Although people of all ages should take good care of their teeth and gums, it is especially important for seniors to be diligent about their oral health. A number of common health conditions among the elderly, including dry mouth and diabetes, can make them more susceptible to dental health problems. Here are five dental care tips for seniors: Get an Electric Toothbrush If you are one of the many seniors who suffer from arthritis, brushing your teeth thoroughly can be a challenge.…Read More »
Children and Sedation Dentistry--Yay or Nay?
A root canal procedure is performed when the central canal of the tooth becomes infected and/or damaged, which then threatens the very life of the tooth. Dentists want to try and save natural teeth whenever possible and a root canal can be the last step in trying to preserve the tooth. Standard root canals are a fairly common dental procedure. But there are a few specialized variations that your general dentistry office might order depending on your specific problem.…Read More »
In addition to a strong trend for young adults to acquire multiple tattoos and piercings, another trend is emerging that involves the teeth. Many people are choosing to place decorative metal objects over the teeth; these items are known as dental grills or grillz. Dentists in general are a bit alarmed when people buy these products from non-dentists because the jewelry can harm the teeth and irritate mouth tissues. Can you safely wear dental grills?…Read More »