November 13, 2019
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.
October 30, 2019
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.”
August 30, 2019
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:
July 30, 2019
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.
June 20, 2019
Athletes often have the best bodies, with amazingly fast reflexes and ripping muscles accentuating their bodily achievement. But all the hours of training can take a toll on your teeth in ways you would not realize.
To retain energy throughout the day, athletes often consume large amounts of carbohydrates which mainly contain sugars. They also suffer from dehydration as a result of sports and the lack of saliva has a direct impact on your tooth health.
But not just that, a lot of athletes involved in contact sports are also prone to dental injuries. The American Dental Association published findings that an approximate 13%-39% of all dental injuries result from high impact sports. (Source: https://jada.ada.org/)
One collision with your competitor and your smile can go from fab to drab in seconds! In such cases, dental implant treatment is your best bet to create a new root system. In this procedure, a titanium screw is fused to your jawbone to anchor a strong lasting root system.
June 8, 2019
After her royal debut with Prince Harry, Meghan Markle’s transformation has left the world more than impressed. And if you have kept up with the buzz, you would know that it’s her smile makeover that has left people feeling envious. Thousands of people want the smile the new Duchess of Sussex has been flaunting for a while now.
Do you want a smile like a princess but worried about how the cost makes it seem quite impossible? You don’t have to get too many treatments at once. Remember that good oral hygiene is the key to a great smile. But with poor lifestyle habits, your teeth can develop stains, may look crooked, or have gaps that could make you feel conscious about yourself at all times.
Cosmetic dentistry aims at helping people regain their self-confidence with the help of veneers, crowns, bonding, and periodontal surgery. Depending on your teeth’s current condition, your dentist will recommend the best smile treatment to you. Here’s a deeper dive into what helped Meghan Markle achieve her mega-watt smile!
May 30, 2019
Dental implants may get many people worried. Of course, the whole idea of pieces of titanium fused with your jaw bone doesn’t sound too tempting. Also, because it’s a surgical procedure, many people may find it to be an expensive treatment.
But there’s a growing concern for a better facial appearance and even the old folks are making a conscious effort to look better. And this involves a better jaw alignment, fixing missing teeth, and getting straighter teeth.
A lost tooth is one of the biggest concerns for older adults. Dental implants procedure has been around for the longest time and the technology has advanced quite a bit. And they are one of the most reliable tooth replacement options. Read on to take an objective look at dental implants.
May 17, 2019
TMD is a combination of pain, jaw joint problems, and muscle spasms that stem when the teeth, jaw joints, and chewing muscles are not in tune with each other. This discomfort and pain can pose long-term complications and affect your quality of life in the long run. Unlike teeth and gum treatment, the problems with the temporomandibular joint can often be treated with simple lifestyle changes that improve sleep, ease discomfort and eliminate speech problems.
April 30, 2019
Dental bonding is a simple and quick procedure that uses a tooth-colored resin to correct certain areas of a tooth. It is then hardened using a special light. It’s one of the most cost-effective cosmetic dentistry procedures that result in a better smile and an ability to bite and chew well.
Unless there are many teeth involved, this is a procedure that can usually be done in a single visit that lasts anywhere between half an hour to a full hour. Here’s a look at some of the most common concerns for patients and the problems dental bonding procedure can solve. Read on to learn more about effective cosmetic dentistry solutions.
April 2, 2019
If you have gaps in your teeth, or teeth have stains, are crooked, cracked or poorly shaped, you can change your smile with veneers. They are thin shells made from either ceramics or composite resins that protect your front teeth.
Dental veneers are custom made. They are designed to look like or blend in with your natural teeth. If you have been neglecting your oral health for a while now, Dr. Joshua Hong is here to teach you a few things about correcting your smile.
A veneer is a tooth-like material that sits over the tooth with the help of a special glue. Veneers appear on the front teeth. Veneers correct tooth misalignments, tooth gaps, and tooth discoloration.
With veneers, visible tooth surfaces receive the perfect look, and the teeth color also improves. Although dental veneers have many benefits, there are 5 things you need to know before you get dental veneers.