A visit to the dentist can be an unnerving experience for anyone and not just children. When your child has to make the visit, they might be experiencing some nervousness and anxiety over the whole procedure. This means that they may not relax enough to allow the dentist to perform his or her checks and procedures properly. Should this happen, dentists often recommend using sedation to help relieve the anxiety. There are various sedation techniques that can help your child during the experience. [Read More]
Why Consider Dental Implants When You Have a Loose or Missing Tooth?
A dental implant is a permanent tooth root that is put in place to hold an artificial tooth or a bridge, which is like a set of dentures but with just a few teeth rather than a whole set. Having a dental implant placed in your mouth where you have a missing tooth, or having a loose or decayed tooth pulled and then replaced with a dental implant, can improve your appearance but also help to protect your overall dental health. [Read More]
Need A Dental Crown? What's Involved In The Process?
If you've been told by your dentist that you need a permanent crown, possibly as part of a cosmetic process to improve the appearance of your smile, you may be wondering what's involved. This is what you can expect in each of the four stages. Step One – Preparation First, the dentist will need to prepare the area that is going to accept the new crown. This will generally involve shaping the teeth so that they can accept the crown. [Read More]
3 Surprising Signs it's Time to Make an Appointment with a Dentist
Everyone should see a dentist at least annually, for a routine checkup and cleaning. This visit can include X-rays to see if cavities are developing and to note if a person has been neglecting their overall oral hygiene. However, there are times when it's good to see a dentist in between these routine visits, and you might be surprised at how a dentist can help with certain health concerns. Note the following. [Read More]