Dolores Reid

Learning More About Root Absorption And Your Dental Health

Have you developed a small hole in one of your front teeth, near the gumline? If so, you may be looking a rare condition described as external cervical resorption, commonly called root absorption. In some cases of root absorption, your tooth may not be fit to save. However, in some other cases, your dentist may be able to save your tooth. Learn more about the risk factors and treatment options available for teeth suffering from root absorption. Read More 

A Couple Of Sleep Apnea Questions Addressed

Sleep apnea can be a serious condition that many patients may develop over the course of their lives. Sadly, this condition is often poorly understood by patients, which can make it difficult for them to make smart choices when it comes to addressing this health problem. If you suspect that you are suffering from sleep apnea, you may benefit from having a couple of the more common questions about this condition answered. Read More 

2 Cleansing Rinses to Help Keep Your Twin Block Appliance Clean

If you have a misaligned jaw, then your dentist may install a twin bock appliance in order to move your jaw into the proper position. A twin block works best when it is worn for the majority of the day. However, the more that you wear the device, the more likely it is to collect debris and bacteria. It is important to clean your twin block appliance regularly in order to avoid developing a bacterial infection in your mouth. Read More 

3 Ways To Treat A Child With Misaligned Teeth

It is important as a parent to protect your child from lifelong dental problems caused by misaligned teeth. Malocclusion or misaligned teeth is a condition where the teeth are not aligned properly, crooked, crowed or the jaws do not meet properly. This condition can make it hard to keep your gums and teeth clean when not treated early. It can also increase the risk of gum disease and cavities. Here are three ways to treat a child with misaligned teeth. Read More 

Are Mini Implants Right For You?

If you've had substantial tooth loss, find dentures to be uncomfortable or impractical and you are unable to get traditional implants, then mini dental implants might be an option for you. Mini implants are smaller implants that are used to anchor a set of dentures or a bridge rather than replace individual teeth. They still allow for the dentures to be removed for cleaning and are usually less expensive than having each tooth replaced with a full-sized implant, especially if you're missing a large number of teeth. Read More