While a loose tooth is common in children, it can also cause concern among adults. Anything from poor oral hygiene, advanced gum disease, grinding on teeth, chewing on hard food, or an injury to the mouth can damage your tooth and loosen it. While it is always preferable to save a tooth, pulling out a cracked, infected, or diseased tooth will help protect your other teeth. Visit your dentist if your loose tooth causes severe pain and needs to be pulled out immediately.
Bad breath is a common condition that affects more than 50% of the general population. Bad breath is not only psychologically distressing but can also affect personal relationships and quality of life. There are several underlying causes of bad breath which can include gum disease like gingivitis and periodontitis, and poor oral hygiene.
A “gummy” smile is when one smiles, the lip rests high on the gums. Usually we expect to see only the pink-ish (gingiva) little “triangles” between the teeth to show in a smile. While every genuine and authentic smile can...Continue reading
A healthy mouth can keep major diseases at bay and improve your overall health. While many patients consider missing teeth to be no big deal, it can cause more harm than anticipated. Hence, it is essential to replace missing teeth without any delay.
In general, oral habits like brushing and flossing can help keep bacteria under control. However, routine dental visits are critical to properly maintaining your oral health. We recommend dental exams and regular cleanings at least twice a year to maintain good oral hygiene and to improve quality of life.
Most people ignore flossing because they have not been properly informed WHY they should floss. Once they see bleeding, a common response is to stop flossing or say, “My gums always bleed!” Ignoring flossing allows harmful bacteria and plaque to accumulate in the mouth, causing cavities and periodontal disease. Learn about the benefits of flossing and follow these tips to floss your teeth properly.
Periodontal disease is the infection and inflammation of the gums that damage the soft tissue at the center of the teeth. If left untreated, the condition can loosen teeth or lead to tooth loss. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...Continue reading
Selecting the right dentist for your family is an important decision. You and your dentist will be partners in maintaining your family’s oral health. Make sure you choose a dental care provider who can meet the needs of your...Continue reading
Dentures are a removable, convenient (one of the quicker options for full tooth replacement), beautiful and a natural-looking tooth replacement option, that replaces missing or decayed teeth. The dental profession uses the word partial denture if...Continue reading
Whether you have lost a tooth due to physical inquiry, trauma, general wear and tear, or extraction due to gum disease or cavities, it should be replaced. You have many options to replace your missing teeth, including full or partial dentures,...Continue reading