Over time, wear and tear on our pearly whites can result in functional and cosmetic issues. This is especially true for seniors, whose teeth have been subject to fifty or more years of use. Following are common dental problems seniors face and treatment suggestions to address them.
Missing Teeth: Though losing teeth is […]
Contrary to popular belief, losing teeth is largely a result of preventable oral disease and not a direct consequence of aging. It is possible for your teeth to last a lifetime with the right attention. The two most important aspects of this care are a good, at-home oral hygiene routine and regular visits […]
In many places, the world of dentistry is becoming more and more competitive. And, as the consumer, that’s great news for you! When more than one dental practice starts vying for the same client base, acquiring and maintaining patients becomes even more important for the contending offices. Sometimes, this healthy competition translates into […]
Since tomorrow is the biggest day of the year for collecting and devouring sweet treats, we thought we’d put together three tips to think about when it comes to buying and consuming candy this All Hallows’ Eve- and as long as that goody supply lasts for the days/weeks that follow:
All candy is […]
In dentistry, “gum disease” or “periodontal disease” are general terms used to describe when gum, or gingiva tissue is in an unhealthy state. There are two main categories that gum disease can be broken into:
Gingivitis is the mildest form of periodontal disease. At this stage, there is little or no discomfort. However, […]
The normal adult mouth boasts 32 permanent teeth. In most cases, all except the wisdom teeth have erupted by age thirteen. The third set of molars, or “wisdom teeth,” usually come in during a person’s late teen or early twenty years.
The purpose of the molars in general is to grind up food. […]
You probably already know that smoking is bad for your health, but, did you realize that smoking can have significant negative effects on your oral health as well? Some of the dental problems that smoking contributes to include:
Increased risk for oral cancer: Approximately 37,000 new cases of oral cancer are diagnosed in […]
The best way to avoid painful and expensive dental issues is to prevent them. While there is no magic product or routine that can guarantee perfect oral health, there are certainly several tried and true measures you can apply to fend off tooth decay. Here are 8 steps our dentists recommend to prevent […]
Enamel is the thin, protective layer that covers the crown, or exposed portion of your tooth. At its deepest points, enamel is only about 2.5 millimeters thick. Though this might seem pretty thin, enamel is the hardest substance in the human body and is critical to the health of your teeth. It serves […]
There are many reasons why you might have a gap in your pearly whites. Having missing teeth is not just a cosmetic issue. The consequences of an absent tooth could include: decreased chewing ability, nutrition implications, difficulty speaking, diminished self-esteem, and additional dental problems.
Here are some of the most common reasons for […]