There are millions of people who have amalgam fillings. Recently, there has been concern raised about the mercury used in these fillings — to the point that many feel they should have them removed immediately.
Having missing teeth can affect your self-confidence and lower your self-esteem. It can also contribute to other serious oral health issues. But missing teeth don’t just affect how you see yourself, they also have an impact on how others see you — and it often isn’t in a good way. We believe that a healthy smile reflects an overall healthier you. Read on to discover the missing tooth replacement treatment we highly recommend.
An implant is surgically placed in the jaw, which means that immediately following the surgery, the implant area may be slightly sore and swollen. You should eat soft foods and drink clear liquids for the first few days post-surgery. Infection is a main reason implants fail. Saltwater rinses can help ward off infection, and if you’ve been given antibiotics, you’ll want to take the entire prescribed course as a precaution.
Pregnant or know someone who is? You may already know that pregnancy causes physical changes that affect hormone or appetite levels. Did you know these changes can have an impact on oral health too? Good oral health is essential for the overall health of both mother and child, yet only 22% to 34% of women in the United States visit a dentist during pregnancy. Read on to discover why we need to be part of your medical team during pregnancy.
Are you afraid of going to the dentist’s office? If so, the overwhelming majority of Americans are just like you. Despite all the advances that have been made in dentistry to make a visit faster, safer, more efficient, and more comfortable, 75% of us experience some anxiety, with 10% having such a strong dental phobia that they avoid going to the dentist completely.
There are many reasons someone might be intimidated by the dentist, including a fear of needles or drills, previous traumatic experiences at the dentist office, and more. Unfortunately, avoiding your visits can mean that small oral health problems today can become far more serious issues in the future. There is a solution that allows you to get the dental treatment you need while relieving you of your stress and worry. It’s called sedation dentistry.
Are you suffering from the embarrassment of gaps in your smile from missing teeth? Are you experiencing discomfort or pain from ill-fitting dentures? Are you tired of not being able to eat foods that you love because missing teeth or dentures make that too difficult? As our patient, you know that our primary goal is to do what is best for you. Read on to discover why we believe dental implants are the next best thing to your regular teeth when you consider replacement solutions
Your teeth play a role in speaking, chewing, and maintaining proper bite alignment. When one or more of your teeth is severely damaged, decayed, or missing, you should seek an appointment, even if there is no pain. Neglecting issues can lead to more serious oral health concerns. There is one restoration that has become a go-to solution for more serious problems.
By the time he became president, George Washington only had one natural tooth left in his mouth. The diaries he kept throughout his life revealed the embarrassment and pain his teeth, and later his dentures, brought him. His dental woes were likely due to a combination of bad genes, bad habits, and the poor dental care available at that time. Today, things are different, and regular dental exams and cleanings can help you save money and teeth.
By the time we are in our mid 40s, 69% of us have lost at least one permanent tooth. Over one-fourth of adults between the ages of 65 and 74 have no teeth left at all! With over 500,000 procedures performed each year, the dental implant has become the standard of care to replace missing teeth. At Star Dental, we believe nothing can beat the look and function of dental implants. Could an implant be right for you?
At one time or another, most of us have had food or drink at certain temperatures cause some tooth discomfort. Sometimes brushing or flossing is painful. If this happens to you, you may have sensitive teeth. While usually temporary, sensitive teeth may be an early sign of more serious underlying dental problems. Who gets sensitive teeth? Can it be avoided? Is there anything that can be done if you have sensitive teeth?