How Are Dental Abscesses Treated?

Do you have a pimple-like swelling on your gums? Maybe a section of your gums are swollen, red, and very painful -- or perhaps you have a serious toothache. All of these symptoms are indicative of a dental abscess, which is an infection in your gums, tooth roots, or both. If you think you may have a dental abscess, it's important to seek treatment right away, since an untreated abscess can spread to your jaw bone or other tissues, becoming even more serious. Read More 

3 Shortcuts toward a Happier Dental Experience

For many people, going to the dentist is a wearisome, time-gobbling necessity while for others it's a potentially agonizing nightmare to be avoided at all costs. Even if your dentist is the nicest human being on the planet, scheduling those visits may give you pause—and the longer you pause, the more trouble your teeth and gums can get into in the meantime. But if you must keep those dental appointments (and of course you must), here are three smart tactics you can employ to make the process faster and easier. Read More 

Lupus And Dental Implants - Understanding Infections Risks

If you want to perfect your smile after a decay issue or an accident has resulted in the loss of one of your teeth, then dental implantation may be an option. Dental implants can both look and feel like the other teeth in your mouth. However, if you have a disease like lupus, then you may have some additional complications during the implant process. Learn about some infection complications and how you can best keep them at bay by reading this article. Read More 

Oral Appliances For Children With Sleep Apnea

Discovering that your child has sleep apnea can be really unsettling. You probably have a big list of questions, one of which is about treatment options. You wonder if surgery is the only sure treatment or if non-surgical options are available. While it's possible that surgically removing tonsils and adenoids might be recommended, it isn't always the best choice. In some cases children can't have surgery and in others the surgery doesn't eliminate sleep apnea. Read More 

Could Wireless Braces Save Your Smile?

If you've always been self-conscious about a crooked or gappy smile, you may be wondering whether orthodontic treatment could help. However, if you have a public-facing job or are active in the dating world, you're likely reluctant to sign on for a year or more of visible metal braces. However, some recent advances to wireless brace technology could provide you with a nearly invisible alternative to traditional metal braces. Read on to learn more about wireless braces to determine whether this may be a good option for you. Read More