No More Natural Teeth: Deciding Between Implants and Dentures

  • Steps To Take After A Tooth Is Dislodged At Work

    27 July 2016

    Although a workplace accident may be rare, there are instances in which an injury may occur in a work environment. Sometimes, an injury is limited to your teeth. For instance, an inadvertent blow to the mouth from a fall at work could result in a dislodged tooth. Here are some measures you should take to treat a dislodged tooth when the accident occurs at work: Locate your tooth. After an accident, you may be a bit disoriented, but it is necessary to locate your dislodged tooth if you wish to salvage it.

  • 2 Tips To Protect Your Gold Inlays And Onlays From Developing Cracks

    5 July 2016

    A decayed tooth can quickly contaminate nearby teeth if it is not treated. In order to treat your decayed tooth, your dentist will remove the decay and cover up the tooth using a filling, crown or inlays and onlays. Inlays and onlays are considered to be just as efficient as crowns and fillings. They are composed of a number of materials, including gold. Gold inlays and onlays can remain healthy for a long time when treated with care.

  • 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.