Friday, July 17, 2015

The Different Types of Dentists

Just like doctors, dentists have their own fields that they specialize in. It’s best to know what type of dentist you should go to for your particular oral problems—that’s the best way to ensure you’ll get the treatment you need. Below is the rundown on the common types of dentists and what they do:

General practitioner dentists focus on the diagnosis and treatment of dental problems in people regardless of gender or age. They provide preventive care, diagnosis, and basic dental procedures such as crowns, fillings and caps.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Bad Oral Health Might Mean Missed School Days

Toothaches among young children may be painful indeed, but are these incidences actually painful enough to make them miss school? According to a recent survey, it’s possible that toothaches and other dental problems rooted in poor dental hygiene are the main cause for children skipping a day or two from school.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Your dental implants enhance more than just your looks

Tooth loss has become one of the most prevalent dental problems affecting American adults. Just because it’s common, however, doesn’t mean it should be taken lightly. The condition is more than just a cosmetic concern as permanently lost teeth can take a serious toll on an individual’s oral, digestive, and cognitive health. Why chewing thoroughly is so important Tooth loss is a major contributing factor to tooth decay and gum disease. When a person loses teeth, the discomfort causes him to chew less. Chewing less often results in reduced salivary secretion, a substance that contains enzymes necessary to regulate bacterial levels in the mouth. A dry mouth provides a perfect condition for plaque buildup on the enamel. This, along with inadequate oral hygiene, can soon pave the way for plaque to reach down below the gum line, destroying gum tissues and bone over time.