Orthodontic treatments such as braces are often marketed as a cosmetic treatment. However, if your teenager has orthodontic problems that need treatments, avoiding treatments could have far-reaching consequences that go way beyond cosmetics. Here are a few ways that orthodontic treatments now can benefit your teen later in life. 1. Orthodontic Treatments Can Avoid Worsening Bite Problems and Complications If your teenager's bite isn't correctly aligned, don't think of it as a cosmetic issue. [Read More]
Unusual Causes Of Dry Mouth
A dry mouth is a recipe for disaster as far as your oral or dental health is concerned. You need saliva to keep oral bacteria in check and keep your mouth clean. Below are some of the reasons your mouth might dry out. Trauma Your salivary glands can only produce saliva if something stimulates them to do so. The stimulation comes via nerves and blood vessels connected to the salivary glands. [Read More]
3 Tips To Help You Work Through Your Dental Anxiety
According to WebMD, between 9% and 20% of U.S. adults avoid visiting their dentist because of anxiety. Even if the percentage is on the lower side, any kind of fear is unfortunate because dental care is so important for preventing cavities, gum disease, oral cancer, etc. Thankfully, there are ways to overcome your fears and make visits more comfortable. Here are three tips to help you work through dental anxiety. [Read More]
Should You Choose A Zirconia Implant Device?
Throughout the last several decades, titanium has been the standard material when it comes to dental implantation. However, there have been some new advancements in implant technology, and zirconia has come on the market as a possible alternative to titanium. So, what is zirconia, and when should you think about asking your dentist about the material instead of titanium? What Is Zirconia? When you hear the term zirconia, you may think about diamonds and the way that cubic zirconia is used as a diamond alternative. [Read More]