The appearance of your teeth and gums can either help or harm your overall appearance, as your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. The alignment, coloring, and overall health of your teeth and the condition of your gums can all contribute to your mouth's appearance, in addition to your body's health. Here are some tips to improve the look and health of your teeth and gums.
7 April 2017
As many chemotherapy patients know, this treatment can have a lot of unpleasant side effects, one of which is tooth damage and loss. It is possible to have those teeth replaced with implants. However, chemotherapy patients must take special precautions before undergoing this cosmetic procedure. Here are three things you need to know. There's a Waiting Period The first thing a cosmetic dentist will tell you is you must wait a period of time after your last chemotherapy treatment before you can start the process of getting dental implants.
16 March 2017
If you have always had small, jagged, and stained teeth, then you may want to invest in dental veneers to enhance tooth appearance. The most natural looking veneers are made out of porcelain. If you do invest in porcelain veneers, then you should know that they can cost as much as $2,500 per tooth. Thankfully, they typically last between 10 and 15 years. Unfortunately, the veneers can lose their shine or luster over time.
3 January 2017
Peace-Corps medical clearance can be a long and expensive process for applicants. One of the issues many applicants worry about is the general standard that Peace-Corps volunteers have their wisdom teeth removed before service to avoid complications while they are serving. However, wisdom-tooth extraction for the Peace Corps is not a black-and-white issue. Below are some of the things you should consider if you still have your wisdom teeth in and are considering applying for the Peace Corps.
26 September 2016
If you took the antibiotic tetracycline when you were a child and now have stained teeth, there is a good chance these stains were caused by taking that medication. Tetracycline has been linked to the permanent staining of teeth; however, you can visit a cosmetic dentist to have this problem fixed. Here are several things you may be wondering about stains on teeth from tetracycline. Why Does Tetracycline Leave Permanent Stains?
17 August 2016
You have probably heard that vitamin C is good if you have a cold. However, you may not know that the nutrient is essential when it comes to your oral health. You need to make sure your diet is filled with foods rich in the nutrient. You need vitamin C every day, because it is excreted through your urine if you do not use it. You need about 65 to 90 milligrams of the vitamin daily to reach your recommended daily intake.
1 June 2016
If you've been diagnosed with Chiari malformation and have gum disease, it's important to understand how Chiari and it's co-related conditions can affect the way you get dental treatment. One of the treatment options for gum disease is the use of a laser. However, there may be risks involved that your dentist will need to be aware of. Here's what you need to know. Swallowing Difficulties Chiari 1 malformation is a progressive condition in which the cerebral tonsils are displaced into the spinal cord opening near the brain stem.
6 May 2016
Cleft lip and palate is one of the most common birth defects in the world, including in the United States. Babies with this condition are born with an opening in their top lips which may extend into their nose or gums. This opening may also extend to the palate—the roof of the mouth—resulting in cleft palate. Cleft lip and palate can lead to a number of oral health complications for children.
5 April 2016
There are many reasons for having good oral health habits, including brushing and flossing daily and visiting a dental clinic like Family Dental Center TriCities, PC at least every six months for a cleaning and checkup. When you allow plaque to form on your teeth, it can harden into tartar, which can lead to gum inflammation, gingivitis, and periodontal disease. When you don't visit the dentist regularly for tartar and plaque removal, the infection and bacteria from periodontal disease and poor oral health can affect other areas of your body.
23 March 2016
Replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant is a great solution, but it is not an instant answer. Getting a dental implant takes time, but it will be worth your wait. A dental implant feels and looks just like a regular tooth, and it will hold up well for a very long time. If you are interested in getting one, you may want to know how long it will take altogether for this to happen.
23 February 2016