You’ve decided to replace a missing tooth or teeth with a dental implant. Congratulations! You’ve chosen the most natural, functional tooth replacement possible. Placement of a dental implant involves several important steps. Here’s what to expect.
For many people, sleep apnea and snoring go hand in hand. While managing your sleep apnea may have obvious benefits when it comes to snoring, a quieter, more restful night’s sleep is only the beginning. Read on.
If pain, infection, and bleeding at the back of your mouth sound unappealing, you may want to consider wisdom tooth removal well before any problems start. How important the extraction is for you and your ideal timing depends on a few factors.
No one wants daily brushing or a trip to the dentist to end in tears. So how do you set the stage for healthy dental habits that will last a lifetime? These tips can have your child excited about using their toothbrush.
If your gums bleed when you brush or floss, there’s a good chance changes are in order. While leading causes can be addressed relatively simply early on, they can also progress into severe disease if you ignore them.
It takes time to get dental implants — but many people think it’s worth it, especially given how long dental implants can last. Learn more about how long you can benefit from dental implants, and if you could be a good candidate.
Finally ready to take the plunge and get braces as a teen or adult? Invisalign® could be perfect for you. Find out why more and more people opt for clear plastic aligners to straighten their teeth each year.
Do you wake up with headaches or chronic soreness in your jaw or face? Teeth grinding might be the cause. If not stopped, teeth grinding can lead to more serious conditions, like TMJ. Read on to learn how to kick your teeth-grinding habit.
Untreated, gingivitis can lead to a multitude of oral health issues. Instead, take preventive action. Proper oral hygiene and regular visits to your dentist significantly lower your risk of developing the gum. Read on to learn more.
If you’re longing for straighter teeth and find metal braces unappealing, you may be considering Invisalign®. If you’re of an appropriate age and have certain common alignment issues, you’re likely an especially strong candidate.
Wisdom teeth are named because these back of the mouth molars do not appear until around the ages of 17 to 21, when you are presumably wiser. However, their late arrival can wreak havoc on your oral health. Read on to learn more.
An estimated 120 million people in this country are missing at least one. Beyond cosmetics, a missing tooth hurts your health in several more ways. Learn about options to fill the void left by tooth loss.
Root canals have gotten a bad rap, but the procedure actually relieves pain and restores dental health in the long-term. Read on to learn what a root canal is really all about so you feel confident scheduling yours.
Do you snore like a bear? Sure, it may be a nuisance for your partner or spouse. But even worse, your snoring could be the result of sleep apnea, a severe illness that can lead to other chronic conditions.
You’re missing some or all of your teeth, and you’re wondering what you can do to replace them. Both dentures and dental implants are viable options, but which one is right for you? Keep reading to learn more about them.
If you have a constant dry, sticky feeling in the mouth and are frequently thirsty, you likely suffer from a condition called xerostomia or dry mouth. Chronic dry mouth can cause more severe problems. Read on to learn more.
You may think that the only foods you need to avoid to keep your teeth healthy are sugary treats. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. Read on to learn which foods and drinks you should consume more of and which ones you should pass up.
Are you self-conscious about your breath? Do friends and co-workers regularly offer you mints or gum? These could be signs that you have halitosis. Discover what’s causing your bad breath, and learn how to prevent it.
If your wisdom teeth don’t have enough room to emerge, you could experience pain and other oral health issues. Read on to learn the symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth and how the condition can be treated.
Concerned about how COVID-19 can impact your oral health? Brushing, flossing, and maintaining healthy teeth and gums is essential right now. Good oral health not only helps prevent tooth decay, but it can also help your body fight infection.
You may have heard about adding tongue scraping to your daily brushing and flossing routine. But is it all it’s cracked up to be? We dig beneath the surface to find out the pros and cons of this somewhat controversial dental practice.
Cavities are very common in kids, but they’re also preventable. Helping your kids establish good dental habits now may prevent cavities and dental problems in the future. Click here for tips on how you can get your kids to take care of their teeth.
Wisdom teeth are the final molars that emerge after all permanent teeth come in. They have no chewing function and may cause future dental issues. Many patients will have their wisdom teeth extracted before they cause problems.
Do you think brushing and flossing are enough to keep your teeth clean? Think again. Too many of us make mistakes when brushing that impact our oral health. Keep reading to learn what they are and how you can fix them!
Periodontal disease is common, yet serious. Without proper care it can lead to tooth loss. The go-to treatment is a deep dental cleaning. Read on to learn what this entails and how a deep cleaning can reverse and prevent future periodontal disease.
Stores are already touting Halloween goodies, costumes and decore. The holiday is a blast, but cavities are not! Here are a few tips on which treats are best avoided, which you should be cautious about, and which are the least harmful to dental health.
Have you been told you need a root canal? You probably have many questions (and some fear!) about the procedure. Our team has put together this guide to help ease your anxiety about having a root canal and let you know just what to expect.
Learning that teen’s wisdom teeth need to be extracted can create anxiety for both you and your child. You can take steps to help prepare your child for the procedure and lessen their apprehension beforehand.
Invisalign hit the dental scene in 2000 and quickly became the most popular way to straighten crooked teeth. Find out why everyone is talking about — and using — Invisalign to achieve the smile of their dreams.
Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, so naturally you want to feel confident in flashing those pearly whites. Teeth whitening is one of the easiest ways to let the world know that you’re an energetic person, full of youth.
Security, great looks, optimal function - it's no wonder dental implants have become a really popular alternative to dentures and bridges. What's more, with proper care, your implants could even help prevent future tooth loss. Here's how.
Don't let an uncomfortable CPAP mask keep you from getting the sleep apnea treatment you need. At Trident Dental, we offer another option that can improve your sleep, your symptoms, and your comfort. Read on to learn more.
Teaching your children to take care of their teeth is critical to their dental and overall health. To mark National Children’s Dental Health Month this February, check out these five tips you can use to help keep your children’s teeth healthy.
While none of us expect to find ourselves dealing with a chipped tooth, throbbing toothache, or lost crown, knowing what to do in the event of an unexpected dental emergency can make all the difference in the outcome.