Dentures have long been used to replace missing teeth. They're often a popular choice because they can be fitted and made rather quickly and are often more cost-effective than other methods. However, dentures have one big downside: they can be really uncomfortable. Reasons why include: Dentures not fitting properly Not cleaning dentures properly, causing bacteria buildup and sores Bone erosion Dentures have been known to move around in the mouth, making gums sore and causing difficulties eating and speaking. It can be so bad that many denture wearers find themselves… Read More
Cosmetic dentistry procedures continue to climb in popularity. In fact, by 2026, it’s expected that the global cosmetic dentistry market will reach nearly $33 billion, according to Reports and Data. A survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) has revealed that some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments include: Dental bonding Crowns Teeth whitening Dental veneers Dental implants Dental bonding If you’ve ever had a cavity filled with composite resin, you’re already familiar with dental bonding. However, dental bonding can be used for more than just cavity… Read More
As long as you follow basic oral hygiene routines, using Invisalign will not raise your risk of getting cavities. In fact, straightening your teeth can ultimately help to protect you from cavities by making it easier to keep them clean and free of plaque. However, it remains important to continue to care for your teeth and gums while you are wearing your aligners. The real source of tooth decay is inadequate oral care, which leaves the surfaces of your teeth vulnerable to bacteria and tartar. Keep in mind that if… Read More
Many patients who undergo MRI tests have concerns about their dental implants affecting the procedure. Luckily, dental implants do not affect MRIs and vice-versa. What Are Dental Implants? Dental implants are replacement teeth that are made from titanium “roots” and dental crowns. The roots are implanted directly into the jawbone, so the crowns are long-lasting and look and feel like natural teeth. Implants have many benefits over other methods, including jawbone and facial structure support, gum protection, easy maintenance, and improved self-confidence. What is an MRI? Magnetic Resonance Imaging machines,… Read More
Sedation dentistry is commonly used for all types of procedures, including cosmetic and restorative dentistry. In fact, many people request mild sedation even for routine appointments such as cleanings and exams. Even if you feel comfortable in the dentist's chair, you will likely need sedation for tooth extractions, root canals, dental implant placements, and similar procedures. Tooth extractions A dentist's primary goal is to save the natural tooth whenever possible. Unfortunately, sometimes a tooth is too badly damaged by disease or physical trauma. In addition, wisdom teeth are routinely removed… Read More
Almost three-quarters of American adults have misaligned teeth, but most of them couldn’t or didn’t want to fix them because of the potential embarrassment of wearing orthodontia. However, that all changed during the COVID-19 pandemic. As The Wall Street Journal reported, thousands of adults saw the pandemic-- with its social distancing, remote working, and mask-wearing, as the perfect opportunity to revamp their smiles for good. COVID-19 and Orthodontia, An Unlikely Pair According to The Wall Street Journal, Align Technology Inc., which makes Invisalign clear aligners, reported that the number of adults starting Invisalign… Read More
Many adult patients who turn to Invisalign had already worn traditional metal braces when they were teenagers. However, they need to straighten their teeth again because they didn’t wear their retainers as directed. This is why wearing your retainers after straightening your teeth is so important. Teeth do shift over time, but wearing your retainers will keep them in their new positions. The length of time that you’ll have to wear your retainers after Invisalign will depend on your customized treatment plan and other factors that are unique to you.… Read More
To be eligible for dental implants, you need to be missing one or more teeth and have good bone density, healthy gums, and good overall health. If you meet these requirements, you are well on your way to restoring your smile. What Are Dental Implants? Dental implants are permanent teeth replacement solutions that not only look and feel like natural teeth but are also easy to care for and long-lasting. While there are many different kinds of dental implants, most are made from titanium "roots" connected to dental crowns and… Read More
It is safe to use toothpaste to clean your Invisalign aligners, as long as you do so gently and carefully. The primary cause for concern whenever you are cleaning your aligners, is to avoid scratching them. Remember that Invisalign aligners are not designed to be subjected to harsh treatment; after all, they are intended to be replaced after a brief period. With a bit of practice, however, you can clean your aligners safely without damaging them. How to Clean Your Invisalign Aligners Using Toothpaste You can apply toothpaste to a soft-bristled… Read More
People often take their oral health for granted-- until there is a problem. From minor toothaches to knocked-out teeth, there is a wide range of dental problems that may affect you at some point. It’s a good idea to learn what to do, especially since acting quickly may be essential for preserving your teeth. Knocked-out teeth A knocked-out tooth is also referred to as an “avulsed tooth.” This common problem is often the result of a sports injury (particularly hockey), a fall, a motor vehicle accident, or an act of… Read More
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