Baby pacifiers tend to inspire strong feelings among parents on both sides of the debate. Some claim that any pacifier use at all is dangerous for developing teeth, while others argue that pacifiers are a harmless and highly useful tool. The reality is that pacifiers are neither all bad nor all good. Here is a… Read more »
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When many people think about Invisalign, they see how much better clear aligner trays look compared to traditional metal braces. This can be enough of a difference for patients to request the Invisalign treatment by name when it comes time to consider orthodontic treatment. However, there are many other benefits of Invisalign orthodontics over metal… Read more »
Dental implants are becoming one of the most used and successful dental solutions available. A dental implant is a small device that a dental surgeon implants in your jaw bone. It is connected directly to the bone so that it is sturdy and permanent. Then, an abutment (connector device) and a crown are attached on… Read more »
When you schedule an appointment with a new dentist, you want to make sure that the dentist will be a good fit for your family. While you can get some information about a dental practice from its website, there are some questions that you’ll want to discuss with your dentist in person. Here are some… Read more »
Dental emergencies require prompt care from a dentist, as they can easily go from bad to worse in a very short amount of time. Yet it is not unusual for minor problems that can be treated at home to manifest symptoms that may resemble those of a dental emergency. If you are ever in doubt,… Read more »
It is common for teens to ask about Invisalign as an alternative to traditional metal braces when their dentist suggests braces. Teens generally don’t like the look of metal braces and fear that they will get teased by having them. Invisalign can be an excellent solution for many teenagers who need braces. However, not all… Read more »
Roughly 80% of all adults in the United States have some form of periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. Many who have it don’t know it, as early stage symptoms can be extremely subtle. However, it is important to keep an eye out, as treating gum disease is manageable in the early stages and increasingly more difficult as it progresses.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly half of Americans over age 30 have advanced periodontal disease, known as periodontitis. Left untreated, the condition can lead to tooth loss. Fortunately, though, it is possible to overcome even advanced periodontal disease with prompt and thorough dental treatment. Here is what you should know.
“Natural” is the latest trend, from organic skincare to whole foods. Teeth whitening is no exception, as a quick Google search will demonstrate. Natural doesn’t always mean healthy, though. Even if you notice whitening, you could be damaging your teeth. Here is what you should know. Acidic Fruits The theory states that natural citric acid… Read more »
Your dental health can serve as a strong predictor to your current overall health, as well as what future health conditions you might be at risk for. Your dentist will monitor your teeth and gums to see what to further address. Here are some of the ways that your dental health can predict your overall… Read more »