Gum recession refers to the change in your gum line, moving further towards the root of your tooth. This recession exposes small or large amounts of the root of the tooth. Unlike the crown of the tooth, which is covered in enamel, the root is covered in a much thinner, porous and weaker material referred to as cementum. Because the cementum does not provide the same coverage that enamel does, it causes sometimes severe sensitivity to cold, hot or acidic foods.…Read More »
What Do You Know About Oral Care Mistakes?
Your dentist says you should have at least two of your wisdom teeth extracted because they are impacted and growing in crooked. You were just about ready to make the appointment when somebody told you temporary nerve damage can occur during wisdom teeth removal. Now you’re worried and wondering whether you should get those third molars removed after all. This complication of wisdom tooth extraction is rare and goes away when the nerve heals, so don’t delay getting necessary dental work done.…Read More »
Implant dentistry allows you to replace one, a few, or all of your teeth with replacement teeth that look and act like your natural teeth. Dental implants remain in your mouth permanently, so there is no need to worry about embarrassing slipping or using adhesives to keep the teeth in place. You also care for them just like your real teeth. While all this sounds great, cost can be factor, and there are some facts about dental implants you should know as well.…Read More »