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!
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?
29 June 2015
Many dental procedures such as teeth cleaning are important, but you don't have to treat them like an emergency. However, there are some instances in which you must immediately seek the help of an emergency dentist, a specialist who works 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Here are examples of some situations in which you must seek your emergency dentist without delay. If You Have Broken A Tooth...then you need to visit an emergency dentist right away.
1 June 2015
If your tooth is loose with no signs of displacement after an accident, you are likely dealing with a dental sublaxation. Although a dental sublaxation is considered as a traumatic injury, it is not considered to be an emergency – even if it is not treated within 24 hours, the condition is unlikely to worsen. You should still see a dentist as soon as possible to determine whether any treatments are needed to stabilize the affected tooth for a full recovery:
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.