Tooth decay is a significant problem among people of all ages. Decay occurs when the enamel of the teeth becomes damaged from exposure to bacterial acids. Oral bacteria release acid as they digest carbohydrates from leftover food particles in the mouth. The acids demineralize the tooth enamel, causing holes or cavities to form. As the cavities grow in size, they can penetrate the layers of the tooth that lies beneath the enamel.
10 January 2018
If you desire a straighter smile, then you may think that the only decision you will have to make after you visit an orthodontist's office is whether you would like clear teeth aligners or traditional metal braces. However, you may be shocked at just how many teeth-straightening options your orthodontist presents you, some that involve state-of-the art dental technology. Read on to learn about two teeth-straightening options your orthodontist may offer you to help make wearing braces more comfortable and/or shorten your treatment time.
8 November 2017
Replacing teeth that are missing is one of the best things you can do if this is necessary. One of the most effective ways to reach this goal is by getting dentures. Keep in mind, you must be an ideal candidate for having this process completed. However, there are many benefits of doing so, and knowing what some of these are may be the motivation you need to schedule an appointment with your dentist.
8 November 2017
When a dental emergency arises, it needs to be treated by a dental professional. However, some people may be tempted to try to treat an emergency dental situation at home. Nevertheless, by forgoing or delaying proper treatment, a patient may sacrifice a tooth or require a length restorative treatment. Here is a bit of information to help you know when you need immediate treatment and what to do to protect your teeth until you reach the dentist:
10 October 2017
If you've been putting off having your teeth straightened because you think you're too old, you should know that you're never too old for dental work. Many people who didn't have their teeth straightened during their youth are now turning to orthodontic treatment. One thing to remember is that straightening your teeth isn't just about making your smile better. Straightening your teeth has other benefits, as well. Here are just three of the reasons you should talk to an orthodontist about braces.
12 September 2017
If your teeth are looking yellow and discolored, you may be considering a visit to the dentist for professional tooth whitening. But while tooth whitening procedures are very helpful for many patients, they are not always necessary. Sometimes, all you need to get the whiter smile you desire is a professional cleaning appointment. Patients often get these two types of procedures and their purposes confused, so here's a closer look to clarify any misconceptions and help you decide on the procedure that's best for you.
8 August 2017
Adults may need to look into tooth replacement more often than children, but there are also adolescents who have just as much concern about their physical appearance due to missing teeth. Some people have permanent teeth that become impacted, and thus, never migrate to the proper position. Then there are children who are missing teeth because of genetics. Although parents have to be concerned about which permanent tooth replacement option is chosen for their child due to continued jaw growth, older children are no more comfortable walking abound with missing teeth anymore than their fully adult counterparts.
20 July 2017