Oral Health Topics

Dental Sealants!

Sealants should be applied as soon as the first permanent molars come in

Does pregnancy affect my teeth?

It's a myth that calcium is lost from the mother's teeth and 'one tooth is lost

Advantages of veneers?

There are many benefits and advantages to having porcelain veneers placed on

Does whitening damage the teeth?

No. Bleaching does not weaken or soften the teeth When the active whitening
Articles List
Tori Bone Growth

Tori is a normal slow bone growth that appears in the upper and the lower jaw. The cause is unknown but it could be an inherited condition.

Canker Sores

Canker sores are ulcers of the mouth that affect millions of Americans every year causing pain and discomfort. The cause of canker sores is unknown but several factors have been identified. Normally, the canker sores heal after 7-10 days.
Full Cast Gold Crowns

Full cast crowns have long been a popular choice due to their clinical success and ease of use. High marginal integrity and product durability have made them a longtime favorite among dentists.

Dental Inlays

Dental inlays are filling like restoration that are made of porcelain, composite or metal (silver or gold). They can be used restore back teeth with small to medium size cavities, or fillins.  They can be used also to repair fracured teeth where the damage is not severe where the tooth will need a crown. Dental inlays also a smart choice in patient who have poor oral hygiene.

Chlorhexidine Gluconate

Chlorhexidine gluconate is a prescription germicidal mouthwash. It is used in conjunction with dental treatment to reduces the amount of bacteria in the mouth to treat gingivitis(swelling, redness, and bleeding of the gums), and periodontisitis (gum disease).

Teeth Grinding

People often grind their teeth in their sleep. You may not even know you're doing it. The causes are not clear. Stress is one possible cause, but often the reason for the habit is not known.
Thumb Sucking Habit

This type of sucking is normal and provides security for babies and young children. For young babies it is a way of contact with the world as part of the learning process.

Immediate Dentures

Immediate dentures are dentures constructed before all the teeth are extracted and placed immediately after removal of the remaining teeth. In most cases, the remaining teeth are the front teeth.

Oral Piercing

Oral piercing is growing trend, which include piercing the lip, tongue, and other oral tissue in the mouth.
Diabetes

People with diabetes, especially whose blood sugar levels are poorly controlled, are more likely to get gum infection (periodontitis). Gum infection destroys the bone and ligament, which hold the teeth in place, resulting in tooth loss if not treated.