Dolores Reid

Why Your Dental Hygienist Measures Gingival Pockets And Announces Numbers

At a recent cleaning, you probably went through a process whereby the dental hygienist took a probe tool and poked your gums around your teeth. As he or she went, he/she announced a number aloud and another hygienist or dental assistant recorded the numbers announced. You have probably wondered about these numbers, why the hygienist does this, and what the numbers mean. Here is more on that. Gingival Pockets Everyone who still has their own teeth has gingival pockets. Read More 

Things To Know About The All-On-4 Dental Technique

Did an accident lead to you losing all of your teeth when least expected? If the incident has left you in a position in which you are currently wearing a full set of removable dentures, there are better options for replacement teeth. There is a dental technique that can be used to replace all of your teeth without you having to remove them like dentures. Visit a dentist to find out if the All-on-4 technique is right for you. Read More 

How To Avoid Chiclet Teeth When Seeking Smile Enhancement

The term "chiclet teeth" is used to describe artificially enhanced teeth that look like chiclet gum. Chiclet teeth look artificial, and anyone that sees you with such teeth will automatically know that your smile isn't natural. Tell your dentist if you don't want to end up with such teeth; the dentist will know what to do. Here are a few tips that may help. Getting Shapes That Are Roughly Similar to Natural Teeth Read More 

Want To Fix A Gummy Smile? You Can Do It Without Surgery

What constitutes a gummy smile? According to one poll, patients said that when about 3 mm of gingiva showed when smiling, then it was a gummy smile. However, orthodontists in the poll said as little as 2 mm was gummy, while general practitioners said 4 mm was the threshold. While no one can seem to agree, the point is that if you are unhappy with your smile and feel too much gum is showing, you should seek out a dentist for help. Read More 

Two Dental Appliances That Can Stop Thumb Sucking

It's not unusual for young children to self-soothe by sucking on their thumbs. While most kids eventually grow out of the habit, not all of them do, and this can cause oral health problems that will cost thousands of dollars to treat. There are a number of strategies parents can use to get their kids to stop sucking their thumbs; one of which is to talk to their children's pediatric dentists about installing habit-breaking dental devices. Read More