Unless you're automatically going to opt for dentures by the time you reach a certain age or experience a certain number of dental issues, taking good care of your natural teeth is extremely important. With the aging of natural teeth, more and more complications may arise. Here are seven problems you may face with your own teeth as you get older and how to solve them. 1. Bleeding Gums Gingivitis and/or periodontitis are common causes of bleeding gums and they're more than just an annoyance.
5 June 2017
If you have one or several missing teeth, then you may want to think about having a dental implant placed in your mouth. Implants look and feel natural and many types of people have great success with the artificial teeth. While most people can receive implants, there are certain things that can cause complications with the surgical procedure that is required to place the implant root. Taking certain medications can cause such issues, and this includes blood thinner medicines.
7 March 2017
A dental implant is an artificial tooth that consists of three main parts, which are the implant, the abutment, and the crown, and you cannot get an implant in just one visit. In fact, it may take months to complete the entire process. When you are ready to begin the first phase of the dental implant process, your dentist will insert the implant in your jawbone. After that is done, there are several things you should understand about the healing process needed in order to finish the dental implant procedure.
27 February 2017
Most people's experiences with diamonds don't go further than the jewelry store. However, these gemstones have a variety of medical applications. Recently, researchers studying bone regeneration found nanodiamonds could be used to help stimulate bone growth as well as treat a variety of oral health diseases such as gingivitis. Here's more information about this development. Using Nanodiamonds to Stimulate Bone Growth For a dental implant to successfully integrate into the jaw, there must be sufficient bone material to hold it in place.
23 February 2017
Invisalign or clear aligner dental straightening is often touted as the least invasive and the most comfortable form of orthodontia you can choose. This is one of the reasons why aligners are considered a great alternative to metal braces when adults want to straighten their teeth. While aligners are more comfortable, tooth movements still require pressure on the teeth and the breakdown and rebuilding of bone cells across the jaw. This process occurs fairly quickly and easily for young adults.
2 September 2016
Research shows that smiling can actually reduce stress levels. Indeed, in one study, participants who smiled during a stressful task had a lower heart rate during the recovery period, and the people in the survey also said they felt better as a result of a beaming smile. That aside, some people choose not to smile because they simply don't want to show off their problem teeth, so it's important to understand how a cosmetic dentist can help you undergo a smile transformation that will give you your confidence again.
27 April 2016
If you have recently had a root canal performed you may wonder if there is anything you can do along with your prescribed treatment to relieve the pain and help prevent an abscess, or tooth infection. If so, use one or more of the following natural home remedies using ingredients found in supermarkets and pharmacies. Use a Cotton Ball Saturated with Olive Oil This first simple home remedy involves applying olive oil to your tooth using a cotton ball.
19 April 2016
Osteoporosis is a bone disease characterized by the degeneration of bone mass and density that affects as many as 75 million people in America, Europe, and Japan. Medication is commonly used to treat the disease and prevent further bone loss. Although it would seem like these medications may help dental implants integrate into the jaw bone better, some can actually cause a serious complication called jaw osteonecrosis to develop. Here's more information about this problem and what you can do to avoid it when getting dental implants.
19 April 2016
Some people have no problem with going to the dentist for teeth cleaning, but others do, and this can often be due to the sensitivity they have with their teeth. If your teeth and gums are overly sensitive, you might fear going in for your next cleaning; however, skipping this important service is not good for your oral health. If you want to experience less pain during teeth cleaning, you may want to take a few steps to reduce the sensitivity you experience with your teeth.
19 April 2016
Scheduling regular visits to the dentist for deep cleanings as well as whitening treatments is the most effective method of maintaining a healthy vibrant smile you can be proud of. However, indulgences such as coffee and tea can dull and stain your teeth between dental visits, so it's a good idea to implement your own teeth whitening habits at home. Flossing and using a commercial whitening product can help – you can also make use of foods like strawberries to brighten your smile between professional whitening treatments.
29 March 2016