What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is an apparatus made of titanium that serves to replace the root of a tooth. The implant – or titanium post – is surgically placed into the jawbone and effectively functions as an anchor for a replacement tooth, or dental crown. A dental implant is one of the … Read More
What is a dental implant?
Bruxism, or teeth grinding, mostly happens when you’re sleeping and unaware that you’re doing it. Why would you need a mouth guard if you can sleep through the grinding?
According to the National Sleep Foundation, about 8 percent of adults have bruxism. If you’re one of them, you may also suffer from dental damage, facial pain, … Read More
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures, as, for most people, white teeth make for a beautiful smile. While teeth whitening may be done at home, it is safer and more effective when done by a dentist.
A teeth whitening procedure lightens teeth color and removes stains and discolorations. Because teeth are … Read More
Dry mouth at night can be annoying, at the very least, or is either a symptom of a more serious health condition or lead to more serious oral health problems, at worst. Here’s what you need to know.
What causes dry mouth?
Medically known as xerostomia, dry mouth while sleeping comes with aging. Our saliva production can … Read More
Dry mouth, or xerostomia, is a condition wherein the mouth does not produce adequate saliva to keep the mouth wet and moisturized. Dry mouth is a common condition among older people, but may also be caused by stress, smoking, alcoholism, certain medications, cancer treatment, autoimmune disorders, or other underlying conditions.
Everybody usually experiences temporary dry … Read More
Two of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatment that helps enhance smiles and cover up dental flaws are porcelain veneers and dental bonding. Your choice of treatment will depend on the overall look that you desire; your lifestyle, i.e. if you are a smoker or regular coffee drinker; your budget; and the overall condition of … Read More
If you’re wearing braces for the first time, you will most likely feel self-conscious about your smile and speech. And that feeling of uneasiness will only increase while eating and right after. It will feel like most of the food you munched on simply got stuck in all the brackets; and they probably did. Soon, your … Read More
Truth be told, most patients always worry about experiencing pain or discomfort every time they have to visit their dentist. And when it comes to braces, wearing them may seem like a form of torture to a lot of people. So if you have been advised by your orthodontist that you need them, your first … Read More
As the cliche goes, “Prevention is better than cure;” but when it comes to our oral health, most of us really don’t pay much attention and nearly everybody hates going to the dentist. More often than not, we are only forced to go when there’s already a problem, and when that problem – in the … Read More
They say, “Nothing you wear is more important than your smile.” And it is true that a beautiful smile can make a huge difference on how a person looks – it can brighten up a face; make one look younger; make one look kinder; it can convey love and affection; it expresses confidence.
Not everyone … Read More