Do you have an appointment to visit your dentist, and they will be taking dental x-rays? You may have a few of these common questions about x-rays before you go to your appointment. Are X-rays Safe? Many people are concerned about whether dental x-rays are safe to have taken. While exposure to radiation is never ideal, every time an x-ray is taken a doctor needs to weigh the pros against the cons.
21 March 2023
Depending on the cause of your tooth pain, a dentist may recommend you either have the tooth pulled or undergo a root canal. Despite the bad rap root canals have in popular media, here are two reasons why you should opt to undergo one rather than have your tooth removed completely. No Harmful Gaps The problem with tooth extraction is it creates a gap in the mouth. You may think this is only an issue if one of your front teeth were removed—thus impacting the look of your smile—but a missing tooth anywhere can negatively affect how your mouth functions.
10 February 2023
If you're thinking about getting dental implants, but you're a little squeamish at the idea of having surgery, talk to your dentist about the procedure and what you can expect. You might also want to talk to someone who has had an implant to get their view of the experience. You'll probably find this information puts your mind at ease that the procedure isn't painful or hard to go through. Here's a quick overview of the dental implant procedure.
6 January 2023
A significant percentage of the population visits the dentist less often than they ought. Consequently, they do not get the most out of preventative dental health care services that could safeguard the life and service of their teeth. One of the services you can get from a competent dentist is tooth cleaning. Unfortunately, many overlook this in the belief that brushing is enough to keep their teeth healthy. However, many additional benefits come from dental cleanings at the clinic.
29 November 2022
If you are planning to get dental implants either to support your dentures or to replace a broken or missing tooth with a dental crown, you should know that the dental implant process is made up of five steps. These five steps are completed over the course of several visits and can take several months to complete. Below you can learn more about each of these five steps. Step 1: Getting Molds/Dental Impressions Taken
24 October 2022
You're probably already familiar with the word, but what's an abutment in terms of dentistry? To put it simply, it's a tooth (or a tooth root) that supports or stabilizes a dental prosthesis, such as a denture or dental bridge. So if you're about to receive a dental bridge, your dentist will want to discuss your abutment tooth (or teeth) with you. Solid Support Dental bridges are used to replace multiple missing teeth and are connected to the remaining natural teeth at either end of the gap.
21 September 2022
When we think of going to a dentist, it is common to only think of the care he provides to keep the teeth looking healthy and clean. However, some dentists provide additional care that not only keeps the teeth looking healthy, but also improves the appearance of the smile and often the entire face. These services are sometimes performed in what is known as dental spas. These are some of the facial treatment services that some dentists provide.
17 August 2022