Finding a dentist you feel comfortable with is one of the most important steps toward optimal dental health.
Dry mouth or xerostomia is a common condition found in aging adults. Senior patients struggle with this condition due to various reasons, but it’s also something often times overlooked by caregivers.
As we age, our bodies experience multiple changes. From our skin to hair and height, the natural process of aging affects different parts of the body. The teeth are no exception. Tooth loss in adults is a common occurrence. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, individuals aged 20 to 64 have … Continue reading “Understanding Tooth Loss in Adults”
Through a proper dental care routine, the prevention of gum disease is possible. But a proper dental care routine is not limited to flossing, brushing and rinsing with mouthwash; it also includes a proper diet. The saying, “You are what you eat”, rings true when it comes to taking care of your overall health. This … Continue reading “Say Cheese: Foods that Help Maintain Oral Hygiene”
Dentures are an effective solution for tooth loss in elderly adults. Made of high quality materials, dentures look, feel and work like natural teeth. However, a common problem with dentures is pain. Understanding the causes of denture pain or discomfort is the key to alleviating the issue. From allergies to poor fitting dentures, here are … Continue reading “Comfortable Dentures for Seniors”
One of the first things we notice about a person when we meet them for the first time is their face; the way they smile says a lot about their personality. A wide, warm smile is instantly attractive; it exudes confidence. However, if you have discolored, crooked teeth, and suffer from bad breath, you may … Continue reading “Should You Get Veneers?”
In combination with brushing and flossing, a mouthwash can reduce plaque buildup.
A report published by the American Academy of Periodontology shows that more than 64.7 million Americans struggle with some form of gum disease. Gum diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis are the leading cause of tooth loss and gum recession. While poor oral hygiene is the main culprit, sometimes the problem can be heredity. When … Continue reading “All You Need To Know About Implant Restoration”
If you’ve ever woken up with a weird sensation in your mouth and mild pain in your teeth, it may be because you’ve been grinding your teeth in your sleep. You’ve probably heard a sibling or friend joke about your little problem. Except, it’s not a little problem, it’s a major one. You may brush … Continue reading “What is Bruxism and How is it Treated?”
Are you looking for a restorative dentist? Alexandria is home to many qualified dentists, but it’s important to find one with the specific expertise you need especially if you need specialized restorative services such as periodontal care, veneers or zirconia implants. Alexandria area residents often start with a general dentist for preventative care and fillings … Continue reading “How to Find the Best Restorative Dentist – Alexandria Dental Tips”