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Choosing the Right Dental Implant Surgeon: What You Need to Know

It’s estimated that 69% of Americans between the ages of 35 and 44 have at least one missing tooth, and one in four over the age of 74 have lost all their natural teeth. Full or partial dental implants have been proven to be among the most reliable forms of teeth replacement procedures. But if […]

5 Frequently Asked Questions About Jaw Surgery

A wide variety of dental procedures are becoming more and more common today. In fact, about three million people already have dental implants, and 500,000 more people become dental implant patients every year. But one of the more complex dental procedures is jaw surgery. To ease some common concerns about jaw surgery procedures, this article […]

Dental Implants: Are They Safe?

Missing teeth, whether it’s from decay or damage or a tooth removal procedure, can be uncomfortable. It can be more difficult to chew or talk when you’re missing teeth and some people may find that their self-confidence decreases with missing teeth. Fortunately, dental implants can help restore missing teeth. Dental implants have been used for […]

A History of the Human Mouth: How Teeth Have Evolved

The human anatomy, like all other species, evolves and changes over time. As science and technology continue to progress, scientists can uncover more and more about the genetic and biological history of the human body. For biologists, dentists, and archaeologists alike, the history of the human mouth is of interest. Have you ever sat through […]

Exploring the Mouth: What Is the Purpose of Molars?

Some of our favorite activities, like eating and speaking, are made possible by our teeth. Despite their importance and the daily habits, we go through to ensure they remain healthy and strong, we don’t always think about why we really have them. Each person can have up to 12 molars in total. This number may […]

Exploring the Mouth: What is the Purpose of Canine Teeth?

Unless you’re dressing up as a vampire for Halloween, you probably don’t give much thought to your canine teeth, or your “fangs”. Did you know they play a vital role in your ability to eat and speak? Canine teeth are named after, well, canines. Our canine teeth resemble dog’s fangs, just shorter and less sharp. […]

Exploring the Mouth: What Is the Purpose of Wisdom Teeth?

Having teeth grow in is simply part of growing up. Throughout your younger years, you experience almost all of your teeth erupting. But it isn’t until you’re in your late teens or early adulthood that you may experience your wisdom teeth coming in. Wisdom teeth don’t give you more wisdom, so what exactly is the […]

Tooth Eruption: When Do Adult Teeth Come in?

As people age, they begin to lose their baby teeth and go through the slow, and sometimes painful, processes of having their adult teeth erupt. Adult teeth are important without them, we wouldn’t be able to eat our favorite snacks! Our teeth are important to not only our oral health but the health condition of […]

5 Tips to Help You Prepare for Oral Surgery

Oral surgery can be scary, but there are ways to prepare for your new, full dental implants. While most people know about the aftercare that helps the healing process, many do not realize that before care is key in reducing anxiety and aiding your road to recovery. 1. Talk to Your Oral Surgeon Every surgery is different […]

3 Reasons You Might Need a Tooth Extraction

Going to the dentist is an important activity that should be done on a regular basis. From spotting cavities to just getting a cleaning, regular dentist visits are vital for our oral health. But unfortunately, dentist visits aren’t always pleasant, especially when a tooth extraction is involved. While tooth extractions can be uncomfortable, they’re done […]