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Are dental x-rays safe during pregnancy?

September 6, 2019

Are dental x-rays safe during pregnancy?

Pregnancy can be an exciting time for expecting mothers. During this time, a mother’s body is undergoing physical and biological changes. This does not mean that a mother should avoid dental care. It is vitally important to seek prenatal care and maintain good oral hygiene. The biological changes do not only affect a women’s body, but hormones can affect the gums and teeth. The increased hormones can cause gums to bleed, increase tooth sensitivity, and irritation. For these reasons, it is recommended that a mother should continue to seek dental care during pregnancy. A question often…


Seven reasons why you should consider a dental crown

September 4, 2019

Seven reasons why you should consider a dental crown

Dental crowns are fabricated to protect and provide structure for a tooth. A dental crown is a uniquely customized tooth-shaped to restore the look, shape, color, and size of a damaged or missing tooth. Here are seven reasons why you should consider crowns for any of your dental restorative procedures.

Reason number 1.

Dental crowns can be fabricated from a variety of material. The materials can be from composite resin, porcelain, or porcelain fused to metal. The type of material used can determine the cost of a crown. This gives patients a choice to…


Three common myths why people refuse to visit the dentist

September 2, 2019

Three common myths why people refuse to visit the dentist

We’ve heard and read dental horror stories about everything that can go wrong when visiting the dentist. The truth behind many of these unfounded fears mostly is based on peoples fear and not on scientific fact. Understanding and shaking off these unfounded myths can make your dental visit more comfortable.

Dental myth number 1: There is nothing wrong with my teeth; in fact, they feel fine.

Many people often put going to the dentist in the back burner because their teeth don’t have obvious problems or discomfort. In fact, many of the early signs…


Have you heard of Ozone therapy?

August 23, 2019

 

Have you heard of Ozone therapy?

Cavities are a common dental problem that dentist treats regularly. The latest development of dental procedures to treat cavities and periodontal disease is the use of Ozone. No, we are not talking about the Earth’s Ozone, but we are talking about the molecules called Ozone also found in the Earth’s Ozone. Ozone is a gas made up of three oxygen atoms. It offers a safe way to treat cavities, gum disease, reverse decay, minimally invasive treatment, and best of all, pain-free treatment.

How exactly does Ozone work as a therapy?

Ozone gas is a highly oxidative form of oxygen and is a…


Help your family snack smarter by following these simple tips

August 22, 2019

Help your family snack smarter by following these simple tips.

Brushing and flossing are essential routines to keep teeth healthy. Did you know that picking the right snacks can also help keep your family’s teeth healthy? When the family is on the go, eating the right snacks can provide a boost of energy and nutrient to nourish the body and keep teeth healthy. A good number of snacks found in your grocery stores can be pack with high salt or sugar. These snacks are tasty, but they are not as good for your health and teeth. Children who…


What is dental cement and why dentist use it?

August 20, 2019

 

What is dental cement and why dentist use it?

In the diverse practice of dentistry, dental cement is commonly used just as much like a dental drill. Dental cement is the glue that bonds a wide range of dental and orthodontic applications to the tooth surface. Because of this wide range of use, dental cement comes in a variety of forms that are used for temporary or permanent restorations.

Dental cement is chemical compounds that bond two surfaces. For dental applications, dental cement should exhibit these ideal characteristics for a patient’s dental application to have longevity and remain comfortable:

  1. Can resist…

Your Oral Health Impacts Your Overall Health

August 19, 2019

 

Your Oral Health Impacts Your Overall Health

We are often told to brush and floss twice a day or after every meal. The connection between oral health and your overall health is not apparent to most people. Taking care of your mouth have a much broader impact than just a shiny smile. When your teeth don’t hurt, you eat better, you have more self-esteem, and you feel good overall. Taking care of your smile improves the health of your overall health. If you start neglecting the care of your teeth, it can lead to serious health issues.

Our mouth is an incubator for…


What You Should Know About Tooth Fractures

August 16, 2019

What You Should Know About Tooth Fractures

Tooth fractures can happen to people of all ages. However, fractures are more common for patients over the age of 25. When a fracture is present on a tooth, the tooth can become sensitive to temperature changes. The pressure exerted on a tooth when chewing can be painful when a tooth has fractured. The pain may not be consistent and can come and go. The nonpersistent pain makes it challenging for a dentist to locate a fracture. It becomes even more complicated if the fracture is small.

Four General Categories of Tooth Fractures

  1. Craze lines are fine cracks that…

Why Drilling is Necessary

August 15, 2019

Why Drilling is Necessary

Many of us fear to visit the dentist because of the pain and sound of a dentist’s drill. A dental drill is one of many tools that dentists use to do their job. When you visit a dentist for a dental filling, the treatment plan will include numbing the gums first to minimize pain. Then a drill is used to remove the cavity before filling the tooth.

To understand why drilling is necessary, we have to understand how cavities are typically formed. Cavities are caused by tooth decay and neglecting good dental hygiene. Tooth decay does not happen overnight but over…


Cosmetic Approach to Closing Teeth Gaps

August 13, 2019

Cosmetic Approach to Closing Teeth Gaps

Feeling good about your smile can have a significant impact on your confidence and professional relationships. The extra space between the surrounding tooth creates a gap. Often a gap tooth is formed when a person’s teeth are too small or when gum line tissue overgrows between teeth. This condition affects both adult and children. In children, the gap may disappear once their permanent teeth grow. However, in adults, gaps between teeth may need to be corrected. Two approaches can be used to close gaps between teeth, utilizing orthodontic or cosmetic procedures. The recommended treatment for gap teeth may depend on the location…