Sticky Orthodontic Problems: How to Get Chewing Gum Off Your Child's Braces
30 June 2018
Even though your children's orthodontist is likely to have told your child not to chew gum while wearing braces, your child may sneak a bit of gum every now and then. If your kid is unlucky, then gum may end up stuck to their braces or wires. This can be tricky, but not impossible, to clean off. After having a quick rant at your kid about chewing gum illicitly in the first place, try the following fixes:
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.