You see white teeth everywhere, from the movies to magazines. Sometimes, it's difficult not to feel self-conscious if you have an off-white or yellow appearance to your teeth. You have several teeth whitening options, from do-it-yourself kits to professional services offered by your dentist. There are pros and cons to each method so take some time to evaluate which will work best for your needs.
Month: April 2018
Has your dentist suggested that you get a dental bridge as part of your treatment plan? This dental prosthesis is a useful solution for addressing specific issues, but you might have a lot of questions about it.
You're in the middle of a yawn when it happens. Click. Your jaw decides that it's going to click, and it could be followed by pain. A clicking jaw is the symptom of several types of medical issues. Understanding the different conditions helps you talk to your dentist so they can start you on the right treatment plan.
Your busy schedule does not always permit you to spend much time in the dentist’s waiting room or chair. But, you realize the importance of having a routine cleaning to keep your dental health in check. The good news is that although you can’t actually control the dentist’s schedule, there is a lot you can do to speed up your end of the appointment. Plus, the smoother your participation goes, the easier it will make the dentist’s and hygienist’s job. Keep reading for some tips on saving time at the dentist’s office.
Losing a tooth due to a cavity, injury or illness is a frustrating situation. If you don't address the empty space, you can end up with gum or jaw issues in the future. Two common treatments for a missing or extracted tooth are dental bridges and dental implants. Figuring out which one is right for you can make a big difference in achieving a positive outcome after your dentist visits.
Whether you have dental insurance or not, it can be a confusing topic. There are many vocabulary terms and types to choose from that all cover different things. Here is a breakdown of what you can expect from a typical dental insurance policy.
Do your palms sweat when you visit the dentist? You're not alone. Between nine and 15 percent of the American population are seriously scared to see the dentist. That's around 30 to 40 million people!
If you are like many Americans (30 to 40 million adults, or roughly 15 percent of the population to be exact), you have skipped necessary dental treatments or preventive care due to fear and anxiety about going to the dentist.
Like bones, teeth are incredibly resilient and built to withstand the pressure and wear and tear that come with everyday activities like biting and chewing food. But they are not immune to damage, and anything from biting into a piece of hard candy to the impact from a fall or a sports injury can cause a tooth to break.
Root canal treatment is necessary when the pulp inside your tooth becomes infected or inflamed. Pulp is made up of soft tissue containing blood vessels and nerves, and it can become infected or inflamed due to tooth decay, trauma, or leaking fillings.