Three million people in the United States have dental implants. Every patient has concerns about the amount of pain that can be expected both while having the procedure and afterwards. The answers to the amount of pain to be expected vary due to the procedures that need to be performed and how many teeth are […]
Do Dental Implants Hurt?
Healthy Soft Food Options after Your Oral Surgery
After you’ve had oral surgery, you’ll need to settle for soft foods for a certain period of time. Your surgeon will determine exactly how long you’ll need to follow this diet, but after a while, you may be out of ideas for healthy food options. Try using a few of these ideas to keep your […]
Common Questions about Cleft Palate Repair
If your child has been born with a cleft palate and you are considering a surgical repair, you are bound to have questions about the procedure. By getting answers to some of the most common questions, you’ll likely feel more comfortable when surgery day rolls around. Do Cleft Palates Always Result in Cleft Lips? No. […]
Dental Overjets: Causes and Potential Treatments
An overjet may also be known as a protrusion of the teeth, and in this situation, the lower teeth will sit too far behind the front teeth of the upper jaw. An overjet can cause problems with proper biting and chewing of food, and if the teeth rub together in an awkward way, they can […]
TMJ Pain Can Often Be Reduced. Find Out How!
What is TMJ syndrome and what causes the pain? More importantly, how to diagnose and treat it? TMJ stands for the temporomandibular joint which is the joint connecting the jaw to the skull. The TMJ syndrome causes pain and discomfort including: Clicking and popping of the jaw Ringing or popping in the ear Headaches TMJ […]
The Top Problems with Missing Teeth
Missing teeth are more than a cosmetic problem. Yes, they can be embarrassing, but there are other problems that they can cause down the road. These issues are ones that many people do not think about when they choose to ignore the fact that they have one or more missing teeth, especially if they are […]
The Reasons you Should not Ignore Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is a very serious disease that affects millions of Americans today. The problem is that many people do not get proper treatment for this disease because it is obtrusive and embarrassing. The typical treatment is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, which is a machine that is attached to your face while you sleep, providing […]
How to Make your Dental Implants Last
Your dental implants are supposed to be in your mouth for the rest of your life. Of course, just like anything else in life, however, things can change. If you are not properly caring for your implants or you are not following a proper diet, you could find that your implant fails. The good news […]
Can you Recognize the Signs of Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea can be a fatal disease if it is not treated. Because you stop breathing multiple (sometimes hundreds) of times during the night, you are relying on your body’s ability to wake up and regulate your breathing again. If this does not happen or too much stress is put on your cardiovascular system, you […]
The Summer Sun is Good for your Teeth Because of Vitamin D
We are all told to hide from the sun, or wear proper protection. While wearing protection is good, we want you to know the benefits on your oral health by spending your summer days in the sun. It might seem strange to think that the sun would have anything to do with your oral health […]