Preventing Infection With Your Dental Implants

29 December 2015
 Categories: Dentist, Articles

If you've had teeth removed and replaced with dental implants, it's important to do whatever you can to avoid failure of the implants. One reason that implants fail is due to infection. If an infection takes hold in the gums and spreads to the bone surrounding the implant, you might end up losing it. Preventing infection should be a matter of course when you have dental implant. Check out this list of ways to prevent infection, as well as tips on what to do if you think you have an infection brewing. Read More 

How Can You Permanently Treat Your Sensitive Teeth?

23 December 2015
 Categories: Dentist, Articles

If you've recently found yourself starting to avoid hard candies, hot coffee, or other foods and drinks you once loved because of their effect on your sensitive teeth, you may be searching for any solution that will allow you to return to your normal diet. When sensitivity-reducing toothpastes and other home remedies have only had a temporary effect (if any at all), do you have any options left? Read on to learn more about the potential causes of your recent sensitivity, as well as some non-invasive treatments that can permanently reduce the sensitivity of your teeth. Read More 

Why Is There A Pus Pocket On Your Gums?

21 October 2015
 Categories: Dentist, Articles

Waking up to a pus pocket forming on your gums is certainly not pleasant. Whether the pocket is your only symptom or is accompanied by a toothache, it is important that you act promptly to address the issue. A pus pocket in the gums is often indicative of a dental abscess, which is an infection that can threaten the life of your tooth. Here's what to do (and expect) when you develop a pus pocket on your gums. Read More 

7 Ways To Avoid Tooth Loss

16 October 2015
 Categories: Dentist, Articles

Tooth loss is becoming more common in the United States. In fact, according to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, over 30 million people in this country are missing all their teeth. Whether it is due to an accident or disease, tooth loss can do a lot more than affect your physical appearance. Missing teeth can also make it more challenging to eat and speak. Luckily, there are steps you can take to prevent this dental problem. Read More 

4 Questions To Ask When Considering Dental Implants

14 October 2015
 Categories: Dentist, Articles

Dental implants are a durable, permanent, and natural-looking solution for missing teeth. However, dental implants are not for everyone, and there are a few factors you should be aware of and discuss with your dentist before you have your dental implant surgery. Here are four questions you should ask if you are considering dental implants. Are You Healthy Enough to Undergo Surgery? To stay in place permanently, dental implants must be surgically installed directly into the jaw bone. Read More