Common Dental Problems for Seniors and How to Care For Them
Age itself is not a cause of dental problems in seniors, but other problems common in the second half of life can contribute to dental issues. Here are some of the concerns you may face and how to take care of them. Your dentist is your best resource on dealing with these problems, so be […]
Is Cosmetic Dentistry Right For You?
Many people are unhappy with their smiles, due to the shape of their teeth or because of missing, chipped, or discolored teeth. Cosmetic dentistry can help them regain their self-confidence and improve their smiles through different techniques. And that’s not all. Often, esthetic dentistry helps improve oral health as well. But can cosmetic dentistry help […]
Oral Hygiene for Children
Good oral hygiene for children should begin even before the first tooth erupts. This surprises many parents but for your new baby, it is essential to oral health. Within a few days of birth, you should begin to gently wipe your baby’s gums with wet gauze or a soft washcloth twice a day. By the […]
What your medical insurance company refuses to acknowledge could be costing you years off your life
Suppose you had multiple failing teeth because you just couldn’t chew well, and all kinds of digestive complications arose from it. Would the insurance company be better off paying the cost of ongoing rehabilitative care for the digestive complications, over and over, or paying once for a full-arch, dental implant-supported bridge that could correct the […]
Is Flossing Really Important?
Just about every time you visit your dentist, you hear the question: “Have you been flossing regularly?” You brush your teeth twice a day, so surely flossing can’t be that important. Or is it? The American Dental Association says that it is, your dentist says that it is, so what’s the story? When you use […]
Is Invisalign® Better Than Braces?
Is Invisalign® Better Than Braces? Whether you are a teenager or an adult, you want a straight, healthy smile. But we aren’t all genetically designed for straight teeth and sometimes injuries can cause misaligned teeth. There are two basic options for straightening teeth: traditional metal braces or Invisalign® plastic appliances. Both do a good job, […]
Is My Dental Procedure Covered Under My HSA?
Many people are finding that having an HSA (health savings account) not only helps keep medical costs lower but is advantageous at tax-time, too. The trick is knowing what is—and what isn’t—an allowable deduction. But before we go there, let’s review exactly what an HSA is and how it works. A health savings account combines […]
Sleep Apnea: Can A Dental Mouthpiece Be The Answer?
What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a common disorder that causes cessation of or shallow breathing during sleep. Shallow breaths or a pause in breathing is frequently followed by a gasp or a snort and is sometimes accompanied by snoring. Very often, the person suffering from sleep apnea is unaware of the condition, since […]
The Risks of Periodontal Disease
You may be among the nearly fifty percent of adults in The United States that suffer from some form of periodontal disease. The disease ranges from mild inflammation to severe tissue and bone involvement. In the worst cases, people lose their teeth. Whether your condition is cured or not depends almost entirely on how you […]