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As we age, many of us may lose a tooth or two to some accident or dental complication. While there is little we can do to save the tooth, there are things available to us that can restore the function and aesthetics of our smile. Here we discuss the positives and negatives of two possible solutions if you lose a tooth – dental implants and dentures.
Dentures are sets of false or fake teeth that you place on the space of the missing tooth using some dental adhesive. Dentures require a much shorter time span to prepare compared to dental...
Did you know that plaque formation is happening inside your mouth as you read this article? The thought of it might be scary but that is really what happens, especially if you don’t work to maintain proper oral health care. The existence of plaque in your mouth is not only due to the lack of proper maintenance; it also concerns the food you eat every day. Plaque loves sweet foods, so if you’re a fan of sweet foods, you may be at higher risk for gum disease.
If you are not taking any action to ensure that your dental care is in top...
Have you ever doubted people whenever they tell you that you need a dentist? Perhaps you did because you were always told that brushing and flossing your teeth regularly will make sure that you will have the perfect teeth and the perfect oral health. But then, the moment that you feel intense pain because of a toothache, you may begin to wonder if brushing and flossing your teeth are enough to keep your oral health in top shape.
Regular brushing and flossing are really one of the top requirements of having a good set of teeth, but in order to...
Why would you need dental implants? There are many different reasons and equally as many different ways a person can lose a tooth or several teeth at once. It can be brought about by an accident, it can also be of old age, and one of the more likely causes, poor dental hygiene and maintenance of oral health. If it does reach the point that you lose your teeth, there are still options available for you so that will still have that presentable smile and get the function and bite you once had with a complete set of teeth.
If Dental implants are...
Do you any missing teeth? Do you suffer with a tooth that requires an extraction but you don’t want to have any gaps in your smile?
Modern dental bridges can help restore your smile and fill most gaps in your smile. Traditionally, dental bridges might have been cumbersome and uncomfortable, but today’s bridges are a nearly-natural and very natural-looking solution to missing teeth.
The most common type of dental bridge is known as the fixed bridge, which makes use of porcelain, ceramics and metals and usually involves the...
Everyone smiles for many different reasons. There is a certain something about a smile which makes it flexible and usable for many different situations and expressions. Here are some of the most common type of smile that we usually use, the differences in their meaning and their use on different occasions.
Of course the first type of smile is the happy smile. This is pretty easy to identify. If a person is pleased with something they experienced or if they are enjoying something, they will typically give a smile to display their joy. This can...
A beautiful smile can make a world of difference to your appearance, your self-esteem and your confidence. If your teeth aren’t perfectly straight, you have the option of undergoing orthodontic treatment to give you that picture perfect smile.
Braces are considered to be the most common and traditional form of orthodontic treatment. On the other hand, Invisalign is fairly new on the market, but is steadily gaining in popularity, especially with the younger crowd, with 2 million smiles now straightened with Invisalign. Both braces and...
Aiming to improve your oral health? Try integrating the spices profiled below into your cooking for a cozy, healthy winter!
Just what are the best spices that can help you ward off the winter chills as well as improve your oral health?
Cinnamon is one of the most popular spices, used in eggnog, cookies, scents, teas, pies, you get the idea! Cinnamon is a wonderful spice to have in your spice collection as it has actually been shown to improve your oral health via decreasing blood sugar – one of the contributing causes to...
If you’ve ever wondered why smiling is beneficial to you, your New Lenox dentist, Atrium Family Dental, is delighted to provide you with the top 5 reasons why smiling is great for you and your health.
1. Smiling is universal
By and large, a smile is a universal sign of happiness. Smiling is one of the first things an infant does and smiling is now a part of our written language . On top of that, smiling isn’t a uniquely human trait.
2. Smiling makes you happy
The simple act of smiling sends a message to your brain that...
Recently, research carried out by the British Dental Wellness Foundation found that women who suffer from gum disease or who have missing teeth are up to 11 times more most likely to develop breast cancer than other women.
The link between cancer and poor oral health care hasn’t been officially determined, but poor oral health care has been linked to poor general healthcare and linked to diabetes, premature births and cardiovascular disease.
Your dental and general health is essential to the team at your New Lenox dentist, Atrium Family...