Your child's first tooth fell out right on time, and your whole family got excited about putting it under the pillow for the tooth fairy. Yet, now your teen has been waiting on their last tooth to fall out long enough for them to accumulate enough interest on their tooth fairy money to buy a car. All jokes aside, dealing with an over-retained baby tooth is no laughing matter. As you wait for it to hopefully fall out, here is what you should know about what a lingering baby tooth may mean for your child's future smile.
13 January 2017
When you sip on a cold beverage, do you experience shooting feelings of pain and sensitivity in your teeth? Cold sensitivity is a pretty common problem, but it's one that has many causes. To get to the bottom of the issue – and hopefully experience some relief – follow these steps. Consider whether you recently had dental work done. If you recently had a cavity filled or a crown put on your tooth, what you're experiencing is probably a normal, temporary side effect of the procedure.
10 January 2017
If you had a tooth knocked out of your mouth, you are most likely distraught, in shock, and scared of how you are going to proceed in getting your smile repaired. If you are able to find the tooth and care for it properly, there is a chance an emergency dentist can reinsert it back into the socket. Here are some tips you can use to maximize the likelihood that a dentist will be able to save your tooth after it is knocked out if its socket.
30 December 2016
A dental emergency is never a pleasant experience to go through. It can be especially troubling for a child. In some cases, dental emergencies will require that your child be sedated. This may not be the case for adults, but with scared children, many emergency procedures are best done with general anesthetic. Removing broken teeth or anything else that requires that the child remain still and calm is often done with sedation.
16 December 2016
When it comes to replacing missing teeth or teeth that you need to have extracted because of decay, you don't want to wait. However, you may be a bit uncertain as to what your best options are. After all, there are many options to consider, such as implants, dentures, and bridges. Here are four reasons why dental implants are the best choice: Keep Surrounding Teeth Strong: The problem with bridges or dentures is that the natural teeth you still have will need to be shaved in order for replacement teeth to fit securely in place.
30 November 2016
When it comes to your child's oral health, it's important to start them out on the right track. Showing them how to properly brush and floss their teeth and impressing upon them the importance of regular dental visits are keys to helping your child build the right habits that can last a lifetime. If you're looking for a pediatric dentist, you may understand that your child has different needs than you do, so it's important to know how to select a dental professional who will fulfill these needs.
24 October 2016
If you want to make sure that you are as prepared as possible for your upcoming root canal, you will want to review the following points. Tenderness For A Few Days Your jaw is left in the extended position for a long time during the root canal procedure. Just from that alone, you may experience discomfort and tenderness for a few days after the procedure. You may also experience a lot of pain from the procedure itself.
24 October 2016
Braces help to realign your teeth for a beautiful smile, but there are steps you'll need to take to keep your teeth looking great after the braces come off. Here are some helpful tips to maintain your smile. Easing Back Into A Normal Routine Right after your braces are removed, your gums may be tender. It might be difficult to eat some of your favorite foods, so consider stocking up on soft foods to eat in the days and weeks after the braces come off.
4 October 2016
A fixed bridge is usually installed if you have a number of missing or damaged teeth that need to be replaced. The dental restoration contains several false teeth that can be used to fix your smile. A fixed bridge is cemented into place and cannot be removed without the help of a dentist. During the fixed bridge installation process, nearby teeth will be shaved down in order to make room for the restoration.
16 September 2016
Xerostomia is a condition where the saliva glands don't produce enough moisture, resulting in chronic dry mouth. The condition is often caused by medication, but can also be the result of an underlying disease (e.g. diabetes, cancer) or trauma to the salivary ducts. Depending on the cause of the condition, treatment may involve the use of medication or surgery. If you would rather avoid these options, here are two natural ways to handle xerostomia.
29 August 2016