Dental implants are currently the preferred choice among patients and orthodontists when it comes to replacing missing teeth. The overwhelming majority of dental implant procedures go off without a hitch. However, it's possible for a select few to be impacted over the long term by a condition known as peri-implantitis. What is Peri-Implantitis? Peri-implantitis is a condition that involves the inflammation of both soft and hard tissue surrounding the dental implant.
In August of 2016, an Associated Press report suggested that flossing your teeth daily doesn't have the high degree of value that society has recently believed. If you have teenagers, they may have heard about this report and perhaps are using it as ammunition to protest your constant requests that they floss their teeth daily. What your teens might not know, however, is that many dentists and dental care organizations have vehemently protested this report, and continue to emphasize the value of flossing.
If you would like to avoid dental discoloration, you may think that it is virtually impossible. After all, you regularly ingest foods with pigments and colorants that cause your teeth to become yellowed. Still, there are measures that you can take to help keep your teeth their whitest. Here are a few of them: Chew whitening gum. Some gum contains whitening agents, such as titanium dioxide, which helps polish away dental stains due to the mild abrasiveness of the ingredients.
Dental filling materials can be used to fix both interior and surface holes in a tooth caused by trauma or decay. Gold fillings are one of the many types of filling materials available. Gold fillings have pros and cons specific to the material that can help you decide if the material is right for you. But ultimately the decision is one you should make in conjunction with advice from your general dentistry or cosmetic dentistry specialist who knows more about your particular needs.
There are many different types of problems you could have with your teeth other than common things like cavities, stains, etc. Below are two of these problems so you can understand them better before you take a trip to your dentist. Pericoronitis Your wisdom teeth, which are known as the third molars, should erupt through your gums at around the age of 17. Once the teeth fully erupt, your dentist will likely pull them out.