Archive for June, 2017

4 Reasons Why Dental Implants Are a Cost-Effective Solution

All too often dental implants are seen by patients as a “luxury” procedure, something that would be nice to have if only they weren’t so expensive. It’s an unfortunate misconception. Dental implants are often the most cost-effective treatment option over the long haul for patients with missing teeth. It’s all a matter of shifting your […]

Mouth Cancer Warning Signs

When it comes to mouth cancer, early detection is key. Patients whose cancer is discovered before it can spread to other areas like the lymph nodes face survival odds two and a half times greater than those whose cancer has already spread. Dentists are trained to identify mouth cancer warning signs, but many Americans fail […]

When Can I Go Back to Work After Dental Implant Surgery?

Modern dental implants have the ability to completely revitalize a patient’s lifestyle. It’s natural, then, to wonder how quickly you can return to your normal routine after the procedure, including going back to work. The short answer is that many patients are able to return to work the day after dental implant surgery, and very […]

How to Take Care of Your Dental Implant

Cleaning and taking care of your implant is just as important as cleaning your natural teeth. Here are some things you should know about caring for your implant. Your implant and your natural teeth are similar because they both rely on healthy tissue for support and both can build up plaque. It’s important to remove […]

What Is a TMJ Disorder?

Temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, disorders are a common cause of facial pain, affecting between 20 and 30 percent of adults between 20 and 40 to some degree. Fortunately, they’re usually treatable without surgery. If your doctor or dentist has referred you to a specialist because of a TMJ disorder, or you’re experiencing some of the […]