14 September 2016
The idea of a bone graft may sound quite scary, but you may need one for your oral health. Fortunately, these grafts are now often done on an outpatient basis and can help restore your smile. If your dentist recommends one, you need to know what the procedure entails.
Unfortunately, once you lose a tooth, you start to lose bone. Your jaw only stays fully intact if your teeth remain in place and are engaged in frequent chewing.
Cleft Palate And Cleft Lips: What Parents Need To Know
26 August 2016
A cleft palate or lip is a congenital deformity that forms during the first trimester. As the embryo's head develops, it is formed from the sides, coming together in the middle. When it doesn't fuse together properly, a cleft, or a split, in the lip, palate, or both will result. While this will be surgically repaired once the child is born, it can still leave residual problems. Here are the facts and some of the possible complications that parents should know.
2 Orthodontic Alignment Options For Adults
5 August 2016
If you are an adult who would like to have the alignment of your teeth corrected, you may be concerned about the appearance of orthodontic appliances. Many people picture a mouthful of braces when they think of dental alignment. However, nowadays, there are orthodontic options that do not have a great impact on your appearance. Here are a few such options:
Invisalign, which is generally only prescribed for teens and adults, can be used to align the teeth in a discreet manner.
Dealing With Gum Disease: Three Treatment Options To Consider
21 July 2016
Gum disease is an infection of the gums, which can lead to bone loss, tooth loss and other complications. If you have gum disease, your dentist or periodontist can recommend options to help improve your overall oral health and fight the disease. Before you choose a treatment option, consider familiarizing yourself with the different treatments available. Here are a few options you may want to consider.
Root Planing And Scaling