Implant dentistry is the use of titanium rods to secure crowns permanently into your mouth, creating natural-looking teeth where teeth are missing. Although many people can benefit from this technological advance in dentistry, not everyone is a viable candidate for this type of restorative dentistry. Your Age Matters When Discussing Dental Implants Children and teenagers who have not stopped growing are not good candidates for dental implants. The implant is permanent, and putting a titanium implant into a growing jawbone isn't going to be successful over the long haul. [Read More]
Teeth Cleaning: Are You Using The Correct Flossing Tips?
A large number of people neglect to floss although they know they shouldn't do this. In any good dental hygiene routine, flossing is an essential element. It is not possible to clear away all food debris and bacteria build-up by just brushing. You can help ward off tooth decay and loss of teeth with correct flossing. But what technique should you use for flossing? Here are some of the fundamental rules for correct flossing. [Read More]
Warning Signs It's Time To See A Periodontist
A periodontist is a specialized dentist who focuses on preventing, diagnosing, and treating advanced stages of gum disease (such as periodontitis). Many periodontists also specialize in dental implants. Your regular dentist's office may or may not have a periodontist on its staff; if not, and if you're having problems with your gum or jaw bone health, you may need to be referred to a specialist. Here are a few of the most common warning signs that it's time to schedule an appointment with a periodontist. [Read More]
Don't Ruin Your Visions Of Sugarplums With A Toothache This Holiday Season
Think about the holidays and you probably have visions of family gatherings, office parties, and, of course, plenty of holiday goodies. With tables laden with cookies, cakes, and pies to tempt you, it's difficult to keep your teeth healthy as you enjoy the season. Don't ruin your "visions of sugarplums" with a painful toothache on the night before your Christmas celebration. Use these helpful tips to protect your teeth. Tip #1 – Drink Water After Eating [Read More]