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.

5 Ways to Look After Your Dental Implants

If you lose your natural teeth, dental implants are a good replacement option. Whether they are placed in the bone (endosteal) or on it (subperiosteal) it is essential that you take good care of these fittings for them to serve you well. Here are a several ways to look after your dental implants. •    Brush Them Just as Well Dental implants require regular brushing just like natural teeth. Do it twice a day and use mouthwash at least once a day to ward off bacteria and plaque formation. Read More 

Dental Problems That Can Be Fixed With Cosmetic Procedures

Attaining your best smile does not have to be a process that entails a multitude of cosmetic dental procedures. The trick to making the most of your dental treatment is determining what you would like to focus on primarily. If you are looking to boost the aesthetics of your teeth, here some of the dental problems that can easily be fixed with cosmetic dentistry procedures. Tooth staining and discolouration The most common problem people face with their teeth is staining that becomes progressively worse as they age. Read More 

4 Ways to Make Your Teeth Straightening Braces More Effective

Orthodontic treatment can greatly improve the appearance of misaligned teeth, but using traditional braces means you have to wait years before results are achieved. Thanks to technological advancements, today you have a few improvements on traditional braces, and these work faster and are hence less inconveniencing. This article discusses some of these options if you're considering tooth alignment. 1. AcceleDent AcceleDent is a mouthpiece/device that is fitted around clear aligners or fixed traditional braces. Read More 

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