What Should You Know About Dental Implants As A Recovering Alcoholic?

If you've recently sought help in dealing with alcoholism, you may be excited to finally feel free from the shackles of your addiction for the first time in years (or even decades). But despite your recent commitment to sobriety, you could still be facing permanent health-related consequences of your years of alcohol abuse -- particularly when it comes to your oral health. If you're considering dental implants as a way to restore lost or damaged teeth, you'll first need to learn about some of the potential consequences of falling off the wagon after your implant surgery, as well as some health conditions that could prevent your implants from succeeding. [Read More]

So, You Have Another Canker Sore: Understanding And Treating Pesky Mouth Ulcers

Waking up to a white or gray sore on your cheek or gums is never fun. These little sores may not look like much, but they sure do hurt. Most people just wait out their canker sores, knowing that eventually they will get better. However, knowing a bit more about what causes these sores and how to treat them can help you secure relief more quickly and effectively. What causes canker sores? [Read More]

Foods To Keep Your Jaw And Gums Strong When You Have Braces

If you have recently had braces placed on your teeth, then you probably have been informed to stay away from extremely sticky and crunchy foods. However, you still need to eat right to provide your body with the nutrition it needs. This is especially true since your mouth will need extra vitamins and minerals to heal the areas of the mouth that are stressed during the tooth movement process. If you want to start eating a diet that is specific to your needs as you wear your braces, keep reading. [Read More]

What To Do When Your Kid Has Shark Teeth

It's not out of the ordinary for odd things to happen as your child gains his or her permanent teeth. For instance, your child can gain what appear to be two rows of upper or lower teeth, resulting in a phenomenon commonly known as "shark teeth." It's nothing to worry about, but it is a dental issue that should be taken care of as soon as possible. The following offers more detail about shark teeth, as well as the most common ways to deal with the issue. [Read More]