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2017 Oct

America Asks About Oral Health

2017-11-17T12:57:02+00:00

America Asks About Oral Health Improve Your Smile: Cosmetic Dentistry 101 Today, cosmetic dentistry is more popular than ever, from whitening and shaping to closing spaces and replacing teeth. And dentists have a wide array of tools and techniques at their disposal for improving the look of your smile. Before deciding to undergo any cosmetic [...]

America Asks About Oral Health 2017-11-17T12:57:02+00:00
2017 Oct

Concerns: The Link between Medications and Cavities

2017-11-17T12:57:24+00:00

Concerns: The Link between Medications and Cavities You may wonder why you’re suddenly getting cavities when you haven’t had them in years. As we get older, we enter a second round of cavity prone years. One common cause of cavities in older adults is dry mouth. Dry mouth is not a normal part of aging. [...]

Concerns: The Link between Medications and Cavities 2017-11-17T12:57:24+00:00
2017 Oct

Repairing a Chipped or Broken Tooth

2017-11-17T13:06:30+00:00

Repairing a Chipped or Broken Tooth You're crunching ice or a piece of hard candy when you notice something hard in your mouth that doesn't melt or dissolve. You get a sick feeling as you realize what it is -- a piece of broken tooth. Although the enamel that covers your teeth is the hardest, [...]

Repairing a Chipped or Broken Tooth 2017-11-17T13:06:30+00:00
2017 Oct

Tooth Replacement Options: Dental Implants, Bridges, and Dentures

2017-11-17T13:06:47+00:00

Tooth Replacement Options: Dental Implants, Bridges, and Dentures There are several options available to you if you've lost one or more teeth. Millions of adults have lost one or more of their teeth due to oral diseases (such as cavities or gum disease) or injury. Missing teeth can make chewing difficult, cause problems speaking, and [...]

Tooth Replacement Options: Dental Implants, Bridges, and Dentures 2017-11-17T13:06:47+00:00
2017 Oct

Removable Partial Dentures

2017-11-17T13:16:51+00:00

Removable Partial Dentures Removable partial dentures usually consist of replacement teeth attached to pink or gum-colored plastic bases. Depending on your needs, your dentist will design a partial denture for you. A partial denture may have a metal framework and clasps that connect to your teeth, or they can have other connectors that are more [...]

Removable Partial Dentures 2017-11-17T13:16:51+00:00
2017 Oct

Smoking Makes Root Canals Likelier

2017-11-17T13:18:02+00:00

Smoking Makes Root Canals Likelier People Who Smoke at Least 12 Years Most Vulnerable Research shows that smokers are more likely than nonsmokers to get root canals. Root canals are done when a tooth's dental pulp -- which includes nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue -- becomes infected and inflamed. The infected tissue is removed, [...]

Smoking Makes Root Canals Likelier 2017-11-17T13:18:02+00:00
2017 Aug

Dental Crowns

2017-11-17T13:18:10+00:00

Dental Crowns A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over a tooth -- to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance. The crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line. Why Is a Dental Crown Needed? A dental crown may [...]

Dental Crowns 2017-11-17T13:18:10+00:00
2017 Aug

The Scariest Dental Procedures, Explained

2017-11-17T13:18:59+00:00

The Scariest Dental Procedures, Explained 1 / 8 Does the thought of visiting your dentist’s office give you the heebie-jeebies? You’re not alone. "About 50 percent of Americans admit some fear of dental procedures and about 10 percent have so much fear and anxiety that they actually avoid dental care," says Sheela Raja, PhD, director of clinical [...]

The Scariest Dental Procedures, Explained 2017-11-17T13:18:59+00:00
2017 Aug

An Overview of Root Canals

2017-11-17T13:19:07+00:00

An Overview of Root Canals Root canal therapy is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected. Root canal therapy is performed when the pulp which is composed of nerves and blood vessels in the tooth becomes infected or damaged. During root canal therapy, the pulp is removed, and the inside [...]

An Overview of Root Canals 2017-11-17T13:19:07+00:00
2017 Aug

Cancer and Dental Health

2017-11-17T13:19:15+00:00

Cancer and Dental Health More than one-third of all cancer patients develop complications that affect the mouth, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. These mild to severe side effects can include mouth sores, infection, dry mouth, sensitive gums and jaw pain. Your mouth health is an important part of your overall health, so make your [...]

Cancer and Dental Health 2017-11-17T13:19:15+00:00