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Helping Your Child Break a Thumb Sucking Habit

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Helping Your Child Break a Thumb Sucking Habit

If your child sucks their thumb, then you may be informed by their dentist that the habit should be stopped before the adult teeth start to come into the mouth. If the habit is not curbed, then your child may end up with a permanent overbite. This type of problem can cause some health issues that include a tight and sore jaw. If your child currently sucks their thumb and you want to try to break the habit, then try some of the tips below. Wait It Out Children suck their thumbs as a way of soothing themselves when they feel negative emotions or when they do not have an adult around to help them. Self soothing is a vital skill that helps your child navigate the world and its difficulties. Children will self soothe as toddlers and preschoolers because...

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3 Bone And Gum Procedures That Can Aid Your Overdenture Treatment

Posted by on Nov 10, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Bone And Gum Procedures That Can Aid Your Overdenture Treatment

Partial dentures offer a dental replacement option when you have several teeth missing in an area but have some natural teeth present. The artificial teeth are attached to a plate that has holes to accommodate existing teeth. Full dentures have plates filled with enough artificial teeth to completely fill your mouth. Traditional partial or full dentures sit on your gums with little support. Overdentures are a more secure alternative due to the support of dental implant roots. The dental implant roots go into the jawbone, which heals around the metal screw-shaped root. Your dentist will implant a few of these roots depending on the type of dentures you require. The roots require healthy jawbone to succeed, and the overdentures look better when paired with healthy gums at the base. What are some of the bone and gum procedures that...

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2 Key Characteristics Of Patients Well Suited For Subperiosteal Dental Implants

Posted by on Oct 5, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 2 Key Characteristics Of Patients Well Suited For Subperiosteal Dental Implants

Cosmetic dentistry specialists tout dental implants as one of the most natural feeling and looking artificial teeth on the market. The traditional dental implant involves implanting a metal root within the healthy jawbone, which will then heal around that root to secure it in place. If you don’t have healthy jawbone, you can undergo a lengthy bone graft – or you might qualify for subperiosteal dental implants. What are two key characteristics of patients who are well suited for subperiosteal dental implants? Lessened Jawbone Health but Strong Ridge If you had a completely healthy jawbone, you would qualify for a traditional dental implant and wouldn’t need to consider a subperiosteal implant, so it is assumed that you have at least lessened jawbone health. But you do still need a certain degree of jawbone stability in the ridge in order...

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Three Bad Habits To Break Before You Spring For Porcelain Veneers

Posted by on Oct 5, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Three Bad Habits To Break Before You Spring For Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers can truly transform your smile, but they can be costly. If you’re going to go through the expense and hassle of getting veneers, then you want to be sure you don’t do anything that’s going to compromise or break them. If you have any of these three habits, the time to break them is now – before you have the veneers put in place. Bad Habit: Biting your nails. Chewing on your nails isn’t good for your natural teeth, either, but it is a habit that’s especially likely to lead to chipped veneers. You don’t want to have to replace your veneers only a year or two into their use, so take the time to break your nail biting habit now. Some tips that may help include: Wearing gloves throughout the day so you can’t reach your...

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Helpful Information About Removable Dentures

Posted by on Sep 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Helpful Information About Removable Dentures

Are you undecided as to whether or not wearing removable partial dentures is right for you? If you think the removable dentures will feel and look strange in your mouth, you might actually be surprised at how satisfying they can be. You can get removable dentures without having to go through a lot of pain in the process. Below, you will find information that will make your decision about removable dentures a lot easier. 1. The Examination of Your Mouth When you visit a dentist, he or she will look inside of your mouth to determine the condition of your oral health. Any conditions that are of a concern will be treated before the denture process begins. For instance, if you have gingivitis, you will have to take antibiotics to get rid of the infection before anything else is...

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