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Emergency Dental Extractions When Your Tooth Cannot Be Fixed

Posted by on Dec 18, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Emergency Dental Extractions When Your Tooth Cannot Be Fixed

If you’re experiencing severe dental pain, your first instinct is probably to call the dentist in order to secure an appointment as soon as possible. Severe dental pain can be an indicator of other problems that can be very dangerous. If you are undergoing intense dental pain that over the counter remedies cannot fix, you will need to come visit the dentist immediately under emergency care. Sometimes, the dentist may suggest an emergency extraction or removal of the tooth if it appears that it cannot be saved. Signs Your Tooth Needs To Be Pulled After your dentist performs an initial assessment of your dental problem, they will look more closely at the problem tooth or teeth to determine whether or not they can fix the issue. In some cases, they may determine that the tooth cannot be saved and...

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Leave It To Beavers: What They Can Teach Humans About Dental Health

Posted by on Nov 30, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Leave It To Beavers: What They Can Teach Humans About Dental Health

Busy little beavers are not getting tooth decay, even though no special fluoridated water is drunk and they don’t brush their teeth. Humans need to learn their secrets! After many years without brushing teeth, individuals would have a mouth full of problems. You may be surprised to find the real reason beavers have good oral health. Different Enamel The pigmented enamel of a beaver contains iron that makes teeth more resistant to acid and harder than regular (human) enamel, even if the teeth are treated with fluoride. The material surrounding the layers of hydroxylapatite nanowires are the core of enamel. However, research has discovered the area of material surrounding the nanowires contain rich minerals including magnesium and iron. This is what controls the mechanical properties and acid resistance. Discoveries showed how regular human enamel provides minority ions of magnesium, but in...

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Three Reasons To Ask For A Dental Implant Instead Of A Bridge

Posted by on Nov 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Three Reasons To Ask For A Dental Implant Instead Of A Bridge

When you knock out a permanent tooth, you have options for how to replace the tooth. For a long time, the option of choice was to use a dental bridge. However, you can get better, more natural results by using a dental implant.  Limitations of a Dental Bridge One way to replace a tooth is to anchor the replacement tooth to the teeth on either side. A dentist will first have to prep these adjacent teeth by filing down the enamel to make a smooth, flat surface that brackets can then be attached to. With the brackets in place, the dentist has a crown made and then uses wires to attach it to the adjacent teeth. While this method can be effective, it does have its limitations: You have to be careful what foods you eat because hard or...

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Three Keys For Understanding Dental Implants

Posted by on Oct 22, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Three Keys For Understanding Dental Implants

There are some guidelines that you will need to understand if you want your oral health to remain at its peak. Sometimes, it will take more than just the standard brushing, flossing, and dental appointments. For instance, you may have a tooth that is very close to being beyond repair due to infection or other circumstances. That’s where dental implants come into play. Follow this guide to learn more about dental implants and what to expect from them.   Key #1: Understand The Procedure Of Getting A Dental Implant Installed, To Know What Is Involved Before you reach out to an oral health professional to get a dental implant installed, you need to learn a little bit more about what is involved in the procedure. This dental implant installation procedure will typically take place in three solid steps. First,...

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Can Dental Implants Stop Bone Loss?

Posted by on Oct 7, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Can Dental Implants Stop Bone Loss?

Tooth loss is one of the most harrowing consequences of aging. However, a lot of people don’t consider the other indirect consequences of tooth loss, which is bone loss. People can damage their jaws as they lose their teeth. Fortunately, you can prevent some of these problems by getting dental implants. Implants will give you the opportunity to strengthen your jawbones well into your old age. Bone Density and Bone Use You know that it is important for you to do exercise for the sake of strengthening your muscles and bones. This is because you cause your bones to become denser and stronger as they respond to pressures and repair themselves. You need to exercise your jaw muscles and bones as well. Chewing foods up well is one method of exercise. In fact, one study showed that chewing gum could...

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What To Expect When Your Child Needs Braces

Posted by on Sep 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What To Expect When Your Child Needs Braces

If your child is going to be having braces put on, you should educate yourself on what to expect once they leave the dentist’s with their new braces. You want to know what the recovery is going to be like and what they should and should not do when they are wearing braces. This article will give you a lot of information so you know how to help your child and make sure they are doing the right things. Having the braces put on When you take your child in for braces, you should expect to be there a couple of hours. While things may go faster, the process can take this long. The dentist will put the braces on in that one visit. When your child is getting the braces, there will be quite a bit of pressure...

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