Dental Implants: Stains, Whitenings and Other Considerations
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Dental Implants: Stains, Whitenings and Other Considerations

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!

Dental Implants: Stains, Whitenings and Other Considerations

  • The Steps To Having A Tooth Extracted, And Why It Isn't As Bad As It Seems

    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

  • Does Craving Ice in Pregnancy Damage Your Teeth?

    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.

  • What To Do When a Crown Comes Loose

    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.

  • Important Considerations When Choosing A Family Dentist

    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:

  • Don't Get Stoned: Non-Surgical Solutions for Removing Salivary Gland Stones

    28 July 2015

    Suffering from salivary gland stones is an uncomfortable and potentially painful condition, but in the past the one way to remove these nasty little growths was with invasive mouth surgery. However, modern dental medicine now allows dentists to deal with salivary stones quickly, effectively and without the need for painful incisions. If you're lucky, your dentist may even be able to solve your stony issue in a single visit. What are salivary gland stones, and how do they form?