No More Natural Teeth: Deciding Between Implants and Dentures

  • When Is A Tooth Extraction Unavoidable?

    12 October 2020

    Tooth extraction is always the last resort for serious dental complications. One lost tooth can cause all kinds of problems further down the line, from crooked teeth to bone loss. And tooth replacement with a dental implant can be costly. Unfortunately, while dentists do all they can to save teeth, tooth extraction is sometimes unavoidable. In the following scenarios, the most advisable course of action is tooth extraction. When an infection spreads out of control

  • How To Care For Your Child's Teeth

    30 December 2019

    As a parent, you're responsible for your child's well-being. That extends to the well-being of their teeth. When children are young, they're unable to brush or floss their teeth on their own, so they rely on you for assistance. You've spent your whole life taking care of your own teeth, but young children have particular needs that you may be unaware of. Here are four tips you can use when caring for your young child's teeth.

  • Understanding Invisalign Plan Deviations

    26 November 2019

    Straighter teeth can be procured through different types of dental treatments. For many adults, Invisalign aligners are typically one of the popular options. You will be provided with an individualized plan that tracks how your teeth should move over the course of the treatment period. However, you should understand that the plan is only a guide. There are some things that can lead your treatment to deviate from the plan.

  • Which Dental Specialist Do You Need To See?

    30 October 2019

    Although most people already visit a general dentist, the American Dental Association recognizes ten specialties. Dentists that have trained in these specialties have spent extra time in school compared to general dentists. Some specialties, like dental public health, focus on the community rather than a single patient; but, there are many specialists that can treat individual problems. If you don't have a general dentist yet, but you have a specific problem that needs to be addressed, you may want to seek out a specialist in your area.

  • Here's Why You Still Need Regular Dental Cleanings

    4 October 2019

    Taking care of your teeth at home requires diligence, and if you've been thorough, you might feel like you don't need to visit a dentist much, if at all. Unfortunately, you're mistaken. It's important to keep seeing a dentist for cleanings, no matter how well you care for your teeth. Here's why you can't expect to get the same level of cleanliness at home as you can at the dentist's office.

  • Are Your Bones Weakening From Tooth Loss?

    2 September 2019

    Having missing teeth can make you feel self-conscious and anxious, but it can also do a number on your bones. If you're worried about the strength and health of your bones, then you should know that having missing teeth could cause some of your bones to weaken. Here's what you need to know about this process and how you can subvert it. How Bones Work Your bones aren't static. That is to say, they're alive, and constantly replacing old bone cells with new, healthy ones.

  • The Best Tools And Supplies For Brushing Your Toddler's Teeth

    5 August 2019

    If you currently have a toddler and are not sure how to care for this child's teeth, you may not be providing the child with the proper tools and supplies. Caring for a toddler's teeth in the proper ways is important, though, as this will help prevent cavities and teach your child good oral care habits that he or she may put into practice later on in life. Here are three important tools and supplies that you should be using for your toddler's teeth to keep them clean and healthy.