If you want to keep your teeth healthy and help prevent tooth decay, chewing sugar-free gum may be a good place to start. The Mouthhealthy.org website suggests how to choose a sugar-free gum: Look for a sugarless gum with the American Dental Association Seal. Choose gum that contains aspartame, sorbitol, mannitol or xylitol, which are sweeteners that don’t [...] ... [Read article]Nov 20, 2014 04:01 PM
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I placed an implant on #13 [maxillary left second premolar; 25] about a year ago without any complications. The implant appeared to be fully integrated without any signs of disease. The abutment screw is torqued down completely and is as solid as a rock. Radiographically all signs are normal. But as soon as I inserted the prosthetic component, the patient start complaining of pain at the site of the implant. Distance from the implant to sinus is 2-2.5mm. There is no evidence of intraoral swelling or erythema at the implant site and no inflammation. There is impingement on the gingiva and the occlusion had been relieved. I removed the crown and replace it with the healing cap.
Finding affordable dental care can be challenging for seniors living on a tight budget. Most retirees lose their dental insurance after leaving the workplace, and original Medicare does not cover cleaning, fillings or dentures. While there’s no one solution to affordable dental car, there are a number of options that can help cut your costs. [...] ... [Read article]Nov 2, 2014 07:00 PM
Adults are not the only ones who may experience bad breath, as babies may also do, though this case is relatively uncommon. One of the factors that trigger baby bad breath is the way the baby breathes. Babies would most often breathe through their mouths when they have a cold, and this causes their mouth [...] ... [Read article]Oct 27, 2014 03:36 PM
It may seem like an all-natural way to whiten teeth, but a study shows that a strawberry and baking soda mixture does little beyond cleaning those choppers. The main reason: Strawberries lack the chemicals known to cause deeper, longer lasting teeth whitening, researchers say. ... [Read article]Oct 25, 2014 08:11 AM