Problems can happen with your braces in between your orthodontic appointments. Things such as a wire coming loose, pain in your mouth, wires poking your cheeks or a lost bracket. If you experience any of these things, you can get to your orthodontist, but if you aren't able to get in right away you should know what you can do in the meantime. Read on for helpful information if you encounter any issues with your braces.
30 July 2018
Crowns and fillings are fantastic at restoring the form and function of a tooth. But what if a cavity forms beneath or around a restoration? This is known as a recurrent cavity; and, if it's left unchecked, it could cause deeper cavities, abscess, or destroy the tooth pulp. Thankfully, there are two ways to catch this issue in the early stages. X-rays If a cavity is on a tooth without a restoration, the dentist can actually see signs—such as discoloration.
30 July 2018
Cavities happen - you may have one or two in your mouth, or maybe you've been apart of the no-cavity club for decades. If you do have a cavity, you have a choice on what type of filling you want. The days of those silver amalgam fillings being your only option are gone. Composite fillings allow you to have your cavity filled without anyone seeing it every time you talk, laugh or eat.
30 June 2018
If you have psoriatic arthritis, you may be very familiar with its symptoms, a combination of psoriasis and arthritis. These symptoms typically include joint pain, red plaques over your knuckles and other joints, deformity or misshapen joints. limited mobility, and diminished range-of-motion. Also, since psoriatic arthritis is a systemic disease, you may also develop extreme fatigue and weakness. Though these are the most common symptoms, those affected by psoriatic arthritis may also develop oral manifestations.
3 June 2018
Tooth loss can be difficult to deal with. Not only can it make eating and speaking difficult, it can also have a negative impact on your self-esteem. Tooth loss is also more common than you may realize. A staggering 120 million people in the US have at least one missing tooth and 36 million have no teeth at all. The good news is that there are ways to replace missing teeth.
3 May 2018
If everything appears to be going well with the dental implant you had put in a while back, then you may be completely out of the woods and now have that fantastic tooth replacement option that will prove to work fine for you for the long haul. However, you do want to learn about some of the different complications that can show up at some point in the future, so you won't find yourself completely shocked and thrown off guard if they do happen to show up.
3 April 2018
You as the parent are the one who can make your child feel the most comfortable and at ease while they are at the dentist. While some of your children may be easy, there are some children that may be scared and have a really hard time. Here are three ways you can make your child feel comfortable at the dentist. Never Leave Their Side You are the one who your child trusts while they are at the dentist and you help them to feel more secure.
27 February 2018
A smile makeover can be the ideal way to revitalize your smile -- and even your whole appearance. Smile makeover services can include teeth whitening, dental bridges, porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns, and dental implants. Although the main goal of smile makeover services is usually an enhanced appearance, many of these services also have practical benefits like strengthening and protecting the teeth. While your dentist is the best person to consult about your suitability for smile makeover services, you can find out whether it might be a good idea by taking the following quiz.
30 January 2018
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