Dentist Recommending A Deep Cleaning For Your Gum Disease? 3 Things You Need To Know About The Procedure

If you suffer from gum disease, you're not alone. In 2012, it was estimated that about 64.7 million Americans suffer from the disease. Unfortunately, gum disease is the leading cause of premature tooth loss among adults. With gum disease, your gums develop deep pockets around the root of your teeth, which will fill with plaque and bacteria. To clean out the pockets and get rid of the infection, your dentist will need to perform deep cleanings on your gums and teeth. Read More 

Have a Dental Emergency and No Money? Two Tips to Help You Get the Care You Need

Few things are as painful as an abscessed tooth or other dental issue. The pain can make it difficult to talk, eat, and sometimes even sleep.  If you're dealing with a dental emergency, you likely want to get to the dentist as soon as possible. However, one thing may be holding you back: money. Perhaps you just can't seem to find the money in your budget to pay for dental fees. Use this information to learn about two tips to help you get the emergency dental care that you need. Read More 

Dealing With Severe Dental Decay from Smoking? Why Dentures May Be Best

If smoking has destroyed your teeth, and your dentist thinks several of your teeth have to be pulled because they are infected and destroyed, you may want to see a denturist. If you are having a majority of your teeth removed, partial or full dentures may be the best option. The severity of the damage to your teeth and gum tissue and the number of teeth that are being pulled will affect whether dentures are a good fit for you. Read More 

2 Ways to Reduce New Denture Discomfort

If all of your teeth are in poor health, then your dentist may suggest to remove all your teeth. Dentures are often used to replace missing teeth, and this may be a good option for you. However, individuals sometimes find it difficult to get used to the dentures. Pain and soreness are common when the false teeth are first used. To learn about some ways to reduce this discomfort, keep reading. Read More 

TMJ: Diagnosis And Treatment

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder or TMJ may affect up to 10 million Americans in the United States. Some people may suffer from this condition without realizing it. If you have pain in the jaw joint and the muscles that control your jaw, you may be a sufferer. If so, you need to understand the symptoms and the possible treatments for TMJ. Symptoms In additional to jaw pain that often occurs when you open your mouth wide, you may also suffer from headaches and earaches. Read More