them, if they can be whitened or other concerns. I also know from experience that it can be intimidating to ask some of these questions to your dentist. In my dental implant blog, I am going to answer the questions that can be hard to ask. I hope you find the info you need in this blog and that it guides you to the right decision about dental implants. Thanks for reading!
1 December 2015
For people with crooked, overcrowded, gapped or misaligned teeth, a newer teeth straightening approach called Invisalign is widely available today. Away from the usual wired braces, dentists have designed a more comfortable mechanism of carrying out teeth straightening. Invisalign uses aligner trays made of smooth, comfortable and nearly invisible plastic to straighten teeth. The trays are custom made for each patient using mouldings and X-rays depicting what type of movement your teeth need for straightening.
10 November 2015
Most people are already intimidated by having a dentist appointment. The thought of having a tooth extracted is that much scarier. The good news is that with the use of medications and new advances in dentistry, pulling a tooth is not as gruesome or painful as it sounds. There are steps that a dentist takes to make it a more pleasurable experience for the patient. First, the dentist numbs the tooth
20 October 2015
Many pregnant women experience short-term cravings for certain types of food; some have odder cravings for things that aren't food. Known as pica, this type of craving can make you want eat odd substances such as paper, stones, chalk, clay and laundry starch, according to the American Pregnancy Association. If you want to crunch down on ice cubes or eat frost from your freezer all the time, you're likely to be suffering from a specific type of pica, pagophagia.
14 September 2015
Okay, one of your crowns has come loose and you have no idea how to handle the situation. Fortunately this is rarely an emergency, but you do need to take a few steps to ensure that the problem can be rectified as quickly and effectively as possible. Stay Calm and Collect the Crown The first thing which most people do when they lose a crown is panic. The crown may have been fitted years ago, leading many to simply forget that the tooth isn't completely real, so having it come loose is usually rather disconcerting.
24 August 2015
Choosing a family dentist is a special process since oral and dental health is as important as overall physical health. Therefore, the care one takes in choosing their general doctor should be the same when it comes to the family dentist. Due to the personal nature of dental health care, one should be well acquainted with their dentist in order to reduce the nervousness and fears associated with dental care. However, some common points to consider when choosing your family dentist include: