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Dental Care Tips For People Of All Ages

Whether you came to this blog to learn about caring for your child's baby teeth or if you need information on dental implants, you'll find what you're looking for here. While we always recommend that you discuss your concerns with your dentist, our blog is an excellent starting point that can offer you immediate answers to some of your most pressing questions. This site not only provides our readers with the latest tips on dental care, but it also touches on ways in which chronic health conditions can affect your oral health. We want our readers to be well-informed dental patients and we hope we can help you do just that!



Why Your Orthodontist Really Wants You To Have Straight Teeth

When you think of straight teeth, you might think of a novelty that isn't a dental necessity but nice to have. Your orthodontist, who is a specialist in teeth alignment and overall mouth distortions and abnormalities, has other reasons for wanting you to have straight teeth. If you haven't considered them before, here's an opportunity to do so and learn just why your orthodontist really wants you to have straight teeth. Read More 

Accessing Dental Care For Children With Tourette Syndrome

Tourette syndrome is typically diagnosed before puberty, with most cases identified when a child is five to seven years old. A conclusive diagnosis is not immediately given, with physicians generally needing to note at least two recurring motor (physical) tics, along with a recurring vocal tic before determining that your child is in fact experiencing Tourette syndrome. These symptoms must be present (recurring) for at least a year, which accounts for the variance in the average age of diagnosis. Read More 

Bone Grafts For Dental Implant

If you have lost one or more teeth, your dentist may suggest an implant-based restoration. Dental implants are widely used as foundations for tooth-replacement devices. The implants take the place of the lost roots of the missing teeth. They are topped by abutments and crown-replacement devices. Nevertheless, if your dentist prescribes a standard dental implant, you must have enough jawbone tissue to support the embedded device. The girth of the jawbone can diminish due to a lack of stimulation. Read More 

Should Your Child Get A Removable Retainer Or A Permanent One?

After your child is done wearing braces, your dentist may prescribe a retainer to keep the teeth in their positions. Teeth tend to shift back to old positions, so it's important for your child to wear a retainer so that the orthodontic treatment isn't undone. There are two main types of retainers that your child could go with: removable or permanent retainers. You'll want to discuss the options with your child and his or her orthodontist. Read More 

Preventive Treatments That Your Dentist Can Provide

Preventive dental care includes procedures that stop dental issues from occurring. Although restorative dental treatments can help restore the health of the teeth and gums once a damaging event transpires, most people prefer to avoid the expense and discomfort of a restorative treatment altogether. Here are a couple of preventive treatments that your dentist can provide. Dental Sealants Dental sealants are plastic barriers that are placed over the chewing surfaces of the teeth to prevent dental decay. Read More