Learning About Routine Dental Care

Denture Troubles - Understanding And Preventing Dental Stomatitis

More than 35 million people in the United States are considered totally edentulous, and this means they are missing all of their teeth. About 15% of toothless Americans choose to have dentures made each year to replace their missing teeth. Dentures can help to provide structure to the mouth, and they also provide working teeth. This means that the false teeth can assist with both aesthetics and nutrition. While dentures are considered highly beneficial, you may experience some issues with the teeth. Read More 

Braces And Pulpitis: 4 Things Parents Need To Know

Many children need to get braces to straighten their teeth or correct misalignments in their bite. Between the ages of six and 18, between 50% and 70% of American children will wear braces. While braces can makeover your child's teeth, they can also lead to complications that parents should be aware of, like pulpitis. Here are four things parents need to know about braces and pulpitis. What is pulpitis? Pulpitis is a dental condition that refers to inflammation of the pulp. Read More 

Cosmetic Dentistry For Teenagers: Are They Ready Or Should They Wait A Few Years?

If you have a teenage son or daughter who is unhappy with the appearance of their smile, then you may wonder if they are old enough for cosmetic dental procedures. The truth is that some cosmetic dental procedures can be performed on teenagers with great, lasting results, while others should not be performed until your child's mouth and jaw have stopped growing. Read on to learn if your teen can get those dental veneers or dental implants they want or if it is best to wait a few years. Read More 

5 Reasons Pregnant Women Need To Consult Their Dentist About Preventive Dentistry

There are two main approaches to dentistry. These are called curative care and preventive care. Curative care involves fixing issues like gum disease and cavities after a problem has already developed. Preventive care is something you probably already practice, even if you do not call it by name. It involves daily brushing and flossing, eating a healthy diet, and regular trips to the dentist in order to prevent cavities and gum disease from forming. Read More 

Knocked It Out Of The Park? Treating A Broken Tooth At The Ball Park

Loved by people of all ages and genders, baseball is a favorite sport across the nation. While you may enjoy coaching games as a career or playing the game as a weekend hobby, hitting, catching, and just being on the field can put you at risk for a broken or knocked-out tooth. Wearing a mouth guard can prevent an estimated 200,000 mouth injuries among football players, so using one during a baseball game can also be beneficial. Read More