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Planning and Preparing for Dental Procedures: Your Questions Answered


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Planning and Preparing for Dental Procedures: Your Questions Answered

Making decisions about your smile can be confusing. Should you have a tooth pulled or get a root canal? Should you get adult braces or stick with a retainer? Should you use at-home whitening remedies or have your teeth professionally whitened? If questions like these are keeping you up at night, you've come to the right place. I used to stress out over routine dental procedures, and as a result, I did loads of research on everything dental-related. To help others, I'm using this blog as a place to collect, review and share what I've learned through the years. I hope you can use the information here to help you plan and prepare for your next dental appointment.

Three things to consider when choosing between a denture and a dental implant

If you have lost a tooth and your dentist has recommended that you have either a dental implant or a denture, there are a few things you should consider before making your decision. Read on to find out what these things are. The length of the treatments process Dental implants take longer to fit than dentures. After an impression has been taken by your dentist, the latter can be created and fitted in a matter of weeks. Read More 

7 Questions to Ask Your Dentist to Decide If implants Are Right for You

A dental implant is basically a permanent solution to missing teeth. An implant consists of a very small post "implanted" into your jaw bone. When the bone ossifies around the post, you get a cap or crown which looks just like a natural tooth. If you are missing several teeth, you can get two implants and a bridge, or series of fake teeth, between the implants. To help you decide if dental implants are right for you, you may want to ask your dentist the following questions. Read More 

Answering Some Questions You Might Have About Adult Orthodontics

Orthodontics refers to the correction of tooth alignment, versus cleaning teeth, filling in cavities, and other such dental services. Adult orthodontics can be a bit different than orthodontic services provided to children, simply because an adult's teeth may be very worn or more damaged due to age. Note a few questions you might have about adult orthodontics so you can know if this service is right for you, and be sure to ask your dentist about any other information you need when it comes to treating and aligning your teeth. Read More 

Do Double Teeth Spell Double Trouble? Why Baby Teeth Sometimes Fuse Together

Waiting for your baby's first teeth to erupt is both tiring and exciting. The stress of a child's teething is thankfully often overshadowed by the growing anticipation that parents feel when waiting for the appearance of that first little tooth. However, baby teeth don't always follow the rules as far as positioning and appearance go. Sometimes they erupt in odd locations, come in jagged or seem to be much bigger than they should be. Read More 

The Urge to Dine on Invisalign: The Effects of Chewing and Grinding on Your Invisalign Trays

While wearing your invisalign aligners, you may at times feel the urge to chew them or even grind your teeth whilst wearing them. This happens because you simply aren't used to having something so bulky in your mouth and so it is only natural that you might sometimes find yourself fidgeting with your teeth. However, while for most people, this is just a temporary stage, others might actually develop a habit of chewing or grinding their teeth whilst wearing their Invisalign aligners. Read More