A fear of the dentist is one of the most common fears there is. It's right up there with spiders and heights but, unfortunately, the consequences of avoiding a dental fear are potentially far more serious. When the fear stops you going for regular dentist appointments, it can be really damaging to your health. Many people with a phobia of the dentist can trace it back to childhood when they had a traumatic experience while in the chair. [Read More]
Can Two Lateral Incisors Serve as Anchor Teeth in a Dental Bridge?
When you are missing your central incisors, those teeth can be replaced with a dental bridge for the sake of both functionality and aesthetics. However, when creating a bridge to replace any tooth, it is important that the anchor teeth are in good condition. After all, they are to be given the job of supporting one or more teeth. The type of tooth too is an important consideration. When replacing two missing central incisors, it is not a good idea to use the lateral incisors as anchor teeth in a 4-unit bridge for several reasons. [Read More]
Crown Your Smile With These Dental Crown Care Tips
No matter your personality, you can almost always make yourself more likeable by giving your smile a boost—after all, first impressions still matter a whole lot in life. Luckily, modern dentistry is no longer just about preventing and treating tooth cavities, tooth decay and other dental issues resulting from dental plaque buildup on the teeth and gums, or that tooth removal procedure that everyone dreads. With the advent of cosmetic dentistry, patients can now have problems with their dental aesthetics remedied at the dental office. [Read More]
Dentally Delayed by a Decade: Why You Shouldn't Fear the Dentist if You Haven't been in Years
If it has been a while--a long while--since you last paid a visit to a dentist, the thought of going back after all these years might leave you somewhat apprehensive. This will be especially true if your only memory of a dentist consists of having 4 teeth removed and spending the next few hours stemming the flow of blood and drool. As well as that, there is the fear of what the dentist might discover. [Read More]