Understanding Periodontal Affects Of A Labret Or Monroe Piercing

If you are considering getting an oral piercing or already have one, you should be aware of the negative impact they can have on your gums. An oral piercing, especially a Monroe or labret piercing, can rub on your gums, causing inflammation and possible gum recession. With these piercings, it is important that you monitor the health of your gums. There are several things you can do before you get your piercing and while you are wearing your piercing to reduce your risk of gum damage. Read More 

Recovering From Your Initial Dental Implant Procedure

Most dental implants are applied in three phases. First, you'll have the posts inserted into your jaw. Then, your dentist will attach abutments, or connectors, to the posts. Finally, in a third procedure, the crowns, or false teeth, will be attached to the abutments. Because it involves inserting a screw into your bone and then suturing up your gums, the first of these three procedures is generally the most extensive and has the longest, most involved recovery. Read More 

The 411 On Hypomineralization: Understanding And Treating White Spots Or Streaks On Your Child’s Teeth

Certain conditions may affect the look of your smile, even when following proper oral hygiene habits. Known as hypomineralization, white spots or streaks that develop on the surface of your teeth stem from an overexposure to fluoride. From brushing your teeth and drinking water to consuming supplements, your body may be taking in too much fluoride. Using this guide, you will understand how fluoride can affect your child's smile and learn the best options for removing the unappealing white spots and streaks on the teeth. Read More 

Jaw Clenching And Teeth Grinding: Tips To Stop It Before You Get Multiple Dental Implants

If you plan to get multiple dental implants in a couple of weeks to replace several missing back teeth, but you clench your jaws and grind your teeth during the night, you may wonder if there's anything you can do to stop the habit. Jaw clenching and teeth grinding, also called bruxism, are two of the most common problems adults may experience with their teeth and jaws. Both problems may place your dental implants at risk because of how they affect the rest of your teeth and the condition of your jawbones. Read More 

3 Ways Dental Implants Are Better Than Dental Bridges

The dental implant is a surgically inserted metal rod or screw. It is implanted inside the jawbone of a patient. Thus, not only does the implant replace the crown of a tooth, it also replaces the dental root. Once in place, the dental implant connects with the jawbone through a process called osseointegration. This fusion takes place over the course of about 2 to 4 months. However, once it is complete, it allows the implant to be just as stable as a natural tooth would be. Read More