Getting Rid of Gum Disease
Several years ago, I scheduled an appointment with my husband’s dentist. During my visit, I was shocked to learn I was suffering from gum disease. I discovered my gum disorder was caused from not seeing a dentist in more than five years or flossing my teeth daily. To treat my gum disease, the dentist prescribed a medicated mouthwash for me to use twice each day. I also had to undergo multiple, professional cleanings at the dentist’s office. I began flossing every day too. In a few, short months, my gum disease was completely cured. On this blog, I hope you will discover smart, simple tips to help you keep your teeth and gums healthy for life. Enjoy!
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A missing tooth greatly impacts your smile, and it can also lead to future problems with your oral health if it's not replaced. Your jawbone requires constant stimulation in order to maintain its bone density, and a gap in your teeth results in an area of your jawbone that's not receiving any force from chewing. As a result, the bone that your missing tooth used to connect to will slowly begin to waste away, and this can result in your other teeth shifting out of position.
If you have missing teeth, nothing does a better job than dental implants. Implant installation involves the insertion of a titanium root to the jawbone to help support a dental crown. The titanium root is biocompatible, and it doesn't take long before the implant becomes firmly attached. Read on to find out why implants are an excellent tooth-replacement option.
1. Jawbone Stimulation
Did you know that missing teeth can make your jawbone shrink?
If you need to have your teeth pulled to get dentures, you may not want to go without teeth while you wait for your mouth to heal. Same-day dentures could be the solution you need. These immediate dentures are put in during the same appointment that your teeth are pulled, so you get an instant new smile, and you won't have to go toothless. Here are some things to know.
A dentist isn't quite a miracle worker, but some of how they can save severely damaged teeth can seem rather close to being miraculous. Still, even though it's a final remedy when no other method will have success, sometimes a tooth must be extracted. This isn't intended to leave you with a gap in your smile, and there are numerous options when it comes to replacing a missing tooth. But what about when your body (and in particular, your jaw) doesn't respond all that well to dental extractions?
While there are many reasons why people of all ages should visit a dentist, it is especially important that parents regularly take their children on a trip to their dentist's office as well. Many issues related to dental health and hygiene are, in fact, unique to children, and their importance should not be underestimated. Take a look below at just three of the most important reasons why you should think about taking your child — whether they are an infant or a teenager — to the dentist.