Child's Baby Teeth Won't Come Out? How To Comfort Your Little One
16 December 2014
When your little one's tooth won't come out on time, it can frustrate you and your child. But what happens if your child has more than one stubborn baby tooth dangling in his or her mouth? If the gum tissue around those teeth isn't infected or inflamed, your family dentist may recommend that you leave your child's baby teeth alone until they're ready to come on their own. If your child does experience infection and severe pain in his or her gums, your dentist will take steps to remove your child's baby teeth.
Dental Psychology: How Eating Disorders Can Eat Up Dental Health
11 December 2014
Good dental hygiene may not enough to protect the teeth of those who are struggling with eating disorders. Anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating can all have a negative and sometimes devastating effect on dental health. Dentists can often diagnose eating disorders by recognizing some of the signs of tooth decay and damage to the gums and soft tissues in the mouth.
Probably the most destructive eating disorder for dental health, bulimic behavior consists of compulsively following a binge-purge cycle.
Nanotechnology May Help Reduce Dental Implant Failure Rates
9 December 2014
Dental implants are a good option for replacing damaged teeth that have fallen out or were extracted. They mimic the look and feel of real teeth and can minimize the bone loss associated with missing teeth. Implants have a success rate of up to 98 percent. However, a new type of dental implant promises to reduce the failure rate to zero. Here's more information about this latest development as well as tips for ensuring your dental implant takes hold.
4 Medical Conditions That Can Complicate A Root Canal
28 October 2014
Root canal procedures are generally well-tolerated by most patients; however, if you have certain medical conditions, you may be at greater risk for developing complications. If you have an infected nerve in one of your teeth, or if the tooth pulp is damaged, your dentist may recommend a root canal in an attempt to save the tooth from extraction. Here are four medical conditions that can raise your risk of complications during and after a root canal.