Dental Implants Preserve Existing Teeth

 

Dental Implants Preserve Existing Teeth

Dental implants not only allow a person to regain the ability to speak, laugh, and eat certain foods in confidence, but dental implants also help to preserve existing teeth. When compared to dentures and bridges, dental implants stand apart because of their supplementary benefit to remaining teeth. By preventing bone loss and the disruption of […]

Why Do We Have Wisdom Teeth?

For most people, getting their wisdom teeth extracted around early adulthood is a necessary procedure to prevent oral complications such as impacted teeth from occurring. For instance, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons estimates that 85% of wisdom teeth will need to be removed. If most people need to get their wisdom teeth […]

Three Drinks That Can Harm Your Teeth

The foods and drinks that we consume play a major role in our oral health. Many foods and drinks that are bad for your teeth are also bad for your health in general. Cutting these out of your diet can result in a great improvement of your oral and overall health. In this post we […]

A Dry Mouth Can Impact Your Oral Hygiene

If you are consistently suffering from a dry mouth, this can have worse consequences than just giving you that uncomfortable feeling in your mouth. Because saliva is vital for oral hygiene, a dry mouth can negatively impact your oral health. This can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. So what’s causing this and how […]

Will My Dental Implants Look Natural?

This is a very common question among dental implant patients. Changes to the mouth or teeth can noticeably affect a person’s appearance, their social interactions, and overall confidence. However, before undergoing the dental implant surgery process, you want to make sure that you will feel like yourself with your new teeth. Yes, with your new […]

Do Not Take Facial Injury Lightly

Facial trauma includes any injury to the mouth, face or jaw. Such injuries can be very serious; therefore, it is crucial that any injury to this area be properly addressed. An experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon can appropriately treat and surgically repair the many types of facial trauma. Facial trauma includes: Facial lacerations Oral lacerations […]

What Is the Best Age to Get Wisdom Teeth Removed?

There is no specific age that wisdom teeth must be extracted by, however it is recommended that wisdom teeth be removed in early adulthood. Wisdom teeth, or the third molars, can be successfully removed later in life, but early removal is recommended to limit risks involved with the surgery and healing time. The Best Age […]

Alcohol and Oral Health

A few weeks ago, we discussed oral health complications resulting from tobacco use. What you may not know is that alcohol can also have a detrimental effect on your oral health. An occasional glass of wine, though it might stain your teeth, is not going to pose a major threat to your oral health. However, […]

Treating Gum Disease in the Early Stages

Many people suffer from gum disease without realizing the impact this can have on their lives. Gum disease is not only one of the main causes of tooth loss, it also impacts your overall health. Gum disease has been linked with conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and stroke in numerous studies. Therefore it is […]

History of Dentistry and Oral Surgery

After reading this you will be glad you live in the year 2013, a time in which modern dentistry and oral surgery exist. Surprisingly, basic oral hygiene, like brushing and flossing, was not common in America till after World War II when returning soldiers introduced oral hygiene techniques to the mainstream. To give you an […]