Piercings And Prosthetic Teeth: Dealing With A Piercing During The Implant Process
13 March 2015
Oral piercings can throw the environment of your mouth off in more ways than one, but for most people with good dental hygiene, this isn't a problem. However, procedures like dental implant surgery can be complicated by the presence of a piercing, even if you keep your teeth squeaky clean. Before you go on the operating table, make sure you know everything there is to know about how you can keep your piercing from being an issue.
What's Sewage Got To Do With It? How Bacteriophage Therapy Could Change Dentistry
4 March 2015
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around half of all American adults have periodontal (gum) disease. With nearly 65 million people suffering from the condition, scientific researchers continue to explore every opportunity to improve preventive treatment methods. Bacteriophage therapy is not an entirely new concept, but new research suggests that this method could help eradicate oral infections.
What is bacteriophage therapy?
Bacteriophages are viruses that you can use to attack and destroy unwanted bacteria, but phage therapy is not an entirely new concept.
Getting Dental Implants? 3 Reasons Your Dentist Might Recommend Bone Grafting First
19 February 2015
When you watch head-to-toe makeovers on TV, the person featured on the show might shop for new clothes, get their hair done, and receive a full set of dental implants in a single day. However, because dental implants need to fuse to existing jaw tissue, some patients require additional procedures to prepare the area. If you are thinking about getting dental implants, here are three reasons your dentist might recommend bone grafting first:
Missing Teeth? 3 Reasons To Get Dental Implants Instead Of A Partial Bridge
9 February 2015
When you laugh at a joke or huddle in for a group picture, the last thing you want to worry about is how your smile looks. Unfortunately, if you have missing teeth, it can be easy to feel self-conscious. To quickly remedy the problem, many people opt for partial removable bridges. However, that retainer-like device might not be the best solution. Here are three reasons to get dental implants instead, and why you won't regret your decision later: