Getting too conscious about your gummy smile? Sometimes, even the brightest and whitest set of teeth can lose its sparkle to overexposed or uneven gums. If this is getting in the way of your beautiful smile, you may want to give a gum lift a try! Unlike traditional gum lift procedures, today’s gum contouring use … Continue reading What You Should Know about Gum Lift Surgery?
3-D is all the rage these days, affecting every aspect of human life, how we treat animals, how we travel in space, and even how we entertain ourselves. The Verge reported last month that L’Oreal was partnering with a bio-printing company to 3-D print human skin, eliminating the need to use animals as test subjects … Continue reading How is 3-D Technology Changing Dentistry?
A lot of people can have an extreme fear of visiting a dentist. Besides the jarring, whizzing sounds of machines that send chills down your spine, there are also a million questions that come rushing to your mind when you undergo a procedure, especially if it is a procedure that is going to have visible … Continue reading Questions You Should Ask Your Dentist Before Undergoing a Dental Implant Procedure
Dental implants are rods of titanium about half-an-inch long. They are surgically placed inside your jawbone to replace the natural roots. When topped with porcelain crowns, dental implants look and function very much like natural teeth. When Do You Need Dental Implants? Dental implants are required when your teeth need to be replaced. There are … Continue reading Four Reasons to Choose Dental Implants
We love to do things ourselves. It is in our culture. Growing up, each of us was taught the virtues of the do-it-yourself lifestyle. For many of us, this advice sticks with us long into our adulthood. DIY Products Market in the U.S. U.S. consumers spent more than $27 billion on DIY products in April … Continue reading DIY Dentistry is Harmful & How to Afford a Dentist?
There is no simple answer because the scientific community is divided. According to the Asociación Española de Pediatría (Spanish Association of Pediatrics) “NO EXISTE EVIDENCIA CIENTÍFICA” — There is no scientific evidence [that claims extended breastfeeding leads to poor dental health]. Across the Atlantic in the U.S., the situation is different, where “there appears to … Continue reading Does Extended Breastfeeding Cause Caries?
Eating a lot of sticky food, not brushing every day, and not visiting your dentist every six months can ruin the look of your teeth and cause multiple dental health problems. Your teeth can turn yellow and the protective, transparent layer – known as enamel – around them can decay, leaving the teeth vulnerable to … Continue reading Overlook Dental Health to Invite Headaches
Teeth whitening can be an effective way to bring back the natural white color of your teeth. It works best when discoloration is external — caused by foods and smoking, instead of genetic factors or an illness — and slight. In a teeth whitening treatment, there are several ways to brighten your teeth to a … Continue reading Four Reasons to Consider a Teeth Whitening Treatment Now
Gingivitis is a mild form of periodontal (gum) disease that makes the gums turn red, become swollen, and more prone to bleeding. Usually, there is little or no discomfort and the condition can be reversed with proper oral hygiene and dental treatment. Though the disease is curable and mild, you cannot overlook it. Untreated, gingivitis … Continue reading Seven Ways You Can Treat Gingivitis
In March 2015, a U.S. District Court ordered a Knox County dentist to return $500,000 to a patient. The Rockport dentist had prescribed the patient unnecessary procedures. The lawsuit from Tennessee is not a one-off incident. It may be part of a worrying trend. “I believe I’ve noticed an increase in the skill of what … Continue reading Your Dentist May Be Ripping You Off