If you are self-conscious by your appearance when you speak to others due to a couple chipped teeth, your first instinct may be to cower in a corner or go home and avoid people at all costs. You do not have to live like this. In this day and age, dental implants are available. Implants are constructed of a tooth-like substance and have a porcelain coating. The following tips will help you be decide if implants are right for you and how to care for them if you choose to undergo the procedure to have them added. [Read More]
3 Tips For Adults Getting Braces
Braces are something that many people associate with teenagers. However, braces are a possibility at nearly any age and are a great way to get a more attractive smile. More adults than ever before are seeking orthodontic treatments. In fact, around 27 percent of all orthodontic patients in the US are adults, and that number continues to grow. While braces can make a big impact on a smile, there are a few things to consider before seeking orthodontic treatment as an adult, such as: [Read More]
Why Is The Periodontal Depth Test Significant?
If you have ever been to the dentist, then you have probably undergone the periodontal depth test. The test requires the dentist, someone like Paul Dona DDS, to determine the depth of your gum pockets by using a pointed dental instrument to poke the area between the teeth and the gum (for each tooth). Here are some of the things you and the dentist may learn from the test: Whether You Have Periodontal Disease [Read More]
Getting Your Z's The Dental Way: Dental Appliances For Sleep Apnea
Most people who have sleep apnea are prescribed a breathing machine to which a long hose is attached. The patients have to wear all manner of bizarre masks at night that are not comfortable, even though they are helpful. If you want something other than a sleep mask you constantly have to readjust every time you roll over at night, try the sleep apnea appliance prescribed by dentists. Read on to learn more: [Read More]