There are two ways to take a dental impression: the old-fashioned way that involves gross fluids sitting in your mouth for a while, and the new way that uses technology to create highly accurate models with a minimum of discomfort. The Old Way In traditional dental impressions, the dentist selects a horseshoe tray that approximately fits a patient’s teeth. The dentist then fills this tray with a thick, rapidly hardening material, like alginate (refined sea algae) or polyvinyl siloxane, a… Read more »
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Can you Wear Invisalign Braces While you Sleep?
Invisalign are thermoplastic braces that are virtually invisible to the naked eye. They work by placing pressure on teeth, which in turn helps the bone holding your teeth in place respond to this pressure and recede in the proper direction. As the tooth moves into this recession, bone fills in from the other side. Over time, this causes a re-alignment of the teeth. This works best with near-constant pressure. As a result, not only can you wear Invisalign braces while… Read more »
The Effects of Overbites and Underbites
Underbites and overbites are common conditions that people of all ages suffer from. Usually the problem is addressed at a young age, but when unnoticed or uncared for the problem will persist. An overbite or underbite isn’t a pleasant condition to have. It is the misalignment of the teeth which can cause for future problems to exist and make chewing food uncomfortable. What is an Underbite? An underbite might be caused by poor chewing habits, hereditary issues, thumb sucking, abnormalities… Read more »
Reasons Your Gums Bleed When You Brush Them
The physical condition of your gums is especially important not just to your mouth, but to your overall health! Gums are necessary in order to keep our teeth in place. If uncared for, they could lead to numerous life threatening diseases. Gum disease is one of the biggest concerns dentists have for their patients. When gum disease is an issue, then the risk for other diseases increases. Heart disease, diabetes and cancer are just a few developing risks that gum… Read more »
Are Dental Lasers Safe For My Health?
Since the 1990’s, dental lasers have been used to treat and help prevent numerous health related dental problems. Many people show their concern over the dental lasers because they have yet to be approved by some health organizations. Nevertheless, the lasers have been used for many years and very little repercussions have ever been a concern to those who have had dental lasers used on their teeth. Lasers are commonly used in numerous health related issues and procedures due to… Read more »
Can Children Get Dental Implants?
A child’s teeth are often times difficult to care for. Struggling with your little one and trying to help them maintain routine dental maintenance to care for their teeth can be exhausting. Regardless, it’s crucial to maintain the hygiene necessary to keep the teeth healthy. Without proper care such as flossing and brushing, a child’s teeth become very susceptible to tooth decay and cavities. Children aren’t just at risk for tooth decay, but young children without their adult teeth may… Read more »
Is There a Maximum Amount of Teeth you can get Implants for?
Your teeth are far from being in good shape. Some of your teeth are missing, and those that are still there are degraded and in poor shape from congenital factors or neglecting to take care of your teeth through proper oral hygiene and visits to the dentist’s office. If this sounds like the situation you’ve found yourself in, you’re not helpless! There are still plenty of solutions to restore your smile. That most popular and effective solution is teeth implants,… Read more »
How to Design a Perfect Smile
What makes a perfect smile? As one of the most defining facial features, it’s a question that has been asked for ages. But, thanks to advancements in the science of dentistry, we now have an accurate idea of what the general consensus is when it comes to beautiful teeth. There are many factors in play when it comes to designing the perfect smile for your mouth. Here are some of the biggest elements: Straight teeth This is one of the… Read more »
Can You Get Braces if you have Dental Implants?
For those who are missing teeth or who have remaining teeth in bad shape, getting dental implants can be one of the best procedures to revitalize your mouth and bring back confidence to your smile. The results are simply unmatched, even when compared to other tooth replacement techniques such as dentures or fixed-bridges. But what can you do if you have dental implants and remaining natural teeth which are improperly placed? Crooked teeth or out of place teeth are conditions… Read more »
What’s Safer, Dental Implants or Dentures?
Dental implants, by a mile! It might seem odd that the surgical option is safer than the non-surgical option, but it’s true. While implants pose a risk of health problems to some people, dentures cause virtually guaranteed health problems for all patients. Here is a handy comparison: Dangers of Dental Implants The most common problem of dental implants is infection, typically mild and treatable with antibiotics. This occurs because small spaces can open between the bone and the implant, giving… Read more »