Lacking teeth is bad enough in the short term. Not only does the issue harm your smile’s looks, but it also makes eating and speaking difficult. However, the truth is that tooth loss changes your face’s shape over time too. Such alterations then cause you to look older than you are. Fortunately, dental implants prevent and even reverse this problem. Your Lebanon dentist will even tell you how! Here is a summary, then, of how tooth loss alters your face and how implants solve the matter.(more…)
How Tooth Loss Changes Your Face’s Shape
January 12, 2023
Will Your Dental Implants Set Off Metal Detectors?
December 16, 2022
So, you’re thinking of getting dental implants. That’s great news — you can count on these prosthetic teeth to restore your smile! Still, you may have concerns about these restorations’ materials. In particular, you may wonder if implants’ titanium screws set off metal detectors. You wouldn’t want airport security to become more stressful. Fortunately, your Lebanon dentist can relieve your worry. Here’s a summary of why implants don’t trigger metal detectors, especially in light of how the sensors work.(more…)
The Road to Recovery: Dental Implants and Returning to Work
November 4, 2022
Are you missing one or more of your pearly whites? If so, you may be thinking about dental implants. Considered the gold standard of restorative options, this procedure replaces the entire structure tooth, from root to crown. It promises stability and longevity for a complete, lifelike smile. But as with most procedures, there will be necessary recovery time. Read on to learn more about the recovery period and when you can expect to return to work!(more…)
When Can I Get a Dental Implant After an Extraction?
September 1, 2022
Have you been told that a tooth extraction is necessary because of dental decay, an injury to the mouth or jaw, or another oral health problem? Dentists will always try to find a way around removing one or more teeth, but it’s sometimes necessary to preserve the health of your other teeth. Fortunately, there are several options for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants tend to be the preferred method because they provide a strong foundation for replacement teeth and can last many years if properly cared for. How soon after your tooth extraction should you get an implant? Read on to find out.(more…)
4 Things to Consider When Searching For an Emergency Dentist
August 4, 2022
A dental emergency can often be a stressful and overwhelming experience, especially if you weren’t expecting one. The last thing you’d want is to find yourself busy looking for the right dentist instead of getting the immediate treatment you need to save your smile. Since you’ll need to act fast to address the situation, it’s best to do your research ahead of time. Keep reading to learn a few tips on how to find an emergency dentist that’s best for you!(more…)
What to Do When Something’s Stuck in Your Teeth
July 14, 2022
Having something stuck in your teeth is never fun. While the situation isn’t that bad, all things considered, it’s still uncomfortable and unpleasant. Many even consider it stressful due to how distracting it tends to be. That said, there are ways to solve the issue without a dental visit. In fact, you may be able to take care of it yourself. For those interested, here are four tips for removing an object stuck between teeth.(more…)
Why’s There a Bitter Taste in My Mouth?
June 14, 2022
It’s normal to have a bad taste in your mouth every so often. There’ll be times when you eat food that doesn’t agree with your palate. Maybe you occasionally get a drink with a bitter aftertaste. However, there might be a severe problem when the bitterness is constant and won’t disappear. In that case, it could point to a significant oral health issue.
For those dealing with the more persistent type, here’s a summary of bad mouth taste, its potential urgency, and why to see a dentist for it.(more…)
What to Expect When You Visit an Emergency Dentist
May 16, 2022
When you’re faced with a dental emergency, staying cool, calm, and collected is much easier said than done. After all, handling a hurting or damaged tooth isn’t exactly common knowledge for most people. Luckily, there’s only one thing you need to remember to do in a dental emergency – call your dentist. Their team will take it from there by scheduling an appointment for you. The details will vary, but here’s a basic idea of what you can expect during your emergency dental visit.(more…)
6 Types of Tooth Pain Your Emergency Dentist Needs to Check
February 8, 2022
Dental emergencies never happen when we expect them, and if you do experience a serious situation, like a knocked-out or broken tooth, you should see your dentist right away. However, some urgent cases begin with a simple, unassuming toothache. If left untreated, they can develop into more severe problems in the long run. Keep reading to learn six types of tooth pain your emergency dentist should check.
Why You Should Get Your Child a Mouthguard for the New School Year!
August 31, 2021
School is about to start! If your child participates in fall sports, then now is the time to help them prepare for a successful semester and season. Amid the hustle and bustle of organizing carpools and buying supplies, many parents forget one important thing: to get their child a mouthguard. After all, of the 30 million kids that participate in sports, only 41% use one. So, it’s not hard to see why more than 5 million teeth are avulsed each year! Keep reading to learn more about why mouthguards are so important.(more…)