Limit Sugar in Your Diet for Better Oral and General Health

Posted On Apr 29, 2015 @ 09:49 AM by nikdmd

Even after decades emphasizing oral hygiene and supplemental fluoride to fight dental disease, we’re now seeing an increase in tooth decay, especially among children. What’s causing this alarming trend?

Immediate Implants Help you Avoid Disruptions in Your Appearance

Posted On Apr 23, 2015 @ 07:48 AM by nikdmd

Dental implants are widely recognized as the best tooth replacement option available. For most people, though, it’s a long process: after a tooth is extracted the socket is allowed to heal and fill in with new bone before implant surgery: that can take anywhere from two to five months. Afterward, there’s usually a two– to three–month period after the implant is placed before the permanent crown (the visible tooth) can be attached.

Oral Health Can Prove Challenging in Your Senior Years

Posted On Apr 16, 2015 @ 04:47 PM by nikdmd

A focus on dental care in senior citizens is just as important as it is for children. Indeed, oral health in your later years can be a major factor in your quality of life.

Oral Health Can Prove Challenging in Your Senior Years

Posted On Apr 16, 2015 @ 04:47 PM by nikdmd

A focus on dental care in senior citizens is just as important as it is for children. Indeed, oral health in your later years can be a major factor in your quality of life.

Cosmetic Questions to Ask to Get You on the Right Path to a Better Smile

Posted On Apr 6, 2015 @ 09:46 AM by nikdmd

For some time now, you’ve noticed things about your teeth and gums — your overall smile — that you would like to change. But you’re in unfamiliar territory: you don’t know where to begin.

Managing Gum Disease Could Benefit Other Conditions You May Have

Posted On Mar 29, 2015 @ 07:41 AM by nikdmd

Nearly half of all Americans have some form of periodontal (gum) disease. Without proper daily hygiene and treatment, this aggressive disease can ultimately cause tooth loss. It also appears the effects of gum disease reach beyond the mouth, as researchers have found relationships between it and other systemic diseases.

Put an End to Bad Oral Habits to Slow the Rate of Tooth Wear

Posted On Mar 23, 2015 @ 01:40 PM by nikdmd

While tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease destroy more teeth than any other causes, both of these diseases are largely preventable with proper oral hygiene and dental treatment. It’s more than possible, then, to enjoy a lifetime of healthy, disease-free teeth.

Neil Patrick Harris: What the Oscars Host Treasures Most

Posted On Mar 13, 2015 @ 09:39 PM by nikdmd

A few days before the Oscars, Vanity Fair magazine asked Academy Awards host Neil Patrick Harris to name his most treasured possession. Was it his Tony award statuette for best leading actor in a musical? His star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? The stethoscope he wore while playing teenaged doctor Doogie Howser on TV? No, as it turns out, the 41-year-old actor’s most treasured possession is… his wisdom teeth. Yes, you read that correctly. “Oddly, I still have my four wisdom teeth,” Harris said. “I refuse to let them go or I’ll lose my wise parts.”

Life-like Dental Porcelain Helps Restore Smiles Marred by Unattractive Teeth

Posted On Mar 5, 2015 @ 10:36 AM by nikdmd

With its life-like color and texture, dental porcelain can restore a smile marred by decayed or damaged teeth. This durable ceramic material not only matches the varieties of individual tooth colors and hues, its translucence mimics the appearance of natural teeth. But perhaps its greatest benefit is its adaptability for use in a number of different applications, particularly veneers and crowns.

No "Glee" in Tooth Grinding

Posted On Mar 3, 2015 @ 08:29 AM by nikdmd

Sure, it’s big news when celebs tweet selfies from the dental office… if you’re still living in the 20th century. But in Hollywood today, it’s harder to say who hasn’t posted snaps of themselves in the dentist’s chair than who has. Yet the pictures recently uploaded to Twitter by Mark Salling, the actor and singer who regularly appears as Noah “Puck” Puckerman on the popular TV series Glee, made us sit up and take notice.