No More Natural Teeth: Deciding Between Implants and Dentures

  • 3 Discreet Alternatives To Metal Braces

    23 June 2016

    Straightening your teeth does not have to be embarrassing. For many orthodontic patients, metal braces draw unwanted attention to the mouth. After all, the metal contrasts sharply with the natural white color of the teeth. Nevertheless, some teeth-straightening appliances can be quite discreet. Here a few orthodontic options that are less noticeable than conventional metal braces: Plastic Clear Aligners Plastic clear aligners are ridged plastic appliances that help shift the teeth into a straighter alignment.

  • 4 Maintenance Tips For Your Dentures

    23 June 2016

    Dentures are used to replace teeth that are missing due to a variety of reasons, such as tooth decay, gum disease or dental trauma. After a new set of dentures is installed, you may feel freer to smile and laugh without trying to cover your mouth. Still, the appliance requires proper care to ensure that the dentures do not become disfigured or discolored. Here are a few maintenance tips to keep your dentures in like-new condition:

  • Playing Contact Sports And Keeping Your Teeth Free Of Harm

    2 June 2016

    If you play a contact sport, then you should learn about protecting your teeth, dental first aid, and treatment options for broken teeth. This article is full of the information you need to be prepared for many of the common dental problems that can happen when you are involved in contact sports. Clenching your teeth Many people tend to grit their teeth when they are concentrating and this puts a lot of extra pressure on your teeth.

  • Three Dental Tips For Men

    16 May 2016

    Dental habits and care often differ between men and women. Part of the reason is because statistics have shown that only 49% of men brush their twice a day compared to 56% of women. Also, only 74% of men have a dentist compared to 89% of women. The other difference between men and women is that men are more likely to compete in sports that can cause serious injuries to the mouth.

  • 4 Signs Your Dentures Are Too Thick For Your Mouth

    27 April 2016

    The pink palate of the dentures mimics the look of your gum tissue, but it also serves as the foundation for the entire denture plate. Most denture manufacturers err on the thick side when shaping the palate because overly thin pieces are more likely to crack and fracture under normal chewing forces. If you're experiencing any of these four problems a few months after first getting a new set of dentures, visit your dentist and ask about having the palate trimmed down to thin it a little.

  • Home Remedy For Relieving Your Discomfort After Root Canal Surgery

    15 April 2016

    If you have recently had root canal surgery, you may be experiencing some discomfort, such as pain and swelling, and may be wondering if there is anything you can do at home to help relieve your symptoms. If so, use the following home remedy to reduce the pain and inflammation, as well as help prevent infection. Supplies And Ingredients Before you begin, assemble the following supplies and ingredients. You can find the ingredients for the treatment in the natural health section in department stores, supermarkets, and pharmacies.

  • Is A Hairline Fracture Causing Your Dental Pain?

    16 March 2016

    When you are experiencing tooth pain without any obvious signs that something is wrong, the problem could be a hairline fracture in one of your teeth. These small fractures are not easy to notice at first glance, and they may even look normal when you look in a mirror. Be sure to understand the signs of and treatment for this dental complication. The Signs of Hairline Fractures When a tooth has a large fracture in it, the signs are quite obvious since you'll be able to see the crack that runs through the affected tooth.