Learning About Routine Dental Care

Gum Inflammations And Dental Implants: New Methods For Protecting Your Oral Health

If you develop gum disease after getting dental implants placed, you may wonder if there's anything a dentist can do for you. Dental implants are designed to protect, strengthen and reinforce your oral health for many years. But if you develop a gum inflammation, such as peri-mucositis and peri-implantitis, your implants can fail. Dentists now use advanced laser technology and medications to treat infections that threaten to fail dental implants. Here's what you should know about gum inflammations and dental implants and how the latest trends in implant dentistry protect your oral health. Read More 

Struggling With An Autoimmune Disorder? Are You A Candidate For Dental Implants?

If you've recently been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Hashimoto's disease, or another autoimmune disorder, you may be relieved to finally be able to put a name to the condition that has left you dealing with chronic pain and fatigue for months. However, even with treatment, these disorders can sometimes cause collateral damage in other parts of your body (or make certain procedures more difficult from which to recover). If you've been considering a dental implant to replace a missing tooth, your new diagnosis could throw a wrench into these plans. Read More 

Infected Tooth: Extraction Or Root Canal Therapy

An infection in your tooth can cause serious pain, but even if you don't notice any pain, it is still a condition that must be treated immediately. If left untreated, a tooth abscess may worsen or spread to other parts of your body. Currently, there are only two methods for treating an infected tooth: extraction and root canal therapy. If you aren't sure which is the right choice, check out these three must-know facts. Read More 

Choosing Between A Fixed Bridge And A Resin Bonded Bridge

When damage or age causes you to lose a few teeth, you need something to fill the gap both to restore your smile and to keep the other teeth from shifting position. Bridges are more affordable and come with fewer complications than implants, but not all bridges are the same. Find out the differences between bridges permanently bonded to the surrounding teeth and those attached with resin. Lifespan Of The Prosthetic Read More 

Should You Seek Cosmetic Dentistry While Pregnant?

If you've recently found out you're pregnant for the first time, you may already be overwhelmed with the long list of dos and don'ts handed out by your doctor, family members, and even acquaintances. For those who have wanted cosmetic dentistry for years, having to put off a procedure like veneer application or laser whitening until after you've given birth could seem like an eternity away. Is it safe for you to have cosmetic dental procedures performed during your pregnancy, or should you wait until later? Read More