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
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Dental Anxiety and Phobia

Dental phobia which is generated due to dental anxiety is a severe and intense fear without any particular reason. Due to this phobia, people use to avoid the visit to the dental surgeon due to intense fear and terror

Intraoral Camera

An intraoral camera is a small pen shape device that fits easily in the patient's mouth, once positioned by the dentist, it sends images to a monitor, so that the patient's teeth and gums appear in a full-color image, and a picture of the image can be printed out.

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.

Oral Cancer

Oral cancer will be diagnosed in an estimated 30,000 Americans every year, and will cause approximately 8,000 deaths. On average, only half of those with the disease will survive more than five years.
Crown And Bridges

A crown, also called a 'cap,' is a tooth-like restoration that is placed over a prepared existing tooth to restore the function, contour, appearance and strengthens the damaged tooth. Crowns serve to support the tooth when there is no longer sufficient tooth structure left to place a filling.

Extra Teeth

Supernumerary “extra” teeth is the result of continued multiplying of baby or permanent Teeth buds, which result in normal looking teeth or small tiny teeth.
Special Needs Children

Most special needs children require special treatment, some children are very susceptible to tooth decay, gum disease, and others require medication and have physical difficulty that required special attention.

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).

After Tooth Extractions Care

What should I do the same day of the extractions? Do not rinse your mouth. Do not use a straw, spit, or smoke. Some bleeding is to be expected following extractions. If persistent bleeding occurs, place gauze over bleeding and bite down firmly for one-half hour, repeat if necessary and contact your dentist if bleeding continues.
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.