Understanding How Bisphosphonate Medication Can Affect Your Dental Implant Surgery

18 August 2015
 Categories: Dentist, Articles

If you want to have a dental implant placed in your mouth, then your oral surgeon will need to complete an extensive examination to make sure you are healthy enough for the implant device. X-ray images as well as CT scans will be examined, and a physical examination will be completed. The surgeon will also go over your medical history. Medical history assessment will involve a discussion of the medications you are currently taking. Read More 

4 Tips For Eating Tooth-Friendly Meals With Brand-New Braces

5 August 2015
 Categories: Dentist, Articles

Today's new clear, removable braces are much less noticeable and cumbersome than the traditional metal braces, and they also make it easier for you to enjoy your favorite foods while your teeth are being straightened. However, when you're first fitted for your new braces, your mouth may still feel sore for the first few days, and you'll need to find a way to nourish yourself while avoiding aggravating your teeth. But that doesn't mean you have to live on applesauce and ice cream. Read More 

Crohn’s Disease & Oral Problems—What You Can Do About It

17 July 2015
 Categories: Dentist, Articles

If you have Crohn's disease, then you likely play close attention to your digestive system and how flare-ups cause cramps, gas, diarrhea, and general discomfort. Your immune system disorder can affect far more than just your digestive system though. In fact, poor oral health is a common issue for individuals with Crohn's disease. Keep reading to find out what types of oral concerns you may face and how you should deal with them. Read More 

Vegan? No Problem! Keep Your Teeth Healthy With These Calcium And Vitamin D-rich Plant Foods

8 July 2015
 Categories: Dentist, Articles

Many people are quick to write off vegan diets as nutrient deficient and bad for the teeth. "Where are you going to get your calcium and vitamin D if you don't drink milk?" they ask. "Your teeth will fall out because you won't get enough calcium" is another common remark.  Luckily, vegan diets don't have to be calcium or vitamin D deficient, as long as you include the right foods in your meal plans. Read More 

Dealing With A Fractured Cusp: What Patients Need To Know

19 June 2015
 Categories: Dentist, Articles

Damaged teeth can quickly cause more serious health issues. If an infection develops inside the tooth, an abscess may form, which could lead to painful side effects and even tooth loss. Dentists deal with various types of tooth damage, and many patients have treatment for a fractured cusp. Learn more about the symptoms of this type of tooth damage, and find out what a dentist will do to repair the problem. Read More