Like all cancer screenings, an oral cancer screening in Arlington is designed to find abnormal tissue that may indicate the presence of pre-cancerous or cancerous cells. The significant difference is that an oral cancer screening takes no extra time or effort on your part. All you have to do is maintain a schedule of regular dental checkupsand your dentist will take care of the rest. And because April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, now is the right time to have one.(more…)
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April 12, 2019
March 23, 2019
Ideally, teeth are designed to last a lifetime—and with advances in dental health care and technology, fewer and fewer people lose all of their teeth. However, people do still lose one or a few teeth for various reasons including gum disease, decay or traumatic injury. Because tooth loss can lead to oral and general health problems, replacement is very important. The question is how long can you wait to replace a missing tooth? Read on for the answer to this question and for information about dental implants in Arlington.(more…)
March 3, 2019
If you are missing at least one tooth, then you have company. The American College of Prosthodontists estimates that more than 178 million Americans have a missing tooth. Despite the large number, this is not the company you want to keep. Tooth replacement is essential not only for the sake of your oral health, but your general health and well being, too. What could happen if you don’t replace a missing tooth? Read on for the answer to this question and a look at the benefits of dental implants in Arlington.(more…)
February 16, 2019
If you’re dealing with tooth loss, then you likely know exactly how many teeth you’re missing. Whether that number is one, three, five or even all of your teeth, dental implants in Arlington can restore the form and function of your smile. Read on to learn about the different ways dental implantscan be used to replace your missing teeth.(more…)
January 18, 2019
If you’ve always thought that dental implants were for patients needing to replace only one or two missing teeth, well, think again. Dental implants in Arlington are frequently used to give denture wearers the same sense of security. Let’s take a look at how dental implants are used with both partial and full dentures.(more…)
September 9, 2018
Congratulations! You made a great choice when you decided to go with implant-retained dentures in Arlington to restore your smile and your ability to chew and speak with confidence. Now the question is how do you properly care for your new teeth? Read on for some advice from a dentist in Arlington.
August 14, 2018
When you choose to replace missing teeth with dental implants in Arlington, you’ve chosen a solution that will transform your smile and improve dental function. Dental implants closely mimic the structure of natural teeth. An implant is a screw-like post made of the biocompatible metal titanium that is secured within the tooth socket of your jawbone. As the bone heals around the post, a strong bond is formed. Once you’ve completely healed, different types of restorations can be attached to the implant to restore a complete smile.
July 25, 2018
Congratulations! You just got new dentures in Arlington and they look great. Your new smile is being complimented, and you can eat and speak with confidence. Now if there were just something you could do about the gum discomfort and pain that is completely normal during the first few weeks that you wear dentures. The best thing to do is see your dentist, because that pain may be due to ill-fitting dentures. But in the meantime, here are some simple home remedies that can provide relief.
July 15, 2018
Your new dentures in Arlington look great and feel even better. Moreover, they have restored your ability to eat all the foods you love and you can once again speak and smile with confidence. Why would you ever want to take them out? Well, there are several good reasons to keep your dentures in that proverbial glass of water over night. Read on for important information.
June 23, 2018
As if there aren’t enough reasons to quit smoking—reduce your risk for lung and 13 other kinds of cancer, protect your family from the dangers of second-hand smoke and add years to your life—here’s one more: smoking interferes with the success of dental implants. Research conducted at the University of Murcia in Spain found that among 66 patients with 165 dental implants, the implant failure rate for smokers was 15.8 percent, compared to just 1.4 percent in nonsmokers after five years. So if you’re considering dental implants in Arlington, now is the time to quit for the sake of your smile as well as your overall health and longevity.