All about Dental Crowns

Dental CrownsA crown is a dental cap that is put on a damaged tooth to help restoring its size, shape and strength, covering the entire visible part of the tooth.

There are many reasons for getting a dental crown:

  • It restores a tooth that is already broken or worn out;
  • Helps to shield a tooth from decay or cracking;
  • It helps to anchor a dental bridge;
  • It hides discolored or misplaced teeth;
  • It hides dental implants;
  • It acts as a protective cap in case the tooth had a root canal treatment.

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Chronic Headaches and Dental Treatment

Chronic Headaches and Dental TreatmentChronic severe headaches are an affliction that affects one in eight Americans. Most headaches stem from muscle tension. Many tension headaches can be related to your bite and your dentist might be able to help ease that tension and pain.

How teeth are related to chronic headaches
Grinding and clenching are associated with muscle tension and eventual pain. When you grind or clench your teeth, you place Continue reading

How Eating Disorders Affect Teeth

How Eating Disorders Affect TeethThere are a lot of repercussions to the teeth in the mouth of a person battling eating disorders. Such negative effects could include the loss of teeth, gum problems and erosion of the enamel on the tongue side of the teeth due to the acids involved in bulimia. In addition, people with eating disorders lack nutrients that can result in osteoporosis, weakening of the bones in the jaw that support the teeth and this may lead to tooth loss. More so, many individuals with such disorders suffer from bleeding gums, burning of the tongue and dry mouth due to decreased salivary flow and swollen glands.

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