What Options Are Available When Getting Dentures?

Just like the rest of the body ages and becomes weaker, it is not uncommon for the teeth to do the same. Many older people opt to have their natural teeth extracted and have them replaced with dentures. This puts an end to dental problems while still allowing the person the ability to bite, chew, and smile with confidence.  The type of dentures that are best for a patient often depends on the severity of the condition of the natural teeth. [Read More]

Avoiding Issues With Your Dental Implants And Surrounding Tissues

Dental implants are commonly used as the replacement of missing teeth. The implants are metal devices that are inserted into the jawbone, taking the place of natural tooth roots. The metal used for the fabrication of the devices is titanium, which is biocompatible. Thus, an implant is not typically rejected by the body. In fact, the placement of a dental implant is almost always successful.  Still, a dental implant and the tissue surrounding it must be properly cared for in order to avoid issues with the device. [Read More]

Common Fears That Shouldn't Keep You Away From Getting Dental Implants

Some people need dental implants, and want to get the implants, but are held back by some fears. Below are some of these fears and why they shouldn't delay your implant treatment. Eating Difficulties Some people fear that they won't be able to eat normally once they get dental implants. The reality is that your diet will only be limited during the healing period. You need to avoid extremely hard foods or sticky foods during this initial period since they might destabilize the implants and prolong the healing process. [Read More]

How Oral Biofilm Affects Your Teeth And How To Reduce The Buildup Of Bacteria In Your Mouth

A biofilm starts to form in your mouth right after you get finished brushing. Brushing keeps the film at a minimum, but the biofilm keeps growing back, so it's a constant battle. Biofilm is a mass of bacteria that spreads and forms a slimy coating on your teeth, gums, and tongue. Here's how this film affects your teeth and how you can control it with the help of your dentist. [Read More]