Some people are acutely aware of having a weak gag reflex, which means that brushing their teeth and eating certain foods can occasionally cause them to gag. This is an unpleasant situation that can discourage you from visiting the dentist — especially if you've found yourself gagging during a past oral exam. Unfortunately, deciding to discontinue your dental visits because of your concerns over your weak gag reflex can lead to serious consequences for your dental health and your overall health.
29 May 2019
Dental implant technology is used by dentists to replace one or many missing teeth or to secure dentures in your mouth. When you are looking to improve your smile, your dentist may use dental implants to give you the smile you want. You can have a mouth full of teeth that look natural and are treated just like your existing teeth. As long as you are a good candidate for dental implants, this is an excellent way to restore your teeth.
30 April 2019
If you have missing teeth and are getting them replaced, you have many options available. One of these options is getting dental implants installed in your mouth. Dental implants are surgically attached to the jawbone to support the denture. The implant fuses with your bone over time. There are many reasons why dental implants will work best for you, four of which are listed below. Easy to Care For Because the implants are surgically attached to your jawbone, they are like your other teeth.
29 March 2019
The mental health issue of obsessive compulsive disorder is something that many people experience to varying degrees. While you might joke that you have OCD when it comes to keeping your desk organized, the reality is that some people who struggle with OCD experience this condition largely taking over their lives. When speaking to a family doctor or mental health professional is important, you'll also want to consider what your OCD might be doing to your dental health.
3 March 2019
The next time you visit the dentist for a cleaning and exam, you should not be surprised if your dentist screens you for sleep apnea. Many dentists now offer sleep apnea screenings and treatment for sleep apnea, and this is because so many people have this condition but do not even know. If you have sleep apnea, you will likely have some of the risk factors and signs. Here are some of those signs.
4 February 2019
Root canals are important dental procedures because they save teeth. If you have an infected tooth, your dentist may give two options: an extraction or a root canal. Choosing a root canal is usually the best choice since you'll be able to save your tooth. Here's why saving your tooth is important and how a root canal can help do that. Why Saving A Bad Tooth Is Worth It A missing tooth can affect your appearance, but even if the tooth is in the back of your mouth and out of sight, you should still consider saving it rather than pulling it.
4 January 2019
There are a few medications that can make wearing braces a challenge. For example, anti-seizure medication can cause your gums to grow out of control, which can cause the gum tissue to grow over your teeth and in-between the spaces of your teeth. In addition, certain medications can cause problems with abnormal oral bleeding. Here are some medications that may cause bleeding under your brackets, and what you can do about it.
5 December 2018