Diabetes and Dental Implants: Are Subperiosteal Implants Better Than Bone Grafts?
5 June 2018
Replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant is often straightforward. Your dentist will insert a post into your bone and, once this post is embedded in place, will then add a false tooth to it. In some cases, however, this kind of implant technique won't work. For example, if you have suffered from some bone loss in the implant area, then you won't have enough bone to hold the post securely.
So You Have A Broken Tooth: What Choices Do You Have?
8 May 2018
One of the worst feelings you can have in your mouth is the discovery of a broken tooth. While your feelings turn to panic about the potential amount of damage done, your tongue starts to involuntarily poke at the breakage until your feelings of panic change to annoyance. As someone who has never had a broken tooth before, you are wondering what your options are to repair it. The answer to that question depends on which tooth is broken, and the extent of the damage.
Rooting for Baby Teeth: What Happens to the Roots of Baby Teeth?
23 March 2018
When baby teeth fall out naturally, they appear to be hollow. This gives the impression that they don't have roots or that the root is still inside the gum. Much like permanent teeth, baby teeth do have roots. However, as long as a baby, or deciduous, tooth comes out the way nature intended, most, if not all, of its root will be missing.
The Body Absorbs Baby Teeth Roots
From around the age of five or six years old, children begin to shed their baby teeth.
Why Should You Use a Flouride Toothpaste?
8 March 2018
If you've ever looked closely at your toothpaste, you might have noticed that most contain fluoride. This is a natural mineral abundant in the earth's crust and seen in nature all across the world, and it can do your teeth the world of good. There are a few toothpastes that don't use fluoride, but here's why you should avoid them and pick up a fluoride toothpaste instead.
Fluoride Helps Teeth Develop