Dental Anxiety is Real
Studies from West Virginia University and the University of Pittsburgh show that “dental fear” affects up to 25% of the common population. Dental fear is often used interchangeably with the term dental anxiety. While the condition is certainly real, the consequences are unfortunately real too. Many sufferers avoid the dentist altogether, leading to oral health problems that are highly treatable and preventable.
Building Stronger Teeth
Your teeth don’t have muscles. So what does it mean to have “strong teeth”? The strength of your teeth actually refers to its health and structural integrity. That’s why you may hear someone encourage you to drink milk for strong teeth and bones. The calcium in milk is just one of many factors that contribute to the health and strength of your smile.
Coffee and Your Smile
Coffee is among the most popular beverages in the world. In fact, more than 50 percent of the population enjoy a cup of Joe on a daily basis. Therefore, it becomes important to realize just what this drink is doing to your teeth over time. Many people are aware of coffee’s ability to stain your teeth.
My Dental Implant Feels Loose, Now What?
Dental implants have an exemplary success rate. However, while implant problems are rare, they do exist. Fortunately, most dental implant repairs can be done here at Mitzi Morris, DMD. While you may feel as though the implant itself is failing, it is often just the restoration or crown on top that is damaged or needs adjustment.
5 Reasons to Replace Your Amalgam Fillings
When you have an area of tooth decay (or a cavity), a dental filling is the most widely used restoration. However, dental fillings have dramatically changed over the past decades. In the past, patients were given amalgam fillings, also known as silver or mercury fillings. While these metal fillings can effectively repair a tooth, they bring many drawbacks in terms of aesthetics, health and function.
Got Plaque? Start Flossing!
Plaque is never a welcome word when it comes to your health. Plaque is a thick, sticky film that can develop throughout the body, including the arteries and your teeth. When it accumulates or thickens in certain areas, it can cause notable harm to your health and disrupt your body’s ability to function properly. In terms of your mouth, plaque is the primary culprit for the most common and detrimental dental problems, such as gum disease and tooth decay.