We are in an era where countless industries are going digital. Tasks and operations are getting done more efficiently, more accurately and often more comfortably. The upsurge in digital technology has certainly transformed the way we receive health care – including dental health. In fact, “digital dentistry” has revolutionized dental care in many ways. What does it mean for you?
Are Your Gums Healthy?
When you consider your dental health, you probably think about your teeth. While your pearly whites are certainly a major component of your oral health, your gums play a vital role too. In fact, your gums are the foundation for your smile.
Do I Really Need Dental X-Rays As An Adult?
You are well into adulthood; you don’t get cavities often, and you certainly don’t have new teeth erupting anymore. So is getting dental x-rays really necessary? Absolutely! Dental x-rays clue your dentist into multiple aspects of your oral health, beyond decay and emerging permanent teeth.
Get The Most Out Of Teeth Whitening
According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, “the total annual revenue in the teeth whitening industry topped $11 billion at the beginning of 2015, with $1.4 billion spent on teeth whitening products.” These figures are still climbing in 2017 and expected to do so over the next decade. Why is teeth whitening so popular?
Do I Really Need a Crown After Root Canal Therapy?
When the inner chambers of a tooth become infected, serious dental issues can result. Not only are patients typically in pain, but they are at risk for bone loss and tooth loss. Root canal therapy is a procedure to save a tooth from extraction. However, after this endodontic treatment is performed, many patients will need a dental crown to fully restore the tooth.
Are You Forgetting To Brush Your Tongue?
You’ve cleaned all surfaces of your pearly whites for the recommended two minutes of time. Great job! However, you’re not done. Before you rinse and spit, don’t forget your tongue. Many patients either forget or neglect to brush their tongue each day. This is an unfortunate mistake. Not only can leaving your tongue dirty sabotage your tooth brushing efforts, it can also be a primary contributor to bad breath and gum disease.