When You Can't Afford Dental Implants

If you've had teeth removed, you have probably considered having dental implants to replace them. When it's just one or two teeth, paying for implants might not be much of a problem, depending on your financial situation, but paying for an entire mouthful of implants might be cost-prohibitive. If you are struggling to decide how you will pay for your teeth to be replaced after extraction, check out these tips. [Read More]

Three Ways To Help Your Jaw Relax Before You Go To Sleep

If you have temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ, you likely clench or grind your teeth and have tense jaw muscles. Even if you have a night guard, this can be a problem; the clenching can still give you sore jaw muscles when you wake up, and it's possible to bite through night guards if you keep grinding your teeth (that wears away the night guard material). One way to help reduce the clenching and grinding is to relax your jaw muscles before you go to sleep. [Read More]

2 Steps To Help Your Sedation Dentist Provide The Right Oral Sedative To Calm Your Dental Fear

Sedation dentistry is a great asset to you if you fear dental appointments in general or only specific procedures. Sedatives used in dentistry are very safe and effective, and they can help you get your oral health back on track if you have skipped dental appointments due to overwhelming anxiety. If you have requested gentle oral sedation to help calm your nerves during your dental procedure, but remain fully awake, then be sure to follow these two steps to help your dentist provide the right medication and dose to keep you calm, yet awake, during your dental appointment. [Read More]

How To Tell If You Will Have A Lengthy Dental Hygiene Visit

Of all the dental services a dentist's office provides, the most useful is probably your semi-annual dental hygiene visits. Twice a year, you make a point of having your teeth professionally cleaned and your gums assessed for signs of disease. Some people have really short hygiene visits while others have lengthier visits. There are some precipitating factors that will predict just how long your next hygiene visit will be. Film of Pre-Chewed Food [Read More]