After a dental procedure, experiencing some swelling is to be expected. However, with a ridge augmentation procedure, you may experience swelling in multiple areas. This occurs because your dentist will be removing bone and tissue from one surgical site and placing it in another. With proper care and maintenance, your swelling should eventually ease up on its own within a few weeks after the surgery. Since this can take a long time, there are a few oral rinses that you incorporate into your dental care routine in order to ease the swelling much quicker.
5 July 2016
If you have lost several of your teeth, you may be considering dental implants to replace them. Many people prefer dental implants because they are difficult to discern from natural teeth. In fact, implants are the most natural-looking options for replacing lost teeth. Each dental implant is surgically positioned inside the jawbone to replace the lost dental root of a missing tooth. After a healing period in which the dental implants fuse with your jawbone, connectors and dental crowns can be added to fully restore the lost teeth.
26 May 2016
If your wisdom teeth are impacted in your jaw and causing you pain, the best solution is usually to have them removed. But what do you do while you're awaiting your appointment with your dental surgeon? How can you keep the pain under control in the meantime? Here are a few natural strategies that may help. Clove Oil Clove oil is known for its natural pain-relieving properties. You can find pure clove oil at most health food stores.
26 May 2016
Oral cancer is a devastating disease that causes more than 9,000 deaths per year in the United States. Only about half of individuals diagnosed with oral cancer will be alive 5 years after diagnosis. Yet, in spite of the prevalence and destructive nature of oral cancer, most people know very little about it. In fact, there are a lot of false myths floating around about oral cancer, which may prove dangerous if they prevent you from detecting the disease or getting the proper treatment.
10 May 2016
Hypodontia is a dental condition that occurs when certain teeth in the mouth fail to develop at all and thus never erupt. When the missing tooth or teeth is one of the central incisors, also called the two front teeth, there are significant bite problems and cosmetic concerns that can occur. There are a few different ways that your general or cosmetic dentistry specialist can treat the hypodontia so that you have more comfortable chewing and a beautiful smile.
22 April 2016
Taking care of your body is important in order to improve your quality of living and add years to your life. Caring for your teeth is just important as the care for the rest of your body. Your teeth play a vital role in the digestion of your food, so without them, everything else can fall apart. Protein is important in order to strengthen your teeth and jaw. Show your teeth you love them just as much as the rest of your body by introducing protein rich foods to your diet.
9 March 2016
It may seem kind of funny or strange to think about oral health and safety at the swimming pool, but swimming pool water can negatively impact the health of your child's teeth and gums. Still, with some simple guidelines, you can feel better about letting your kids splash and play. Here is some information to keep in mind the next time you and your family decide to go swimming: How can chlorinated pool water cause oral health issues?
17 February 2016
If you recently quit smoking and plan to get porcelain veneers in the next couple of weeks, you may want to whiten your teeth before your treatment. Although porcelain veneers will cover the tobacco stains on the crowns of your treated teeth, your untreated teeth will still appear dark and unhealthy. In addition, the tobacco stains may cause problems with your porcelain veneers in the future. Here's what you should know about your tobacco-stained teeth and why it's a good idea to whiten them now.
26 January 2016
If you suffer a dental emergency and knock out one of your teeth, a dental implant may be a good choice for you to replace it. There are many benefits that dental implants have to offer. However, there are also some things that can also make agreeing to one a little disconcerting. You can learn about the pros and cons of implants in this article so you can make an educated decision on whether or not they are something you want to consider.
8 January 2016
If you have chipped, crooked or yellow teeth, you may be considering having cosmetic dentistry done. You should look over your dental insurance plan before making the appointment. There are very few plans that cover cosmetic dentistry, and if they do it is normally not for the full amount. Armed with the information, make an appointment for a regular checkup. While there, discuss what it is you want done, and ask if there is a way the work could be necessary to your oral health and therefore considered general dentistry.
17 December 2015