What is a sinus lift?

What is a sinus lift?

Has your dentist told you that you need a sinus lift? If so, you’re not alone: one in five people will need a sinus lift before their dental implants can be inserted. A key to implant success is the quantity and quality of the bone where the implant is to be...
Breaking down dental specialties

Breaking down dental specialties

Not sure of the difference between an endodontist and an orthodontist? Don’t know whether you need a periodontist, a prosthodontist or a pedodontist? Many different types of oral healthcare providers could become involved in the care of your teeth,...
What is gum contouring and reshaping?

What is gum contouring and reshaping?

If your gums rest too low or too high on your teeth and you are unhappy with your smile, you may be a candidate for gum contouring surgery. Also known as gum reshaping or tissue sculpting, this cosmetic dental procedure can even out an uneven gum...
What is the importance of saliva?

What is the importance of saliva?

Saliva isn’t something you probably spend much time thinking about. But did you know that at every moment of every day, your saliva is affecting your health? Saliva is vital for a healthy mouth, good digestion, and more. Read on to learn how saliva does a mouth...
Genetics and your oral health

Genetics and your oral health

Your parents may have given you more than just your eye color and your sense of humor: you also may have inherited an increased risk for dental problems. Yes, dental issues can run in the family, and it’s not just because you’ve learned bad habits from...
What is amelogenesis imperfecta?

What is amelogenesis imperfecta?

Tooth enamel is composed almost exclusively of the mineral hydroxyapatite, making it the hardest tissue in the body. Although it helps create beautiful smiles, its most important role is protecting the teeth’s more sensitive inner layers. Occasionally, however,...