Dentists generally recommend that children have their first appointment around their first birthday. As a parent, you might wonder what the dentist can possibly do during this appointment, being that your child has only just begun to get their baby teeth. But rest assured, this first dental appointment is, indeed, quite important. Here is what you can expect to happen during the visit. 1. Assessment for Underlying Dental Conditions Although this may come as a surprise, your child's dentist can tell a lot about their overall dental health just by looking at the few teeth that they already have. [Read More]
Are Dental Implants Painful?
Getting dental implants might be concerning if you're not a fan of pain. After all, you're having some pretty serious hardware placed into your gums. If you've ever avoided going to the dentist because you're nervous about pain, you might have considered skipping out on dental implants for the same reason. However, you shouldn't worry about this. Here's how your dentist will ensure that you don't experience any pain from dental implants. [Read More]
What Is Malocclusion?
While sitting in the dentist's chair, you may hear the dentist saying words like "malocclusion" while examining your teeth. A dentist can spot malocclusion without much effort or many tools, which makes the issue stand out. If you have wondered what the dentist is talking about and what options are available for treatment, keep reading. What Is Malocclusion? Malocclusion occurs when the teeth are not properly aligned. Your upper teeth might overlap your bottom teeth, for instance. [Read More]
FAQs About Dental Care If You're Pregnant
While you may stay up to date on your primary care appointments while you are pregnant, you might have fallen behind on your dental care. If you have questions or concerns about oral healthcare during pregnancy, read on to find answers to some frequently asked questions. Are Dental X-Rays Safe During Pregnancy? While there are a lot of conflicting studies regarding the safety of other X-rays, Americanpregnancy.org says that dental X-ray beams tend to be safe for pregnant women because there is little exposure to other areas of the body, like the reproductive organs. [Read More]