Miyerkules, Setyembre 16, 2015

No More Reason to Fear Going to your Dentist with Sedation Dentistry

 For over 80 percent of American adults, simply the idea of facing a dentist terrifies them more than facing characters from horror movies, like Jason and Freddie Kruger. In fact, dental phobia and anxiety is among the main reasons why most adults prefer not to go to a dentist and would rather live with their oral problems.

Avoiding dental visits out of fear, however, actually does have grave consequences. For one, leaving a dental issue untreated gives you a higher risk of getting bigger problems like tooth loss and gum disease, which can then lead to more serious health problems like diabetes and even stroke. Here are some of the common reasons why most people are mortally afraid of dentists and the mere idea of dental checkups, and how sedation dentistry can help overcome this crippling fear.

Lunes, Setyembre 14, 2015

Care for Dental Implants a Must to Fight against Pei-Implantitis

Dental implants are regarded by everyone as an effective way to solve their dental woes and restore their smiles. With proper care, patients can even see their restored smiles last for a lifetime.  Recent incidents, however, show the negative effect of neglecting proper care for dental implants, as dentists are seeing an increase in cases of peri-implantitis, or the gradual loss of jaw bone supporting an implant.

The Prevalence of Peri-Implantitis

In its nature, peri-implantitis, like periodontitis or gum disease, is an inflammatory disease caused by bacterial infection around the implant area, causing the gradual loss of the jaw bone that supports it. Dental experts, however, are still confirming whether the infection itself causes the gradual bone loss, or if the bone loss causes the exposure of the implant area to bacteria.


Sabado, Setyembre 12, 2015

For a Brighter Smile: The Cosmetic Dentistry Options Available to You

Teeth are quite tough—they have to be considering how much punishment they go through day after day. However, even they aren’t completely resistant. It’s unavoidable for teeth to get damaged and stained. This makes people more hesitant to smile and show their teeth. This is where cosmetic dentistry comes in. Charlotte, NC residents with teeth that aren’t as pristine as they’re supposed to be can seek help from the likes of Ballantyne Center for Dentistry to undergo cosmetic procedures that will make their chompers look brand new. Here are a few of the techniques available to them.


One of the more common techniques a cosmetic dentist uses is teeth whitening. Teeth get stained or discolored for a variety of reasons, such as bad habits like cigarette smoking, eating and drinking food and drinks like coffee and soda, and natural discoloration by aging.


Huwebes, Setyembre 10, 2015

Dentists Can Help You Smile Again With the Use of Dental Implants

When you’re missing a tooth or two, it can be difficult to smile. Gap-toothed grins may be cute on children, but not on adults. In the past, you’d have to satisfy yourself with getting dentures to replace your missing teeth. The problem with that is that dentures are not exactly the best teeth replacements. They can slip out at the worst times and can be uncomfortable to the wearer. Furthermore, they need regular maintenance. Thankfully, you can visit a local dentist to get a better option: dental implants. Why Dental Implants? Dental practices like the Ballantyne Center for Dentistry would be able to provide you with dental implants. However, why should you resort to it, instead of dentures? The main reason is that dental implants are demonstrably better than dentures. For one, dental implants are directly placed into your jawbone.