When you exercise regularly, stopping for any length of time is difficult. In order to stay in optimal shape, your body needs constant exercise. Stopping is like pushing a reset button. However, if you are planning to get a dental implant or have recently had an implant installed in your jawbone, you need to take extra care not to disturb the healing process. That means that for at least the first few days, you should avoid strenuous exercise. [Read More]
Do Root Canals and Dental Crowns Always Go Hand in Hand?
Just because a tooth is a candidate for a dental crown that doesn't automatically mean that it will also require a root canal procedure. A dental crown, whether metal and ceramic, zirconia, or porcelain is a dental restoration and so as long as conditions are ideal, no root canal should be necessary either before or after crown placement. However, in some circumstances a dentist may need to perform a root canal either before or after crown placement. [Read More]
A Family Dentist Provides Oral Care to the Entire Family
Oral and dental care is important for the entire family. Everyone is prone to experiencing tooth and gum problems, from the young toddlers to their grandparents. Rather than running up and down to seek dental services whenever any of you experience dental issues, it can be a great option to have a one-stop shop for your family's oral needs. This is where a family dentist comes in handy. A family dentist is a professional who is licensed to address the dental needs of people of all ages. [Read More]
Lost Retainer Blues: What to do if You Have Lost Your Retainers While out of Town
Retainers are easily misplaced. Come to think of it, retainers are so small--or appetizing where dogs are concerned--that if left lying around, they can fall prey to any number of mishaps. However, if you are out of town when you lose your retainer and unable to get back to see your orthodontist for several days or more, your teeth could shift before you get back. Although teeth that have shifted slightly can be moved back with a new retainer, the longer you go without a retainer, the more severe the shifting might be. [Read More]