A Few Questions About Orthodontics
29 December 2015
The term orthodontics refers to a specialized field of dentistry that is concerned with facial abnormalities. This most commonly includes the straightening of crooked teeth, and an orthodontist is usually the one to apply braces and other such devices or treatments to teeth in order to make them straight. Note a few of the most commonly asked questions about orthodontics so you can better understand when and why you might need such professional care.
Flossing Around Your New Dental Implant: What You Need to Know
9 December 2015
Dental implants are remarkable. Not so long ago, a missing tooth needed to be replaced with a denture or a prosthesis held in place with a metal bridge. Now an anchor can be implanted directly into your jaw with a prosthetic tooth affixed to it via an abutment. It looks totally natural and only you and your dentist would know the different. Having a dental implant can create some problems when it comes to flossing, although most of these problems can be easily overcome.
All You Need To Know About Dental Bridges
20 November 2015
Missing teeth have a negative effect on the appearance of your smile. Furthermore, missing teeth affect your bite and can cause speech impediments, shifting teeth, tooth decay and periodontal disease. One of the effective ways of replacing missing teeth is through dental bridges. Read on to understand what dental bridges are, how they are installed and how to care for them.
Dental Bridge Basics
A dental bridge consists of two tooth caps for both sides of your gap, with the gap being filled by an artificial tooth.
Preventing complications after a tooth extraction
29 October 2015
Tooth extraction is a very common practice in general dentistry. It's performed to create more space in your mouth if your teeth are at risk of being deformed, to remove dead teeth, or to remove wisdom teeth that aren't growing as they're supposed to, among other things. Although it is a very straightforward and relatively harmless procedure, there is a risk of infection. It's very important that you behave in a manner that allows the wound in your mouth to heal properly after having a tooth extracted.