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General Dentistry News

Denture Adhesive

Denture Adhesives, Are You Kidding Me?

Do Denture Adhesives Work? Are Denture Adhesives Needed? Watch enough television and you could be convinced that everyone with dentures should use a denture adhesive. Talk to some dentists and you might be convinced that no one should use an adhesive. The reality lies somewhere between the extremes. Denture adhesive can sometimes...

Ice Chewing and Teeth

Ice Chewing. Can Cause Serious Damage but Indicates What?

Chewing Ice or Crunching Ice is Not Good for Teeth Ice Chewing May Indicate Other Problems Question Is constantly craving and chewing ice a sign of anemia? Answer from Ruben A. Mesa, M.D. (Mayo Clinic) Possibly. Doctors use the term “pica” to describe craving and chewing substances that have no nutritional value...

Preventative Dentistry News

Cold Sensitive Tooth

  Do You Experience a Cold Sensitive Tooth? Causes of a Cold Sensitive Tooth A cracked tooth easily can result in a cold sensitive tooth.  (Please type in “Cracked Tooth” in the search box.) A deep filling or even a recent filling or crown can create a temporary sensitivity to...

Children Having Fun Brushing Their Teeth

Start Brushing Teeth at an Early Age Brushing Teeth Prevents Decay, Having Fun! Introducing: Funtastic Mobile Tooth Brushing Game for Kids The Kids’ Healthy Mouths campaign, a joint effort between the Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives—which includes the Academy of General Dentistry—and the Ad Council, has announced the release...

Other Dentistry News

crowns

Crowns, Full Coverage of Tooth Sometimes Necessary

When are dental crowns needed? There are three types of dental crowns There are three primary types of adult dental crowns.  In this case, we are talking about full crowns as opposed to 3/4 crowns, or veneers and laminates.  The three primary types of crowns are (1) metal (gold or non-precious metal), (2) porcelain fused...

Missing teeth and Immediate dentures

Immediate Dentures, Never be Toothless!

Immediate Dentures, Never without Teeth Improved Esthetics, Health, and Comfort with Immediate Dentures On occasion, patients allow their teeth, gums, and bone to get out of control healthwise, and reach a point when full mouth restoration via crowns, bridges, root canals, and implants, are beyond the patient’s ability to afford.  The...