Dental issues can be detected in a number of ways, and one of the most common methods is the use of X-ray images. Traditional, film-based X-rays have been used since the 1900s, but with the use of today’s modern, digital X-ray technology, dentists can now get a better picture of your dental health with less risk of radiation exposure.
With Spring right around the corner, it’s a good time to review habits that might be harmful to your dental health. You might not even know that these routines can damage your teeth. We want you to head into Spring with a fresh smile that is both beautiful and healthy. Read on to learn what these detrimental habits are so you can avoid them.
When most people think of dental care, they think of how important it is to keep their teeth clean and healthy. Your gums are just as important to your oral health and should be given equal attention. By keeping your teeth free of plaque buildup, you can prevent gum infection and the progression of gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. At Star Dental, we help treat periodontal disease to keep your gums and mouth in great condition.
We understand that not everyone loves to go to the dentist. We don’t take it personally, though! In fact, many Americans have a genuine fear of the dentist. They feel anxious and stressed at the thought of an upcoming appointment. Do you try to figure out a way to avoid your dental visit? Does the thought of visiting our office make your palms sweat? We care about your comfort and dental health and want you to know we have a solution that can make your next visit with us actually enjoyable. Would you like to know how?
In general, cavities are formed when bacteria stays on the teeth and results in tooth decay. But can you catch a cavity like you can a cold or flu virus?
First off, a cavity is a hole in the tooth forms due to untreated tooth decay. How does tooth decay form in the first place? While most people think it is due to sugary candy, bacteria is the real culprit. Bacteria that is left on food particles in your mouth produce an acid that eats away at your teeth.
Did you know that the tongue and teeth play a critical role in helping you form proper speech and pronunciation? If you’ve noticed your child having difficulty with speech, their teeth might be the culprit. Read more to find out how you can help your child.
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.