Joshua Hong, DDS Blog

Is There a Risk of Cavities With Dental Implants?

April 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — joshuahong @ 5:53 pm
a dentist showing a model of a dental implant

Now that you’ve renewed your missing pearly whites with dental implants, it’s natural to wonder if you could end up struggling with the same oral health issues as your natural teeth. Since decay and gum disease are still potential problems you could face with your tooth replacements, can cavities also be problematic for your metal posts? Read on to learn if your dental implants can be susceptible to this issue and what you can do to maintain your newly rebuilt smile.


3 Conditions That Could Get In The Way of Getting Dental Implants

March 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — joshuahong @ 8:04 pm
dentist holding a model of a dental implant

Dental implants are often recommended by dentists for patients who are interested in replacing teeth that they’ve lost. Not only are they incredibly realistic looking, but they’re the only tooth replacement option that adequately addresses the bone loss that comes with missing teeth.

However, dental implants aren’t for everyone. Dental implants require surgery to place, which means that people with select health conditions may have to consult carefully with their dentist regarding the risks of surgery. Here are some examples.


Foods That You Should Avoid After Whitening Your Teeth

February 16, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — joshuahong @ 5:04 pm
person showing off teeth after professional whitening treatment

Many people have discolored beams due to years of consuming stain-causing foods and beverages. For this reason, they may seek out teeth whitening services. Professional whitening is a better option than store-bought products since it provides safe, uniform, and long-lasting results. After getting your pearly whites brightened, you’ll want to make your results last as long as possible. Here are some foods and beverages that you should avoid for a few days after treatment to accomplish that as well as what to eat and drink instead.


Why Should I Replace a Missing Back Tooth?

August 19, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — joshuahong @ 3:20 pm
A patient with a missing back tooth

If you lost a front tooth, you’d naturally have a dentist replace it. The resulting gap would hurt your smile’s appearance! On the other hand, you may not feel the same way about a missing back tooth. If and when you experienced the latter, you might even consider leaving the matter alone. However, such an attitude is a mistake. If you don’t seek proper treatment, your tooth problem will only worsen. Read on to learn the risks of a lost back tooth and why switching to a dental implant is better.


Wait, Dental Implants Make You Look Younger?

August 17, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — joshuahong @ 2:13 pm
Enlarged model of dental implants

You might think dental implants are only helpful in a practical sense. Namely, they work as replacement teeth so you can have your usual meals and conversations. However, did you know that implant treatment can reverse the aging process? Over a few short appointments, it can transform your face from elderly to young! As proof, here’s a summary of the ways dental implants can make you look permanently younger.


Why Fluoride in Water is Good for Children’s Dental Health?

February 11, 2020

Filed under: Oral Health — tntadmin @ 1:24 pm

Tooth decay and cavities in children are a nightmare for parents. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and this year the slogan is ‘Fluoride in water prevents cavities! Get it from the tap!’

Why Fluoride? Fluoride, a chemical ion of fluorine, is one of the top 20 most common naturally occurring elements in the earth’s crust. An ion is a positively or negatively charged atom that helps elements combine. When fluorine, a negatively charged ion, meets a positively charged ion such as sodium, it turns into a cavity-fighter element. 

Hence, fluoride compounds, when present in the mouth, make teeth stronger by preventing cavities and decay. These wonder elements can even reverse tooth decay in the early stages. 

Let’s understand how fluoride prevents cavities and the benefits of consuming tap water with fluoride. 


Teeth Grinding – Symptoms, Causes, Prevention, and Treatment

November 13, 2019

Filed under: Blog,Oral Health — tntadmin @ 6:39 am

What is teeth grinding?

Teeth grinding is a common sleep disorder in which you grind or clench your teeth while sleeping. Also called bruxism, it is most commonly the result of crooked teeth, an abnormal bite, or stress and anxiety. People who grind their teeth regularly may need bruxism treatment since they can experience oral health complications and other sleep disorders including snoring and interrupted breathing.


Everything You Need to Know About Dry Socket Treatment

October 30, 2019

Filed under: Blog — tntadmin @ 11:17 am

Quick Navigation

1. What’s a Dry Socket?
2. How Common is Dry Socket?
3. What Causes Dry Socket?
4. Who Is Likely to Get Dry Socket?
5. What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Dry Socket?
6. What Are the Possible Complications of Dry Socket?
7. What Is the Treatment for Dry Socket?
i) Clinical Treatment
ii) Home Remedies
8. How to Prevent Dry Socket?

When you go to the dentist for a tooth extraction, you prepare yourself to bear a little pain. Having a continuous, numbing pain after you have a tooth extraction isn’t something that you would generally experience, but is somewhat symptomatic of a condition that develops after an extraction, known as Alveolar Osteitis, or in layman’s terms, “dry socket.”


Aging and Oral Health: Everything You Need to Know

August 30, 2019

Filed under: Blog,Oral Health — tntadmin @ 1:05 pm

Most of us tend to overlook the changes that happen in our mouth as we age. However, the risk of dental problems such as gum diseases, teeth discoloration, cavities, teeth loss and even oral cancer can increase manifolds with age. Let’s understand the types of dental issues which become more prevalent as the body ages:


What You Need to Know if Your Jaw is Popping or Clicking?

July 30, 2019

Filed under: Blog,TMJ Treatment — tntadmin @ 9:55 am

Do your hear a clicking sound every time you jaw pops?
Is it often accompanied by sensations of pain?
This might be happening if your jaw is overextending when you open your mouth for yawning or eating.

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