Month: January 2019

Supporting a Full Denture on Just Four Dental Implants

The good thing about dental implants is that they’re a good option for most people who’ve lost one or more teeth. They’re also the most lifelike tooth replacement option, consisting of a prosthetic root (implant post) as well as a custom-designed restoration (bridge or denture). Yet, the more teeth you’ve lost, the more complicated your… Read more »

Important Facts About Losing a Tooth

As dental health care has advanced over the centuries, people have realized that tooth loss isn’t something that has to be inevitable. In fact, with proper care and maintenance (and appropriate dental treatment, when necessary), most people have an excellent chance of avoiding tooth loss altogether. However, it still remains a problem for a majority… Read more »

How Badly Is Your Tooth Fractured?

Cracking a tooth is often painful, especially if the fracture exposes your tooth’s sensitive nerves. Even if you don’t remember when the tooth cracked or how it occurred, the discomfort can quickly become severe if it’s neglected long enough. Fortunately, treating a minor fracture isn’t the same as treating a more severe one. For example,… Read more »

What to Do When Your Wisdom Teeth Are Growing In

Not everyone knows exactly what to do when their wisdom teeth are growing in. For some people, the development of third molars can cause immediate problems, becoming impacted and causing severe levels of discomfort. For others, the problems aren’t immediately apparent, and they may wonder if extracting them is really a good idea. At our… Read more »

How You Can Finally Fix that Chipped Tooth

Maybe your chipped tooth isn’t even noticeable, or maybe it’s become a characteristic part of your smile’s appearance by now. For many patients, a chipped tooth doesn’t seem like a big deal even if it is visible, and therefore, they may not consider treating it  much of an emergency. However, even a small amount of… Read more »

When It’s Time for Your Child to Visit the Dentist

You do all you can to teach your child good hygiene practices at home. Yet, how do you know when it’s time for your child to visit the dentist for professional care and attention? The good news is that it’s not as hard to determine as you might imagine. In fact, children over the age… Read more »

Understanding the Basics of Good Hygiene

Dental hygiene is almost as natural as walking for many people, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make mistakes. In fact, many people do without even realizing it, which is why highly preventable issues such as tooth decay and gum disease are still highly common. At our El Paso, TX, dental office, one of the… Read more »

Things that a Chronic Toothache Makes Harder

Like most things that can affect your dental health, a toothache is unique to your smile. Everything from the reason why it formed to the extent of trouble your tooth is in depends on several personal factors. However, for most patients in El Paso, TX, toothaches always have one thing in common – if left… Read more »

How Do You Know if You Have Tooth Decay?

It’s no secret that prevention is the best way to protect your smile, but most people experience tooth decay at least once in their lives, despite their best preventive efforts. The good news is that, if decay does develop, then sticking to a regular schedule of preventive dental visits will increase your chances of detecting… Read more »