Both anorexia and bulimia are serious eating disorders. They occur when men or women have an extreme fear of becoming overweight. Both conditions have implications for your teeth because your body is not getting the minerals, vitamins, proteins and other nutrients that are needed to maintain good oral health and good overall health.
Why Eating Disorders Lead To Poor Oral Health
In addition to causing severe malnutrition and organ failure, eating disorders that continue for several years will detrimentally affect your teeth, gums and jawbone integrity. Continue reading
Tooth decay causes oral health problems like dental cavities, and it affects most Americans to some degree. Oral bacteria grow on top of teeth and coat them. Acids released by these bacteria are directly responsible for decay as the acids bore into the teeth. Tooth decay can cause painful sensitivity to things like heat, cold and sugar, and more severe cases lead to constant pain, infections and even tooth loss. However, minor damage usually goes unnoticed as pain only occurs once a cavity has formed.
Causes Of Cavities:
• Genetics Or Biology
Some people are lucky enough to have super-strong enamel, robust immune systems and ample salivary proteins to kill off disease-causing bacteria. Continue reading
While wanting to improve a smile is the main reason most people choose to undergo cosmetic dentistry, the cosmetic procedures that are available today do more than change your smile. They can change your health, your well being, and your life.
Jaw function and tooth alignment play an important role in breaking down foods properly so your body can absorb nutrients. Broken, missing or misaligned teeth or tooth pain can lead to poorly chewed food and gaps in nutrition. While procedures such as teeth straightening, veneers, bridges, and implants are all cosmetic and improve the look of a smile, they are also crucial in correcting problems that could negatively impact long-term health and nutrition. Continue reading
A beautiful pearly white smile can really make all the difference to your appearance. Yellowing, damaged or worn teeth can make you appear older than you are. Luckily, there are several ways that you can improve your teeth to have them looking picture perfect.
Dental bonding improves smiles by fixing small tooth imperfections like removing spaces, stains, fractures, lightening teeth, and treating teeth sensitivity. Dental bonding is not as durable as a veneer, but is an esthetically pleasing way to quickly improve a patient’s smile. Continue reading
The first step towards preventing cavities is understanding them. Cavities occur when damaged areas in the tooth’s surface develop into small openings or holes. While cavities result from a combination of factors, such as frequent snacking, sugary foods and drinks, and an accumulation of bacteria, proper oral hygiene is the best way to prevent them from developing.
Not every family makes brushing and flossing a priority, but that is not the only way family history can contribute to cavities. For some patients, an increased risk of cavities comes down to genetics. If the members of your family seem to be naturally susceptible, make regular home care and checkups a priority. Continue reading
Full Mouth Restoration and Reconstruction recreates each tooth within the mouth to get your beautiful smile up and running again. It is not merely a cosmetic procedure. Full mouth restoration also involves neuromuscular procedures designed to improve the structure of your entire mouth by creating symmetry between the upper and lower jaws, successfully eliminates a number of pain-causing symptoms.
Why Get Full Mouth Restoration And Reconstruction?
Broken, missing or worn down teeth not only create insecurity and a lack of confidence in both the people that have them and the people Continue reading
Dental implants are by far the best solution for replacing missing teeth. Unlike many procedures, the process of placing dental implants takes time, but the results are permanent.
There are three steps involved in the dental implant procedure:
Placement of the implant – This involves a small surgical procedure in which the dental implant or implants are placed into the bone. Continue reading
If you are missing a tooth, there are many factors to consider when creating a treatment plan to replace your tooth. There are two approaches, either an implant-supported crown or fixed dental bridge, which both offer reasonable solutions for patients.
Fixed Dental Bridge
A fixed bridge is constructed with crowns covering the teeth on both sides of the space, with single-unit prostheses in-between called a Continue reading