Mini Dental Implants For Young Adults With Tooth Loss

30 December 2015
 Categories: Dentist, Articles

If you're a young adult who suffers from significant jawbone loss and one or more missing teeth, you may wonder if there's anything a dentist can do to improve your situation. A dental provider can offer you mini dental implants to help you eat and look better. Mini implants are ideal for anyone who doesn't have enough bone tissue in their jaws to support traditional dental implants or dentures. Here's your guide to mini dental implants and why they may be good options for you. Read More 

When Whitening Is Not An Option: Camouflaging Stained Teeth With Veneers

23 December 2015
 Categories: Dentist, Articles

In most cases, if your teeth are discolored, your dentist can use a procedure known as dental whitening to lighten them. The procedure is great for removing stains related to cola or coffee consumption or tobacco use, as well as just standard discoloration that happens as you age. However, there are some people who are not candidates for professional dental whitening. This includes those who are allergic to peroxide (the whitening agent used) and those who have certain dental restorations like tooth-colored resin fillings that are visible when they smile. Read More 

Osteonecrosis Of The Jaw: A Guide For Osteoporosis Patients

22 December 2015
 Categories: Dentist, Articles

If you're been diagnosed with osteoporosis and are taking antiresorptive drugs, such as bisphosphonates, to slow bone loss, then there's a possible side effect of which you need to be aware. Known as osteonecrosis of the jaw, this condition in which a portion of the bone dies and begins to decay is most likely to occur after you have a tooth pulled, but it can occur spontaneously, too. Here's what you need to know about this rare, but serious side effect of antiresorptive drugs. Read More 

How To Care For Baby Teeth With Insufficient Enamel

21 October 2015
 Categories: Dentist, Articles

Imagine that you're cheerfully trying to guide your toddler through the process of learning to eat a wide variety of foods, but you notice your child's teeth are staining immediately and even chipping away during normal chewing. Your child's baby teeth may not feature a strong enough layer of enamel. Without a thick and healthy enamel layer, your child's oral health is at risk. Find out how to spot this problem and treat it before further issues set in. Read More 

Endodontist Or General Dentist: Who Should Do Your Root Canal?

15 October 2015
 Categories: Dentist, Articles

It's been decided: You need to have a root canal. In most cases, your general dentist will be the one to break the news. It might come during what was supposed to be a simple filling; sometimes decay goes deep into the tooth and infiltrates the nerve space, necessitating root canal therapy. Or your dentist might know immediately upon looking at an x-ray; a dark circle of bone loss near the tip of your root can be a dead giveaway. Read More