Poor dental health not only causes local problems such as tooth pain and bleeding gums, but it can also have a negative effect on the health of your whole body. In fact, gum disease, which can arise as a result of poor oral hygiene, has been correlated with several systemic health problems including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, dementia, reproductive health problems, and more.
A person with a full set of wisdom teeth set deep in the skull bones might have just one or two actually erupt once the jaw is fully grown.
Who doesn’t love all the sweet treats, snacks, and festive drinks that accompany the holiday season? While all of these treats taste great and are a big part of the festivities, they can wreak havoc on your teeth, if you’re not careful.
Often, we can save natural teeth with a combination of root canal therapy and a dental crown designed to strengthen and protect the natural tooth’s structure.
A porcelain crown is a tooth-shaped cap made of 100% porcelain. Porcelain crowns are designed to fit over, completely cover, and restore the portion of a natural tooth that is above the gum line.
Whether you’ve been to the dentist what seems like a million times or you have dental anxiety and try to avoid routine dental exams, knowing what to expect can help ease your fears and help you get the most out of your routine dental exams.
If you are afraid of visiting the dentist, have dentophobia, or experience anxiety associated with dental care and visiting the dentist, you are not alone. An estimated 9% to 20% of Americans actually void visiting the dentist due to anxiety or fear.
When it comes to maintaining healthy teeth and gums (and a healthy body, too), practicing good oral hygiene is essential. Healthy oral hygiene habits work together to prevent tooth decay, tooth loss, periodontal disease, and other systemic health issues that can arise as a result of poor oral hygiene.
If you have to ask for no ice in your beverages, wait for your coffee to cool before you can drink it, or get a shooting pain every time you eat a piece of candy, you’re likely suffering from tooth sensitivity.
Without proper dental care and oral hygiene, probably no human would make it to old age with their natural teeth intact. In dentistry, however, one of our primary goals is to extend the life of each of our patient’s natural teeth.