Over the years, dental implants have become more accepted and popularized because of their strength, durability, and permanency. With the popularization, more treatment plans have been created to ensure everyone gets the proper treatment specific to fix the problem they are dealing with. With the reputation, patients have become more educated about the benefits that come along with the dental implant procedure.Read More
TMJ – A Quick Guide to Understanding Jaw Pain
When it comes to understanding jaw pain it’s important to note that this could be related to an oral health issue. A numerous amount of people suffer from facial and jaw pain. However, because this pain is can come and go it often is noticed when it’s sporadic and is then forgotten when it’s fleeting. This leads to a delay in treatment or an avoidance of seeking treatment all together. Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is one condition that a patient can get diagnosed with if they are experiencing jaw pain. Your dentist is the only one who can provide you with a full and comprehensive exam to determine if you in fact are suffering from TMJ related jaw pain.
We were all taught to take care of our teeth from a young age, but do we really follow and understand the basics of brushing? Brushing and flossing may seem second nature to you, but how well are you really cleaning your teeth? It may seem like a crazy question to ask, but not that many people are actually brushing in a manner that is cleaning their teeth fully or using proper techniques. The first thing when you ask someone, how long should you brush for? – The answer without a doubt will be two minutes. Two minutes is the correct answer, because brushing for longer may damage your teeth and gums, but too short does not clean your teeth.Read More
It is so common to see young children sucking their thumbs. Maybe sometimes it is even easier to have them suck their thumb instead of being upset when there is no binky around. Thumb sucking may seem innocent, but it may be followed by some serious consequences.Read More
Though the use of lasers has matured in various industries around the country, dental lasers, to many people, may still seem like bleeding-edge technology that’s not quite ready for primetime. Well, that’s until they undergo a gum disease procedure that entailed the used of dental lasers. That’s when they find out that dental lasers are too effective at safely fighting gum disease to be labeled bleeding-edge – plus, they cause considerably less bleeding than traditional scalpels.Read More
For some people, it was just too hard to wear colorful braces in their teen years. So, they never committed to the orthodontic care they needed in order to have straight teeth and a truly confident smile.Read More
They’re the closest thing you can get to real teeth. And when properly placed, they look almost indistinguishable from natural teeth. But it can’t be all good, right? There have to be some risks associated with having dental implants placed alongside natural teeth. Turns out, there aren’t many risks. But there are some. Here’s what you should know about dental implants and how they can impact the other teeth in your mouth.Read More