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!
23 April 2015
A dental implant is a false tooth that screws into the gum line to permanently take the place of a real tooth. Having a dental implant can improve the appearance of your smile and can be easier for you to take care of than dentures, which need to be removed and cleaned every day. While you may consider having a dental implant for the sake of your appearance alone, it's good to note how this false tooth can actually protect your overall health.
24 March 2015
To prevent your child from getting cavities, a dentist may recommend applying dental sealants to your child's teeth that are most at risk of decaying. Combined with fluoride toothpaste, dental sealants virtually prevent decay from occurring in the teeth of several children—making them an excellent option to protect from cavities. These plastic coatings cover the chewing surface of teeth and are painless and completely safe to use. Here are some reasons why you should protect your child's teeth from cavities by getting dental sealants.
25 February 2015
Many people don't like visiting the dentist, even though it's vital for good oral health. The reason most often cited for this aversion is the fear of pain and the awareness that pain is imminent. If you have this kind of fear about a dentist, then a sedation dentist may be a consideration. A sedation dentist is a professional who is trained to provide sedation so that you can undergo dental procedures in a more relaxed, stress-free environment.
28 January 2015
Dental emergencies are bound to occur from time to time. When this happens, seek the help of a dentist immediately. Even better, look for a dentist that deals with emergencies and get treatment right away. Here are the most common dental emergencies and what your dentist can do to get you better. Open cavities and broken teeth Open cavities and broken teeth can be very painful and quite sensitive to hot or cold foods and drinks.
5 January 2015
It's no big secret that a lot of people feel uneasy when going to see their dentist. For people with dental anxiety, the trip to the dentist's office can be frightening and bordering on phobic fear. Helping your patients to relax more when coming in for consultations or treatments can go a long way in changing their perception about oral health. It will get them to visit your office more regularly, and enjoy better dental care overall.