Have A Dying Tooth? What To Know Before Getting Work Done

If you have a tooth that is dying and you know that an extraction is likely, and you have an appointment with the dentist, you want an implant to be the topic of discussion. If you only have one tooth that has to be extracted and you don't want to worry about upkeep and maintenance, an implant is a better option than a bridge. Here are some of the things to talk with your dentist about, so you can learn more information about an implant and if it will be right for you. Read More 

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