Monthly Archives - February 2014

Vitamins for Optimal Oral Health

The body ages naturally, and you will experience physical and emotional changes along the way. It is not a surprise that as we age, your teeth and gums will also change. As with your overall oral health, when you maintain a balanced diet and supplement it with key vitamins and a healthy life-style your smile and teeth can definitely be kept for as long as possible. [star_list] [list_item] Starting with A Vitamin A is responsible for supporting vision and the development of healthy [...]

Sinus Lifts Dental Surgery

A sinus lift is a surgery that is performed to add bone to the upper jaw right were your molars and premolars are, it also goes by the name of sinus augmentation. In this process bone is added between your jaw and the maxillary sinuses located on the sides of your nose. In order to make room for the bone the sinus membrane has to be lifted. This procedure is the solution for those who would like to have dental implants [...]

Flossing Your Way to Dental Health

Brushing your teeth is not enough, it is very effective to remove all the food particles and tartar from the surfaces of teeth but brushing can hardly reach deep into every nook and cranny. For this purpose the dental floss was created, this simple yet effective tool will allow you to remove all food particles that remain in between your teeth. However, when you visit your local drugstore or supermarket you might simply be amazed at the many types of floss [...]

Caring for the Little Ones

Pediatric Dentistry focuses in providing caring assistance for little ones and their tender pearly whites from the moment they erupt until their adolescence stage. As many know, the eruption of the first tooth in toddlers is one of the most important events. It marks their transition from being fed only with milk to being able to slowly process solid food. Teething in children however, is so much more than just being able to chew properly; as teeth maintain an important role [...]

5 Top Active Ingredients in Our Toothpaste

Everyday we use toothpaste to brush our teeth. However, do we have any idea what is in our indispensable dental hygiene paste? Toothpastes contain both, active and inactive ingredients. In simple words, active ingredients are those that are included in the product to maintain our optimal oral health, while inactive ingredients are those used to create a better lather, texture and/or taste of the toothpaste. Here is the list of the most important ingredients in toothpastes: [star_list] [list_item] Fluoride By far the most important active ingredient [...]

The Best Solution for Missing Teeth

Having missing teeth can greatly affect your life-style, it may cause you to feel self-conscious and even embarrassed during social situations. Since teeth are necessary for the mastication process of food, when there are missing teeth you will most probably feel discomfort and experience difficulty while eating or speaking. Dentures are the most traditional solution for missing teeth, and you will have the option of choosing either full dentures or partial ones depending on your needs. Dentures are removable false teeth [...]

How to Chose the Best Braces For You

There are a couple of very important considerations before you decide on any orthodontic treatment, and it boils down to your priorities and budget. With impressive technology advances over the years there are now other options available, and you will see that the metal braces have come a long way in the past decade. [star_list] [list_item] Budget Considering the budget is very important and will determine if you will have to opt for traditional metal braces or more aesthetic options. [/list_item] [list_item] Alignment Braces are [...]

So, what is Zirconium?

Many times we go to the dentist we hear zirconium this, zirconium that, zirconium crowns. What is the buzz about zirconium? What is zirconium? Zirconia is a very hard ceramic used as a strong base material for full ceramic restorations. In dentistry, it is used as zirconium oxide which has been stabilized with the addition of yttrium oxide, together it is called yttria-stabalized zirconia or YSZ. Zirconia is the hardest known ceramic in industry and the strongest material used in dentistry. In the [...]

Jaw Related Problems

The most common procedure in oral surgery is the extraction of third molars, and the placement of implants, but there is much more to the field of oral surgery. What about jaw related problems? In this article we will mention a few. [star_list] [list_item] Unequal jaw growth In some people, the upper and lower jaws don’t grow properly. This may cause difficulty speaking, eating, swallowing, and even breathing. While some cases can be corrected with braces and other orthodontic appliances, more serious problems require oral [...]

What happens during a dental implant surgery?

Finally, the day to have your dental implants has come! You are happy but also a bit anxious. What can you expect from the surgery? The time of the actual surgery will depend on each patient’s situation.Factors that can affect the length of time include: dental health, number of teeth involved, which specific teeth needs to be replaced and if there is the need of a tooth extraction. A simple, single tooth implant surgery will take anywhere from one [...]