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Adult Dentistry Blog


OCT 11 2018
Eating Without Teeth - Don’t Try This At Home! October 11th, 2018

Just because you have lost your teeth and have had difficulty applying dentures, or haven’t had dental implants, doesn’t mean the smell of a home-cooked meal no longer makes your mouth water. The aroma of food still makes it tempting to try and eat without teeth. Who knows, you might ev...

OCT 4 2018
Understanding Nitrous Oxide October 4th, 2018

Nitrous Oxide (N2O) is a gas most commonly used by dentists to relax their patients, helping them enjoy their dental appointments. While it is not a strong pain-killer, it is a great tool to help induce relaxation. Since it is available to all our patients who request it, we wanted to help the unde...

OCT 2 2018
Dental Implants: Traditional Vs. Mini October 2nd, 2018

Replacing missing teeth via dentures, bridges and dental implants is no foreign practice to modern day dentists. If you are in need of an implant, your dentist may present two options: traditional and mini. Traditional dental implants are the best choice to guarantee a durable, natural-looking repl...

SEP 27 2018
Damaging Teeth: What You Did and Didn’t Expect! September 27th, 2018

The surface of your teeth is called enamel. It helps protect them from decay. While some wear and tear is normal, there's plenty you can do to keep that barrier strong. We recommend these simple steps for a healthy mouth and a winning smile. Limiting Sugary Foods and Drinks This is the one ...

SEP 20 2018
Pregnancy and Dental Care September 20th, 2018

Naturally, it's always important to take good care of your teeth and gums. While pregnant, however, it’s even more important to follow through with routine dental care. This is because pregnancy causes hormonal changes that increase the risk of developing gum disease, which could affect the h...

SEP 18 2018
How to Maintain a Straight Smile After Braces September 18th, 2018

The time has come. Nearly 18 months after having those metal contraptions installed in your mouth, you eagerly visit the orthodontist and finally have your braces removed, revealing a beautiful new smile. The deed is done, and you’re ready to strut your stuff out of the office when he suddenl...

SEP 13 2018
Do I Need a Dentist or Oral Surgeon for my Tooth Extraction? September 13th, 2018

Patients in need of tooth extraction often wonder whether they should turn to a dentist, or an oral surgeon. A tooth extraction is nothing to take lightly, so it’s important to choose the right provider for your situation, especially if it’s an emergency procedure. Both dentists and ora...

SEP 11 2018
Tips to Manage Your Child’s Dental Anxiety September 11th, 2018

Some children enjoy coming to the dentist and actually look forward to it. Others, not so much. In fact, for some kids all it takes is the word “dentist” to throw them into a panic. Your children’s oral health is very important, but forcing a stressed, scared child into a dentist ...

SEP 6 2018
What Type of Denture is Right for Me? September 6th, 2018

Dentures, which replace weak or missing teeth, are removable dental appliances that can behave as either a full or partial set of teeth in one or more areas of your mouth. Whereas conventional types of dentures rest on the gum and may be attached to the natural teeth, implant-supported dentures are...

SEP 4 2018
What is a Crossbite? September 4th, 2018

You may not have a full understanding of what a crossbite is until you, or a member of your family, is diagnosed with one. There are two types of crossbites and both of them can lead to jaw pain, TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction), and other issues such as receding gums and loose teeth. Thes...

AUG 30 2018
Back to School Dental Health Tips August 30th, 2018

Labor Day is right around the corner, which means the kids are heading back to school, and summer fun will soon come to an end. While you’re double-checking the school supply list, don’t forget to make sure they have everything they need for a healthy smile to last them through many sea...

AUG 28 2018
Tips for Reducing Pain from Braces August 28th, 2018

The decision to invest in braces is an important one. In the end, it will result in a beautiful, healthy smile. However, along the way you may experience some uncomfortable times, especially after having your brace’s wires adjusted. The good news is that braces pain is typically temporary and...

AUG 23 2018
What are the Pros and Cons of Veneers? August 23rd, 2018

We’ve all seen actors, musicians, and other celebrities on TV with picture-perfect white smiles. How can they be so flawless? Like the rest of us, celebrities were not born with perfect teeth: their sparkling smiles are often due to veneers. It might be tempting to want a similar smile for yo...

AUG 21 2018
Do I Need to Replace a Missing Tooth? August 21st, 2018

If you’ve lost a tooth, especially one that’s not visible to others when you speak or smile, you may think you can slide by without replacing it. Sure, it will feel odd for a while, but you’ll get used it — or will you? Not replacing a missing tooth can have serious phy...

AUG 16 2018
Understanding Dental Implants and Recovery Time August 16th, 2018

Dental implants can be required for a variety of reasons, from injury to tooth decay. No matter what the reason for needing an implant, the process for getting them into your mouth is the same.  Implant surgery can be performed at a dental office, but it is more involved than a simpl...