The gagging reflex is also called the "pharyngeal reflex," and some people have it more than others. If you're one of those people who has this condition strongly, chances are good that you often have a terrible time at the dentist's office. Here are some common issues that cause this to happen at the dentist's, along with what you can do about it by choosing your dentist carefully. Impression Material Causing the Reflex [Read More]
Is Dental Bonding Right for You?
Cosmetic dentists often use dental bonding to improve the appearance of their patients' teeth. Bonding involves placing a sticky resin material on the tooth to help shape it. You likely won't need to undergo anesthesia, but your dentist may offer nitrous oxide if you're particularly anxious about undergoing the procedure. The bonding process is relatively quick, taking 30 to 60 minutes per tooth, according to the Cleveland Clinic. Bonding resin can last up to 10 years. [Read More]
Tips For Deciding Between Dentures And Dental Implants
Have you lost some or all of your teeth? Are you trying to decide whether getting dentures or dental implants will work better for you? Here are some of the advantages of each choice: Cost: With dentures, it's simply a matter of your dentist making a mold of your gums and then creating dentures that will fit that mold. On the other hand, dental implants do require surgery. Because of the cost of anesthesia, the surgery itself, and various other associated fees, the cost to have dental implants added can be higher than your first set of dentures would be. [Read More]
Crafts To Do With Your Removed Wisdom Teeth
When you get your wisdom teeth out, unless they were impacted and splintered, your oral surgeon will likely give them to you in a small container to take home as a souvenir. If you have these souvenirs of wisdom teeth removal, you might be wondering what on earth you are going to do with them. Fear not, because there are some really cool craft ideas that you can do with up to four wisdom teeth. [Read More]