When it comes to the expected schedule for dental exfoliation (the process when baby teeth loosen, detach, and are then replaced by adult teeth), there's a small margin of error. This is because each child is different, so the exfoliation can occur at a slightly different schedule. Of course, there are certain factors that can make exfoliation difficult, such as when your child's teeth have an improper orientation (misalignment), or your child's teeth are overcrowded.
If you have lost multiple teeth from your upper or lower palate, then your dentist may suggest a fixed dental implant bridge. The device not only restores the look of your smile but also provides bone stimulation to help preserve the health of your jawbone.
Here's a bit of information about fixed bridges that are connected to dental implants to help you better understand them.
What Are Fixed Dental Implant Bridges?
Hearing that you need a root canal come out of your dentist's mouth is enough to make you cringe. Root canals are known for being long and painful procedures. Here's some good news, though. Thanks to local anesthetics, you won't feel too much during your root canal, and the procedure should actually alleviate your pain. Still, it's nice to know what's going on inside of your mouth. So, take a look at the basic steps a dentist follows when performing a root canal.
Have you been wanting to fix your teeth for a while, and heard a bit about dental veneers? Here is what you should know to decide if they are right for you or not.
What Are Veneers?
Dental veneers are a thin layer of porcelain material that goes on the front surface of your teeth. It requires removing a small amount of enamel from the front surface of your teeth for the porcelain to attach to, which will cover up all the imperfections with your teeth.
It's perhaps a bit weird that children can be excited about a stranger breaking into their home and then sneaking into their bedroom while they sleep. But isn't this basically what the Tooth Fairy does? In fact, the Tooth Fairy is going to visit your child multiple times, although by the last few teeth, your child might no longer believe in their mystical nighttime visitor, which at least saves you a few bucks.