Need To Know: Find Out About Gum Recession

A toothy smile is all well and good—as long as it's always been that way. If you've noticed that your teeth appear longer lately, though, you may be experiencing gingival recession. Also called gum recession, this condition is when the margin of gum tissue around your teeth either pulls back or wears away. This not only results in increased sensitivity, but it can also lead to eventual tooth loss. Causes of Gum Recession Read More 

3 Things to Know About Dental Spacers

A dental spacer, also called a space maintainer, is a common type of dental product used for kids. If your child's dentist recently told you that your child needs one of these, you may wonder what it is and why it is needed. Dental spacers are products used to hold a space in a person's mouth, and here are three things you should know about them. What are they? A dental spacer is usually made up of several key parts, which include crowns and wire bars. Read More 

Is That Normal? A Guide For Parents Whose Kids Are Losing Baby Teeth

When your child's baby teeth begin falling out, the experience can be more traumatic for you than for your little one. You may constantly find yourself wondering what's normal when it comes to tooth loss, and what should trigger a call to the dentist. Here's a look at some common concerns parents have when their elementary school–aged kids start losing teeth. The adult tooth has is already there, but the baby tooth hasn't come out yet. Read More 

How Is Dental Implant Surgery Performed?

Dental implants are the most natural-looking replacement option for missing teeth. Unfortunately, some people neglect to take advantage of these excellent tooth replacements due to concerns about the surgical process of installing dental implants. Here is an explanation of how dental implant surgery is performed so you know exactly what to expect if you choose to have dental implants installed. Screw Insertion The first stage of dental implant surgery is the installation of a small titanium screw in the jawbone. Read More 

Crowns On Cavities: Explore The Options For Under-Crown Repair With Your Dentist

You may believe that your crowns keep your teeth protected from cavities or dental caries. The truth is, a dental crown won't protect the underlying tooth from decay over time if your diet and oral hygiene are not good. Dentists often see older patients who have perfectly good crowns, yet the bases of their teeth are pitted with decay near the gum line. Fortunately, there are several ways your dentist can repair the damage without requiring an entirely new crown. Read More