Looking For A Metal-Free Crown Restoration? What Should You Know About Your Options

If you need to have dental crown work done but don't want to use anything with metal, you may wonder if there are other options open to you. Although metal and porcelain-fused-to-metal, or PFM, crowns are excellent options, they may not be right for you if you have allergies to metal or if you simply don't like the look of metal. One of the things you can do is ask a dentist about all-ceramic crowns. Read More 

Understanding The Sedation Options To Overcome Your Dental Phobia

If you are one of the nearly 20 percent of Americans with an overwhelming fear of the dentist, avoidance may be your first choice. It isn't necessarily the best choice, though. If you need dental work, you'll have to find a way to overcome that fear in order to have it done. One of the things you should talk to your dentist about is the possibility of sedation for your dental work. Read More 

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