Precautions To Prevent Asthma Medication From Damaging Your Teeth

Posted on: 20 August 2015

Asthma medications have been linked to multiple dental conditions. For this reason, asthma patients should be extra careful when it comes to their dental care. Here are three precautions you should take to reduce the threat of asthma medication on your dental health: Rinse after Every Medication Some asthma medications, including those used in nebulizers and inhalers, are acidic. This lowers the pH of saliva, making it acidic and demineralizing (removing the minerals from) the tooth enamel. [Read More]

Porcelain Veneer Care

Posted on: 3 August 2015

Porcelain veneer is designed to look and function like a natural, normal tooth enamel. While some aspects of porcelain veneer care are a little different from natural tooth care, veneer care involves only a few basic rules and tips.  Cleaning Routine Your recommended tooth cleaning routine will remain the same with or without veneers. Brush your teeth and floss twice daily using a standard toothbrush, tooth paste and floss. There are toothpastes on the market that are designed specifically for cleaning porcelain veneers, but using these products is not necessary. [Read More]

How to Keep Your Kids Laughing It Up after Dental Sedation

Posted on: 17 July 2015

Nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, is one of the most commonly used types of sedation in pediatric dentistry. Laughing gas is known to impart a euphoric or even giggly feeling within minutes. The effects continue for the whole procedure since the child gets a continual dosage of the gas until the dental work is complete. Some of the laughing gas effects may last for a short while after leaving the dentist's office, although the majority of kids will feel like themselves within 10 minutes following the procedure. [Read More]

Your Questions Answered: Does Your Teen Need a Dental Bridge?

Posted on: 25 June 2015

Few things can impact your teen's self-confidence as much as appearance issues. This is just one reason why a lost tooth can be traumatic for a young adult. On top of the appearance problem, missing teeth can cause the remaining teeth to shift out of alignment or pose a hygiene challenge. Teens are too young for permanent solutions, like implants, but a bridge is a semi-permanent option that is available. This guide will help you understand bridgework and how it can help your child. [Read More]