According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 211.4 million Americans received the oral health benefits of fluoridated water in 2014. If you're like most parents, you take your child's oral health very seriously, and if you don't live in an area with fluoridated water, you might be considering asking a dentist about fluoride treatments. The only thing keeping you from making the call is the misinformation you've received from friends and family about the potential dangers of fluoride. [Read More]
What Does It Mean To Have An Abscessed Tooth?
If you have an abscessed tooth, you will most likely know that there is a problem, simply because you will probably be in pain. An abscessed tooth is an infection in your mouth that causes major pain and requires treatment from a dentist. If you feel a great deal of pain in your mouth, you should immediately seek help because an abscessed tooth is not something that usually goes away on its own. [Read More]
Why Doesn't Dental Anesthesia Work For You? Finding Solutions To Dental Pain
Many people receive local anesthesia via an injection in the gums before a dental procedure. Under normal circumstances, this numbs the nerve(s) leading to the teeth that will be worked on and eliminates your perception of pain. But for some people, local anesthesia doesn't work as expected. If you experience pain during dental procedures despite being given a healthy dose of local anesthesia, you may be tempted to neglect your dental care in the future. [Read More]
The Types Of Artificial Devices And Teeth Used In Full Mouth Reconstruction
A dentist may use several different types of prosthetic teeth and devices during a full mouth reconstruction. What they recommend will, at least partially, depend on the state of each part of your mouth. Here's a guide to the different types of devices that may be used as part of a full mouth reconstruction. Veneers: Giving Stained Teeth a New Look Veneers are used to improve the appearance of stained or discolored teeth. [Read More]