To have a healthy and appealing smile, you probably already know the importance of brushing your teeth and visiting a dentist regularly. Unfortunately, certain oral health conditions may develop even when following recommendations by your dentist. While shocking for most people to learn, around half of Americans have some form of periodontal disease. This condition not only affects the look of your smile, but also your ability to eat and speak. [Read More]
How Can I Make My Child More Comfortable For Their Dental Visit?
A child's first dental visits can be stressful for children and parents alike. There are a few ways that you can prepare your child for what's to come so that the visit goes more smoothly. Let them Know What to Expect The first thing you can do to help your child prepare is to let them know what to expect before they arrive at the office. There are several ways to do this depending on what your child likes best. [Read More]
When To Invest In Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry is one of those areas where it's more difficult to get dental insurance coverage. Many people are left with the question of whether they should put up their own money for a cosmetic dentistry treatment. The answer may depend on a few factors. Are Other Methods Effective? Cosmetic dentistry is a worthwhile investment when other methods of treating your issue haven't been as effective as you like. One thing that comes to mind is teeth whitening. [Read More]
Dental Implants: 3 Factors That Affect Osseointegration Success Rate
After the dental implants have been installed for about 3 months, the jawbone around the implant will fuse to the implant and lock it down in a process known as osseointegration. Until the dental implants have successfully osseointegrated with the bone, it's not secured and still prone to infections. While everyone's body responds to the dental implants at different rates, here are 3 factors that will affect overall success. Sterilization and Packaging that Causes Low Levels of Hydrocarbon Absorption [Read More]