Showing posts from September, 2018
Dental Implants vs. Bridges & Dentures

If you're missing one or more teeth, then you might have been thinking about replacing your missing teeth with dental implants. At the same time, you might also be considering less expensive alternatives using a dental bridge or denture. Of course, dental implants typically cost several folds more than bridges or dentures, so what should you do? Is it worth spending the extra bucks to get dental implants? Or is it fine to settle for a bridge or denture instead? To make the right decision, you need to understand the benefits of dental implants over alternative treatment options. Here is everything you need to know about the pros and cons of dental implants over bridges and dentures: Pros of Dental ImplantsImplants Do No Harm
Implants are superior to bridges and dentures in that they don’t damage your other teeth. Placing a dental implant does not negatively impact any other tooth in your mouth. On the other hand, placing a bridge means that y…
9 Secrets to Keeping Your Teeth Till 90!
During my career as a dentist I've seen a handful of patients in their 70s, 80s and even 90s whom had all of their original teeth. Impressive I thought, so I asked them questions about how they've maintained such great oral hygiene. Here is what I have learned are the top 9 secrets you to keeping your teeth forever:
(1)Don’t get cavities: Especially on your adult teeth! We're given two chances with our teeth, once when our baby teeth come out as a child and a second time when our grownup teeth come out as an adult. Unfortunately, our adult teeth come out between the ages of 6 to 12 when we're really not much of an adult. These adult teeth are the important ones which we must maintain for the rest of our lives. Now if you end up with a cavity on your adult teeth early on, you're likely to face a lifetime of problems. Dental fillings will eventually break and need crowns, crowns leak and need root canal treatment and teeth with …

Why Do We Even Need Teeth (Especially Because My Dental Insurance Always Has Huge Co-pays)?

Check out the two photos which I've posted. Now tell me who do you think is healthier? Who do you think is happier? Who do you think enjoys her life more? And who would you rather be friends with? Luckily in this case, it turns out that they are photos of the same patient which I treated over a year long period. As you can see, having nice, healthy teeth really make quite the difference. It's true, your teeth do more than just chew and cut your food; they help you look good and feel beautiful. Here are some other things your teeth do for you which you may not be fully aware of:

(1) Better Speech: If you have a tooth or two missing, pronouncing "S" and "F" becomes more challenging. Now if you have all of your teeth missing, then speech in general becomes more difficult.

(2) Better Taste: Yes, teeth have nerve endings and contribute to better tasting your meals. Many people without teeth complain about a loss of taste and tend to enjoy their meals less.