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Tips on Choosing the Best Toothbrush for You

What is the Best Toothbrush for You? Everyone needs a good toothbrush, but with so many varieties and styles to choose from, finding the best toothbrush for you may seem like a challenge. While brushing your teeth is only one element of proper daily oral hygiene, finding the right implement for you will help ensure you’re doing the most to keep your teeth clean every day. Standard Toothbrushes The standard toothbrush is nothing more than a handle with bristles. Bristle shapes vary by brand and style. Some types offer deep gumline cleaning while others include hard rubber tongue brushes built … Continue reading

Can You Get Dental Implants in One Day?

It sounds wonderful but dental implants in one day are not possible. If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. Which is exactly the case with many of these ads promising One Day Dental Implants. They are twisting facts to make it seem like something that it isn’t. Reality? It will take one day to have your implants placed, however, there are multiple appointments that lead up to that “installation day” and other appointments that follow after the installation of the implants, with time in between for healing. A temporary crown can be placed until the bone adheres to … Continue reading

Periodontal Disease and Systemic Health

You hear about it in the news more and more these days: people dying from a bacterial infection of the heart. In some cases, the doctors believe this infection may have stemmed from untreated periodontal disease (inflammation of the gums and supporting structures of the teeth). The same bacteria found in the infected heart was found in the inflamed gum tissue. Doctors believe these early deaths are totally avoidable. Many Are at Risk Untreated gum disease is alarmingly prevalent in America. Many people have no awareness about how serious, even deadly, periodontitis can be. Fifty percent of Americans over the … Continue reading

Why You May Need a Dental Crown

Why You May Need a Dental Crown A dental crown is a cap that a dentist places on top of your tooth and above the gum line in order to protect the tooth. The crown is usually made of a combination of materials including metal alloys, porcelain, ceramics, composite resins and it is colored to look just like your natural teeth. These crowns aid in restoring the shape, form, strength, and stability of the tooth in question. While there is a misconception that dental crowns are not necessary, they can provide a variety of benefits, from restoring the look of … Continue reading

4 Myths About Root Canals

Myths About Root Canals A root canal is a dental procedure that allows your dentist to treat the infected pulp of a tooth without resorting to removing the tooth entirely. Root canals are safe and reduce the need for more extensive procedures but they have acquired several myths surrounding them. These myths can be dangerous since they often prevent people from getting the help they need and treating the infection. Learn more about these myths and why they don’t hold up. Myth # 1 – Root Canals Lead to Broken Teeth Some people believe that root canals are ineffective because … Continue reading

Why is Periodontal Maintenance Recommended Every 3 Months?

Why Does My Dentist Want to See Me Every 3 Months? If you suffer from periodontal disease (gum disease), you may need special treatments to help bring your teeth and gums back to a healthier state. After the treatment is complete, your dentist may strongly recommend that you schedule periodontal maintenance appointments every three months. Why that specific number? Learn more about periodontal disease, how it’s treated, and why three months is necessary between maintenance appointments. What is Periodontal Disease? Periodontitis (periodontal disease) is commonly known as gum disease, is an infection that primarily targets the soft tissue and bone … Continue reading

Wisdom Teeth Removal for Adults

Wisdom teeth removal for adults poses different issues than as a teen. Wisdom Teeth Surgeries Are Different for Older Adults Most Americans get their wisdom teeth removed between the ages of 17 and 25, right when the teeth start to grow in. Some people, though, wait until they are older to consider wisdom teeth removal. Fear, financial difficulties, and poor insurance coverage can all cause a young adult to keep their wisdom teeth. Issues later in life may require you to have wisdom-teeth removal surgery as an older adult. There are significant differences between teen and adult wisdom teeth removal … Continue reading

3 Reasons Why You Have Receding Gums

Keep your gums and teeth healthy Anyone who has experienced receding gums knows it can be a painful condition. Gum recession happens when the gum tissue that surrounds a tooth pulls back or wears away. The tooth or even the root can become exposed. This creates pockets or gaps between the tooth and the gum where bacteria can grow and cause decay, infection, and even tooth loss. Why does this condition occur? Dr. Jeff Martin points to three main reasons: periodontal disease, over-brushing, and overnight teeth grinding. Periodontal Disease and Receding Gums Periodontal disease is the primary cause of gum … Continue reading

The Secret to Reversing Tooth Decay

Reversing Tooth Decay Fillings, root canals, crowns – these words are all too familiar for many people. Most have at least one of them in their mouth. Tooth decay is the major reason for regular dental care, and many just accept at some time in their life, they’ll need a filling or two. What most don’t realize is there are easy ways to reverse tooth decay in its early stages, preventing the need for dental treatment. In an interview with Dr. Will Taylor, he gives helpful information on reversing tooth decay to enjoy stronger, healthier teeth. What Is Tooth Decay? Everyone … Continue reading

3 Good Reasons to Replace Silver Fillings

Silver. It tends to bring images of age to our minds. Silver hair, silver anniversaries, silver alerts. But we may not realize silver fillings can also be an indicator of our age. Since for over a decade, most dentists have only been using white composite for fillings, silver is often only found in the mouths of us baby boomers. So are there legitimate reasons to have silver fillings replaced? The myth has been debunked that they are unhealthy because of a minute amount of mercury. However, there are definitely some good reasons to replace silver fillings with a white composite material. If … Continue reading