What Is Tooth Resorption?

Posted on: 21 October 2016

Nearly everyone knows that cavities are a threat to the health of teeth, but you might be surprised to learn that there's another way teeth can be broken down. This disorder is called tooth resorption, and it can happen to anyone, regardless of their oral hygiene. Read on to learn more about tooth resorption, how it happens, and how it's treated. Unrelated To Oral Hygiene Tooth resorption is a process that's completely unrelated to your oral hygiene. [Read More]

A Few Procedures You May Require Before Getting Dental Implants

Posted on: 4 October 2016

If you are missing some teeth and considering having dental implants, your dentist may require you have work done to your jaw bone or sinus area before the implants can be started. One of the most common problems is not having enough bone to hold the titanium posts securely in place. Another issue is not having a high enough bone before the sinuses in your cheek area. There are procedures that can be done to rectify these issues that results in roughly 95 percent of all implant procedures succeeding. [Read More]

Dental Bone Grafts

Posted on: 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.  Bone Loss 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. [Read More]

Cleft Palate And Cleft Lips: What Parents Need To Know

Posted on: 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. [Read More]