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While their name might suggest otherwise, wisdom teeth are not always that wise. Third molars which appear significantly later than other teeth have a tendency to stay partially under the gum tissue, causing you pain, infection, and various other dental problems. The best solution in this case is to have them extracted.

Surgery

Your dentist can remove a wisdom tooth at their offices or in extreme cases you may need an oral or maxillofacial surgeon.

Losing teeth is always a sensitive matter, especially if it happens at a young age. While we have had various options for their replacement for some time now with, for example, bridges and dentures, there is now a new choice which is fast growing in popularity.

Stronger Solution

A dental implant replaces both the lost tooth and its root. It is normally constructed using two parts, with the root part inserted directly into the bone, once that is completed and if necessary, healed, the replacement tooth can then be connected to it by using an abutment.

If you have a broken tooth, one or more worn down due to grinding or have only a little of one left after decay or an accident, having it removed is not your only option. In most cases there are other ways to fix the situation, and a dental crown is the king of them.

Dental Crowns are Different

A dental crown is an artificial restoration that is placed over a remainder of an affected tooth in order to cover it and restore its size, shape, strength, and appearance. Its applications are very versatile, as it can be used in a wide variety of dental procedures.

We smirk when we see people blow into their hands to check their breath, but most of us are guilty of doing it at least once or twice in our lives. Few things can be more embarrassing than bad breath at a crucial moment, and if it is a problem you have to deal with daily, before it goes from a simple nuisance into a major handicap.

Key Causes

Bad breath or halitosis can have several triggers such as eating habits, lack of proper dental hygiene, as well as being a sign of other health problems.

One of the most important advances in public health in the last century originated by a young aspiring dentist noticing a pattern of brown stains on locals teeth in 1901.

Mottled Enamel

The first thing Dr. Frederick McKay noticed, when he moved to Colorado Springs in 1901 to open his dental practice, was the huge number of natives with clearly visible brown stains marring their teeth. Some of the stains were so prominent that their color resembled that of chocolate.

Many people’s first stop when dealing with a health issue is their doctor, but with snoring you might be surprised to find that it is actually your dentist that can provide the right solution. Although not directly related to your teeth, most of the solutions are based around t

So many factors affect gum disease besides good dental hygiene that it is no wonder it can happen to many of us, no matter how much we take care of our teeth. It can be inevitable, kind of like taxes. Still, we can do our best to ward off potential problems and save ourselves unnecessary procedures in the future.

Gingivitis vs. Periodontitis

Gum disease or periodontitis starts to develop when bacteria grows in your mouth over time.

There are so many ways that you can lose a tooth, even if your oral hygiene is spotless. Fall, bite on a pit accidental left in a cherry cake, or a night out getting a bit too heated are just some of the possibilities that can leave your smile less than perfect. Fear not, because this is where a dental bridge comes to rescue.

Bridging the Gap

A is designed to permanently replace one or more missing teeth. They are usually supported by two or sometimes teeth on either side of the gap, with a false tooth or two between them.

Your teeth are one of your most noticeable features. They are visible when you talk, laugh, and bite while you eat. Over time, they tend to get discolored, no matter how much care you give them. Luckily, these days there are numerous options available which can whiten your teeth and return them to their former glory.

Whitening Procedures

There are numerous over the counter products that can help whiten your teeth at home. Whitening toothpastes, whitening strips and gels, and more recently whitening rinses are all readily available. However, most of these will not produce the results you are looking for. 

If you have lost any teeth or they have been damaged, our Relaxation Dental Specialties can help you get your smile back and relieve any pain involved. Depending on the severity of the damage, a simple procedure such placing veneers might be all that is needed. Tooth loss may requite more advanced prosthesis such as partial or complete dentures or dental implants.

If you believe that you are in need of any tooth (teeth) replacement or repair, read on to understand what is involved with dentures, implants, and veneers.

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