Showing posts from September, 2018

Dental Implants vs. Bridges/ Dentures

Dental Implants vs. Bridges/ Dentures If you're missing one or more teeth, then y ou 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 Implants Implants 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, p lacing a

9 Secrets to Keeping Your Teeth Till 90

9 Secrets to Keeping Your Teeth Till 90 Having beautiful teeth is worth smiling about 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 their teeth in such good shape for so many years. Here are the top 9 secrets I have learned that help you keep 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

Why Do We Even Need Teeth?

Why Do We Need Teeth? Fixing your teeth can change your overall appearance Look carefully at the two photos above. Now tell me who do you think is healthier? Who do you think is happier? Who do you think enjoys his or 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 person. As you can see, having nice, healthy teeth really makes a big impact on how others perceive you. 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 which you may not be fully aware of: Better Speech Your teeth help you speak and pronounce your words. If you have a tooth or two missing, pronouncing words like " S" or "F" becomes challenging. Tasting Food Your teeth have nerve endings inside of them which contribute to tasting your meals. Many people without teeth complain about a loss of taste