Who Is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants? 

Dental implants have revolutionized tooth replacement. They’re different from dentures. You don’t have to take them out to clean or worry about breaking them. Implants look and feel like your natural teeth. Let’s look into who is a good candidate for dental implants. Are there special requirements to be a candidate for implants? A few, … Continued

How Do Dental Implants Feel?

The question most dentists get when discussing dental implants is, “Do they really feel like your natural teeth?” Implants are made with small titanium posts, a connector, and a crown. It seems impossible for those to fit and feel natural in your mouth. Let’s find out. What Are Dental Implants? If you have damaged or … Continued

How Is Gingivitis Treated?

Do your gums bleed when you brush or floss? If so, you might have a common form of periodontal disease known as gingivitis. It’s caused by plaque and tartar that have accumulated on your teeth, causing inflamed or bleeding gums.  Gingivitis Can Lead To Periodontitis Usually, the symptoms of gingivitis can be reversed with prompt … Continued

5 Benefits of TMJ Treatment

The National Institute of Health (NIH) estimates as many as 12% of Americans could be struggling with TMJ syndrome. What is TMJ syndrome? TMJ syndrome is the common name for temporomandibular joint dysfunction, also referred to as TMD. Your temporomandibular joints (TMJs) are the complex joints connecting the lower jaw, called the mandible, to the … Continued

5 Benefits of Dental Implants

When you need to have a tooth pulled and don’t want to wear dentures, dental implants are the perfect solution. In fact, they look and feel so natural, that you’ll forget they’re artificial.  What Are Dental Implants? Dental implants replace tooth roots with metal, screwlike posts, and missing teeth with artificial teeth that look and … Continued

What Is an Underbite? How Is it Treated?

Generally, we love the gifts our families give. Christmas, our birthday, and other special occasions are great celebrations. However, some of the “gifts” our families bestow aren’t so special. You know, like those pesky inherited traits.  If you have an underbite, you’ve most likely inherited it from a relative. An underbite is when the lower … Continued

What Is An Overbite? How is it treated?

Recently, researchers have begun to look closely at how a person’s genes affect their facial features. For instance, they found that our noses are the part of the face most influenced by our genes. Another area influenced by our genes is our jawline and the position of our teeth.  An overbite, also known as buck … Continued

What Age Can My Child Begin Orthodontic Treatment?

Reasons for beginning orthodontic treatment Sometimes tooth and jaw problems are caused by losing baby teeth too soon, accidents, or habits like thumb sucking. It’s also possible to inherit these problems. If someone in a person’s family needed braces, it’s likely their kids will too. When teeth are misaligned, it can cause a wide range … Continued

What Are The Alternatives To Dentures? 

Like everything in dentistry today, dentures have drastically improved. Today, dentures are comfortable, attractive, and in some cases, permanent. What Are Dentures? Some form of false teeth has been in existence for centuries. Still, thanks to advances in dental hygiene and dentistry, far more people can keep their original teeth much longer. If you require … Continued

Should I Use a Soft, Medium, or Hard Bristle Toothbrush?

Purchasing a new toothbrush can be a bit mind-boggling. With a whole aisle stocked with colors, styles, and lengths, how do you choose? Before picking randomly, make sure to select the bristle hardness to best meet your dental needs.  The toothbrush debut Some form of a brush for teeth has been around for millennia. According … Continued