Wisdom Teeth Removal: When is it Necessary?
The third molars, or “wisdom teeth,” typically erupt between the ages of 17 and 22. In most cases, all four wisdom teeth will erupt. But, there are those individuals that – due to genetic factors – may not have any wisdom teeth form at all. The Dental Research Journal estimates as few as 5% and as many […]
Are Dental Implants Right for Me?
In just one visit with your dentist, you can completely rejuvenate your smile with dental implants. And, after a short healing period, you will once again be able to enjoy the foods you’ve been missing and smile with confidence. Dental implants seem like a miracle cure for tooth loss, but they’re not for everyone. For […]
Dental Implants vs. Bridges vs. Dentures: How Do They Compare?
If you’ve lost one, several, or all of your teeth, you are likely wondering about what options you have to complete your smile. There are a number of factors to consider, such as cost, function, appearance, comfort, and longevity. Of course, what it all comes down to is, what is the best option for you. […]
Can Chewing Gum Strengthen Your Jaw?
You likely know several teachers that would tell you to spit out your gum in class, but what they may not realize is that regularly exercising the muscles of the jaw is a great way to improve oral health, and it may even help prevent tooth loss later on in life! So, if you’ve ever […]
What Can Be Done to Help Improve the Chances of a Successful All-on-4 Procedure?
Approximately 57% of seniors in the United States wear some type of dental prosthesis such as a partial denture (“flipper”) or complete denture. For many, tooth loss is just another part of the aging process. But, it doesn’t have to be. With dental implant-supported prostheses, such as the All-on-4® treatment concept, you don’t have to […]
What Could Be Going On if Your Jaw Only Hurts on One Side?
Jaw pain that manifests on only one side of the face can indicate several dental issues. Of course, there are also some dental issues that can also lead to jaw pain on both sides of the faces. If you are experiencing jaw pain on only one side, the best way to determine the cause (and […]