The evolution of dental technology over recent years has been notable and life changing. Whereas previous decades have suffered the need of dentures and noticeable gaps in teeth, new technology has revolutionized tooth replacement by creating dental implants for patients in search of the perfect smile. The popularity of implants has grown...
Makers of sugar-free gum often tout the fact that their gum is approved by the American Dental Association, but does this mean that dentists think it’s a good idea to chew sugar-free gum, or just believe that it is the lesser evil of two options? The truth may surprise...
Bad breath is something everybody deals with from time to time. Some people have it all the time- and are completely unaware! Brushing consistently and using mouthwash seems to be a quick fix, but does it really eliminate bad breath, or does it just cover it up? Halitosis, the proper...
When you haven’t been to see a dentist for awhile, there’s a good chance it’s because you are one of the many people who doesn’t like going to the dentist. The good news is that as time passes, dentistry becomes more advanced, and the advancement often means going to...
Gums that are swollen, excessively red or bleeding are a sign of gingivitis. Gingivitis is the less severe form of gum disease, but if left untreated it can advance to the more severe form, periodontitis. Periodontal or gum disease is common, being caused by poor dental hygiene in some people....
Every parent has faced the challenge of getting their children to brush their teeth regularly. It's not something their look forward to and often outright refuse to so. For parents facing this challenge, brushing teeth doesn't have to be an activity your child dreads on a daily basis.  Be...
A parent looks at a child’s smile and sees baby teeth and perhaps issues with thumb sucking habits.  Sometimes a child’s teeth erupt with a lot of spaces or the teeth erupt in a crooked pattern.  What does this mean? A gapped smile or crooked baby teeth is just one...
Many in the dental care industry focus on what good oral care means for your smile. While oral health is important cosmetically, it may encourage more people to practice good brushing and flossing habits and have regular dental checkups once they realize that oral health is linked to overall...
If it common for patients ask if their dentist can restore their tooth with a large filling versus getting a dental crown. The main reason why dentists recommend dental crowns as a treatment option, is because there is little tooth structure left, once the old filling and cavity is removed....
Otolaryngologists (ear, nose and throat doctors) frequently treat patients with sinus infections, and research has shown that between 10 and 12 percent of sinus infections are caused by dental problems, especially root canal lesions (abscesses). The otolaryngology literature reports that the dental-related causes of maxillary sinusitis are often underdiagnosed, leading...

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