What Does Your Oral Health Reveal About Your General Health?

While many individuals understand the importance of oral health, they are more likely to commit to regular wellness appointments over dental checkups. Perhaps this is because they fear the dentist, or maybe they assume that daily brushing and flossing is enough to keep their teeth and gums healthy. While this certainly goes a long way in promoting good oral health, the truth is—there is a strong connection between one’s oral and general health.

Will You Be Ready For A Dental Emergency?

Sure enough, when a dental emergency occurs, it is often at the most inopportune time. This leaves individuals wondering if they have a true dental emergency, and if so, how fast should they see a dentist?

Do You Have Missing Teeth?

Surprising to some, the average adult between the ages of 20 and 64 has at least three decayed or missing teeth, as reported by the American Dental Association (ADA).Thus, if you have a missing tooth, you are not alone. What’s more is that advancement in dentistry continues to provide individuals with several options for replacing their missing teeth and enhancing their oral health. Some of these are discussed below.

Roots Canals: Relieving Pain, Not Creating It

Despite efforts made by the dental community to help patients discern the truth regarding Root Canal Therapy, it remains the most feared dental procedure. The American Association of Endodontists believes that most people with a fear of root canal therapy base it on someone else’s experience, rather than their own. While this proves that inaccurate information is continuing to circulate, it is even causing some to seek tooth extraction as an alternative to having a root canal. Even so, dental professionals urge patients—do not believe the hype. Root canals are designed to relieve pain, not create it.

Dental Bridges or Dental Implants? Which Treatment Is Right For Me?

With a greater emphasis on patient education, advancements in digital dentistry and restorative efforts, teeth replacement has come a long way in the last 30 years. Even so, many patients continue to have questions regarding which teeth replacement option is best for them.

Pediatric Dental Care: Healthy Habits For Life

While there’s a growing awareness of the importance of pediatric dental care, a large number of children continue to experience oral infections and diseases, including tooth decay. This is why dental professionals urge parents to commit to regular check-ups, brushing, flossing, fluoridation and even dental sealants to help advance their child’s oral and dental health.

The Truth About Silver Fillings

Used as a filling material for many decades, dental amalgam (silver fillings) is comprised of silver, mercury, tin and copper. Over the years, however, studies have been conducted on the safety of amalgam, mostly due to the presence of mercury.

What Does It Mean To Have A Dead Tooth

Given the three layers of a tooth, the enamel, dentin and pulp, it is the pulp that contains the blood vessels and nerves. A tooth becomes dead in two ways.

Dentures: They Are Different Than You Think

Without question, there are countless misconceptions when it comes to dentures, leading many people to believe that they are painful and bulky.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

As the most common type of sleep apnea, Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) occurs when there are pauses in breathing while one sleeps. Essentially, throat muscles relax too much, causing the airway to collapse and block airflow.

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