The Effects of Hypertension and Medications on Oral Health

Hypertension and certain medications may affect dental care, causing heavier bleeding, sensitivity to anesthesia and dry mouth.   It is an unfortunate trade off in life that as we age and acquire more wisdom and experience, we also increase the likelihood of having health problems.   Senior citizens are more likely to have high blood [...]

By |2017-06-20T05:22:26+08:00June 20th, 2017|2008, Dental Articles, October|1 Comment

The Right Time to See an Orthodontist

All children should visit an orthodontist at age 7. These tips can help you choose the right orthodontist for your family.   The initial visit provides the orthodontist with the opportunity to evaluate the patient's health, and to provide the opportunity to inquire about anything relative to treatment. In determining the optimum time for treatment, [...]

By |2017-06-20T05:48:12+08:00October 26th, 2008|2008, Dental Articles, October|0 Comments

The Pros and Cons of Dental Implants

Although dental implants effectively replace missing teeth, they are costly and risk the possibility of infection.   Dental implants are one of the most important advances in dental treatment over the last two decades. Discovered by Swedish scientist and orthopedic surgeon, Dr. P.I. Br�nemark, dental implants have led to a vastly improved quality of life [...]

By |2017-06-20T05:45:35+08:00October 24th, 2008|2008, Dental Articles, October|0 Comments

The Permanent Premolar Teeth

Contrary to how it sounds, permanent premolar teeth don�t precede molars -- they�re located before them.   The premolar teeth are transitional teeth located between the canine and molar teeth. There are two premolars per quadrant that are identified as first and second premolars. They have at least two cusps. There is always one large [...]

By |2017-06-20T05:42:41+08:00October 22nd, 2008|2008, Dental Articles, October|0 Comments

Rescuing a Child’s Knocked-Out Tooth

Parents dread their child knocking out a tooth, but it can be saved if you follow these guidelines.   It�s something every parent worries about. Your child comes back from the playground with a tooth knocked out after falling off the jungle gym. To complicate the situation, the accident occurs on a Sunday afternoon, and [...]

By |2017-06-20T05:34:27+08:00October 20th, 2008|2008, Dental Articles, October|0 Comments

The Permanent Incisor Teeth

Used for cutting and chewing, permanent incisor teeth located in the front of the mouth.   Human incisors have thin, blade-like crowns which are adapted for the cutting and shearing of food. There are two incisors per quadrant, four per arch. The first incisor, the central incisor, is next to the midline. The second incisor, [...]

By |2017-06-20T05:29:20+08:00October 16th, 2008|2008, Dental Articles, October|0 Comments

The Importance of Temporary Crowns

A temporary dental crown not only protects the tooth, but keeps surrounding teeth from shifting.   When a tooth is in need of a crown, several steps are required to complete the process. The tooth is usually numbed and trimmed to a smaller size. An impression, or mold, is taken and sent to a dental [...]

By |2017-06-20T05:25:23+08:00October 14th, 2008|2008, Dental Articles, October|0 Comments

The Dental Implant Procedure

The dental implant procedure uses a surgical and restorative phase to permanently replace missing teeth.   If you are missing one or more teeth, or if partial or full dentures don't work for you, you'll want to talk with your dentist about replacements that can be as natural as possible. A dental implant is a [...]

By |2017-06-20T05:20:11+08:00October 8th, 2008|2008, Dental Articles, October|0 Comments