It’s estimated that around 54,000 cases of oral cancer are diagnosed in the US annually. VELscope is an FDA-approved system used to screen for oral cancer and other abnormalities which may not otherwise be visible to the eye.
Although root canals and extractions may seem like unpleasant experiences, they are for more preferred to ignoring necessary dental work. Both of these treatments can be used when a tooth is suffering from an excessive amount of damage.
When it comes to dental anxiety, the term “root canal” has likely made more than a few people nervous. Modern dental techniques have made this procedure nothing to fear, and, in fact, having a root canal done can actually alleviate the pain a patient may experience.
Dental implants are the best modern dentistry can offer when it comes to replacing a tooth, and, in a previous article, we talked to a number of dentists to get a general idea of what having implants done might cost.
There are many cases where dental implants can improve the quality of life for people with missing teeth, whether they only need a single implant, or the implants will be used for a bridge or implant-retained dentures.
Wisdom tooth removal is a surgical procedure where one or more of the wisdom teeth are removed. Your wisdom teeth are the 4 teeth in each back corner of your mouth. They often appear during your late teenage years.
Gum grafting is a relatively quick and straightforward dental surgery done to correct gum recession. Some people also do it for cosmetic reasons, such as improving the appearance of their smiles. Gum recession refers to when the gum tissue around teeth pulls or wears away, leaving them exposed at their root.
Have you wondered what causes teeth to change position as we age, whether or not it's a problem, and what can be done about it? We posed these questions to dentists to hear what they had to say. Here's what they told us.
Did you know that not all people have 32 (or 28, if wisdom teeth are removed) permanent teeth? Perhaps you are one of them. The most common reason for this occurrence is a developmental abnormality called hypodontia.
Since primary teeth, commonly known as baby teeth, don’t stick around forever, we might get the idea that maintaining them isn’t all that important. After all, if you knew you were going to replace it soon, you probably wouldn’t obsess over the condition of an old cell phone.
Though reassuring, it can feel like a waste of time and money to schedule a visit to the dentist only to be told that there’s nothing wrong with our teeth. At the same time, if they are ignored, certain symptoms could worsen and cause irreversible damage. So, how do you know whether or not to schedule an appointment?
Regardless of what’s causing it, chronic dry mouth can result in increased odds of developing tooth decay, demineralization of teeth, oral infections, and tooth sensitivity. It can also make it difficult for one to taste, chew, swallow, and/or speak.
Diabetes is a disease which affects your ability to process sugar. Most people who are familiar with the disease know it can affect your eyes, kidneys, nerves, and heart. A lesser known fact is that it can affect your mouth.
There are many reasons to stop biting your nails. It’s unsanitary, visually displeasing, and it makes your nails jagged and sharp. For some people, these reasons aren’t enough to kick the habit. If you’re one of those people, here’s another symptom you may want to consider: nail-biting can cause serious damage to your teeth.
Most people know that exercising can cause soreness, cramps, shin splints, and skin irritation. A lesser known fact is that exercising can cause pain in your teeth. Perhaps you’ve been perplexed by this curious sensation during your own exercise routine.