Thursday, May 19, 2016
According to statistics compiled by the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, more than 30 million American adults are missing at least one tooth. Missing one or two teeth may not sound like much, but it can have long-lasting negative effects on an individual. Fortunately for those who have a tooth or two missing, there are many cosmetic dentistry options available. One of the more popular restoration options offered by today’s dentists is dental implants. This option involves implanting a titanium rod into the jaw bone to serve as an anchor for a prosthetic tooth.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Tooth decay is the most prevalent chronic childhood disease in the United States, and is five times more common than childhood asthma and twenty times more common than diabetes. According to a study conducted by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research has found that 42 percent of children ages 2 to 11 have cavities in their baby teeth. The same study shows that 21 percent of children from the same age bracket have cavities in the permanent teeth. The development of tooth decay can have long-lasting effects, even if the cavity “only” affected a baby tooth. Tooth decay on baby teeth can easily spread to the permanent teeth underneath, significantly increasing the likelihood of the permanent tooth succumbing to decay later on in life. In some cases, early tooth decay can affect the proper formation of permanent teeth.
Saturday, May 7, 2016
A cosmetic dentist in Lehigh Valley is an artist. His job is to transform your smile by improving the appearance and health of your teeth and gums. Whether you have crooked or discolored teeth, he can fix them using advanced methods to restore your oral health and self-confidence. To make your teeth and smile look great, cosmetic dentists typically recommend a number of common treatments. The kind of treatment you need, however, largely depends on the condition of your teeth and gums. Here are some of the most common cosmetic dental solutions your dentist may recommend.
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Let's face it: a good smile is all you need to face the world and the future confidently. There's just something about having shiny, pearly whites that tells everyone else you're ready for anything. Keeping your teeth and gums healthy is also essential for your overall health. Brush your teeth According to the National Institute on Aging of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, there is a proper way to go about brushing your teeth. In fact, doing it properly means the difference between having healthy teeth or suffering from tooth decay.