A Natural Smile: Are You Worried That Your Dental Implant Won't Look Realistic?

You may have once been talking to someone and noticed that they have false teeth—namely dentures. The unnatural look may be subtle, and you might not be totally sure, but something looks a little off with their teeth—perhaps they're too symmetrical, slightly too large, or seem to be sliding on the gums. This thought can create some apprehension about your upcoming dental implant procedure, when a damaged tooth will be extracted and replaced with an implant. [Read More]

When You Need Help Quickly: Dealing With Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies can be distressing, but it's important to stay calm and take appropriate action. Read on for some common dental emergencies and how to cope with them. Toothache Rinse your mouth with warm water and gently floss around the affected tooth to remove any debris. If the pain persists, avoid placing aspirin on the tooth as it may damage the gum tissue. Instead, contact a dentist for an appointment. [Read More]

4 Things That Happen During A Teeth Cleaning

Understanding the various parts of a professional dental cleaning may help you remember to prioritize your biannual visits to the dentist's office. Here are some things that dentists and dental hygienists do during teeth cleanings and the reasons that they do them:  1. Measure your gums. If you've ever gone to a dental appointment and had your dental hygienist poke your gums with a long, thin tool, you may have wondered what they were doing. [Read More]

Consider Getting Dental Implants To Support Your New Dentures So They're Secure And Comfortable

If you have a lot of problems with your teeth, you may be thinking about getting dentures. Before you make your decision, think about implant-supported dentures. These have several advantages over traditional dentures. For one, they are secured to your jawbone, so you don't have any problems with slipping. You'll be able to eat and speak normally without worrying about your dentures falling out.  Here's a general overview of what you might expect if you decide to get dental implants to support your dentures. [Read More]