We are going to talk about why it is so important to take care of your teeth…

Okay, so we've covered most of the different types of cleanings for your teeth. Now we are going to talk about why it is so important to take care of your teeth. Common “knowledge” dictates that those little cream colored things in your head are “just teeth”. The only thing that they're good for is for chewing and pulling out when you have pain. Really simple to just let them rot and not brush my teeth or go to the dentist because it's going to be a lot of money or I'm too scared to set foot … Read more

Lets talk about what happens now that you have gum disease…

Welcome back! Let's talk about what happens now that you have gum disease. People get gum disease all of the time. Believe it or not, you NEVER get rid of it. You're always going to have the bone loss and maybe even gum loss as well. The gum and bone loss actually create pockets to where the bacteria and tarter can settle in, get comfy, and live until cleaned out. Some times that takes a dentist or hygienist to clean out full because your floss and tooth brush aren't going to be able to get that … Read more

What happen when you dont get your teeth cleaned every six months gum disease…

Okay, so we've learned it's a good idea to get our teeth cleaned no matter what. Next up is one of the progressions that happen when you don't get your teeth cleaned every six months, there is a change in medications, some stress in your life or you could be genetically prone to it. This would be GUM DISEASE. Now, this is where the plaque and tarter in your mouth build up to a point that it starts eating away at your jaw bone. It's the body's response to the build up of too much bacteria and … Read more

How to try your best to not get implants bridges and dentures…

Now, we've learned the difference between bridges, implants and dentures.Next topic is how to try your best to not get implants, bridges and dentures, or how to keep your teeth for most of your life. I'm not saying that you'll never need a tooth pulled if you take care of your teeth. I had one pulled, and not due to a lack of care. I'm saying this is a good way to keep your teeth as long as possible. You see, dentistry is the epitome of the saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of … Read more

Tooth replacement the finale…

Chances are that you have come across many people in your life that have “summer teeth”.  It’s our cheeky term to define people who are missing teeth.  What we mean by summer teeth is “summer here, summer there, summer gone”.  As a person who grew up in the dental field, I don’t find this attractive. It was one of the points I had on my list of things for my future husband.  He had to have all of his teeth, or if he lost a tooth, he’d have it replaced.  (as I’ve said before, I have … Read more

More on tooth replacement options.

So we’ve covered the removable options for tooth replacement.  If that doesn’t sound like something that you’d like because taking something in and out of your mouth sounds like a hassle or you have a gag reflex and you don’t think you can have these things in your mouth, there are other options. Some people get bridges.  These generally span three teeth, but they can be made to go for a further stretch.  Most of the time these need one to two teeth on either side of the missing … Read more

Tooth replacement options continued…

So you’ve lost your tooth or about to lose a tooth and you want to know what your options are.  We’ve covered not do anything and why that’s not a good option, however it is definitely one of the more chosen options out there. Next up is a removable appliance.  There are different types of appliances that can be used to replace a tooth.  If it is a front tooth, you might be able to get away with what the dentist refers to as a “flipper” or a temporary partial.  This is just like … Read more

Next up on the topic of implants: the facts behind tooth loss and tooth replacement.

Now, being behind the dental wall and working with patients on their options, it generally comes down to how much does it cost and how much does insurance cover.  What people don’t think about on tooth replacement is: it’s just like replacing a limb when you lose it.  For example, you lose your leg in an accident.  No leg there anymore, this could really affect your mobility.  You’ll either be using a wheel chair or crutches for a very long time.  From what I’ve been told, crutches … Read more